holiday bucket list

Originally, I wasn’t planning on doing a holiday bucket list. I love my seasonal bucket lists, but the holidays always get so hectic and busy that I didn’t want to add another item to check off. Then, after scrolling through photos of beautiful holiday decor I realized that I already have a mental holiday bucket…

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marbled peppermint sugar cookies

It is Christmas cookie season! Making Christmas cookies is one of my favorite holiday activities, and I am so excited to share these fun marbled peppermint sugar cookies with you. I first made these last year and loved them so much that I knew I needed to make them again for the blog. They are…

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december goals

As I write this, there are about 10 inches of snow outside with more falling. This is the first time in my memory that North Carolina has had more than a dusting in December, and while it feels odd, after seven days of being on the road, it is a great reminder to slow down….

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gift guide for her

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a gift guide, but we’re back at it today with this gift guide for her! This gift guide includes some of my favorite items to give and receive. There is bound to be something fun and fitting for the ladies in your life. One | Female-Focused Coffee…

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rosemary spiced pecans

Rosemary spiced pecans are a holiday staple in our house. They are the perfect sweet and spicy snack to have around between meals, or to finish off a holiday cheese board or appetizer spread. I made these at Thanksgiving and they were such a hit! They are deliciously addictive, with the spice from the cayenne…

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eggnog cinnamon rolls

Our tree is up, there is a mess of Christmas decorations all around the house – it seems like the perfect time to break out the eggnog. I can’t imagine a better way to have my eggnog than ooey gooey cinnamon rolls filled with nutmeg and cinnamon swirl and eggnog in the batter and in…

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shop small business gift guide 2018

Happy Small Business Saturday! We have made it through Black Friday, and now, as we should do throughout the holiday season, it is time to show some love to small businesses. It was so fun to put together this gift guide full of items that you can find from small businesses. Some of these items…

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thanksgiving leftovers turkey enchiladas

I’m all about finding fun ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. In the past I have made Thanksgiving leftovers grilled cheese, with turkey, green apple, cranberry sauce, mustard, and gruyere, post-Thanksgiving biscuit sandwiches on sweet potato biscuits, and most recently, cranberry quick bread. These turkey enchiladas with butternut squash sauce might just be my favorite…

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gifts for the hostess

With Thanksgiving less than a week away and holiday parties right around the corner, I find that I need gifts for the hostess sooner than I need the rest of my gifts. Whether you have a friendsgiving celebration, attend a wonderful holiday party, or visit friends throughout the holiday season, I hope these gifts spur…

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cranberry quick bread

Welcome aboard the Thanksgiving Express! I was going to name this Leftover Cranberry Sauce Quick Bread, but Cranberry Quick Bread had a slightly better ring ;) Unlike some bakers and cooks who love the food-centric day, Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday. I enjoy spending time with family and relaxing in the midst of a…

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