Are you there, summer? It’s me, Sara. Seriously...summer can start any time now. I know that it JUST turned to spring, but I’m already counting down to hot days at the beach, walks by the lake, outdoor brunches, and rooftop bars. And I desperately need a tan. Pale is an understatement. With that being said, I have already been doing a little bit of summer shopping. Maybe it’s a little early to start but...oh well. Plus, I’m going on vacation . . .
I know Saint Patrick’s Day isn’t a HUGE holiday, but I couldn’t resist making a few treats to celebrate it! Last weekend was Chicago’s St. Paddy’s day celebration, so I made some cupcakes. Six Sister’s Stuff posted the most ADORABLE cupcakes for the occasion, so I gathered the required materials and made them. They were incredibly easy to make, and I think mine came out pretty good (obviously not nearly as great as they did for Six . . .
Whether it’s a birthday, hostess, or “just because” gift, finding something great for a friend or family member can be tough. It’s even tougher when you aren’t looking to break the bank! Small accessories - everyone loves a little accessory that they can use time after time or throw in their purse as a go-to item, right? That is what makes these small accessories the perfect gift. One of my favorites are these little change purses. They are . . .
Last year, I wrote about some favorite love stories to indulge in around Valentine’s Day. This year, I wanted to provide some more - and what could serve as a more perfect Tuesday Pick-Me-Up anyways? I dug back into my reading archives for some of these picks, but they are nonetheless great choices. Take a look to see if you should add any to your TBR list. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld - I know that I’ve blogged about this book before, but . . .
Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to show your best girlfriends how much you love them. You don’t have to have a significant other to celebrate, and even if you do have a boyfriend - it’s still nice to show your friends some love, too! Luckily, you don’t have to spend a to show them you care. Check out some of my favorite gift ideas for girlfriends this heart day! They are simple, sweet, and all make for the . . .
Over the holidays, when you’re running around from place to place and party to party, it can be tough to keep up with everything on your to do list. Especially when you are so busy, it can also be hard to make a dish to bring to every party or get together you attend, but you definitely don’t want to show up empty handed or bring something store bought. I always like to make something so it shows I put in effort to contribute something to the . . .
So with the holiday upon us, everyone is heading to family parties or Christmas gatherings. And what do you need for those? Hostess gifts! These are a great way to show your appreciation for having you, and it’s always a loved gesture by the hostess! You don’t need to bring anything totally crazy, even a small token is a great gesture. I blogged about Thanksgiving hostess gifts by price point (lots of good ideas there!), but here are some more . . .
As the holidays grow nearer, it can get stressful to find gifts at the last minute if you haven’t exactly finished shopping for everyone on your list. However, no need to worry! There are so many easy gifts that you can buy at the last minute, yet still leave your loved ones wowed by your creativity and thoughtfulness. It can be tough to find good gifts at the last minute, because many stores tend to get pretty picked over the closer to Christmas . . .
Holiday traveling can definitely be a pain. Last year, going home for Christmas was a bit of a nightmare. Weather in New York was foggy, so mostly every flight was delayed. And...to say that O’Hare was busy would have been an understatement. Between the long security line, lack of open seats at the gates, and switching our flight at the last minute and dragging all of our stuff to another concourse...the whole thing was a hassle. Now that we’ve . . .
It can be really tough to come up with original Christmas gift ideas, especially when you have such a wide range of people to buy for. Friends. Family members. Co-worker. The list goes on and on! Something everyone on your list would love is something edible. I mean, who doesn’t like to eat, right? There are so many different gifts out there that are thoughtful and useful, yet easy to put together and remain inexpensive. Check out some of my . . .