Archives for December 2016

christmas home tour and a baby shower

I hope you all had a merry merry Christmas (or a happy Hanukkah)! We had the most wonderful day, and one of the best Christmases we have had. Earlier in December I hosted a baby shower for two beautiful friends who are due in January and February. It was a great reason to get my…

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link love

We are here! It is Christmas Eve! It feels like December flew by, but this past week went by about as slow as molasses (at least my workdays did). I am so glad to have a break to spend time with family. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are! Until the craziness…

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homemade gifts and easy english toffee

We are in the final days before Christmas, and while I’m pretty much finished with my shopping (except maybe a few stocking stuffers and gift toppers), I still have lots of baking to do to make sure I can get our tokens of appreciation to the bus driver, mail delivery person, neighbors, coworkers and far-away…

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gift guide for stocking stuffers

Today gift guide focuses on stocking stuffers for everyone on your list. I always save stocking stuffer items for last. I like to take inventory of the presents we have gotten for everyone, see if there are any small things that would pair nicely with our existing presents, or just smaller items that I think…

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gift guide for the jetsetter

Moving from baking and cooking to one of my other favorite activities – traveling! This gift guide for the jetsetter is filled with ideas small and large for the frequent traveler or the on-the-go friends and family members in your life. Whether they are traveling across the globe or across town, there are items in…

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gift guide for the baker

As we head into the final weeks before Christmas, I have gift guides for people with specific interests. Sometimes I get stuck when I’m brainstorming for gifts for friends and family and don’t step back to think about other things they would like that aren’t obvious or already on my gift list. Hobbies and interests,…

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chocolate peppermint cookies

I have been on a chocolate and peppermint kick lately. Evidence: the box of peppermint bark in my pantry, the candy canes on the hot chocolate bar that is still up from a party last weekend, these chocolate peppermint cookies, the three other types of chocolate peppermint cookies I made in attempts to find the…

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link love

The days of this week have me all confused. I spent Wednesday thinking it was Thursday, the first half of Thursday feeling like it was Tuesday, and the second half of Thursday thinking it was Friday. I think my work holiday parties and Will’s different schedule have thrown off my internal calendar (do we have…

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gift guide for him

Yesterday I posted a gift guide for all of the women in your life. Today, we are moving on to the guys with a gift guide for him! Just like in yesterday’s gift guide, there are gifts of all price ranges so you can get a great gift for grandpa, the perfect present for your…

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gift guide for her

It’s gift guide season! I always get so excited to share gift guides here. Every year I try to find the perfect gift for each person on my list. Some are more difficult to think of than others, and I’m here to help you in that dilemma. We’re starting off with a gift guide for…

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