14. make chex mix

In the middle of finals I am always a drama queen about missing out on the holiday season.

Whoever decided that it would be perfect timing to require 50-page papers while twinkly lights are going up in the city and people are pinning pictures of Christmas trees and snow on pinterest is cruel. I felt so left out. #FOMO

But here I am on the other side...all the more appreciative of the season around me. And my twelve days before Christmas can begin. Now is the time for carols and bad romantic Christmas movies and hot cocoa in earnest.

I'm going to be Christmas sick all over you.


And a good way to start is with Chex Mix. We've always had Chex Mix at our house during winter, when the toasty smell makes your mouth water and there are always enough people around to finish it off quickly.

At the beginning of December, I took a break from my work, cranked up the carols, and recruited J for kitchen duty. I was so glad I did, because I relied on this stuff as a quick snack to bring to campus with me for the rest of the semester.

We used the original recipe from the box, but added spicy rice mix instead of garlic bagel bites.


And slowly but surely, I am making my way through...

So happy to be back with you all. Promise I will catch up soon.

Happy holidays. xoxo


  1. I finished today too! Enjoy the time off!

  2. Yay, welcome back! Hope you soak up tons of holiday goodness in the next couple of weeks. Love you!

  3. Oh I love holiday Chex Mix - the spicier the better!

  4. Wow I've never made chex mix. It sounds stupid but it never even occurred to me that I could make it...I always just buy the premade packs.
    Congrats on being finished with finals! Woohoo!

  5. So happy you've pulled through ;)
    I know I was busy too and Christmas just isn't that fun when you're #freakingout! ;)
    Glad to see you slow down and smell that Chex Mix!
    Sending big warm hugs your way...
    Merry Christmas.


Thanks for making me smile. =)