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The Best Personalized Gifts for Grandparents: Homemade or Store Bought

The Best Personalized Gifts for Grandparents: Homemade or Store Bought

Are you a plan-months-ahead gifter? Or a last-minute gifter?

5 Ingredient Peppermint Mocha Mousse Recipe (Vegan)

5 Ingredient Peppermint Mocha Mousse Recipe (Vegan)

‘Tis the season for peppermint mocha. I fangirl hard over peppermint mochas way harder than most girls (or guys) fangirl over pumpkin spice lattes.

How to Make a Standing Desk With Wood Top & Metal Legs

How to Make a Standing Desk With Wood Top & Metal Legs

You work from home, craft & curate at home or just like standing? The standing desk is a game changer. (more…)

65 Best Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide Ideas for 2018

65 Best Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide Ideas for 2018

Christmas is aggressively approaching. Somehow December seems to fly by at twice the speed of normal time. Quite the enigma.

Smoky, Winter-Spiced Old-Fashioned Cocktail Recipe with Homemade Bitters

Smoky, Winter-Spiced Old-Fashioned Cocktail Recipe with Homemade Bitters

Suddenly, you’re the mixologist for the cozy get together. Or perhaps it’s date night and you’re upping your cocktail game. Maybe you’re just a hipster or an old soul who appreciates a craft beverage on the regular.

DIY Stained Wood Sign / Decor Board

DIY Stained Wood Sign / Decor Board

Your old school home decor was a stowaway on your journey from apartment to house. (more…)

Creamy Pumpkin Gnocchi with Crispy, Thick-cut Bacon Recipe

Creamy Pumpkin Gnocchi with Crispy, Thick-cut Bacon Recipe

I love gnocchi. This isn’t the first gnocchi recipe we have posted on this blog. And it sure won’t be the last.

Holiday Season Bucket List

Holiday Season Bucket List

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Salted Brown Butter, Almond & Dark Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Salted Brown Butter, Almond & Dark Chocolate Cookies Recipe

You know how some people just love a good, uncomplicated cookie? A sugar cookie or something plain and simple like that? I am not one of those people. (more…)

Top 23 Holiday Decor & Design Ideas

Top 23 Holiday Decor & Design Ideas

Thanksgiving is over, and you know what that means: time to decorate for Christmas!

How to Build a DIY Pallet Christmas Tree

How to Build a DIY Pallet Christmas Tree

It’s almost Christmas already?? How did this happen?

Kitchen & DIY Best Deals on Black Friday for Amazon Lovers 2018

Kitchen & DIY Best Deals on Black Friday for Amazon Lovers 2018


One of the most hailed AND hated consumerism-driven holidays of the year. (more…)


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How to Make $100,000 Profit on the Sale of Your First Home: DIY, ROI & Real Estate Strategy

How to Make $100,000 Profit on the Sale of Your First Home: DIY, ROI & Real Estate Strategy

Disclaimer: we’re not realtors. Just a couple of home-happy millennials. This is not professional advice – simply an experience worth sharing.

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