I’m almost done my holiday gift shopping this year and these are some of the best things I’ve come across for everybody on your list! Can you believe Christmas is less than THREE weeks away?!?
For The World Traveler
Treat him or her to one of the gorgeous personalized leather passport holders from Portland Leather Goodsfor a perfect holiday gift. I chose to have my name added to the front and chose from one of the many designs they have on their site. Continue reading →
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One of my most favorite and easy DIY gifts to create every holiday season is this Layered Cookie Mix Gift in a Jar. If you can scoop ingredients with a spoon – you can make this gift! That’s how easy it is. Here’s how: Continue reading →
The festive season is a time to slow down, take some well-deserved time off work, and spend quality time with loved ones. This sounds great in theory but we all know how busy life actually gets around the holidays.
We are so wired in that it’s hard to find time to even see people during the holidays let alone prepare. As the pace picks up, we tend to leave our shopping until the last minute. We then find ourselves spending without thinking, thus we’re left with a rising credit card bill. To prevent the debts from reaching scary heights, we’ve prepared a few savvy tips for you to save money over the holidays without letting your sanity slide:
1. Budget: Decide who you’re going to buy for and make a list of how much you will spend on their gift. Shopping with your list in hand makes it much easier to find what you’re looking for. Keep your eyes peeled and pre-scout if possible, because a pricey gift might be on sale somewhere else! Continue reading →
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The holidays are finally here!
After an epic kick-off with Thanksgiving weekend, I’m finally getting into the Christmas spirit. We bought a HUGE tree yesterday that we are going to spend tonight decorating.
Our Canadian friends including Ms. Megan Joy joined us for an expat Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday night and I created this Holiday Charcuterie Meat + Cheese Platter as an appetizer while Paul and I finished cooking.
I love doing something fast and easy like this, where I can put it out ahead of time and guests can help themselves. It’s great for grazing with some wine or over a couple cocktails. Continue reading →
I travel a lot. So I swear by a handful of travel apps.
There was one year where I was physically away from my apartment for almost 12 weeks – traveling. Whether you’re a travel pro or just someone who takes the occasional trip, you want to make sure you have the BEST time possible.
Whenever I travel, I like to live like a local and avoid anything super touristy. I have a couple apps that I swear by when I’m visiting a new destination. It’s always fun surprising Paul, my friends and my family with a really cool spot. They’re always asking – how did you find this place?
So here are my essential iPhone travel apps that will take your trip from good to great!Continue reading →