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2017 Holiday Gift Guide – For the Adventurer

We've made it to my final gift guife for 2017--just in time for Black Friday! I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving with your family and friends and are ready to enjoy the holiday season!   To me, the holidays are much more enjoyable when I'm not rushing around...

2017 Holiday Gift Guide – For the Home Cook

My absolute favorite people to shop for during the holidays are the home chefs. They appreciate gadgets and tools as well as the simple kitchen items like serveware and adorable tea towels.  Plus, if you get them into the kitchen, they just might come out with a...

2017 Holiday Gift Guide – For Him

I don't know about you, but the men in my life are always the hardest to shop for. Maybe its because my husband, my dad, and my brother are all so easygoing and will be happy with any gift. But that's exactly why they deserve the best! So if you have one of those...

2017 Holiday Gift Guide – For Her

If you were here yesterday, you already know that I do pretty much all of my holiday shopping on Amazon. The selection, prices, shipping, and reviews really can't be beat, and they make shopping for everyone a total breeze. For the last three years, I have been done...

2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Fashion

I owe my holiday shopping success almost entirely to Amazon.com. They have so many great gifts in every category, and nearly everything ships quickly. Plus, the customer reviews are so helpful when choosing a gift (no, this is not a sponsored post; I just love...

Engraved Gifts from JORD Wood Watches

It’s always a struggle to find the perfect holiday gift, isn’t it? Especially if you’re shopping for your husband. I don’t know about you, but my hubs is always my most difficult gift to buy. He’s a practical guy, so he always wants something useful. But if it’s...

Easy Takeout-Style “Rice” Bowls

If you know me well, you know that my personal comfort food is "anything in a bowl." Back in the day, that meant cereal, pasta, soups, and ice cream. These days, give me a bowl of chili, and I am a happy, happy girl. It's really easy for me to get ambitious with my...

Perfect Grilled Chicken Marinade

Grilled chicken can be tricky. If it's not marinaded at all, it can dry out in the high heat of the grill. If the marinade is too sugary or contains too much oil, you risk burning and flare-ups. And if the marinade doesn't have enough flavor, the chicken turns out...