GIFT GUIDE FOR THE FOODIE

Happy Wednesday, my friends! I hope that your week is going wonderfully. My week has been full of planning future content for the blog, catching up with some friends, and some job related things! Tomorrow my sister and I are beginning our Christmas baking, and man oh man, we have a lot to do. Our Mommom Minnow always made all kinds of cookies for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and we're trying to hold onto that tradition. I'll be sharing some of Mommom Minnow's Christmas cookie recipes on here next week, so stay tuned because they're really good. 

Tonight I'm stopping by to share my third gift guide of the season with you all! This gift guide is perfect for the foodies in your life. I think there's something for every foodie on this gift guide: the baker, the health enthusiast, the coffee lover, and the wanna-be bartender ;P Let's get right into my picks!

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1. Vitamix Blender: Everyone should have a Vitamix blender in my opinion. I LOVE ours. We had other blenders before, but they always left me kind of chewing the kale in my smoothies, and who wants to be chewing on a smoothie? Not this girl! This gift is on the pricier end, but if you have someone in your life who loves making smoothies, soups, or even frozen margaritas, this is an amazing gift! 

2. Cheese Knives: If you have a friend that loves hosting wine and cheese nights, this is a great gift option! I mean, cheese is absolutely one of the most delicious foods out there (at least in my opinion haha), but these beautiful marble cheese knives will take wine and cheese night to the next level. 

3. Latte Bowls: These bowls are the perfect gift for a friend that just moved into her first apartment or home. They're perfect for holding snacks or prepping ingredients for cooking and baking!

4. Veggetti Pro: Another fun pick for the health enthusiast in your life! This Veggetti Pro can turn almost any vegetable into "noodles". You can use a zucchini to make zoodles, which is a really great substitute for spaghetti in Italian dishes. You also could use the Veggetti on a potato to make shoestring baked fries in the oven! The possibilities are endless with this one, friends :)

5. Bottle and Cork Screw: How cute would this little set be for the hostess of the holiday party you're attending? This set would also be an adorable stocking stuffer, and it would be the perfect addition to your friend's stylish bar cart. 

6. Playful Dish Towel: You can never have enough dish towels, right? So, why not have cute dish towels to display?! I think that this Kate Spade one is so fun. Another great hostess gift, and it'd be great paired with the bottle and cork screw set! 

7. Russet Measuring Cups: This pick is one you'll want to get for your friend or family member that loves to bake. I'm a huge baker, and I would love to have some cute measuring cups to use. This is just one of the sets that Anthropologie has, so make sure to check out all of their options! 

8. William & Sonoma Hot Cocoa: I get this hot chocolate for my future brother-in-law every year now because he loves it that much. Honestly, I think any family member or friend would love to receive this hot chocolate as a gift! They have plain, peppermint, and salted caramel, so you're sure to find a flavor your loved one will like. 

9. Golden Monogram Mug: This mug will hands down be a winner for the coffee or tea lover in your life! I know my family members will be laughing when reading this, because I'm pretty much a mug hoarder. I mean, if you drink a lot of tea and coffee you have to have lots of fun and pretty mugs to drink it out of, right? Right. 

Alright, my lovely friends, I hope that this gift guide makes your holiday shopping a bit easier! 

Happy gift giving!

Weekend Recap & Free Printable Christmas Gift List!

Hey, friends! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and long weekend full of family, friends, food, and some shopping! My mom, dad, and my sister headed to my Aunt and Uncle's for Thanksgiving, and it was really nice to spend some time with them and our two cousins, Morgan and Sara. I totally failed as a blogger and only have one grainy selfie of my sister, me, and my two cousins from the day, but I think that goes to show that we were having a good time. 

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We had a bunch of yummy food, and I really loved how my stuffing and pies turned out. Yay! If you're looking for some recipes for upcoming holiday parties, check back to THIS post for the recipes I made for Thanksgiving. 

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I'm not a huge Black Friday shopper, so I headed to my sister's instead to hang out with her for the day, and I ended up joining her and Mike for a second Thanksgiving dinner on Friday night. It's safe to say that I'm still full from Thanksgiving Dinners one AND two. 

On Saturday my mom, dad, sister, and I headed out to get our Christmas tree. This is the earliest that we've ever gotten it, but we figured why not enjoy the Christmas season for as long as possible? There's not many things I love more than waking up to the smell of our Christmas tree and looking at it all lit up in our living room at night.

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On Sunday morning my mom and I strung lights onto the tree while sipping coffee in some festive mugs that I found at Marshalls Homegoods. There's just something about drinking coffee out of a Christmas mug that makes it so much better!

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The rest of the Sunday we ran some errands and then I went to the gym with my dad for a post Thanksgiving workout. And now here we are on Monday night! I hope all you big shoppers out there scored some good deals during Cyber Monday today. We got a teensy tiny head start on our Christmas gift shopping this weekend, but we still have a good amount to do!

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I'm a list kinda girl, and that's no different when it comes to Christmas gifts. I like to write down the gifts we still need to get, along with the person's name we're gifting the present to. So, I figured why not make a cute printable to use this year, and I'm sharing it with you all so you can print it out to use for your holiday gift lists. Isn't is so much more fun to make lists when it's Christmas themed? Please tell me I'm not the only crazy list lady here ;P

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Click HERE to get your FREE printable Christmas List! Happy gift giving, friends :) 

 

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide: Gilmore Girls Edition

Hey, friends! I'm dropping by tonight with my second gift guide of the holiday season. This gift guide is perfect for your friends who are currently obsessing over the Gilmore Girls revival. I'm late hopping onto the Gilmore Girls train (I'm only on season 4 currently) so I won't be done in time for the revival, but I'm loving the show so far! Let's be real, love is probably an understatement. IT'S THE BEST SHOW EVER (besides Parenthood which I'm totally procrastinating on finishing the last season because I don't want it to ever, ever end). I know, I'm being a tad bit dramatic, oops!

Anyways, I hope that this gift guide helps you pick out a gift for your friend that loves Gilmore Girls, or maybe you'll find something you want to add to your wish list :) 

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  1. Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham (AKA Lorelai Gilmore): This book is a collection of personal essays about Lauren's time filming the revival of Gilmore Girls, her journey through her career, navigating Hollywood, and so much more. This is at the very tip top of my Christmas list, and I think any Gilmore Girls fan would love this as a gift! You can preorder it now on Amazon, the actual release date is the 29th of this month.
  2. I'd Rather Be Watching Gilmore Girls Sweatshirt: The perfect cozy gift to cuddle up in during a Gilmore Girls marathon. No girl would turn down this cute sweatshirt!
  3. Luke's Diner Mug: The classic choice, a Luke's diner mug. I think every Gilmore Girls fan needs one of these to drink coffee out of...like a Gilmore, of course ;P
  4. Oy With The Poodles Print: If you watch the show, you know this line. I think this would be such a fun gift for a friend's office. How cute would it be within one of those gallery walls?! 
  5. GG Pencils: The perfect stocking stuffer! These pencils are so adorable. The pink pencil says "I love you like..." and then the white pencils say things like "Lorelai loves coffee," "Rory loves to read" etc. So fun, right?!
  6. Stars Hollow Candle: For the candle lover in your life who's also a Gilmore Girls groupie, I've found you the perfect gift! This candle has notes of maple leaves, apples, toasted marshmallows, and fall spices. It'll transport you right to Stars Hollow. 
  7. Where You Lead Bracelet: I'm kinda-sorta obsessed with this bracelet. How cute would it be to get one for you, your sister, and mom, or you and one of your best friends? There's different variations of this bracelet on Etsy, but this is my favorite one!

Alright, friends, I hope that this gift guide helped you find some cute gifts for the holiday season! Anyone else out there frantically trying to binge watch Gilmore Girls to catch up before the revival?! 

Happy Shopping!