I have been thinking about Christmas and how it is now different as an adult. My son was just talking about how he remembers Christmas being more “fun.” He liked coming home and the tree being up and decorated, presents wrapped and under the tree. Christmas dinner with all the relatives and Santa Claus handing out a couple of presents that he could open up on Christmas Eve. On Christmas morning he would get up and all of Santa’s gifts were under the tree, put together and ready to go.Now, he is a husband and father and his Christmas is very different. Lol! He now has to drag the tree out of the garage and help put up all those decorations. He now has to go shopping and help pick out all the presents and he has to PAY for all those presents. He now has to be the one to put together all those Santa gifts and put them under the tree. Lol! That is what happens when you quit believing in Santa Claus. ?I wanted to wear my LuLaRoe dress today, it is the Julia. There was only one problem, it is short sleeved. I went in search of a cardigan or blazer to wear with the dress but I found this mustard sweater instead. I pulled it on over the dress and I have a whole new outfit. I bought the sweater years ago at Old Navy. I love the cable knit but the cropped style is hard for me to style. Here I wore the mustard sweater with red. I think I like the green with the sweater much better.
I have NO plunder on today! I love my Plunder but today I went with some vintage bakelite bracelets. I bought all these at different times at vintage fashion shows and on the 127-yard sale. The carved ones are harder to find and of course are more expensive. The necklace I have on is by Premier Designs and is called the Kaleidoscope. It is one of my favorite Premier Design pieces because it is so versatile. My legs are snow white since I have not been using any faux tanning lotion so I wore tall knee boots so they would not blind you. Lol! These boots are by Marc Fisher and I like them with the dress but they are not the ones I wanted to wear. I looked and looked for an Italian pair that is fur lined. I can’t find them anywhere or a pair of open-toed blue booties that I have. The last time I wore them I was in Tennessee so I either left them there or they are in a tote somewhere that I haven’t seen. Since Mom hasn’t told me I left anything, I am betting they are stuffed somewhere. How does a person lose a couple pair of shoes????
Here is a prime example of stretching your wardrobe. This is a dress but it looks like a skirt in the photo. You can do this with almost any dress you own unless the dress is so bulky that you can’t put something over the top of it. I didn’t take a picture without the sweater but the next time I wear the dress you will be able to see the neckline, sleeves, etc. If the dress was a solid color it would be easier to wear as a skirt or top without anyone knowing the difference. If this was solid black, then I could add a sweater for 1 look, add a different skirt for look 2, add a blazer for look 3, or wear alone for look 4. Be creative, shop your own closet and make it work for you! Several of you asked about my Sweet Potato Crunch recipe, so here it is:
Sweet Potato Crunch
3 cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
½ tsp. salt
2 ½ TBSP butter melted
2 eggs slightly beaten
½ cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 ½ TBSP butter melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup plain flour
1 cup chopped pecans
Mix potatoes, sugar, salt, eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla together, blend well. Pour into greased baking dish. Cover with crunch topping and bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
We like lots of topping so I add extra!!!
This is one of our favorite holiday dishes. This is almost like dessert. Lol! My daughter-in-law Kayla LOVES this. Kayla is one of the pickiest eaters out there, but she will always eat this. I hope you enjoy this recipe, let me know if you fix it.
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