Posts tagged ‘gift’

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 …

February 1st, 2013

Treat Yourself or a Friend {a*pour toi giveaway}

by Chrissy


Who doesn’t love a box of goodies arriving by mail? The answer is simple; EVERYONE loves a parcel full of tasty treats.


Although this type of product seems to be an up-and-coming trend (Birchbox, Naturebox, etc..), there are several positives about a*pour toi boxes, which are filled with full-sized, top-notch products.


Julie Hasson, the Founder of a*pour toi, describes this product as “gifting with care”, and we love it!

She has a wonderful story behind the …

December 20th, 2012

The Best Caramel Corn

by Chrissy

 I would like to introduce the pretty girl behind today’s guest post, my new sister in-law who is also named Lauren. True story.

Disclaimer: this Caramel Corn is truly the BEST of its kind. Some people blame the “holiday season” for gaining a few  pounds, but I proudly owe it all to this stuff. It’s the most addicting thing out there. I’ll just be hanging in the kitchen waiting for the morning coffee to brew and I find that Read more...

December 21st, 2011

Christmas Sugar Cookies

by Chrissy

Only a few days until Christmas and THIS is what us So Cal inhabitants have to deal with?! UGH.

Oh, I only joke. Say good morning to brisk downtown San Diego with the low’s in the 40’s and the high’s in the 60’s or 70’s. Yet, I still tend to complain about how cold it is…I am probably such an embarrassment to my relatives who live in the midwest.

Thank GOODNESS we don’t have to trek through this during 5 … Read more...

December 7th, 2011

White Chocolate-Dipped Cherry & Pistachio Biscotti

by Chrissy

I am just going to warn you now. Making biscotti is a process (so enjoy the extra play-by-play pictures). Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t by any means difficult, but they do take a little more time than you would expect a cookie-like treat to take.

Biscotti are just one of those things that are really fancy, yet comforting and so special. Why? Because Tollhouse and Nestle makes it way too easy to “Break and Bake” a variety … Read more...