The Perfect Gift for Foodies (and a RawSpiceBar Giveaway!)

RawSpiceBar monthly flavor kit, perfect gift for foodies

My husband is one of the trickiest people to shop for. Yes, I live with him. Yes, I know what he likes. But he doesn’t really need anything—and there are only so many kitchen gadgets you can get a guy who loves to cook before it gets old. Enter the RawSpiceBar monthly Flavor Kit, which includes unique freshly-ground spice blends and recipe ideas delivered to your loved one’s mailbox every month. Think spices like German Gingerbread, Indo-French Vadouvan and Peppercorn Chai. It’s an adventurous chef’s dream!

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boohoo Kids’ Collection

boohoo provided us with clothes for review, but the opinions are our own.

Manchester-based online clothing retailer boohoo recently launched a kids collection to stand alongside their womens and mens lines and it is seriously adorable. The boohoo Kids’ Collection is filled with stylish and adorable clothes for the sassiest girls in your  life. I’m particularly feeling all of the sweet pieces that would work for holiday parties.

Before I show you what my girls picked out, I thought I’d pick out a few of my favorite pieces from the collection.

boohoo kids collection holiday style

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Great Gift for Girls: LittleMissMatched Colorize Collection

LittleMissMatched sent us products for review, but opinions are all our own.

Tween girls can be so tough to buy gifts for. They’re at an age when they still like things that are childlike but they want to be seen and treated as older. Take my ten year old. One minute she’s using a variety of silly voices while playing Barbies with her sister and the next minute she’s shrieking that she doesn’t want to go to the movies because Moana is for babies (she loved it, by the way. She just would never admit it to you).

It is nearly impossible to purchase solid gifts for such fickle creatures.

But, once in a while, you stumble upon something that balances delicately in the sweet spot between little kid and big girl. The cool personalized stationery from my last post is a great example. Another sure hit? LittleMissMatched’s Colorize Collection. The collection, which includes different sock designs and a headphone set, allows girls to customize them by coloring in the designs themselves. My girls are big fans of LittleMissMatched to begin with, but having the ability to customize their socks took their love to a whole new level.

creative gift for girls littlemissmatched colorize collection

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Get Holiday Ready with Minted

This post is in partnership with Minted. All gushing (and stray drops of drool) are my own.

Usually when I think of Minted, I think of insanely beautiful invitations and cards.

You know when you’re going through a stack of Christmas cards and one feels so luxurious in your hand that you have to touch it for a little longer than necessary? That can’t be just me, right? Or the ones with designs that kind of make you want to frame them and hang them up on your wall… even if someone else’s family will be staring back at you? Yeah, well those are usually from Minted. And I’m a total sucker for them.

What I didn’t realize is that Minted also offers a variety of holiday gifts and decor that are just as drool worthy. Let’s take a little peek together…

Minted holiday gifts and decor | tree skirts

Who knew tree skirts could be so stinking beautiful? Yes, I’ve seen cute ones before. But these are some other level awesome without looking like someone had a little too much egg nog and vomited pent up holiday spirit under your tree. The graphic prints on these beauties are subtly festive and they get major bonus points for being reversible (kind of like dresses with pockets).

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This Is Not About My Vagina

untangling my feelings about Trump and the election

I’m not going to lie to you. This election has jarred me. I have so many feelings that I’m not sure what to do with. If you’re already rolling your eyes and wishing I’d accept things, move on, and stop whining, you might want to skip this post. I won’t be mad at you and I hope you won’t be mad at me. Because sometimes I need to sort out my feelings in the best way I know how: writing them down.

There are so many feelings swirling around my unsettled guts that I honestly don’t even know where to start.

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