Celebrating Christmas with your family early means the holiday season really does last a month (like all the retailers want us to believe). I got wonderful gifts this year from my family under the tree as well as in my stocking.
My aunt is big on family history, and gave me three vintage cookbooks from our family - from 1923, 1938, and 1943, respectively. Pretty incredible.
Santa must have heard me admiring my aunt's lemon bags, because two days later I found some in my stocking. You just pop one on the end of a lemon and the seeds stay-put. Genius idea!
My brother and his wife got me three incredible cookbooks. My brother said he picked them (from my wishlist) based on what he would like to eat. I love that idea! We both share a love for Mexican food since we ate it almost every week growing up. I can't wait to break out some of these wonderful recipes.
In New York I was the opposite of a bring-your-lunch-to-work kind of gal. I didn't just eat out every day, but I actually ordered in delivery every single day. That's some intense laziness. Now that I bring my lunch everyday, my new insulated lunch bag will get plenty of use!
A gift in my stocking was actually for Harper. It's a UVA football rope-thingie dog toy. Harper is obsessed with it. Wa hoo wa!