Posts Written OnDecember 2015

Gifts For Her: 10 Chic, Fun & Affordable Finds For Women On The Go!

  We all have a lady in our lives whose work ethic we admire. She’s smart. She’s savvy. She has style. This go-getter in your life definitely deserves something special for all the hours she puts in at the office, serving on nonprofit boards, and making sure kids get from point a to point b. To celebrate her individuality during the holiday season, I’ve gathered together a host of unique and useful gifts that’ll make her swoon. (Truth be told, I want every. single. item. on this list.) 10 Gifts For Her 1. Kate Spade Pencil Pouch How adorable is this? Kate Spade can…

25 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

  One of my fondest childhood holiday memories is getting together with the ladies on my dad’s side of the family, and spending hours baking cookies from our stash of favorite Christmas cookie recipes. We’d ice sugar cookie cutouts, bake mini chocolate chip cookies, slice vanilla chocolate pinwheels, and dredge dozens of snowball cookies in powdered sugar. There would be cookie tins and sheets of wax paper so that finished cookies could be boxed up just so for Christmas gift giving! Or to take home and devour… If you’re looking for a few new recipes to add to your baking extravaganza, here are 25 easy…

Gifts For Foodies: 10 Fun Ideas For Folks Who Love Food!

  It’s no secret that I love being in the kitchen (well, except for doing dishes—hate that). And, in case you didn’t know, I love eating just as much as I love cooking—at a restaurant, at a friend’s house, from a food truck, or something I’ve made myself. Most everyone loves to give and receive restaurant gift cards during the holidays (and if you’re buying for me, I’ll take one to the Wine Kitchen, Cafe Nola, and Pistarro’s, please). Gift cards are a no-brainer because they’re safe. In the world of foodies, though, there’s so much more than a meal at a restaurant…

  Giving is what makes the holiday season so special and exciting to me. I enjoy the time I spend finding gifts for the people I care about, and I like giving them something special and thoughtful that makes them feel like I care. Even if it’s something small, I do what I can to find meaningful things that will put a smile on the faces of the people I love during the holiday season. Some people can create these special items with their hands. Those of us who have hands like cavemen are less inclined to go this route.…

Lime snowball cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday dessert table!

  Lime snowball cookies are the perfect festive addition to your holiday dessert table! Growing up, the women on my dad’s side always got together to make Christmas cookies. It was a day full of sugar cookies + powdered sugar icing, pinwheels, mini chocolate chip cookies and powdered sugar covered snowball cookies, all beautifully arranged in Christmas themed tin boxes. We made the same four kinds of Christmas cookies every single year, which is exactly what you want with a holiday tradition—especially when you’re a kid! A couple years ago, I decided to make the powdered sugar coated snowball cookies, but…