Stilettos and Diapers


Christmas Cards a la Minted.

Every year, picking out a Christmas card is such a huge decision. I'm always torn between a gorgeous, frilly choice or a simple, chic one. Then we have to decide if we're going to say Merry Christmas, or be politically correct and go with Happy Holidays. Do we do a single family picture, or pick one that can show off the boys individually as well? 

My favorite place to shop for Christmas cards, is Minted. They have a huge variety styles in their new holiday collection. The variety comes, in part, from their design challenge, letting people submit work to be voted on. It doesn't make my choice easier, but it sure gives me some awesome options! You can easily see how you cards will look, but uploading one photo and turning on the Find It Fast™ feature. It will show you previews of the cards, all with your photo in them. Such a time saver! 

One of their newest features this year, is the foil-pressed cards. (And all the angels sing) 

Since I'm slightly obsessed with gold right now, I may have shrieked when I saw so many options, covered in shimmer. Talk about elegant cards! 

The thing I'm most happy about right now? Envelope addressing. The hubs didn't think this is as cool as I do, because he doesn't spend hours with hand cramps, addressing cards every year. You just add addresses into their file and simply upload to get them printed on your envelopes. That file can be saved and used every year!

The envelope is specially designed to match your cards, to make you look all fancy. (Even if, like me, you're really not!) Until Tuesday, November 25, you can get free addressing! Use code HAPPYHOL15 at checkout. 

Have you ordered your Christmas Cards yet? 


Recipe // Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving! I'm so ready for it, but my pants are feeling tight just thinking about all the food. I whipped up these Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes yesterday and they were so delicious. Would make the perfect substitute to the classic sweet potato casserole, not to mention much healthier for you! They're totally clean and have no sugar or butter!
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: Clean Eating, Paleo, gluten free, sugar free.
They're very easy to make. I baked sweet potatoes one day, then cut, scooped and baked the next day. Makes Thanksgiving prep so easy to get the time consuming step out of the way early.  
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: Paleo, gluten free, sugar free.
Go ahead and get your hands dirty making the topping!
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: Paleo, gluten free, sugar free. Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: Paleo, gluten free, sugar free.
Bake and enjoy for Thanksgiving! Or in the school pick-up line for lunch. I like to be fancy. 
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: Paleo, gluten free, sugar free. Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: Paleo, gluten free, sugar free.

3 sweet potatoes
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup maple syrup 

Topping Ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 maple syrup
3 Tbsp coconut oil (in solid state)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)

 1.  Scrub sweet potatoes, puncture several times with fork tines and place on a foil lined  baking sheet. Bake at 400 for 45 minutes. (You can go on to the next steps immediatly, or  allow to cool before making. This can even be done the day prior to next steps.)
 2.  Slice potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop insides out, leaving a small amount around the  edges to keep the shape. Place potato skins in greased baking pan. 
 3.  Whisk together with next 3 ingredients until mixed through. Divide back into potato  skins.
 4.  Mix all topping ingredients together with a fork and sprinkle over the potatoes. 
 5.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, covered with foil for the first 15, then uncovered for the  second 15. 
 6.  Serve immediately. 

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