I almost decided against a Let’s Gab post this month (in lieu of maybe washing my hair or finding an outfit for NYE tonight or writing down even one single resolution).
But I like chronicling the months of the year, and this month had a lot going on! Between life and work, it was busy and colorful and delicious.
The month kicked off with a big birthday bash to celebrate all the December birthdays in our circle. The theme: 90’s Christmas. Everyone took their own creative liberty in deciphering that one, but there was no shortage of butterfly clicks or ring pops.
Not to be out done, sister and I hosted our 2nd Annual Spotify Wrapped Party (which we also rolled into our 2nd Annual White Elephant). The idea is to dress as your top Spotify artist then dance around all night to everyone’s favorite songs.
And while I still haven’t managed to hit the slopes yet this year (what a terrible Colorado resident!), We scored last minutes seats to an Avs game and putzed around the cold and snowy Grand Lake area in the name of adventure.
Speaking of cold and snowy, Denver was hit by a cold front that rivaled my childhood in Alaska, dropping to -15F. Rhubarb, who hasn’t let me carry her since she was 5 months old, had no hesitation in jumping into my arms to avoid touching the cold ground (yes, she has booties).
We spent the rest of the month cuddled up with family and baking! Mom and Dad flew into Denver (perks of living with your sister = mom and dad come to you). I made my favorite chocolate chunk cookies and my annual sticky date cinnamon rolls. We scratched lottery tickets and played frisbee in our pajamas.
When our parents flew out Christmas morning we did what any small group of misfits left (or stranded) in Denver for the holidays would do and had a boozy brunch turned boozy day. I was told to dress in Christmas formal, and this was the best I could do.
In the headquarters we have BIG THINGS coming. As in, TOMORROW (January 1st).
For months I’ve been quietly filming 31 of our top dinners to turn them into the most epic 31 Day Vegetarian Challenge.
For everyday of the 31 days in January, I’ll be releasing one of my favorite vegetarian dinner recipes on Instagram and Tiktok. These are some of my easiest (and most delicious) vegetarian recipes to help inspire your plant-based cooking and set a healthy foundation for the new year!
And there are PRIZES! If you make ANY of the recipes in the challenge, you’ll be entered to win an Amazon gift card (there will be one $300 Amazon gift card, and two $100 Amazon gift cards). Here’s everything you need to know to join!