2018 Holiday Round-Up
Can you believe there are just 11 days left in 2018 and only 5 days until Christmas?! This year seemed to completely fly by, especially the month of December. With that, I’ve rounded up all of my holiday posts here in case you are in the hunt for any last minute holiday gifts, decor and tablescape ideas, recipes, or just holiday tips, tricks & fun! I’ve included links to all of the posts with a brief description of what they are just in case you missed it the first time.
The Ultimate Cozy Gift Guide - from pj sets to tartan scarves, faux fur blankets to face masks, this gift guide features some of my favorite cozy items - perfect for the homebody in your life…or anyone that loves a cozy night in!
The Ultimate Girl Boss Gift Guide - every girl boss needs the essentials from stylish yet functional desk accessories to fashion staples and more! These gifts are perfect for the girl boss that works in an office or is an at-home entrepreneur.
The Ultimate Trendsetter Gift Guide - this gift guides goes out to all of the fashionistas and trendsetters out there! From cashmere-lined leather gloves, to a stylish watch, leopard pumps, trendy jackets and more, I wish my closet had ALL of these things!
The Ultimate Hostess Gift Guide - we all know someone that loves entertaining and this gift guide is for them! From a stunning set of wine glasses, a cheese board and more - these gifts are sure to be the perfect fit for the entertainment lover in your life!
The Ultimate Home Cook Gift Guide - this gift guide features some of my must-have kitchen items along with tons of items that every home cook needs! I never thought I would see the day I loved kitchen items as gifts but as a home cook, it’s a favorite of mine!
Your Go-To Guide for Black Friday Deals - Black Friday might be long gone but there are some great gift ideas included in here including gifts for the home, tech lover, home cook, fashion lover and more!
Cyber Monday Deals You Can’t Miss - Cyber Monday has come and gone but this list includes some of my favorite stores that you are bound to get the best of gifts from for anyone on your list.
Holiday Decor Revealed! - my 2018 holiday decor is revealed! Sharing all of my cozy and festive holiday decor throughout my space. I loved putting together everything this season and even stepped a bit outside of my neutral design comfort zone and added pops of red. Check out the finished look!
Your Guide to a Cozy Holiday Tablescape - tablescapes for any and all seasons always seem to complete a space. This was one of my favorite things to put together and featured so many great staples from the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia collection from Target. It’s neutral yet festive and ties in with my overall holiday design.
Mint Chocolate Chip Brownie Bites - If there is one thing I have loved since childhood it is anything mint chocolate. I’m surprised I didn’t turn in to mint chocolate chip ice cream as a kid I ate it so much! I used two of my favorites for this recipe - Andes mints and Kodiak Cakes. I’ve been using Kodiak Cakes’ pancake mix for probably 3-4 years now and love that they have expand to have baking mixes now with all the great ingredients and extra protein.
Chocolate-Pecan Oatmeal Cookies - these have oatmeal in them so they can be eaten for breakfast right?? At least in my book they can!
Peanut Butter Coconut Chocolate Energy Bites - this recipe is from last year and the phrase “energy bites” not seem holiday but the flavors have holiday written all over them! You could even dip or drizzle these in chocolate for the ultimate festive bite!
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts - I also shared this recipe last year but these would be so fun to make with the family or your kids on Christmas morning to enjoy before opening gifts. And who doesn’t love chocolate, peanut butter and donuts to start their day?!
TIPS, TRICKS & FUN
How To: Manage Holiday Stress - The holidays are a joyous time filled with love, laughter and Grandma’s homemade cookies. It’s a time to show appreciation to your loved ones and to help those less fortunate. But with all of this, comes the hustle and bustle that accompanies the holiday season. With that, I’ve put together 4 key holiday stressors [based on your feedback!] and ways you can manage each to help keep you focused on the important things this holiday season…and Grandma’s cookies!
5 Ways to Prep for Holiday Guests - The holiday season brings about gatherings of friends and family from both near and far. When you are hosting out-of-town guests, there are certain things that can make a guest feel even more at home during the holiday season. I’ve rounded up 5 ways to make your space even more welcoming and inviting for guests.
What to Bring to a Holiday Party - The holiday season is in full force and calendars are booking up with celebrations and parties galore! There is so much joy this time of year but sometimes figuring out what to bring to a holiday party can be a bit stressful and confusing. No needy to worry - I’ve got you covered!
5 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays When You’re Single - All the jingle ladies, all the jingle ladies. I sincerely apologize for now getting that song stuck in your head but let’s be honest…we could all use a little Beyonce in our daily lives! I’ve put together 5 ways to enjoy the holidays when your single so you can be thankful for all the wonderful gifts in your life
5 Festival Nail Colors for the Holidays - There is nothing that makes me feel more like I have my life together than having my nails done. Anyone else with me?! With the holiday season in full force and holiday parties filling up the calendar, I’ve rounded up 5 of my favorite festive nail colors to get you through the holiday season - there’s a little something for everyone!