12 Festive Holiday Christmas Aprons You’ll Love

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Get in the holiday spirit this season with one of these 12 Festive Holiday Christmas Aprons. You’ll love the fashionable designs that you can coordinate with your wardrobe or let it make a statement of its own.

12 Festive Holiday Christmas Aprons You'll Love

With one of these 12 festive holiday Christmas aprons you can go ahead and get messy in the kitchen while you roast the turkey or make cookies and bake pies. These adorable aprons have got you covered (literally) with designs, prints, and a little glam for the holidays!

Browse through this festive collection – photos are clickable.

DESCRIPTIONS, TOP LEFT TO RIGHT

Design Imports Holiday Apron
Anthropologie Gold Polka Dotted Apron • Anthropologie
KAF Linens KAF Home Holiday Elf Apron
Danielle Kroll Champagne Apron
Sugarplum Fairy Apron • Pier 1 Imports •
Dancing Nutcracker Apron • Pier 1 Imports
KAF Home Gingerbread Apron
Cheery Trees Apron • Pier 1 Imports
Mrs. Claus Woven Plaid Apron • Pier 1 Imports
KAF Linens KAF Home Winter Village Holiday Kid’s Apron
Merry Snowmen Apron • Pier 1 Imports
Emily Isabella Jingle Bell Swing Apron

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Almond Butter and Banana Protein Smoothie

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This Almond Butter and Banana Protein Smoothie is healthy, paleo and gluten-free.

This Almond Butter and Banana Protein Smoothie is healthy, paleo and gluten-free.Note: This post contains affiliate links for Amazon.

So, my Almond Butter and Banana Protein Smoothie is crazy easy, healthy, vegan, and gluten-free. It pretty much has it all. I always have these ingredients on hand for a smoothie. It’s quick, easy, and nutritious. Plus, it’s the foundation for most of my smoothie variations such as my Gingerbread Protein Smoothie, my Blueberry Pineapple Protein Smoothie, and my Apple Cinnamon Protein Smoothie.

To make this smoothie, I use unsweetened almond milk, although coconut milk (from a carton) is great, too. Frozen bananas really add the sweetness, so I don’t add extra sweetener. You could add in a few pitted dates, or a dollop of maple syrup, if you prefer it a little more sweet. Totally up to you.

This Almond Butter and Banana Protein Smoothie is healthy, paleo and gluten-free.

Along with frozen bananas, another staple I keep on hand for my smoothies is almond butter. I love the kind that you grind yourself in the stores. I always pick up a large carton at Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, or my local organic food store. As a back up, I keep a jar of Barney Butter Bare Smooth Almond Butter in my pantry, just in case!

One of my go-to protein powders is JJ Virgin’s Plant-Based All-In-One Protein Powder in vanilla. I love it! It’s gluten-free, paleo, and has no refined sugar or artificial junk in it.  I’ve used it for years and I’m never without this stuff. Check it out:

My other go-to for delicious smoothies is a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix, which will be able to handle frozen and large chunks more elegantly than a blender with less sturdy blades.

 

This Almond Butter and Banana Protein Smoothie is healthy, paleo and gluten-free.

I hope you add this healthy almond butter and banana protein smoothie to your rotation!

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Almond Butter And Banana Protein Smoothie
 
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Almond Butter And Banana Protein Smoothie
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Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups unsweetend almond milk (or coconut milk from a carton)
  • 1 whole large frozen organic banana (or more for additional thickness)
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (or what your favorite protein brand recommends for 1 serving)
  • 1½ Tablespoons unsalted, unsweetened almond butter
  • Optional: 1-2 pitted dates for additional sweetness
  • Optional: dash of ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Note: This smoothie yields the best consistency if blended in stages.

  2. In a high-powdered blender, add almond milk, protein powder, and blend until combined.

  3. Add in almond butter frozen banana and blend well.{br]
  4. Pour into glass and enjoy!

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Apple Cinnamon Protein Smoothie
Apple Cinnamon Protein Smoothie
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Festive Napkins And Napkin Rings For Your Holiday Table

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Create a lovely tablescape with these festive napkins and napkin ring ideas for your holiday table.

Festive Napkins and Napkin Rings For Your Holiday Table Decor

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One of my favorite parts of holiday entertaining is deciding on a theme for the table design. I tend to like elements with a minimal design that can be reused or repurposed for different themes. I’ve curated a list of napkin rings and napkins that have a splash of red and green and gorgeous, yet simple metallic elements of silver and gold. What fun imagining how to pair these for your tablescapes! The best part? Many napkins and napkin rings are inexpensive so you can try different looks for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s entertaining!

NAPKIN RINGS (photos are clickable; descriptions down below.)

From Top Left To Right:

Nutcracker Napkin Rings, Set of 4
Mini Sleigh Bells Gold Napkin Rings, Set of 4
Beaded Snowflake Napkin Rings (Set of 4
Lenox Holiday Nouveau Napkin Ring Set
Lunares Branches Lodge Napkin Ring in Gold
Lenox Set of 4 Holiday Napkin Rings
Wayfair Faux Pearl Napkin Rings
Holiday Sparkle Napkin Ring (Set of 4)
Excell Thankful Napkin Rings (Set of 4)
Berry and Thread Napkin Ring Whitewash
Bardwil Merry Napkin Rings, Set of 4
Wayfair Leaf Napkin Ring

HOLIDAY NAPKINS (photos are clickable; descriptions down below.)

From Top Left To Right:
Nutcracker Cocktail Napkins
Wayfair Hallie Embroidered Holiday Napkin
kate spade new york Holiday Village Napkin
Snowflake Shine Napkins (Set of 4)
Wayfair Glistening Snow Napkin
Lenox Holiday Nouveau Cutwork Set of 4 Square Napkins
St. Nicholas Square® Buffalo Check Tablecloth Napkin 4-pk
Gold Embroidered Tree Cocktail Napkins
Holiday Lights Printed Napkins, Set of 4
Brilliant Holiday Stripe Napkins (Set of 4)
Wayfair Embroidered Holly Leaf Christmas Holiday Hemstitched Trim Border Cotton Napkin
Martha Stewart Collection Holiday Luster Napkins, Set of 2

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Easy Homemade Apple Ginger Cider Recipe

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This Easy Homemade Apple Ginger Cider Recipe with no added sugar will fill your home with aromas of the season: apple, orange, ginger, cinnamon and cloves, while it simmers in your crock pot.

Apple Ginger Cider

This easy and delicious homemade apple ginger holiday cider recipe takes only 5 minutes (or less!) to prep and can cook in 3-4 hours or 6-8 hours in your crock pot / slow cooker, depending on your heat preference of low or high. And best of all – there is no refined sugar added. Honestly, I believe you don’t need to add sugar because apples are naturally sweet and when added with the orange and cooked slowly, they release their own sugars which makes this cider deliciously sweet, as is.

Apple Ginger Cider

When the cider has cooked, simply grab a clean large pot and strain it through a fine mesh strainer, like this one:

and serve it hot or pour it into a gallon jug or pretty pitcher and refrigerate it for up to a week.

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Easy Homemade Apple Ginger Cider Recipe
 
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Easy Homemade Apple Ginger Cider Recipe
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Serves: 1 Gallon
Ingredients
  • 10 fresh organic apples, any variety
  • 1 large organic orange
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3-4 slices of fresh ginger
  • ¼ tsp. of ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 gallon of filtered water
Instructions
  1. Wash the apples and orange really well and cut them into quarters. No need to remove the seeds and peels because this will all get strained out later. Add the fruit to the slow cooker along with the cinnamon sticks, ginger slices, ground nutmeg and cloves.


  2. Pour filtered water into the crock pot. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.


  3. An hour before the cider is done cooking, use a potato masher to mash the fruit. Cook for another hour.



  4. Strain the cider through a fine-mesh strainer (or cheesecloth) into a clean pot. Serve hot or let it cool and refrigerate it for up to 1 week.

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