Eggnog Ice Cream

“I love celebrating the holidays. Sometimes I’ll even put some eggnog in my rum”

Ecards

Okay so let’s just be completely honest with one another. Eggnog has, & will always be, the greatest thing that man has ever created over the course of our stint here on planet Earth. It is quite literally what I would imagine consuming dreams & rainbows would be like. Now I can only assume that all of you wholeheartedly accept this statement to be one hundred percent fact, so I therefore took it upon myself to dare to try & make Eggnog even more incredible than it already is. Guys… mission accomplished. This past weekend, Andrei & I made quite possibly the EASIEST Eggnog ice cream EVER. Like even easier than the infamous banana “nice-cream” that has overwhelmingly plagued our Insta feeds for the past two years. Yes… that easy! AND, I mean how perfect for Christmas Dessert right? (more…)


Holiday Gift Guide: Experience Gifts

“I searched & searched but you already have the perfect Christmas Gift… ME!”

Ceive

Oh my goodness gracious I literally cannot believe that Christmas is just a few days away. This holiday season flew by WAY TOO FREAKING FAST & at THIS stage in the game I would normally be sweating profusely from every single crevice & orifice of my body because typically I would have barely made a dent in that ever so daunting “Christmas Gift List” of mine. However, the most rare & inconceivable of Christmas Miracles actually happened this year & I finished ALL of my shopping like two weeks ago… TWO WEEKS AGO! BUT for those of you that still have to battle those extraordinarily remorseless mall crowds, I have my very own Christmas Miracle that I am about to selflessly bestow upon all of you today. It is the gift of… “Experience Gifts.”

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Holiday Wrapping Made Easy!

“When you stop believing in Santa you get underwear”

The Wondrous

Something so strangely wonderful & bizarre happened this Christmas Season. Like seriously bizarre. As of two nights ago,  I have officially, officially finished all of my Christmas shopping & wrapped ALL of my Christmas presents. This actually never happens & I SO wish you could all truly appreciate the tremendousness of this situation because it is quite frankly freakin’ unbelievable in my humble opinion; a true Christmas Miracle. All that’s left? The BOWS! Aka the most integral component of any present wrapping situation… I mean it quite literally ties the whole thing together! See what I did there?  (more…)


Gift Alert: JORD Watches

“Dear Santa… any chance of grading on a curve?”

Pinterest

Well folks…. The countdown to Christmas is officially, officially ON! Feeling the heat? Not going to lie, I one hundred and ten percent am. Every single year, I pledge that I will complete all of my Christmas Shopping before December 1st & every single year, without fail, I always manage to absolutely do this NEVER. I’m the one frantically pushing my way through the merciless hordes of panicked mall crowds on December 23rd in utter desperation, whilst attempting to cross off everyone on my list. It’s a horrible, horrible position to be in… yet I do it to myself ALWAYS. However, I think I’ve managed to solve my little Christmas Conundrum this year because – spoiler alert friends & family – I’ve pretty much decided that almost everyone on my list will be receiving a JORD Watch! REJOICE! (more…)


Elevated Santa’s Milk & Cookies

“Dear Santa: This year please give me a fat bank account & a slim body. And please don’t mix those two up like you did last year”

Famous Quotes Ever

First & foremost… UGH… I had all of these really wonderful intentions to bestow a plethora of really fun, & fantastical Christmas-themed posts upon all of you this year! However I have recently come to the conclusion that as a “grown-up” Christmas is actually quite stressful, & Andy Williams totally lied when he declared this to be the most “Wonderful Time of the Year” because NEWSFLASH friends… I have never been more swamped, like EVER! Please tell me that I’m not alone on this one! SO in an effort to embrace the craziness that is the holiday season, yet simultaneously recapture some of that whimsical Christmas magic I’m so desperately craving, I’m revamping a Holiday Classic utilizing pre-made, “ready to go” ingredients… zero stress + yummy foods = Christmas Party Hack amazingness! So without further adieu, I give you an elevated version of Santa’s Milk & Cookies!  (more…)


World’s CUTEST Hot Chocolate

“Chocolate is cheaper than therapy, & you don’t need an appointment”

Catherine Aitken

Okay so this overly inflated Blog Title may or may not be a slight exaggeration, but this mason jar hot chocolate is pretty darn cute, is it not? I wish that I could take credit for this adorable DIY, but truth be told I was totally inspired by my Aunt Liz, whom is essentially Martha Stewart 2.0. Every year around Christmas, my Aunt gives out these cookie/baked goods recipes in mason jars to friends & family, & they are just SUCH a hit.. so I thought I’d try my hand at a hot chocolate version! This is a super easy & cost-effective hostess gift with the most perfect personal touch! Enjoy! (more…)


Ambrosia Holiday Gift Guides: For the Foodie

I like to think that I know a thing or two about food… it is both delicious & just so happens to be an integral part of my chosen career path! Ambrosia IS a health food store after all! So be sure to check out my gift guide for the foodie on your list HERE!


Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver”

Seneca, Moral Essays

AHHH. Okay so first off, to be quite frank… I was super skeptical as to how this whole newspaper doubling as wrapping paper situation would turn out, but I am actually blown away if I do say so myself! It is SO chic, yet simultaneously cost-effective & environmentally friendly which to me, is a win-win situation for all parties involved. I’ve been absolutely dying to try that environmentally friendly, rustic brown paper bag gift wrap that’s been blowing up Instagram over the past two Christmases, but thought I’d put my own little twist on it! Insert: Newspaper Gift Wrap! (more…)


December Bucket List

“I planned out our whole day. First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of tollhouse cookie dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we’ll snuggle”

Buddy, Elf

As if your social calendar wasn’t already positively packed with an endless, sugar plum induced haze of  festive extravaganzas… I decided to bestow this perfectly curated Holiday Bucket List upon all of you today! So clear your agendas ladies & gents, there’s Christmas cheer to be had & copious amounts of eggnog & questionable fruit cake to be consumed; all gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, meat-free & of COURSE free from any, & all artificial colours &/or preservatives ;)… totally just kidding, it’s the holidays, & like the one time that I allow myself to eat ALL of the holiday foods… Anywho, here it is! (more…)