Stuffing Bread & Split Ends


I know, I know – what a beautiful dinner. But that dog right there is one of the best sun-dried tomato chicken sausages I’ve had and it’s on the doughiest special Thanksgiving stuffing bread from Great Harvest. I inherited loaves of bread that couldn’t be sold after the bakery was closed for the long weekend. All of I want for dinner is this bread! Tis the season for comfort food. But even better than bread is pie and there’s one more slice with my name on it in the fridge.


pie on its side


I actually didn’t mind returning to work today (well that’s a lie, for about an hour, I procrastinated and wished I was still drinking beer). But sometimes it’s nice to get back into a routine and I definitely enjoyed being back on the spinning bike this morning. I’ve only got about 3 weeks until my SYNC groupon expires and I’m definitely getting sad to say goodbye to my studio.

The pandora pop Christmas station also made my day cheery. Faith’s where are you Christmas and Celine’s the magic of Christmas day are two of my very favorites. Speaking of Holiday cheer, I had decided not to buy a Christmas tree this year because they’re just too expensive. But then I got to Whole Foods and smelled the fresh needles and decided I will reconsider. Maybe I can convince Matt to chip in. My penny-pinching is extreme this month, obviously because I need to buy Christmas presents, but also because I need a hair cut before the holidays. I have more split ends than you could ever imagine. That combined with my browning hair and I’m just not ready to run into old friends over the holidays.

Do you guys get a fresh cut for the Holidays? Tree or no tree?

That’s all folks. Time to do some reading.

  • Kath
    November 28, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Going to give the Pop Holidays a try!

  • Sarah G
    November 28, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I think Christmas trees from the lots are expensive too, but the smell really makes the season feel more real.
    Home Depot sells a 5-6 foot tree for only $19–I’d say that’s worth it!

  • Hillary WB
    November 28, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I know this is totally random, but we just picked up a little (~3′) tabletop tree from Trosa ( in Chapel Hill for $22. They’re a great organization local to the Triangle that we were happy support and have locations in Durham, too, though I totally feel you on the penny pinching these days!

    • Laura
      November 29, 2011 at 8:21 am

      Thanks for the idea! WF has little local trees for $19 too.

  • Anne
    November 28, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    YOU NEED TO GET A TREE!! It’s your first Christmas in your new place; make it homey and festive! You’ll regret not having one, it makes the season wonderful and full.

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    November 28, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Call me a Grinch but I don’t do a tree. I figure when I have kids I will, but for now I’d rather save my money then spend it on a tree that will sit in my house for a month.

  • HRCK
    November 29, 2011 at 9:28 am

    When we’ve traveled over Christmas before and it’s seemed like getting a tree wasn’t worth it, we’ve bought wreaths for the holiday smell and put arrangements of ornaments around the house. Festive but not expensive!

  • Megan S
    November 29, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I have been putting up with my bad hair for a solid month just so I could get a fresh haircut for Christmas. Between seeing old friends, parties, husband office parties and all the photos in between, I can’t go into the holidays with my hair looking bad. I thought it was just me!

  • Elizabeth
    November 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Oh I want a tree too!! But I am with you in them being too expensive – like you I am in extreme penny pinching mode as well. And I just spent the $$ to get my hair done as well, being a girl is expensive!

  • Krista
    November 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    We always get a tree, it’s tradition & it just makes the house feel special at Christmas. I decorate it & my husband puts up the train around the tree.

  • Stephanie C
    November 29, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I don’t think you NEED a tree. If you miss the smell, you can always get a wreath or some garland/pine tree pieces to put around the house. Or get a voluspa pine candle!
    I’m debating whether or not we’ll get a christmas tree.. my sister in law just decorated her ficus tree. If we do get one, it’ll be very small.

    • Stephanie C
      November 29, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      Oh.. and I feel you on the hair cut need! I get split ends so easily so need one every 3 months (and I don’t use heat on my hair – maybe once a month). I’m trying to last a little while longer, so I bought a mask to use on my hair.. it’s made it a little better but nothing can get rid of those split ends!

  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    November 29, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Stuffing bread?! I want some!