pssst…boo! halloween is just around the corner.


it’s kind of hard to believe but halloween is just around the corner and i can definitely feel autumn in the air — a very nice time of year to do a little baking. i’ve partnered with Land O’Lakes to bake up some halloween goodness for my friends this year and thought it would be fun to surprise them with a gift package of my favorite cookies. this is... 
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what did you do over easter break?

lovely indeed. i always remember that being a popular subject of classroom conversation as a kid: “what did you do over easter break?” when i was younger my parents would take up to the Tropics lodge or the Gene Autry melody ranch (which is now the Parker) in palm springs. we could usually bring a best friend and then we’d swim to our heart’s desire... 
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what’s by your bedside?


the denim daily. as we start winding down for the holiday break, i’m prepping my bedroom in anticipation of doing a whole lotta nothing. no really — i am! i take off every holiday season for a couple of weeks to spend time with family, friends and just generally recharge my brain. i do that by not having anything scheduled (unless it’s something i love) and... 
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it’s beginning to look a lot like christmas.


well, thanksgiving is just a full belly behind us, and ’tis the season to start our holiday decorating. i’ve never been one for traditional red & green christmas decor, but i love a lot of shiny metallics — gold, silver and bronze with lots of white candlelight is the kind of holiday vibe i prefer. i’ve never tried out a faux tree before, but rather... 
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here, i made you something.


is it too early for this? nah! it’s the holidays, and my very favorite festive cocktail has got to be the manhattan. so elegant, so slightly sweet and smokey. you don’t need much to make one, and that’s another reason i find them really easy to prepare for unexpected drop-in guests. besides some really lovely martini glasses, like these waterford from lux... 
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