Weekend Wandering


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Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and enjoying these last few days before Christmas! My family and I snuck away for a little last minute visit to Walt Disney World, and it has been so nice to unplug and unwind together. We’ve had a blast so far!

I just wanted to give you a little reminder that after today, there will be no Weekend Wandering for two weeks! When we start back in January, Weekend Wandering will be on Saturdays instead of Sundays. One of my biggest goals for 2015 is more balance, which means becoming more intentional about carving out a day of rest!

In the meantime, I hope you will pop by the week of December 30th to join in all the fun for the launch of Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life, including an AWESOME essay contest in which the winner will receive–wait for it–an all-expenses paid one week cruise for 4 onboard the Carnival Sunshine!  Woot woot! You can check out the details about the essay contest HERE, or check out our blogger resource page HERE.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas! And now, without further ado, here is what I loved this week:

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First of all, these Chipotle Bang Bang Shrimp from This Silly Girl’s Life look delicious! These would be a great party appetizer!


This Caramel Nut and Cranberry Brie Appetizer from The Seasoned Mom looks so decedent and delicious!


Mmm…these Homemade Potato Cheese Pierogi from The Hard Times Kitchen are traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve but you can enjoy them any time of year!


This Pizza Pasta Bake from Spend with Pennies sounds like a recipe my whole family would love!


This hot Mulled Apple Cider from Confessions of an Overworked Mom sounds like the perfect winter drink!


These Candy Cane Fudge Cookies from Annie’s Noms combine two of my most favorite flavors. Chocolate and mint!


From This Kitchen Table shares her recipe for Russian Tea Cakes. I might just have to make a batch of these next week!


There were also a bunch of festive DIY projects linked up this week! This Gingerbread Sugar Scrub from My Love for Words only requires 4 ingredients and smells like a cookie. What a perfect gift idea!


 These Free Printable Christmas Tags from Little Girl Designs are so adorable!


 Still searching for the perfect gift to fill those holiday stockings? Finding Morgan has a list of 40+ Stocking Stuffer for Under $3!


 Mission to Save has 6 Must Buy Christmas Clearance Items. I totally stock up on item number 1 every year!


These 7 Ways You Can Buy for Others While Spending Less from Teachers of Good Things are just what are needed this time of year.


 Finally, Adventures in Coupons has 6 Things You Need to Do Before the End of the Year! These tips will help you start the New Year off on the right foot.


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What did you love this week?


  1. December 21 at 06:48AM

    Thank you so much for sharing my recipe! Off to check out the others. Sharing!

  2. December 21 at 07:39AM

    Wow, thanks for featuring my post about Christmas Clearance. Will be checking out the others too!

  3. December 21 at 08:33AM

    Thanks for sharing my Christmas tags, Ruth! Hope you had fun at Disney World with your family; I grew up in Southern California, and we always loved going to Disneyland around Christmastime. So fun! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

  4. December 21 at 08:41AM

    That potato cheese pierogi looks amazing! We had wonderful pierogi when we were in Poland a few years ago and have been wanting to make them at home. I’ll have to check out the recipe!

  5. December 21 at 12:02PM

    Thanks so much for sharing my stocking stuffer ideas, Ruth! I hope that you are having an awesome time in Disney, I am super jealous BTW! 😉 xoxo

  6. December 21 at 12:15PM

    Thank-you for sharing my Potato Cheese Pierogi recipe! I will definitely be spending some time today checking out the others. Have a Merry Christmas!

  7. December 21 at 03:15PM

    Thank you for highlighting my post! Have a Merry Christmas and have a WONDERFUL break.

  8. December 22 at 12:39PM

    Thanks so much for sharing my Russian Tea Cake recipe, Ruth! It’s one of my very favorites. Hope that you have a wonderful Christmas with your family. Appreciate you, your blog, EBA, and everything you do!

  9. December 22 at 11:53PM

    First off…I am so glad you are having fun with your family at Disney World! Sounds like a dream! Second, I love that you are carving out a day of rest. I think that is such an awesome thing to do and hopefully it will recharge you!

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