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Set the Perfect Thanksgiving Table

Set the Perfect Thanksgiving Table

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I am attempting to make it to the grocery store today and to beat the crowds that I am sure will be large on Wednesday. I am so excited about doing my favorite recipes for our Thanksgiving feast. My husband was looking over my shoulder last night as I was making my shopping list and asked, "You are making those awesome brussel sprouts, right?". Of course! (oh, add butter to the grocery list)! 

Hot Chocolate for Winter Months

Hot Chocolate for Winter Months

Brrrrr, it is cold out there in Chicago today. I went out for a dog walk this morning and found myself running back into the house for a heavier jacket. Even Grohe our dog, looked at me with that, oh no, "another 6 months of this?" look?! But, once I get the heat rolling in the house (which I put on for the first time in six months last night) and get used to the cold again, I have to admit I do love winter. Today I find myself working from the home office and craving something hot and sweet and found this amazing recipe online for Mexican Hot Chocolate. What a perfect afternoon I have planned of sipping yummy hot chocolate and dreaming about snow falling and the holidays approaching. 

Tips for Mailing Out Holiday Cards

This week I mailed my company Holiday card and our personal card to friends, family and business friends. Every year I work with Jenna at Clementine Ink to do my cards and every year we wrack our brains for a fun and new idea. This year we channeled a new trend you will see in stationary which is Bling! Yes, 3 red crystals on the holly that I had on my gorgeous letterpress cards.Stuffing, sealing and stamping takes a lot of work so here are my quick tips on getting those Holiday cards out and staying sane.