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While the holiday season can be a festive and magical time of year, it can also come with many stressors. Shopping for gifts, hosting, cooking, and yes, seeing all of your family and friends around the clock. But how do you split your time during the holidays so you can see everyone, and do everything? […]

November 27, 2019

Splitting Time Around The Holidays

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

The holidays are officially upon us, so I thought I would put together by first ever Holiday Gift Guide! I will be posting some other guides (his and her’s) before Black Friday, but I wanted to start with gifts for the traveler in your life. These are all perfect for someone who loves to be […]

November 12, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For The Traveler

  Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I know some of you haven’t found the perfect gift for Mom yet. But never fear! I have put together a simple list of last minute goodies that are not flowers (and that haven’t been over done) that every mom is sure to love. At Home […]

May 9, 2018

Last Minute Gifts For Mom That Aren’t Flowers

With Valentine’s Day just one week away, I wanted to share with you some last minute V-Day essentials. No date required! What to Wear What is Valentine’s Day without a gorgeous, flirty outfit? If you’re still stumped on what to wear, here are a couple of fun finds!  Cupid Red Bell Sleeve Sweater from Baltic Born I recently discovered […]

February 6, 2018

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Finds

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

Thanksgiving is always been centered around massive amounts of turkey and pumpkin pie. While I have always been partial to pumpkin flavored treats, my absolute favorite Thanksgiving dessert is hands down my mom’s Apple Cranberry Pie!I decided to try it myself this year and wanted to share the recipe! Apple Cranberry Pie Makes one 9 inch pie Pastry […]

November 10, 2017

A Thanksgiving Favorite

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