On top of preparing for the holidays, Josh and I are moving into a new place the weekend after Christmas since our current home goes on the market in January. Where are we moving, you ask? No freakin clue! Enter more holiday stress eating. We were initially hoping to buy a house this year but decided we should save up more over the next year in order to have a better down payment and competitive edge if need be. We're hoping to have our new residence locked down in the next week because not knowing where you're going to live is kind of a big deal in my book! Plus, there's all the logistics of forwarding your mail, utilities, packing, and the actual move itself...in just over three weeks. Again with the three weeks, folks!
In the lead up to Christmas, I'm trying to stay in the moment and in the spirit as much as possible. The older I get, the more it seems like time just flies by so I'm trying to soak it all in and enjoy every moment possible. In the meantime, I've rounded up a few recipes to try and a few quick DIY projects I'm hoping to complete so all my pinning doesn't go to waste! Now that November has passed (where the heck did that time go?), I'm shifting from all recipes pumpkin to all things mint and chocolatey. Nothing puts me more in the mood than dark chocolate and candy canes, even more so if they are part of a cookie/cupcake/whoopie pie! Check back in throughout the month to see some of my holiday festivities!