Posts tagged ‘christmas’

December 16th, 2013

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Blondies

by Lauren

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Once again, I’m behind on the trend. I’ve said this before, but I don’t really enjoy baking. It takes a lot of patience and if I’m being honest, I lack patience. It’s a virtue I’m working on but have yet to even come close to mastering.

When I found out that you don’t have to wait for butter to come to room temperature when making blondies, I dove right in. You need a stand mixer either, anyone with a bicep … Read more...

December 5th, 2013

Christmas Gift Guide {8 ideas for the guys in your life}

by Lauren

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1. Ice sphere – These are so fun to have for a happy hour at home. Any guy who loves a stiff drink on the rocks is sure to have some fun with these. $13

2. 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die – A fun book for beer lovers. Chris’ brother got this for his birthday and it looks like such a great coffee table book to have around. Each page has a different beer (from craft local … Read more...

December 3rd, 2013

Christmas Gift Guide { 8 ideas for the gals in your life }

by Lauren

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1. Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist – I am currently reading this and love it! It’s the perfect blend of fun stories, mouth watering narrative, and simple, delicious recipes. A must read for anyone who entertains, cooks, or would love to be inspired to do either or both. Here’s a snippet: “We throw open the front door and invite people into our home, despite its size, despite its imperfections. We practice hospitality, creating soft and safe places for people Read more...

December 2nd, 2013

Smoked Paprika & Sriracha Pumpkin Seeds {toasted w/ coconut oil}

by Chrissy

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I’m about to head out on a much needed vacation with no agenda besides rainforest adventures, surfing, monkey-ing around (literally, I plan on sneaking a pet monkey back to San Diego), beach-bumming and relaxing. I couldn’t be more excited!!

Soon, I’ll be reunited with my amazing little sister, Sarah, who has been studying abroad there since August. Plus, my main man is coming along for all the fun…and the surf, mainly the surf, if we were being honest.

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With 10 … Read more...

November 25th, 2013

Slow-Roasted Tomato & Avocado Crostini {holiday appetizer}

by Chrissy

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Only 2 more sleeps until Thanksgiving! The day filled with loved ones, thankfulness, good food and full bellies is almost here, and we are ecstatic!

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While most of your Thanksgiving feast menus are set (hopefully…), there is always room for another tasty appetizer to fend off the hungry crowd until the roasted Bird is served.

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Of course if you aren’t the one hosting the feast, it’s always a good idea to bring a little something to share and an appetizer … Read more...