Photo credit: Ryan Lavine I can't believe that Christmas Eve is here in one week! We usually have a big dinner that night of pork, sauerkraut, potatoes and blood sausage! I feel like I have become quite the connoisseur of those sausages as so many countries make a version, tracking down one that was most … Continue reading Last minute chic gift ideas
To say that I am really into Christmas decorating is a bit of an understatement. Here are my top tips. Start with as perfect of a tree as you can. If it's a fake one, invest in a good quality one and fluff, fluff, fluff. If you are getting a real tree, keep in mind … Continue reading A guide to Christmas decorating
Monochrome color scheme always works. You can find pheasant feathers online. This is a perennial favorite. Runner in the middle and pile pumpkins in the middle, mix some candles in and antlers. Btw, pet stores sell antlers, you'd just have to spray paint them if you want white or gold. This couldn't be easier, just … Continue reading Beautiful Thanksgiving table settings
It is so cold! I don't know about you but every time the temps drop below 60 degrees I instantly feel like buying more cashmere sweaters. And there will be snow on Friday! Take a look at these sales picks for upcoming holiday season. I am finding, now that I am 40, that there are … Continue reading Best sales picks of the week!
Food: prepare ahead! Make lasagna and freeze, chili or soups, bake or buy some cookies/muffins/croissants. Stock up on chips, salsa, assemble a quick cheese tray, have plenty of wine etc. Find a good deli where you can buy some prepared salads, stuff for sandwiches and buy some pies from local bakery. You do not have to … Continue reading Quick tips for hosting on Thanksgiving.