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With Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to show you some of the great gifts available in our Shop!  We’ve been teasing you on Instagram with some of our fun new holiday stuff and it’s finally here!  I guarantee this will sell quickly.  Our specialty items always do and then we get sad/angry emails…

Great Holiday Gift Idea
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So we are very busily putting on some finishing touches on something really exciting in our shop. We hope that you’re going to be excited, too. We’re getting some new products and gift bundles ready (we’ve been giving out some hints on our Instagram accounts–if you want to take a peek, check us out here, here,…

10 of our Best Peppermint Recipes + Some News
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If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I have pets. Lots of them. More than I ever meant to have at once…it’s a long story. But one of my great questions in life is what my pets are thinking. What they’re doing when I’m not around. What happened to Milo the Cat’s…

The Secret Life of Pets: Easy Character Cookies + Printable Drink Labels
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It should come as no surprise that I spend a lot of time thinking about food.  I keep a page of notes on my phone so I can jot down recipes ideas when they come to me and when I was looking over it the other day to find something to make and share with…

Peppermint Bark Sheet Cake
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People are always asking me what I want for Christmas, not so much because they all want to buy me presents (because so far, no one has actually bought me anything I’ve recommended), but because they’re looking for ideas for themselves/their wives/girlfriends/sisters/whoevers.) So I’ve put together a list of things I would love this year. Combined with the…

Kate's Christmas Wish List 2016
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This kind of might feel like a weird recipe leading up to Christmas. But if you guys are anything like me, you’re a) short on time and b) trying to eat kind of a little bit healthy before we dive into the debauchery of December.  Sheet pan dinners are crazy popular right now and for…

Healthy Chicken Sausage & Roasted Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner
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Okay folks, it’s HERE! If you’re new around here, we have an online Shop with our own line of Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars and fun kitchenwares.   We have some crazy low mark-downs through Cyber Monday only, so jump on these!  Things are selling FAST, I’ve already had to edit this post at 7:30am…

Cyber Monday Shop Sale!
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I have a long-standing love affair with Etsy. I love unique, homemade stuff, but I’m not at all crafty. Like, not. at. all. So I love that there’s a place where I can easily find exactly what I’m looking for (or discover things I never knew I was looking for. Or, like that time I…

Shop Small Saturday: Our Favorite Etsy Shops
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Hello Friends!  Thanksgiving week is upon us once again.  We love this holiday, as we love all holidays centered around food.  More importantly, we love focusing on the blessings in our lives and the gratitude we feel as we gather with those we care about.  We are certainly grateful for all of YOU who continue to…

Thanksgiving Recipes
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We’re taking a little break from all of the holiday eats and treats to share our favorite new (free!) beauty app with you guys (especially just in time for Christmas shopping–no one ever said you couldn’t treat yo self a little in the middle of all the holiday shopping!) Makeup is always kind of intimidating…

Introducing the BeauByte App
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This recipe has been in my family for over 40 years and has since become a staple for SO many of you during the holidays!   It was long overdue for a little make-over so here you go.  If you’ve never made this amazing dish, it’s incredibly quick and easy, and can even be made a…

Flashback Friday: Candied Coconut Sweet Potatoes
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Mashed potatoes.  I feel like they’re kind of like chocolate chip cookies in the way that everyone has their  version of perfection.  Some like them smooth, some like them chunky, some like skins, others are horrified by the skins (#teamskin, for the record). Then you’ve got a plethora of add-in options like garlic and cheeses, herbs,…

Pressure Cooker & Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
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