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It’s no secret that I love holiday traditions and making Christmas cookies! Every year, I make sure to make family favorites with my grandma, but I also make some of my own at home. For me, baking around the holidays is not only about what you bake, but who you bake with. I love having friends […]

December 19, 2018

Homemade Christmas Cookies

Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things. As a kid, my mom would blast Christmas music ranging from the classic Peanuts, to Garth Brooks Christmas as we took out all of the decorations and put together our tree. One year, I even dragged our tree up from the basement (much too early) and […]

December 4, 2018

Our Home for the Holidays

Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, I have many fond memories of Christmas in the city. Seeing the windows at Marshall Field’s (now Macy’s), strolling the streets sparkling with twinkle lights, and, of course, going shopping at Christkindlmarket. If you’re from the Chicago area, Christkindlmarket is something that you’ve probably heard of before. But, for […]

November 28, 2018

Christkindlmarket Milwaukee

My final gift guide is here, just in time for your Black Friday shopping! Shop my top picks for the ladies in your life, or for a little something for yourself. Happy Holidays, everyone! Crown Vintage Saleen Booties Best of BeautyCounter Set Marleigh Lightweight Cozy Bath Robe Cable Sweater Tartan Plaid Scarf Summer Fridays Jet […]

November 21, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Her

With the holiday season in full swing, everything can seem a bit hectic. The days seem shorter, and prepping for family gatherings can be a bit daunting. My husband, Brian, and I both have large blended families, and Christmas is the one holiday a year where we try to see everyone. This typically involves us […]

November 20, 2018

Holiday Travel Prep

As requested, here are my top 15 pics for the fella in your life. (Hubby approved!) Be sure to check out this, and other gift guides on my Gift Guide Page. Watch and Jewelry Box J.Crew V-Neck Sweater Seven 91 Larorewet Oxford Shoes Convertible Briefcase Backpack Messenger Bag Wireless Earbuds Philips Norelco Electric Shaver J.Crew Half-Zip […]

November 19, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Him

With today being national cookie day, I wanted to share some of my favorite Christmas Cookie recipes! There are so many great holiday treats out there, but this year, I made Norwegian Christmas Cookies (very similar to butter cookies), and Kolaches (one of my childhood favorites). Baking Christmas cookies was always something I loved growing […]

December 4, 2017

My Christmas Cookie Lineup

This year was the second year that we hosted Christmas at our house. Typically, my family goes out to Christmas breakfast, but this year we decided to host a dinner! At first, I was a little nervous, because we were going to be coming back from my fiancĂ©’s family christmases, and then hosting my parents […]

December 28, 2016

Hosting For The Holidays

Trying to find special gifts for your friends and family year after year can be a difficult task. Malls are crowded and never seem to have anything you need, and you can never think of something for that one person who is impossible to shop for. For the past few years, I have done all of […]

December 16, 2016

Why Holiday Markets are the Best Place for Christmas Shopping