Can you believe that Christmas is tomorrow? I still can’t get over how quickly this year has gone by. We take the holidays very serious in my family. Everyone always comes together and it’s just a feast for 2 days, from morning until bedtime. There is food on every inch of the table and in every direction you look. I’m not sure what it is about the holiday season, but I get overwhelmed with the desire to bake. And, if you knew me, you’d know how odd that is because I’m really not a “sweets” guy. Although, I must say that my mom’s gingerbread cookies are among my favorite during Christmas. I’m very picky when it comes to gingerbread, too. They have to be seasoned perfectly and they can’t be too hard. I prefer mine more on the soft side and her recipe is perfect for eating and decorating. Since I’m not able to make it home this year for Christmas, I figured I’d make some of my mom’s gingerbread cookies myself. They’re super easy and I’m sure will soon become one of your favorite cookies too! View Post

Greece is one of the most magical places on earth. You can look at magazines and read dozens of blogs describing the breathtaking landscape and history, but nothing will compare to seeing it with your own eyes. If only there was a way to bottle up the crisp breeze, the deep blue Aegean Sea and the architecture of the whitewashed buildings. For me, Greece has always been a bucket list destination so when it was time to plan our honeymoon it was an easy choice. Andy and I wanted to truly experience the culture of Greece, along with its rich history and its beautiful volcanic base. For our trip, we decided to make three stops Athens, Santorini and Crete. View Post

The holidays are right around the corner! Whether you’re hosting a gathering or attending, you’ll certainly want something that will make a statement at the dinner table. This Cranberry & Orange tart will do just that. It’s festive and full of fall colors, but most important of all, it’s easy to make! Its buttery crust, sweet cream cheese filling and fresh fruit make for the perfect desert combination. What I love most about this recipe is its versatility. The crust is absolutely delicious and incredibly easy to make and you can use just about any fruit that you want. I’ve made this with berries and it’s just as tasty and looks just as elegant. Give the recipe a try and I promise you and your tummy won’t be disappointed.
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Do you know that moment when you’re getting ready for a party and you have the perfect outfit planned out, your hair is beautifully styled, your makeup game is on point, and you’re pretty satisfied with your amazing fashionista skills. Now if only you weren’t sporting a giant red pimple in the middle of your forehead you’d look like a million bucks.

It’s unfortunate when our own skin fails us and ruins all our efforts to rock that city chic outfit. But, this kind of thing can be avoided if we give it the care it needs and make sure that is stays healthy and lush. How do you accomplish this? Glad you asked! Read on for some awesome tips. View Post

Unless you are living under a rock it’s hard to miss the new trend making its way through the fashion world: Tassel Everything! From statement earrings, necklaces to bracelets these little body ornaments are having their way with the spotlight. The trend has been spotted on celebrities to street style goddesses and now — it’s your turn! The key to perfecting this look is balancing your attire to get the tassel jewels to pop. I paired a simple off the shoulder blouse with green drop tassel earrings from ShopwithBold. I experimented with this look on my honeymoon and instantly fell in love with the trend.

Shop my favorite pieces below!

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