Oh my goodness, oh my goodness. This is my last Friday Favorites before Christmas, and I am so excited!!
After my first experience in the Australian emergency room earlier this week, I wasn’t sure I was going to end up with enough content for this post.. but it’s my favorite time of year – so it wasn’t too hard.
oh, and yes, I am feeling much better since I got crazy sick. Just in time to enjoy a trip down to Sydney this weekend, and cookies all week long!
Favorite Song: Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12/24 by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Ok, so this is my favorite holiday song – EVER!!! It has been for years. After typing up this post on holiday music for any occasion I have a few other favorites.. so check out the songs under Cookie Baking and Christmas dinner.
Favorite Christmas Cookies: Pizzelles
As a kid I remember being so fascinated with beautiful pizzelle cookies; they were the food we always brought in on heritage day at school (who doesn’t love an Italian cookie?!), and on Christmas after mom made 100+, my grandma would always bring over 100 more! I tried finding a recipe to make pizzelles without the iron, but no such luck. HeatherHomemade has a beautiful recipe on her blog, and a few flavor variations to tryout.
Favorite News Clip: Michael Strahan and the Radio City Rockettes
After Australia was rocked early this week, and broadcast hours of hard to watch news footage, I was really happy to see this segment from Nightline.
I wonder if my former NFL coworkers could have done this…
Favorite Movie: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
I have watched a handful of movies this week, but this was my favorite! Clark Griswold had me laughing the full hour and a half, and I am now obsessed with moose mugs!!
Favorite Clothing Store: The Iconic
We head to the farm next week for Christmas, and while we are out there I’ll be attending a horse race that requires another fancy dress and fascinator. I ordered one from The Iconic for the race… but I like it more for Christmas, so I bought another one for the race. Shipping took less than 24 hours, and was free! I can see myself shopping The Iconic more often.
I am wearing this gorgeous one for the holidays, and I’ll do a post later on the race, and the new dress (once I’ve made sure it fits – they do free returns as well!)
Favorite DIY: Cookie Gift Boxes
I am a much better baker than gift giver, and because I’ll be sharing American traditions with my Australian family at Christmas this year I thought it would be a great idea to gives some boxes of cookies as thank you’s for including me in their holiday.
Alright… just one more song.
I’m a tad obsessed with this one too, and I can’t wait until next year to share it.
What are your favorite things this week?