The past few years, my family has made a festive punch on Christmas eve. It’s usually a last minute decision, so it’s always pretty simple. Red and green is a given. This easy punch recipe hits the mark and looks great too!
To make ice ring, put pomegranate seeds in bundt pan and cover with ice cubes. Then add water and freeze around 3 – 4 hours.
In a large punch bowl, combine winter wassail, club soda and sparkling wine.
Add ice ring and lime/orange slices.
I wouldn’t worry too much about measuring here, as long as it tastes good to you. Throughout the night, we ended up using a little less than two bottles of winter wassail (it has a strong taste), two bottles of club soda and three bottles of sparkling wine (oops!). You could also use vodka instead of sparkling wine.
As shipping deadlines quickly approach, now is the time to place last minute holiday orders! If you’re still filling stockings, here are 7 easy stocking stuffer ideas.
Opening my stocking has always one of my favorite parts of Christmas morning. When I was younger, I would wake up in the middle of the night, go downstairs and look at my stocking to get a “preview” of my gifts. Did anyone else do this? Then in the morning, me and my brothers would open our stockings first (all hurriedly and at the same time), before opening our gifts under the tree, one at a time.
This year, I made a conscious effort to read more. After years of not reading much, it was fun to get back into it and read some really great books. This gift guide has a book for everyone! For more of my all time favorite books, click here.
Earlier this week, I shared my first holiday gift guide: 5 of my favorite items I own. Today, I put together a holiday gift guide for her, all under $100. I hope it’s useful, whether you’re shopping for your girlfriend, sister, friend, wife etc…
This is one of the best documentaries I’ve seen in a long time. It will probably bring you to tears. It’s incredibly sad, but uplifting in it’s own way. The end is a complete twist.
Shortly after Dr. Andrew Bagby was murdered, his ex-girlfriend gave birth to their child, Zachary. One of Andrew’s close friends created Dear Zachary, compiling interviews with friends and family, to serve as a cinematic scrapbook for his son to watch when he’s older.
That’s all I’ll say about the plot. Don’t read more online – just watch it (available on netflix)! I went into it not knowing anything about it, and I’m glad I did.
AFTER you’ve watched the documentary, check out this short video to see how the movie was made and what happened after it was released. Pretty interesting.
I always enjoy watching a good documentary. Let me know if you have any good suggestions! For my 36 in 365 challenge, I set out to watch at least three, so I still need to watch two more…