Year: 2012

Make-Ahead-Smoothies

During a recent on-line chat, I mentioned one of my quick breakfast solutions, gluten-free, for busy mornings: Make ahead smoothies. The greatness here isn’t so much in the ingredients, but rather in freezing individual portions en masse, and using as needed. Busy morning ahead? Place the frozen smoothies in the fridge the night before and come morning, it’s ready to enjoy. Wholesome breakfast, minimal cleanup! We enjoy them year-round, whenever we’ve got to rush out the door for school, work,…
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Twelve New Year’s dresses for under 100

12 new year's eve dresses under $100

12 New Year’s Dresses for Under $ 100   For an event that only comes around once a year, it can be pretty crazy how much money people spend on dresses for New Year’s Eve.  But you don’t have to spend a lot to find a quality party dress that you’ll be able to wear more than just one night. I’ve rounded up 12 adorable dresses all under $ 100 that you can wear to ring in the New Year,…
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How to make holiday flan with eggnog

how to make eggnog flan

Here’s how to make an easy holiday recipe for eggnog flan for that last-minute dessert for any potluck Holiday party. It’s a great egg nog flan that’s easy to pull together, tastes great, and bonus — it’s gluten-free! We love to make flan.  It’s my husband’s favorite dessert.  Seeing as this is the season for eggnog, I thought those eggy rum and nutmeg flavors would be great turned into flan.  I added extra rum to the custard and the caramel…
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last LAST minute kid gifts

gift guide for kids

Some last, LAST last, last minute kid gifts for the holidays. I know you’re out there: the procrastinators, the mamas, the aunties and uncles, the dads and godmothers, godparents among you.  I’ve got a seriously very last-minute gift guide for kids for the holidays, with a little something for everyone and every age.  Pajamas for the kids, night goggles to spy Santa, craft kits, craft books, a Ryan Gosling book for the budding feminists among you (by my amaaaaazingly gifted…
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What can you wear to a holiday party?

party pants

//   Holiday party time is officially here.  You’re probably all done with your office parties, but there are still plenty of holiday parties between family and friends, and plenty of New Year’s Eve parties on the horizon.  What can you wear to a holiday party?  New editor Amanda has 3 great holiday party outfits for you to think about as you get ready to party it up wherever you are.   //   LOOK 1: // dress, tights, shoes, earrings, clutch,…
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This is 40 movie

this is 40

Movie weekend has arrived at our house.  Over the holiday break we try to hit as many new movies as possible, because man, that’s when all the good ones for the entire come out.  All at the same time.  Do you do this?  Now that our kids are old enough to sit through (and enjoy) movies, we take full advantage of all the bounteous Hollywood movie glory available. This weekend I’d really like to see the movie: This is 40. …
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Make a DIY Christmas tree card how-to

make a DIY Christmas tree card how-to

(How-to make DIY note cards is yet another great post from Stuff Steph Does, just in time to head home for the holidays and hand out your very own Christmas cards.  See below for the how-to. -Allison) //    Hello again! Steph from Stuff Steph Does here, and this week I’m doing a how-to of some simple DIY holiday cards you can make and share with your loved ones. Make a set of these to give as a gift or send…
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Another last minute beauty gift guide

another last minute gift guide

Another gift guide for the last minute holiday buyers among you (and me)! I’m no slouch when it comes to obsessing about beauty products, so here’s another last minute suggestion list/guide of my favorite beauty products.  Sometimes saving the best for last is the very best of all!  Isn’t it?  Just me? There’s something in this guide for every beauty lover/wearer/consumer you’re friends (or frenemies) with, so don’t stress what you’re going to get that fussy teacher/mother-in law/boss: hint: #5…
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Last minute beauty gift guide

last minute holiday beauty gift guide

Here’s a guide for the procrastinators among us (huzzah!), I have some last minute gift ideas for the stylish and beauty obsessed women in your life.  All the gift ideas in this beauty gift guide would make perfect stocking stuffers or presents for the main event, and I guarantee someone *ahem* would go bananas to have these in her life. You’ll most likely ABSOLUTELY impress whomever you’re gifting.  Mom, grandma, roommate, sister, girlfriend, sister-in-law, teacher, yourself.  This stuff is off…
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