Shopping the Anthropologie Gift Guide

Ah, the holiday shopping season’s last minute craze has officially begun. Stores are emailing you every hour about last minute sales and new inventory additions. Facebook is a virtual shopping circulator with all the ads that are popping up and following you from your recent Google searches. Continue reading “Shopping the Anthropologie Gift Guide”

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Meet The Parents

Hopefully this is not the first time you’re meeting your guy’s parents. Hopefully he has deemed it important to introduce you before a major holiday so that the two of you don’t spontaneously combust from fried nerves and untapped sexual frustration. But even if he has let them know you exist and shown them a rather flattering picture of you from Facebook, it’s still bound to be a anxious occasion.

In order to feel confident, you’ve got look confident. Fake it till you make it works well here. It’s the holidays and you might as well go all out with charm and sophistication. Think Festive Zooey Deschanel.

Meet The Parents

Let Them Eat Cake

I like to consider baking my sport. I am a hardcore baker with a black belt in flavoring. Yea, I said it. I love mixing it up and laying it down in the kitchen. I am in my element when the holidays roll around.

Need an Easter chocolate torte? Done.

Craving a Fourth of July cherry pie? Boom!

Longing for some Christmas Eve cookies? I thought you’d never ask!

Along with Christmas Eve cookies, I needs my Christmas cake. And here are some of my favorites. Feel free to serve all of these cakes with coffee, milk, and love. Happy Baking!

Chocolate Bundt Cake
Coconut Cake
Pecan Spice Layer Cake
Bittersweet Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake
Perfect White Cake

Sibling Rivalry

Okay, enough with the gag gifts and presents made of food. Time to get your brother or sister a gift that shows them that you’re a mature, responsible, thoughtful adult. Time to make them feel really stupid for their “Fart in a Can” stocking stuffer. Yea, who’s mom’s favorite now?

In. Your. Face.

Sibling Rivalry

Best Gifts For Dad

I’m only going to say this once: Dad doesn’t need another tie.

That is all.

Best Gifts For Dad

Best Gifts For Mom

Obviously the woman whom birthed you deserves more than a chocolate bar and a Merry Christmas card. Show mom some respect and get her something good.

Best Gifts For Mom

 

Romantic Intentions

That coupon booklet was cute. The first time.

Time to move up to the big leagues and be a little more creative and a lot more charming.

Romantic Intentions

 

Office Secret Santa

Your boss dead set on making you and your coworkers prove that you don’t hate each other? Yea, I’ve been there. But, luckily for you, I’ve gathered some awesome gifts, for under $50. Happy Shopping!

Office Secret Santa

Five Ways to Add Sparkle

It’s here, people. The countdown to Christmas and New Year’s Day has officially begun. You’ve finally eaten all the turkey and mashed potatoes your mother forced you to bring home with you after Thanksgiving. You’re done sitting in front of the television watching Sleepy Hollow reruns OnDemand and  now it’s time to go forth into the world and party! The next couple of weeks will be jammed packed with after work happy hours, last minute girl’s nights, and holiday parties. Without breaking the bank, you can quickly update your wardrobe with a few splashes of sparkle that you can incorporate into your everyday rotation.
Five Ways to Add Sparkle