Monday, December 15, 2014

How to Make Scandinavian Rosette Cookies

Rosettes with handmade, traditional ornaments.

Hello there! Did you have a good weekend? In my last post I talked about some of my favorite eco-friendly holiday activities. Today I'd like to share another family tradition, making Scandinavian Rosettes. Rosettes are a cookie-like pastry traditionally made at Christmastime. My husband and I come from diverse cultural backgrounds, so we like to incorporate a little of both our heritages into the holiday season. When he was growing up, his mother and grandmother used to make these beautiful little pastries during the holiday season. We now continue the tradition with our children. Rosettes are simple to make and are a hit with children and adults alike! 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Eco-friendly Holiday Activities

holiday items

Hi all! I hope your week is going well. The holiday spirit is in full swing at my house. Carols are playing on repeat, there's a perpetual fire burning in the fireplace, and the house is filled with with scent of tasty treats baking. Children's laughter and squeals of delight are infectious and we're all in a happy mood. This year has brought a lot of changes to my family's awareness about how our actions impact the planet. I didn't realize just how much our thinking had changed until I asked my son what he wants for Christmas. In years past he always rattled off a list as long as my arm, but this year? Only one item! That's right, my 8 year old only wants one thing for Christmas! So in that spirit, I'm continuing my Ideas for an Eco-friendly Holiday Season by sharing some of my favorite holiday traditions. They're easy on the planet, and on your wallet! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Popular Post Updates


Hi there! Did you have a nice weekend? Mine was busy, but fun. I had family visiting from out of town, so we did some of the local holiday activities. I've been looking through my old posts and thought maybe you'd like to know how some of the things I talked about turned out. I've put together a few quick updates on some of my popular posts.