1. NYE Festive Fruit Skewers

    dessert skewers for the Holidays

    Get out of work today at 4:30 today but still need to grab a few things for tonight’s celebration? Rather than heading to the prepared food aisle here is an easy but festive dessert alternative. I assembled these cute and colorful fruit skewers in no time by buying fresh pineapple and strawberries in the pre-chopped section. I then created stacks of my three fruits and held them in place with Pom Pom Skewers.

    The Skewers:

    I recommend heading to your local Party City or Party store for fun skewers {like these}. If you don’t have stores nearby, head to a local grocery for long bamboo sticks and then to any paper store {like Staples or Target} for vellum paper. Follow this quick tutorial via Martha Stewart to assemble.

    Get creative and use an array of fruits and colors, the great part is they don’t even have to match to be tasty and photo-worthy! Happy and Healthy NYE!

    pinapple, strawberry, blueberry fruit skewersnew years eve dessert ideas 2

  2. Host a New Years Eve Wine & Chocolate Tasting Party

    wine tasting new year even wine and chocolate tasting party

    Wine and Chocolate… pretty much everything I need to make me happy {oh, and my family… hehe} but all things aside, it’s a pretty heavenly combination. So when brainstorming fun things todo at home on New Years Eve, I thought back to the Wine and Chocolate Pairing I did with my girlfriends with this TCHO kit and Uproot Wine and decided I definitely need todo it again. The key point is starting with amazing wines. I have featured Uproot, a Napa based company on several occasions {like here and here}, and aside from the fact that their wines are delish, their alcohol content…

  3. KitchenSurfing Dinner Party

    kitchen surfing dinner party black and white table setting

    Even though the Holidays have passed, most of us find we are constantly entertaining for guests and out-of-towners through the New Year. By now most of us are so sick of cooking and cleaning that we want to throw in the towel and just meet friends at a restaurant. So imagine the option of hosting at home with a stunning meal prepared by a chef with no cooking or cleaning… sounds too good to be true {or too expensive}… well get excited because you can in fact have it all {at take-out pricing!} with KitchenSurfing. It all started a few weeks…

  4. 23 Month Toddler : Faux-Fur Lined Boots

    Reese old navy outfit for the Holidays

    ‘Tis the season for cute winter sweaters and this Old Navy cowlneck could not be more perfect for little Miss Reese {similar here}. Combo’ed back to printed leopard denim, she is an adorable mix of warm but trendy for our busy winter-time activities. My favorite thing by far though are her new faux-fur lined boots. For only $16.00 they are a must-buy winter accessory for your toddler! Some of my other favorite Old Navy winter sweaters for my toddler include this grey cable-knit, this textured button down, and this crew-neck heart sweater. Also still available is the “Love” sweater Reese wore in this Fashionable…

  5. Marshalls Secret Santa

    secret santa gifts from Marshalls

    Since I am a contributor to Marshalls’ Project Fab Blogger Program, we were assigned the fun project of participating in a Secret Santa swap for the Holidays. The task: to spend $50 at our local Marshalls on the Secret Santa we were assigned {another blogger from the group}. I received the fashion blogger Sara of Style MBA who I met back when she was in New York for our first official training day {insta pic here}. She is so cool and trendy so I knew I needed to find a fun name brand piece. She also just moved to LA full-time…

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