Christmas is often the time when extended families are together. I get a few requests every year to photograph families that have finally all come together for the Holidays. It may be the only time it happens all year. Whether your family portrait this Christmas is by a professional or on your own, it will really make a difference in the overall look if you take the time to coordinate the color scheme of your group. Use this picture as a visual to have a clothing basis of creams, dark grays or black and tan. Add a few pops of red or any bright color to tie it all together.
Click the above icon or here to see my Pinterest board of What to Wear. Get lots of other clothing ideas for families that belong to other people as well as my own stuff.
On a more personal note, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I don’t cook much during the year and I make up for it the days leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you need me, I am in my kitchen. It is exhausting! Pinterest has opened up a new world of things to try but I have one go-to cookbook that I always use. It is my Nana’s Calling All Cooks cookbook that I inherited years ago after she passed away. I can’t believe I actually found it on Amazon! I highly recommend this book. It has good ole Southern recipes straight from Alabama. It has the kind of stuff you will find at any church potluck. Mine is a little more special than what you will find at Amazon because it is falling apart and full of flour and sugar. The page with my favorite dessert, Four Layer Chocolate Pie, has chocolate on the pages from when she used to make it for me. I know she made it for me more times than I can count.
You can find more of my favorite recipes (or what I love the idea of making) on this Pinterest Board. We have cookie exchanges coming up so yesterday was dedicated mostly to cookie making from scratch. I think store-bought Oreos are just as good (to me).
Happy Holiday Baking AND Happy Birthday to My Mom today!
Mental note: now that I found Calling All Cooks online, I will have to buy it for everyone next Christmas.