Five fun, easy things to do the week before Christmas

December 20th, 2011


Go for a long walk in the country.


You burned 5,000 calories on the walk, so make the world’s greatest “Mexican” cheese dip.


Get geeky with fuseable beads.


Play God by making a blizzard of snowflakes. 20111220-103549.jpg

Crafting burns 10,000 calories an hour. At least. Crank a few dozen low-effort, high-impact spritz cookies through a pastry bag with a large star tip, and restore your strength.

What are you doing that’s fun and easy this week?

6 Responses to “Five fun, easy things to do the week before Christmas”

  1. Susan says:

    I never would have thought to do spritz cookies with a plain old pastry bag. You’re brilliant!

    • KyranP says:

      You can store freshly mixed dough by the batch in disposable icing bags secured with a twist tie in the fridge until ready to bake. Then knead the dough until it comes up to a nice squeezable temperature.

  2. Lola says:

    love the pic of the christmas bulb in the middle of nowhere.
    cannot figure out what the fusable bead things are. i see the robot face, but can’t decipher the pieces around it. leaves? acorns? poop? i’m confused!

    • KyranP says:

      Lola, I’m guessing you don’t live with boys between the ages of 10 and 14. Or you’d know more about Minecraft characters than you ever wanted. 🙂

  3. Capability says:

    I am with you on the walks – great alone, with friends or as a family and will bake thousands of cookies. Our favorites are butter cookies that we throw colored sugar all over. What we don’t eat we give as gifts…or the other way around 🙂

  4. Jenny Mertes says:

    I just read The Un-Mom Gift (I’m a bit behind in my magazine reading you see), and I must ask you whether your dear mother loved the leopard print negligee? I enjoyed your writing and will be following your blog.

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