Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Ever since I was little I have made deviled eggs (which I called “angel eggs” when I was little haha) on every holiday. Here I am displaying my dish on Xmas. Even back then I had a thing for aprons (and still collect them to this day). Such a dork haha… Do you have any […]

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Tuesday Ten: Last Minute Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

You’ve made a list, checked it twice, bought everything on it, except you just realized you’re still desperate for a few extra gifts and of course, stocking stuffers! Each year my mother has been known to forget stocking stuffers until the eleventh hour. And understandably so. It’s easy to lose sight of such details when you’re […]

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DIY Gift Guide: Sweetness in a Jar

During the winter, there’s nothing better than curling up with a delicious cup of hot chocolate after a long day spent battling the icy outdoors. (And when I say ‘icy’ I mean temps dropping below 70-degrees here in California. At least we can pretend to have seasons… haha.) While store-bought gifts are wonderful, homemade presents […]

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Holiday Special: The No No Gifts

Now that we’re all experts in gift giving etiquette, I thought it would be fun to go over a few of the universal off-limit gifts. These items are typically uncouth to give to particular people for the holidays… Below is a quick reference guide to help you properly shop for all those included on your […]

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Party Planning: White Elephant Anyone?

If you’re hoping to plan a casual gathering for the holidays, a White Elephant party is the way to go. White Elephant is very simple and very fun! Essentially it’s a gag gift swap. But there’s a competitive element to it. Here’s how it goes… Everyone brings one wrapped gift and places it in a […]

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DIY Gift Guide: Cute Cork Coasters

How many of you save the cork after finishing a bottle of wine? If you do, you’re in luck because today’s DIY Gift Guide craft is just the project for you: Cork Coasters! They make for excellent presents for all the winos in your life. Or, tie them onto a nice bottle of wine for […]

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Holiday Special: Dear Santa…

Dear Santa, While a partridge and a pear tree sound nice, I would love any one of the following items too… Michael Kors Rose Gold Round Watch Anthropologie Polished Platinum Dress Urban Outfitters Mirror, Mirror Jewelry Box Satomi Kawakita Tiniest Pearl Ring Chloe Tucson Boots Skinit iPad Case XO Lauren P.S. What’s on your wish […]

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Party Planning: Holiday Bash

Eat, drink and be merry. That’s what the holidays are all about, right? This makes December the perfect time to throw a festive bash. I usually throw a holiday party every year, but sadly I won’t be able to this year due to a pretty hectic travel schedule. Needless to say, I figured I might […]

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Tuesday Ten: Gifts for Her

I have an unusual fondness for shopping for the ladies in my life. I literally get a shoppers-high whenever I score the perfect gift for a friend or loved one. And don’t even get me started about giving the actual present to the recipient. Sometimes I think I am more excited about giving the gift […]

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