December 2016 - Buttered Side Up

What I Ate Wednesday (12-21-2016)

What I Ate Wednesday is my documentation of what I ate in a day! You can see all of my WIAW posts HERE.

This week I decided to calculate how many calories I consumed. Stay tuned to the end to see my estimate!

Eggnog Frothed Milk

Eggnog Frothed Milk | Buttered Side Up
Eggnog is Reuben's favorite thing to drink. He usually doesn't get super excited (at least on the outside) about food, but I can tell that he is thrilled when eggnog starts appearing in the stores in November.

Gift Idea for the Foodie in Your Life with PayPal

If any of my immediate family members are reading this...STOP NOW! This post may contain your Christmas presents. out of this page now!


Gift Ideas for the Foodie in Your Life
I don't know about you, but I find it awfully hard to think of gifts for certain family members. Especially parents. I mean, it feels like they already have everything they need, and I don't want to buy them something that they don't.

Food is always a good idea for just about any person on your list. I mean, everybody has to eat! And most people have their special treats that they love. But you can fall into a rut with buying food for parents every year.

Winner of the Lost My Name Giveaway + Phone Friday

Teabag Shortbread Cookies + A Tea Party With Helen
And the winner of the Lost My Name giveaway is...

*Drum roll*

Lynsey, who won by commenting on the post:

"My nephew Jack would love the book."

I have contacted Lynsey with details about her prize: The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost Their Name book!

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway, and to Lost My Name for sponsoring it!

Phone Friday


Where I share some casual photos from my phone.

This is often what work looks like for me. My photography setup is super profesh (heh). I'm very happy that I (finally) purchased a top-down tripod - it makes my life a lot easier.

James is usually super keen on getting a hold of my reflector, or standing up on my tripod. #momlife

Creamy Potato and Bacon Soup

Creamy Potato and Bacon Soup
For as long as we've been married (and before), Reuben has worked construction. We're so #blessed that he gets to work with his dad and brothers and a couple of friends. If something comes up (like having a baby) and he needs time off, the other guys have it covered.

Teabag Shortbread Cookies + A Tea Party & Surprise for Helen

Teabag Shortbread Cookies + A Tea Party With Helen
Last Saturday, I had a lovely morning with Helen...

Teabag Shortbread Cookies + A Tea Party With Helen
After laying Jim down for his first nap, I put a kettle of water on the stove to boil. I set the table with teacups and saucers, milk, tea, and shortbread teabag-shaped cookies. Helen watched excitedly.

Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Stuffed Pepper Casserole
I am so happy to announce that my third sister had her baby, and they're all safe and sound! Little Charlotte arrived two weeks ago in the middle of the day.

She's the only one of the 2016 Berge girl babies that has an appreciable amount of hair. In fact, her (very blond) 2-year-old sister was a bit taken aback when she saw all the dark locks...I think she was used to seeing bald babies!

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