Sunday, December 9, 2012

Peeps on Earth, Good Will To Men!

December is in full swing. I hate snow. I hate traffic. I hate my increased chances of spraining an ankle due to slipping on ice. I hate the end of the year at work because I'm in healthcare and everyone and their mother suddenly wants to get in before January because they met their deductibles. Guess what? Everyone else has the same idea, hence why we're booked out through February. Oh, but it's really really urgent? Let me check the imaginary "I procrastinated and am now in a hurry" schedule. Nope, nothing there either.

One wonderful thing about December besides extra days off work is that Peeps are everywhere! Not all of us are lucky enough to live near Washington D.C. where there is the country's only Peeps store open year round. The rest of us have to save up at the 4 times of the year they are sold everywhere- Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. Even if you don't like eating Peeps, there are so many other ways to use them.

Make a wreath!


Re-enact your favorite holiday movie scenes!

Make garland!

Add them to your hot chocolate!

Create your own nativity!

Let them keep you company while you watch the holiday football bowl games!

Make crafts and decorations!

Give them as gifts! My awesome friends sent these by mail last year. Who else gets Peeps in the mail? Only Lea.

I was thinking about holiday cards a few weeks ago and whether or not I was going to send one out this year. I couldn't exactly send this.

I decided on something more along the lines of this.

Wishing happy holidays to all!


Anonymous said...


Wow. I loved the way you created so many cool scenes with the peeps. Very creative.

Happy Holidays to you.


TL Bucko said...

What a great post. I used to love Peeps as a kid. The pink bunnies were the best. As a diabetic I can't really indulge anymore, but maybe some of the craft ideas would hit the spot.

So creative,

Marne said...

I passed the Peeps in the store and immediately thought of you! I get a sugar-high just standing near them.

You have to write Thirty Popular Uses For Peeps - or more if you have them!

Great post!


Erica said...

LOL! Lea, you crack me up. I have never, ever seen anyone get as much mileage out of Peeps as you do!

OK, I could go for one in a cup of hot chocolate. And those crafts are damn cute, but I would think they'd gather ants after a while!

SpankCake said...

I saw the Christmas tree peeps recently and thought of you! I was going to send you a picture but was certain you were on top of it.

Happy Holidays!


kiwigirliegirl said...

happy holidays to you too lea, hope its not hectic for you.
Tell me, what exactly are peeps (please forgive my ignorance)
hugs kiwi xx

ronnie said...


You made me laugh with your post, thanks.

Are peeps made of marshmallow?


Susie said...

Cute Lea. I can't believe that there's an actual Peeps store. Have you been?

Lea said...

@joey, Happy holidays to you too!

@TL Bucko, They have sugar free ones and they taste pretty good!

@Marne, Haha, I think I could come up with 30.

@Erica, It's a gift. Or maybe a curse. Depends on how you look at it. ;-)

@SpankCake, I'm happy to be thought of. :-)

@kiwi, I forget that folks outside of the U.S. and Canada are unfortunate in not having Peeps available. They are marshmallow candies covered in sugar in a variety of shapes and colors, as pictured above.

@ronnie, Yes, they are marshmallow covered in even more sugar. What's not to love?

@Susie, Sadly I haven't! I've never visited the D.C. area but if there's ever any reason for me to be there, it'll be a top destination.

Anastasia Vitsky said...


Oh, Lea! You are SO cute. I can't believe you did all of those Peeps scenes. Um, you're a little bit twisted. That "he knew too much"...gruesome! :)

I love your Christmas card. Can I steal it for a post if I credit you and link back to your blog?

Oh, and our sweet and lovely Joey just nominated you to win a prize today. Aww!

ronnie said...

Then I'd love them:)


Renee Rose said...

You are so cute!! I love these!

Adaline Raine said...

This made me giggle. I like the ones in the hot cocoa pic. Very neat uses for peeps. (I love them too) :)

Hermione said...

Very creative! I haven't seen Christmas peeps here, but will have too look again.


Lea said...

@Ana, Oh those aren't all ones I personally made. Cute stuff there though for those creatively inclined! Feel free to use the card. That's actually me on it, but I don't mind.

@ronnie, Yes! They're great!

@Renee Rose, Glad you liked it!

@Adaline Raine, The peppermint flavored Peeps at Christmas time would be especially good in hot chocolate!

@Hermione, A friend in Canada bought me Peeps once, but they may be a bit harder to find.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Lea so much for the post and the awesome pictures of peeps


Lea said...

@Jean, Hope you enjoyed it!