It's that time of year again. Every year we wait patiently for our favorite elf Peyton. We never know how he's going to arrive, but we always know we will have to search for him on Thanksgiving morning. Peyton has been visiting our house the for the past four years now and his magic never gets old!
Normally Peyton will hide in a closet, the pantry, or even a box of cereal, but this year Peyton really outdid himself. We all know that elves love baking cookies and making toys, but we have never seen any of his creations before, and this year he not only shared some cookies with us, but also wanted us to bake with him.
Last year we got a letter from Santa saying that after years of Peyton being with us we could now touch him and let him play with us without him losing any of his magic. He does however, have to be back on the mantel for bedtime, of course he's never there when we wake up in the morning. This year I understood why Santa sent us that letter because Peyton came to our house with an apron that has a pocket for him to sit in while you bake. I guess it would be hard to put him in the pocket if you can't touch him!
This year Peyton chose a magnificent hiding spot, and I'm surprised the girls found him so quickly! He was hiding in the hamper! I only wish he would have left a note encouraging the kids to do some of the laundry for me because that would have made me one happy mom.
Santa sent a few pictures of Peyton getting our basket together, and he even shared a photo of Peyton prepping our cookies! I'm glad Peyton used Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies to "Elf" us because those are some of our favorite cookies. We are planning a trip to Farm Fresh today so we can bake with Peyton and decorate our cookies. Our letter from Santa said that we should also #SpreadCheer to others in our neighborhood, so that's what we plan to do and we'd like to invite you to do it too!
It's so easy to Spread Cheer around your neighborhood. All you have to do is grab your Betty Crocker cookie mixes, some fun cookie cutters, these FREE printables:
Coloring sheet (if you're spreading cheer to a family with children), and anything else you'd like to include in your basket, and you're ready to go!
Of course, that's not all! Since we're in the mood to spread cheer we are also hosting a $50 PayPal giveaway for you so we can sweeten your new year!