Mother's Day will be here before you know it (May 12th -- mark your calendar!). If giving flowers is getting old, check out these stylish and affordable gift ideas that any mom will love!… Continue Reading
Put happy, love-filled thoughts out into the world -- and under your visitor's shoes -- with one of these festive DIY Valentine's Day doormats! … Continue Reading
Show your leading lady just how much you care (or how refined your sense of humor is) with one of these clever Valentine's Day cards. Carina from Crow and Canary rounds up 10 of her faves below -- check it out!… Continue Reading
Valentine's Day is right around the corner and, whether you're making or giving gifts (or not!), a clever card always goes a long way! This year, we turn to our favorite stationery connoisseur, Carina of Crow and Canary, for her top ten Valentine's Day cards for guys! Enjoy! … Continue Reading
Each family has its own tradition over Christmas lunch, maybe you're being adventurous with a 3 in one bird, a glazed gammon or plump chicken, either way I've rounded up a few of my favorite sides to compliment your main meal.
1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sunflower Seeds, from Martha Stewart
2. Braised Leeks, from Simply Recipes
3. Creamed Spinach,… Continue Reading
We are less than a week away from Christmas. The trees are up, carols fill the airwaves, and gifts are being wrapped...but there's simply no way it's gonna be a white Christmas at my house.
You see right now here in Cape Town, South Africa the weather is a little shy of a 110 degrees, the surfs high and our pristine beaches are covered with tanned bodies flocking to 'The Fairest Cape'. 'Cause it's… Continue Reading
Is there anything easier than printable holiday decor? I love it. And I'm loving that so many great options are out there these days. I've rounded up 12 of my favorite freebies from around the web that make it easy to decorate for the holidays around the… Continue Reading
I have lots of great holiday memories from when I was a kid: listening to the Merry Christmas from Sesame Street cassette while driving downtown to pick up the ham with my dad, waking my parents up with my sister after totally having scoped the presents, and warming the handheld candles to make funny shapes with my cousins and uncle during Christmas Eve service. But nothing stands out more than this silly little wooden nativity set I set up on our side table every… Continue Reading
One of the most impressive final touches to a handmade or well-though gift is a unique and memorable gift tag. You can't put time and thought into a present, and then just write the recipient's name with a sharpie across the wrapping paper! Here are 25 FREE printable holiday gift tags to put a grand finale on the art of gift-giving.… Continue Reading
At this time of year, the kitchen of my childhood home was covered in a thin blanket of flour. That's because my mom when into baking overdrive around the second week of November and didn't stop until the day after Christmas. We kids all had our favorites and Mom always obliged. These six recipes, by far, were and still are, at the top of the list of must-haves at Christmastime.
Because some of these recipes have been in my family generations, you'll notice one particular ingredient that would make dietitians faint. That ingredient is shortening/Crisco. When I make these cookies now, I swap the shortening out for butter, which my mother thinks is an expensive, unnecessary extravagance. Also, these… Continue Reading