Holiday Gift Guide for Her.

The holiday season is upon us, friends and countrymen. It snuck up a bit, didn’t it? Feels a bit sudden this year– but I’m definitely ready for pumpkin pie, stockings, and trimming a tree.How is your holiday shopping coming along? I put together a few of my favorite things, all of which would be perfect gifts for the fabulous women in your life: mothers, sisters, and best friends (or you, if you’re so inclined). The best part? All of these little bits and baubles are available online, so that means you can skip the hordes at the mall....more

Pain, Social Media, Lies & Perfect Lives {A Thanksgiving Post}

From the outside looking in, the lives of more than a few people you can think of may seem a bit too good to be true. Be honest, you've thought it. I mean, just spend five minutes on Pinterest and you'll start to hyperventilate a little inside at the sickening amount of beauty, talent and creativity that apparently belongs to millions of other women in the world….except for you.The picture we paint of our lives to the outside world is an issue I've pondered lately....more

There's a First TIme for Everything

Here it is, the Tuesday before America's Thanksgiving Day holiday.  Guess what I did yesterday?  It is something I have NEVER done in my entire life!  I decorated for Christmas.  Yes I did.  I put away the fall decorations and hauled out my Christmas ones.  I have no idea what got into me since I was so cranky yesterday.  But guess what?  The crankies went away.  The cup of coffee and the decorating took it away.  So now I am ready for "The Holidays"....more

Six Great Edible Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

Looking for some great edible hostess gift ideas for the upcoming holidays? These ideas are fantastic options, whether you're headed to someone's house for a Thanksgiving or winter holiday feast, or going to visit relatives and don't want to show up empty-handed. Each one of them would be a welcome treat for whoever's welcoming you into their home. ...more
Oh. The cranberries look so pretty!more

DIY Waterless Snow Globes!

Y'all, it's time for a Christmas craft!! I am in such a great mood from making these babies earlier. If you follow me on Instagram, you already got a peek -- now, I'm going to tell you what I did so you can make your own. :-) ...more
herdaily They really do!  Especially if you are on a budget during the holiday season.more

4 Easy Holiday Treats to Bake for Your Company's Holiday Party

The big company party is coming up! Unfortunately, you're the worst cook in the world. Rather than swinging by the store and picking something up and pretending you made it, try actually making something this year. Holiday treats can be fairly easy to create, and if you somehow manage to screw them up, they're still usually delicious. Here are a few easy holiday treats that you can bake for your company's next holiday party.Cinnamon Pull-Aparts...more
Mmm pretzel turtles.more

The Best Apple Pie. Ever.

My mom makes the best apple pies in the world, hands down.  When I was a little girl, I would sneak a few of the raw apples coated in cinnamon sugar to snack on.  To this day, the smell of her apple pie baking in the oven is one of my favorite things in the world.  I used to be the one standing next to my Mama in the kitchen helping to roll out the pie crust, but I’ve been replaced my precious five year old.  Grace loves to bake and Nana loves her help.  Keep reading for the recipe!  ...more
Mmm apple pie.more

I'm Spending the Holidays Alone. Please Don't Feel Sorry for Me.

Yes, I’m spending the holidays alone.  No, you don’t need to feel sorry for me.It’s actually not sad.  I’m serious. Thanksgiving is approaching.  So is Hanukkah.  And then comes Christmas.  It’s that time of year where the weather changes, people begin buying presents, and the thankfulness countdown begins on every social media outlet.  This season also brings the prospect for the new year, which always offers hope and possibility for change and newness....more
Stacy-Deanne You are speaking my language.  Thanks so much for reading and for NOT feeling sorry ...more

Menu for a Vegan Thanksgiving

After writing my post on how to transition to a meatless Thanksgiving, the time was right to post some vegan menu options for your Thanksgiving spread. (The comments on that post have been so interesting. I hope that you'll head over there and chime in if you haven't already!) ...more
KylieMJ That chickpea cutlet recipe is so good and easy too!  I've heard that it freezes well; ...more

Will Your Ex Ruin Your Holiday?

The Story:...more