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Cozy Cabin Brunch

by - Monday, January 06, 2014

I want to thank all of you for your kind response to my post this weekend. It feels good to get back to what I loved about blogging in the first place. After almost seven years of writing here, I was feeling a little uninspired. It was time to make some changes!

On that note, I'm going to introduce a theme for each month. I've typically been a post-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of blogger, but hopefully, this little bit of preparedness will help me to be bring more interesting posts to you all and get my life more organized too (so its a win-win for everyone!) Since this is a home blog, the theme will be a room in my house. This month, we'll be focusing on the Kitchen. I'll be talking about everything from organizing the pantry to what I love (and don't love) about our kitchen since we renovated it five years ago. Don't worry if the kitchen isn't your thing, I'll still be posting about other things that interest me and will still have the weekly Love List series too ;)

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Just after Christmas, my parents and siblings gathered at my house for our annual Pancakes and Pajamas party. Sadly, a few of us were struggling with colds and sickness and my two nephews had to miss out on the fun. It was good though to spend time together as a family; we genuinely all get along and enjoy each other's company which is reason enough to celebrate.

I like to have a theme for my parties and for this one, I was going for a cozy cabin brunch.  The Fireside Feast party decor provided by Minted set the tone and Pinterest and I put together a yummy brunch menu:
I don't post a lot about cooking on here but I really love trying out new recipes. My mom had an old electric mini donut maker (awesome!) so I was inspired to make everything in individually sized portions. It was so much fun to eat "mini" food... I might have to do it again for Chloe's birthday or other celebration.




Aren't those flags the cutest? I couldn't resist putting the sausage balls on my pig platter from Superstore ;) After the meal, we decorated gingerbread houses. Uncle Jeff is the artist in the family and we learned also a master with piped icing.


The goodie bags and dressed up milk bottles I made added to the decor. I also baked crinkle cookies and put them in glassine bags for a take home treat.



It really doesn't get any better than relaxing in your pj's and filling your belly with sweet and savoury treats. I can hardly wait for next year!

 
Side note: the Lemon Ricotta Spelt Pancakes were my fave. I'll definitely be making this recipe again!

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