Christmas

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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holiday baking

It’s the time of the year where the fridge is stocked with butter and eggs, the oven is on overdrive and the aprons are constantly in use. This probably doesn’t come as a shock, but one of my favorite things about the holiday season is baking cookies and treats to share. I bring lots of…

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christmas parade

I’m getting this post in just in time. :) I know Christmas is over and the year is almost over, but the Christmas season flew by so quickly that I never had the chance to post these pictures from the downtown Christmas parade at the beginning of the month. My parents have pictures of me…

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christmas outfit

I know I sound like a broken record, but I can’t believe Christmas is only a few days away! I’m both taking the day slowly and getting tons done – my favorite way to do it. I wore this Christmas outfit to a few Christmas parties we went to last weekend. We had three in…

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flourless chocolate cake with peppermint whipped cream

I figured out what you need for your Christmas dessert buffet this year. Dense, super rich flourless chocolate cake with peppermint whipped cream. Crush up some candy canes from your stocking and your cake is the star of the party. Chocolate and peppermint is such a great combination and perfect for Christmas day. This cake…

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stocking stuffers under $35

My favorite Christmas morning tradition is opening stockings with all of my family next to a blazing fire and a beautifully lit tree on Christmas morning. When my siblings and I were little, we would hand out everyone’s stockings so we could all open them at the same time. There is something exciting about stocking…

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adult hot chocolate with peppermint, gingerbread and eggnog marshmallows

Last week my younger sister turned 21. Since it is December and we have to celebrate a 21st birthday properly, I give you homemade adult hot chocolate with peppermint, gingersnap and eggnog marshmallows. Woah. I am usually a tea person, but there is something about December, the crisp air and the festivities that make me…

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Gift Guide for Him

I always struggle with gifts for guys in my family. They are so difficult to shop for sometimes. I love giving gifts, but I want to feel like I got the perfect gift, and sometimes I struggle with that for the men. Fear not, I figured out some good ones! I hope this gift guide…

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chocolate dipped shortbread and brownie cookies

One of my favorite holiday traditions is making cookies. In my family we make the same cookies every year, and visiting family brings the same cookies every year. It is wonderful and I love the variety of small delicious treats. One of my favorite cookies to make and eat this time of year is shortbread…

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