December 27 11

So…last year I wrote this post.

I posted a picture of desserts and then discussed them:

Pumpkin pie. Carnegie Deli cheesecake. White chocolate mousse cake. Coconut cake. Key lime pie.

Not pictured: Homemade Reese’s cups. Homemade shortbread cookie amputees. (It was a sad state of affairs really. Who in the heck put me in charge of making these cookies out of sugar and butter? Did they really think they would come out in one piece?) Homemade chocolate chip cookies. M&Ms. Homemade chocolate pastries. Homemade sugar cookies. Pound cake.

This year we can lather, rinse and repeat, only replace coconut cake with mini red velvet cupcakes. And replace cookie amputees for homemade shortbread S’mores and Cake Pop amputees.

I wrote about all the awesome things happening:

There are so many lovely things about this time of year. Getting to spend time with my brother and my sister in law and HOORAY FOR ALL COUSIN TIME complete with playing dolls and watching movies and nail painting and fashion shows and hip hop dance routines and theme songs and communal baths! Getting to be in the US to reap all the benefits of both pre-Christmas and post-Christmas sales. Getting to watch my children’s faces as they open up their new toys and games and clothes and omg Isabella’s face when she opened up her brown cowboy boots. Getting to open my own gifts (Paige jeans and 7 jeans and J.Crew sweaters and an 85mm prime lens and new pjs oh my!) and getting to play new board games with my siblings and drinking expensive wines and escaping the dead of winter and, of course, Target.

This year we can lather, rinse and repeat, only replace 7 jeans with Husdon jeans and J.Crew sweaters with Anthropologie sweaters and replace prime lenses with photo backdrops.

I wrote about the lack of willpower and the SAUSAGE and deciding not to eat dessert:

So. Here it is. There will be no more dessert. I have eaten my last piece of pumpkin pie. My last just-one-little-bite of key lime pie. My last cookie. My last M&M. Done. And done.

This year we can lather, rinse and repeat, only replace no more dessert with LOTS AND LOTS OF DESSERT.

Because what on earth was I thinking?

Dessert is delicious.

Bring it on!

Who needs to fit into new jeans when I can wear yoga pants FOREVER? (Note to self: next year put Lululemons instead of skinny jeans on Chrismukah wish list…)

Here’s to more yoga pants in 2012!


  1. So I made these awesome salted caramel shortbread bars for Xmas. And it was way too hot in my aunt’s house, so they got all messy and gooey and melty. But they were amazing. I didn’t take any sweets home with me, seeing as I look like a stuffed sausage in my work pants.

    Last night I was sitting on the couch CRAVING those bars. If I had the stuff in the house, I would have made them. all 5 dozen of them.

    Hope you had a great holiday! xoxo


    Comment by Kristabella on December 27, 2011
  2. Just wanted to say that your step-moms reese’s cups are famous in our house now, second year running and everyone far and wide in our family LOVES them. Personally, I feel I’ve had waaaaay too much butter this Christmas .. do you have a cure for that?
    Happy Chrismakah to you and yours!


    Comment by Sarah on December 29, 2011
  3. No, seriously. My lulu’s have saved me this holiday season. I swear to God, in a little over 24 hours, I will STOP EATING, PERIOD. Like, I’m only eating celery in 2012.


    Comment by Loukia on December 30, 2011
  4. Cupcakes! They are really very enticing. And I bet they also taste real good. I will try that at home this summer. My nephews will surely love that.

    Indeed, it’s good to eat. And it’s better to eat delicious desserts!

    Can’t wait to grab a taste of those cupcakes. Will it really leave me craving?

    Nichelle from Crédit auto simulation 


    Comment by Nichelle Antoque on April 30, 2012

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