SANTA WAS HERE.

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It’s Christmas. You shouldn’t be online acting like a hermit, you should be spending time with family and friends. But if you are online and need a break from your dearest loved ones, here is a quick recap of the happenings at the Solis household.

  • I painted the lyrics to “Dream On” on a canvas for one of my brother’s Christmas presents. Merry Christmas baby brother. Rock on.
  • Mom and I made 4 dozen tamales in an hour and a half. Sorry we’re the shit.
  • Mom keeps making sweets so Dad and I keep eating them. Then I feel sick from eating too much and have to nap. #roughlife
  • I found out my father takes selfies sometimes to try and be hilarious.
  • “I can’t eat too much cheese, I’ll get plugged up.”
  • I braved the Gilroy outlets on the 23rd, the day it decided to pour down rain. So I looked like a wet rat walking through Best Buy and Kohls.
  • The morning of Christmas Eve, my father and brother locked me in my room to do all of the wrapping because they suck at it.
  • 2 sided wrapping paper is the greatest thing ever created.
  • Glitter wrapping paper, while a good idea in theory, needs some work in the execution.
  • I wrapped one of my brother’s Christmas presents onethree, five, six times this year. I win the award for most hilarious sister.
  • Jarod GiftInstead of “F: S & J” on a gift tag standing for “From: Sarah & Jarod” it now means “Father, Son and Jesus.” So my parents got a lot of presents from Father, Son and Jesus.
  • My brother picked out a cuff for my mom from Saks. According to my father, “that will make you a ladies man.”
  • Mom popped some champagne for mimosas on Christmas morning. Then proceded to scream “SON OF A B****” as it exploded all over the kitchen.
  • I FINALLY got the Santa hat on my beautiful cat Bella. LOOK HOW PRECIOUS SHE IS.

Bella Santa

UPDATE: THE FIRST PRESENT I OPENED WAS SOCKS. THEY WERE FROM MY BROTHER. 10 POINTS TO GRYFFINDOR. HE WINS ALL THE AWARDS FOR BEST BROTHER EVER.

UPDATE 2: I GOT A PRESENT FROM OPRAH

To: SarahFrom: Oprah

To: Sarah
From: Oprah

Pce & Blessingz to all, and to all a good night.

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Domestic Girl 101: Peppermint Bark

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I could not be happier that it is now officially time for candy canes and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” to be on repeat. One of my favorite things to eat in excess during the holidays is peppermint bark. Since I am now living on my own with a full size working refrigerator and oven I have decided to try baking holiday treats.

There are literally only 6 steps including going to the store to buy the 2 ingredients. Its a delicious and cheap gift for friends. YOU CAN DO THIS.

1. Go to the store and buy chocolate chips and a box of candy canes. I hit up Fresh & Easy for chocolate, they had a sweet 2 bags for $5 deal. (You can use any kind of chocolate, I used white chocolate this time)

2. Take 6 of your candy canes and unleash your anger from the past week by mashing them up inside a ziplock. I used a wooden spoon for mashing and it worked surprisingly well. You want the pieces to be pretty small so it’s not overload of candy cane in any one bite.

3. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in 30 second increments in the microwave (for a total of around 2 minutes.) After each 30 seconds stir the chocolate to make sure it doesn’t burn baby buuuurn.

4. Once the chocolate is melted, spread it out on a baking pan and sprinkle the candy cane pieces out. Press down a little on the candy cane pieces to make sure it sets in the chocolate. Odd shapes of chocolate blobs are encouraged as you will break it into pieces later.

5. Put in the fridge to chill for about an hour or until solid. You could use this time to try out a new red lipstick, watch a few episodes of The Office or take a nice nap.

6. Take out of the fridge and break the bark into pieces both small and large. Enjoy!