Reindeer Treats

Originally I had planned to make these for my co-workers and I am so glad I made my Festive Cupcakes instead because making this in large quantities is exhausting! But I just had to make these for Ian’s family.

To make Reindeer Treats:

Make a batch of “Muddy Buddies” (otherwise known as “Puppy Chow”) according to the recipe on the back of a Chex Cereal box. Wash out a mason jar and fill with the mix. Tie a festive ribbon around the lid and add a tag saying “Reindeer Treats”.  I think they turned out pretty cute but I wish I had made more so I could have given some to my family too! But be sure to learn from my mistake and make the mix in small batches. Otherwise you’ll wind up with a floor covered in reindeer treats.


P.s. Sorry for the blurry photos, Santa didn’t bring me a tripod this Christmas…

Pug Therapy: The Wrinkly Reindeer


Apollo, The Wrinkly Reindeer

Even Apollo is getting in the holiday spirit at our home! I’m actually using this photo for our holiday cards from Pinhole Press this year – has anyone tried Pinhole Press before? I’m really excited to see how the cards turn out.

I was stumped with these cards though: to add Ian’s name or not to? Ian and I live together but should we have both our names on our card – is that something we should wait on? What do you think? At what point did you and your significant other start putting your names together on documents and cards, etc? It’s interesting to think about modern etiquette with live-in couples now. More and more couples are opting to live together and combine finances before marriage so what do you save for after marriage and what is appropriate to share prior? We ended up opting to have all our names on the card: “Ashley, Ian & Apollo”. In the end, we felt like it would be wrong to not include the whole “family” but we’ll see what the reaction from my more conservative friends and family is.

What do you think?

Happy Monday,

Ashley & the Wrinkly Reindeer