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December 25, 2014

A Christmas Brag

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I’ve been thinking about sharing a full recap of the past two days. But seeing how it’s after 11:00p already, and the real fun (or shall I say madness) starts tomorrow as we travel to Texas to visit my family, I’ll keep it short…


Mr. Maroon outdid himself this year. Although we debated not exchanging gifts between us, we decided it was important for the Minis to understand that we give to each other too. Mr. Maroon has always been creative and thoughtful – though I didn’t give him credit for the best gift ever. I may have to retract my statement after today!


For a while now, our family has been enjoying a Friday night tradition of pizza and a movie. I make the pizza from scratch, but lately we’ve been lamenting the quality of the crust. To add to the complication, I make gluten-free crust, but that’s a story for another day – let’s just say that I have created a challenge for myself. So, Mr. Maroon gifted me a baking stone in the quest for a better crust. One of the problems with the stone though is that you need a pizza peel. Never fear, Mr. Maroon had a plan (I love that he always has a plan!)


Instead of going out – or more likely online – to give away our money, he decided to make the pizza peel! I think it speaks for itself …



And we put that baby to use tonight for supper. What a difference! By unanimous decision, we agreed it was the best pizza crust to ever come from this kitchen!! I’m feeling so much gratitude right now for I know that I’m lucky enough to spend my life with this man.



Hope you had a very Merry Christmas this year!!


~ Mrs. Maroon

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  1. Comment by Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life — December 26, 2014 @ 5:54 PM

    I’ve never heard of a pizza peel- haha. Love the story, happy holidays!
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    Mrs. Maroon Reply:

    Thanks! Hope you had a merry Christmas!

  2. Comment by Chela — December 28, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

    Wow! That’s beautiful! And so special, because it’s handmade. Love it!
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    Mrs. Maroon Reply:

    I love it. I now have it proudly displayed on the counter… Firstly because it is so pretty. But equally as important – it doesn’t fit anywhere else!!

  3. Comment by Mrs. Frugalwoods — December 30, 2014 @ 2:39 PM

    That’s awesome! What a fantastic gift! We actually found our pizza peel by the side of the road, so yours is a serious step up :).
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    Mrs. Maroon Reply:

    I’m very proud of Mr. Maroon. And thrilled to benefit from his creativity. Can’t wait for the next pizza night!

  4. Comment by kay ~ lifestylevoices.com — December 30, 2014 @ 5:30 PM

    I have never heard the term “pizza peel”, but that thing is absolutely beautiful! What a great gift! Keep Mr. Maroon forever! 🙂
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    Mrs. Maroon Reply:

    I completely agree!! I’ll be hanging on tight 🙂

  5. Comment by Robin @ The Thrifty Peach — December 31, 2014 @ 4:25 PM

    Love the craftsmanship!! What a perfect gift. 🙂 Handmade ones are the best.
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    Mrs. Maroon Reply:

    Handmade gifts are definitely the best. Something I plan to add to my talents once I take control of my time at financial independence. I think it’s a lost art in today’s world.

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