Holiday Gift Guide: Love of Your Life

Holiday Gift Guide: Love of Your Life

The holidays are the perfect time for love. Someone to curl up with on a cold night, to go ice skating with, or, if you’re from Chicago, the perfect date for Zoo Lights and Christkindlmarket. But it can also be a stressful time trying to figure out the perfect gift for the one you love. No matter your budget there are great gifts you can get that aren’t an over-the-top cliche. Whether for him, for her, or a gift for the two of you to enjoy together, below are my picks for the love of your life.

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Giving Tuesday: A Look at my Marathon Charity

Giving Tuesday: A Look at my Marathon Charity

Congratulations! You (and hopefully your waistline and wallet) survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I hope you were able to fill your bellies with delicious food and your closets, stockings, houses and more with amazing new buys – I know I stocked up with some self-care goodies from Scratch Goods and some new work clothes from LOFT and I am so excited to get both packages in the mail.

In the wake of an entire weekend centered around treating yo’ self, today is a day truly dedicated to helping others. Happy Giving Tuesday.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Best Babe

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Babe

I don’t know about you, but sometime I have the most trouble finding the perfect gift for my best friends. I mean, I want to get them something they’ll love, something they’ll use, and something unique. It takes me so long to pick out the perfect gift for each one that I’ve become the queen of gifting a month late. But with these picks below I no longer have to worry about not having a gift in time. Below are my top picks for your bestie this holiday season:

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Holiday Gift Guide: Foodie Friend

Holiday Gift Guide: Foodie Friend

With the restaurant scene buzzing and social media taking over, it’s hard not to find yourself friend’s with a self-proclaimed foodie. So what better to gift them than something that supports their love of all things edible? While most foodies have a plethora of kitchen gadgets, below are my top picks for fun gifts that they likely haven’t already given themselves.

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Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving is one of my absolute favorite times of year, and, as a pescatarian, I’m not in it for the turkey (although my cousin makes the BEST bird). What I really love about Thanksgiving are the traditions we have in my family.

I spend 99% of my Thanksgiving with my dad and his family. My parents are no longer together, and while my mom’s side doesn’t really do much, my dad’s family all comes to town and gets together in a huge celebration. It’s sometimes the only time of year when I see my St. Louis cousins, so I look forward to it every year. With my mom, we celebrate the weekend before, so I’m still eating leftover mashed potatoes from our feast.

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