I finished my last final of the year on Wednesday! I am beyond elated! Since I have the house all decorated for Christmas- tree’s up, stockings hung, presents wrapped and everything, I thought I would share with you guys some of our photos over Thanksgiving break including our Christmas card photos. Also, I want to share with you my new favorite holiday treat! Recipe and step by step photos and some extra sweetness below Holiday photos, enjoy 🙂

Some of our Christmas card photos:

Now for the Holiday Sweet Fix:

Peppermint Cookies and Cream Milkshake (1 serving)

Ingredients and Utensils:

-Glass cup or Mason Jar

-Ice-cream Scoop

-Long spoon

-Cup of warm water


-4 Scoops of Peppermint flavored ice-cream (I used Bluebell)

– 3/4 cup of milk

-Handful of Chocolate cookies with cream filling (Oreos will work)

-Whipped Cream and Cherry for topping


Step 1: Place handful of cookies into a ziplock bag. I used the bottom of my glass to crush the cookies in the bag.

Step 2: Set your ice-cream scoop into the cup of warm water.

Step 3: Scoop out 2 scoops of peppermint ice-cream and place in your glass.

Step 4: Sprinkle some of the cookie pieces on top of your icecream scoops.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4. Save a tiny bit of cookie crumbles for your topping.

Step 6: Pour in the 3/4 cup of milk.

Step 7: Gently mix all ingredients together in your glass with your long spoon until desired milkshake consistency is reached. Milkshake consistency should be thick and smooth and not too runny.

Step 8: Top with whipped cream, cherry, and leftover cookie crumbles if any!

Step 8: Enjoy! And share with your little ones, friends, and family… my little man sure enjoyed it, as if you couldn’t tell from the cookie on his face! 😉

Everyone have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and Happy and safe New Year!