5 Tips to Help Host Guests During the Holidays

I’m a traditionalist when it comes to Holiday decorating: I like greens, vibrant reds, punchy patterns and any excuse to pull out plaid pillows and plaid ribbons for the tree. I always love decorating to the nines over the Holidays because you will inevitably have guests coming in and out at a moment’s notice. When

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Holiday Plaid Dress

If you’re one of the originals who’ve been hanging around this blog for a while you’ll know that I have no shortage of love for a classic plaid pattern. I try to wear plaid year round by donning gingham in the summer and then increasing the punchy patterns more as the temperature starts to dip.

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Holiday Prosecco Punch

Thank you VOVETI for sponsoring this post. Elevate your entertaining this season with VOVETI Prosecco Ever hear of the saying “opposites attract?” Some of the greatest dynamic duos come from opposing phenomenon mimicking the male and female dynamic: salty and sweet, moon and sun, whiskey and prosecco… Okay, so whiskey and prosecco may not be

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The Best Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

I love a good festive gingerbread during the Holidays, and nothing gets me more excited than spending a cold afternoon prepping cookie dough while I listen to Elf play in the background. This year instead of making 1000 traditional gingerbread cookies I opted for the low and slow approach to baking to create these chewy gingerbread

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The Most Decadent Hot Chocolate Recipe

When I was growing up there was always that one thing that signaled Christmas time was here: Hot Chocolate. However, try as we might, our hot chocolate never quite tasted like Dean & Deluca’s or the cafe hot cocoa down the road. Mind you my sister and I were using Swiss Miss with the stale

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Great Gifts for CoWorkers

This post was written in partnership with Burt’s Bees. If you’ve been following this blog from the beginning, you know how much I love their tinted lip balms, so all opinions forthcoming are my own. I’m a gift giver. Ever since I can remember, I was always making cookies, packaging a drawing or waking up

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Christmas Cookie Recipe Wreath

So, as I go to post this recipe I must kick myself, because of the 100+ Christmas cookies I made last year, I deleted ALL of my photos on accident documenting all the hard work that had been endured making (and eating) said cookies. The only photo that remains is one photo that I saved

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Picking Out the Perfect Christmas Tree

Up near my parents’ house there is the most spectacular Christmas tree farm at Scottsdale Farm & Garden Market. Each year, I love making the pilgrimage (for a city girl, this is WAY Outside The Perimeter), and spending the afternoon drinking a chocolate chai tea, ogling at the beautiful firs they have lined up in

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Orange Cinnamon Sticky Buns with a Pecan Citrus Glaze

It finally happened. I finally found myself with enough time and just the inspiration to make cinnamon rolls from scratch. Now, as far as breakfast pastries go, cinnamon rolls aren’t the most difficult thing to whip up ingredient wise but they do require a lot of time. However, these orange cinnamon sticky buns were worth

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Gift Guide for the Traveler

This year has been the year of travel! I have collected a lot of skymiles and almost every weekend since Labor Day has been filled with some sort of weekend adventure to a nearby city. With all of the travel under my belt, I’ve started getting used to living out of a suitcase and have found

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