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The Ultimate Holiday Kitchen Prep Essentials to Reduce Stress and Impress

Have you ever had to cook for several people in an outdated kitchen? This has been the case for us for several years. Our appliances are dated, we lack significant counter space, and organizing the cabinets requires master Tetris skills. Even with limited space, getting a few kitchen prep essentials in time for the holidays …

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Simple Holiday Centerpieces that Double as Gifts

Simple holiday centerpieces are about the only centerpieces I will do. Our house isn’t big enough for a gigantic dinner table. Therefore, table space is limited. I like practical table decor that is edible and that people can take home. This is a Fashionista Event, and a promotional item was provided to me by Chocolat …

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All the Best Parts of the Lights Festival in Chicago

After living in the suburbs our entire lives, we finally made it to the Lights Festival in Chicago. I don’t know what’s been stopping us from going all these years but I’m so happy we were able to attend the 25th Anniversary Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Jen, the kids, and I all received incredible VIP …

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Best Hostess Gift Ideas to Thank Holiday Hosts

The best hostess gift ideas are the ones to show you truly know your host. However, here are some unique suggestions in case you feel stumped. Hosting holiday gatherings is a ton of work and it’s important to thank whoever cares enough to invite you over. Best Hostess Gift Ideas With the current essential oils …

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Easy Holiday Meal Options and Tips for Stress Free Family Time

Have you ever known a stress free holiday? Our family certainly hasn’t. But that comes with the territory when there’s approximately 237 of us. There’s either not enough food, way way too much, or some sort of drama. But after finding these easy holiday meal options that aim to help even the craziest of family …

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