Merry Christmas | December 25, 2012


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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from Aruba!

Merry Christmas from Aruba

I hope you’re spending the day with family and loved ones, unwrapping presents, and making sure there are no leftover Christmas cookies. Wouldn’t want them getting stale or anything.

Chocolate chunk cookies

Whatever you’re doing today, I sincerely hope it’s exactly what you want to be doing and what makes you the happiest.

Maybe it’s reading a favorite 900-page book, going for a mind-clearing run, or just dangling your toes in water.

Aruba beach

Thank you for reading my blog, making my recipes, leaving me comments, and stopping by my little space here. I just love it and am so grateful. I really, really am so grateful and appreciative for all of you. Thank you.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2013!

Thanks for the Vanilla and Chocolate Stevia Giveaway and the Two Vegan Cookbooks Giveaway entries

What are your Christmas plans?

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  1. Merry Christmas to you to Averie…hope you have a wonderful time with your family as well…and we sure enjoyed making some of your Christmas cookies :-)

  2. ☆ * :: *: ☆ Merry Christmas ☆: * :: * ☆
    For the lady, I give thanks to God.
    I was a very fulfilling year in 2012 to volunteer.
    From Japan.
    Ryoma Sakamoto.

  3. Merry Christmas to the dearest friend I’ve made this entire year. :) Hope you and your family are having a wonderful and safe holiday. xo my friend!

    1. RIGHT BACK AT YOU!!!!! I heart you :) The best friendship to come out of 2012 without a doubt – and here’s to many years of emails and laughs and one day in-person laughs (and chocolate, PB, drinks, & shopping!) :)

  4. Merry Christmas!

    Oh my, Aruba looks breathtaking! I’d love to be on the beach at this very moment! I’ve never been to an ocean beach before, ever. I actually have it on my New Year resolution list to visit an ocean. =)

    Have a great New Year!

  5. Merry Christmas, Averie! Thank YOU for bringing us such creative and delicious recipes and for sharing so much of your knowledge about bread making, cookie and bar making and the fun and simple ways to create delicious food. Reading your blog is one of the bright spots in my day! I hope that your 2013 brings you joy and happiness and love and peace. Enjoy your day in beautiful Aruba with your lovely family. Merry Christmas! :-)

    1. Thank you as always for this comment and all your lovely and sweet comments, Michele! I look forward to opening and reading every single one of them. And thank you for making so many of my recipes, and reading every single post I write. Seriously, it’s an honor. I wish nothing but health & happiness for you and your family this year and always :)

  6. Merry Christmas, Averie! Thank you for creating and keeping such an interesting blog: a place where I come to re-fuel myself, to meet with you, my friend, and to taste some really good treats! I wish you a happy time with your family! Then come back here and, please, share some photo of Skylar unwrapping her gifts… :)
    We are having a white Christmas: it started to snow about two hour ago! Doesn’t happen too often in this parts of the country :)

    1. Thanks for your sweet comments, always – and for being so thoughtful and kind. I look forward to reading each of your comments when I see you name pop up on my email.

      Stay warm in that white Xmas you just had! :)

  7. I’m so jealous that you are spending Christmas in Aruba – lots of sunshine and sand! Have a good one!

  8. Have a very Merry Christmas, Averie :). I’m planning on a relaxing day of present opening, baking, reading, and movie watching. It should be a welcome break.

  9. Merry Christmas to you and your family Averie! My plans today involve breaking in my new, very brightly colored running shoes. I feel like making a post run smoothie so I’m going to try your eggnog chai recipe….very fitting for Christmas day! I’m trying to decide whether to throw in a scoop of protein powder or a shot of rum (with a sly little grin on my face)! We are staying in town to spend the day with my husband’s family so we’ll have a leisurely morning. Have a wonderful day!

    1. Brightly colored running shoes and an eggnog smoothie…with maybe some rum. Now that sounds like a perfect Xmas!