Does anyone else struggle with finding unique gifts every year? I feel like it’s always a challenge! And I don’t want my friends/family to end up with “stuff” they don’t want… so I feel like you can never go wrong with experiences… and food! Especially sweet treats they aren’t expecting! You’d never expect to get ice cream for Christmas, right?! That’s why I love this Signature Deluxe Party Pack from Graeter’s. I absolutely love their ice-cream, first and foremost. Second, this pack is awesome to give as a gift, or even to order for a corporate holiday party or to just enjoy at home! It comes with 12 pints of ice cream (not all shown, because we ate so many already), dessert sauce, an ice cream scooper, bowls, spoons and napkins.Read More
You guys know how much I love sweet wine by now, right? And one of the first sweet reds I ever loved was Roscato! I remember during my World Market glory days (where I’d go at least once a week), I saw this wine… and was like, hmm. Moscato… but red? Roscato? And yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds. And I have a fun history with this wine… it’s won several Wine Clubs I’ve hosted with my girlfriends. First as a standalone wine, second mixed into a sangria. And for this post, I thought it’d be fun to try their Roscato Prosecco mixed into a wine spritzer for the holidays! The recipe is super easy… mix a bottle of Roscato Prosecco with a bottle of Roscato Rosso Dolce (or a sweet red wine, or even a cranberry cocktail juice), and throw in a few orange slices! Sweet, a little fizzy, and so good!Read More
This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received the included shoes as compensation.
We’re so close to the holidays… do you have your holiday wish list yet? Are shoes on it?! I’m teaming up with Kohl’s to show off a few awesome brands available in store and on their website! In the cooler months, a great pair of boots are a must! I’m really loving this pair of Koolaburra by UGG® open-toe booties. They are so cute with a pair of raw-edge denim! I also love working out and fitness goals are always a top priority for new in my new year’s resolutions… so it’s the perfect time of year to pick up a cute new pair of tennis shoes! I’m loving these pink ones from New Balance. Keep reading to see how I styled both looks!Read More
This day was one of my favorites — our annual Christmas tree chopping day! Traditions are something I really look forward to. First thing, we head to Rockford to get breakfast at The Peppermill Grill. Once we got there though, we realized we took my car instead of Eric’s, and his car is so much easier to haul our tree home with… so while he ran home to switch cars, I did a little shopping downtown! But we also forgot our camera in my car when he made the switch, so we could only take iPhone shots for these photos… so yeah, nothing went totally right, but it was just one of those days you remember as being so fun.
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When we headed up north to Suttons Bay area, we did a little bit of wine tasting in the afternoon, grabbed brunch, and stopped to Hoplot! I loved hanging out here for a bit. We had the best autumnal vibes. Plus, they have the outdoor igloos where you can sit and hang outside with little space heaters… and be warm! So we grabbed our drinks inside (strawberry mead for me, yum) and reserved an igloo for a bit! We just hung out, snapped a few photos, warmed up for a bit, before heading back on the road to visit more wineries. Such a fun stop during our weekend up north!
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Over the holiday weekend, we headed to the Windy City to take in a concert, some deep-dish pizza, and coffee at the cutest café! I wanted to fit the late autumn vibes, so I packed my plaid coat… with the coolest new pair of boots I own by BED|STU from Zappos! They’re a little bit rustic, a little bit edgy, and they just look “cool”. I wore these boots for a full night of walking around Chicago, standing for a few hours at a concert, and they were super comfortable. Plus, I love the darker “rustic teak” look! I don’t have a single pair of boots that look like these, but they already go with so much in my closet.Read More