Monthly Archives November 2011

{holiday parties} My “go-to” Appie

I’m sure many of you will be heading out to holiday soireé’s and some of you might have to bring a little appetizer.
Well – wanna know my “go-to” appetizer?  So they are kinda fattening…but I promise – it’s the good kind and so worth it.
Barefoot Contessa’s Chipotle & Rosemary Roasted Nuts.  Oh my heavens – they are absolutely HEAVENLY!!  You really can’t stop at ONE.  You have to…

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{holidays baking} My “go-to” delight

I’m sure that everyone has favorite “go-to” cookie for the holidays.
Some might be sugar cookies…chocolate chip cookies…well…

My favorite cookie of all time is the O R E O with some added pizzazz.  I’ve done the chocolate chip stuffed oreo.  Most recently, the mini-oreo chocolate chip cookie.  So good.

 But – these babies are by far my favorite and so incredibly easy to make.  I…

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{holidays} Free Printable Round-up

It’s Cyber Monday today and that means that many of you will be shopping online.  Well – what better way to kick off the Monday with some DARLING free printables that are out in cyberland this holiday season.  You need tags for all those deals that you might have found on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and now Cyber Monday – right?
Which do you like the best?
These pretties are from Party Box…

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A Pocket full of Gift Tags

I don’t know about you…but I’m a complete sucker for gift tags and wrapping.  I have so many gift tags…I might have a problem.  This year, I’m completely in love with stamps and all of my special little gifties with have some form of stamp.  I love this stamp above because it can be used really for any holiday or special occasion.
For some reason – this stamp below just screams…

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Ho Ho Ho – it’s Advent Calendar time

How many of you have advent calendars?  If you have children and you celebrate Christmas – you probably have had one and still might use it.
We got ours from Pottery Barn Kids when the little mister was 3 – he is 11 now and it’s still one of his favorite things.  I head out to Target and get little sweets and other treats and individually wrap each little giftie.  It’s a tradition that every morning…

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Baking :: The Oreo and Some Chocolate Chips

We’re getting into the holiday spirit.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas is coming up fast and furiously.
So that means – HOLIDAY BAKING!!!
I’ve been in the kitchen this morning whipping some of my very favorite cookies – and I believe it might be the little misters favorite as well.
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Oh yes…I made them last year.  I originally saw the Brownie Oreo…

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Happy Weekend!

I love fall and the changing of the leaves.  I snapped this picture a couple of weeks ago when I was in Vancouver and the fall colors were just breathtaking.
This weekend – take a moment, breathe the crisp fall air and notice all the color around you.

Weekend Happenings…
A fun free download that is for the holidays and not the one coming up – here.Here is one for the one happening this…

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Gift Wrapping:: Wunderlust

I absolutely love wrapping up a sweet gift using extradorinary paper, gorgeous ribbons, fabulous tissue and what ever else might strike my fancy.
Sometimes it’s buying some amazing looking gift bags at target and embellishing it with a mini tissue pom to add that special little touch of goodness.
Here is a question for you…how do you wrap your holiday packages?
Do you just choose random gift paper? 
Do you…

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The wildside:: Zebra!

I do love Zebra patterns – about as much as I love leopard and cow patterns.  Zebra is best used in small amounts,  It can really make a room.
Here are some of my favorites:




images:: chair, rug, ottoman, chair

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Just Simply:: Classic Beauty

Ruffled Blog always has such gorgeous posts and her Be My Honey Bee post is sweeter than honey itself.  It’s just simply:: classic beauty.
I LOVE the honeycomb shape of the menu (created by Nico and Lala) that fits so perfectly with the feel they were going for; the use of honey gold and black stripes and the place settings.  Such possibilities – weddings, dinner parties, executive dinners.

photos via Ruffled Blog.

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