Gift Ideas this Holiday Season

White Christmas

While my girls dream of a white Christmas and dolls galore, I’ve been dreaming up some good gift ideas to share with all of you!  There is something for everyone — the coffee and tea lover, the little chefs, the family, and some green holiday gifts. Enjoy! For the Coffee and Tea Lover: Bodum Milk Frothers are great for coffee lovers.  They can use this to create a cafe style […]

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Pumpkin Butter

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Apple and pumpkin butters are always a favorite of mine this time of year.  Starting a cool, crisp fall morning with apple or pumpkin butter spread over cinnamon raisin toast sounds like a little slice of heaven.  Have I mentioned before how much I love this time of year?   I’ve never made my own pumpkin butter, but it was time to try! Confession…I didn’t use pumpkin in the “pumpkin” […]

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Homemade Healthy Granola

Homemade Granola from Green Plate Rule

I always have an abundance of oats in my house.  I use oats for oatmeal, baking, and smoothies, but I have never tried making our own granola.  Last week we were at Whole Foods and they were sampling Ruby’s Gold Golden Granola.  I wasn’t sure what the girls would think of it since we don’t normally buy granola, but when they liked it I knew we should try and make […]

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Giving Back

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“We make a living by what we GET, but we make a life by what we GIVE!” Winston Churchill. This is one of my all time favorite quotes and one that I try to live by. It is so true that when we get the focus off of ourselves and onto others life is so much more rewarding and meaningful! My family and I recently had the privilege to travel […]

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Hostess Gifts


‘Tis the season for holiday parties!  I love parties this time of year because it’s always a great excuse to wear something sparkly!  I’m normally a jeans and tee kind-of-girl but it’s always fun to step out of my normal casual style for the holidays.  Most guest show up with a hostess gift, and probably 90% of the time it’s wine.  Of course, there is nothing wrong with wine but […]

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