All my Christmas decor has been packed away and it feels so good to have everything back to normal. :)
Since I went very minimal with Christmas decor, it only took me 2 hours to pack it all away. After it was all put up, I did a little baking. I felt like I missed out on all the Christmas baking, due to the flu. So this was a fun afternoon for me. I called it my "New Years Baking."
See that big book? That's full of dessert recipes I've been collecting over 30 years! When we first got married, I started out with a little recipe box. I quickly ran out of room in that little box and had to come up with a better (expandable) alternative.
On the left is my regular recipe book with main dishes, casseroles, appetizers, etc. and on the right is the dessert one..
These are just photo albums with the magnetic (sticky) pages. When I run out of room in a particular section, I just add more refill pages. I organized all my recipes a long time ago and it's been so helpful when looking for a particular one.
I'm also getting some use out of my new mug...
I love how the house feels so fresh and clean after all the holiday decor is packed away...
This was my favorite gift wrap this year, so after Christmas, I sent my hubby to Hob Lob to get a couple more rolls. They were only $3.20 each!
Gotta love after Christmas sales!
P.S. I'm working on another Favorite Things post, so stay tuned!
Wishing you all a healthy, happy and prosperous new year!