Ice Cream Snowballs

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We are finally making our way to the Swiss Alps in Zermatt this weekend. I’m really excited and really nervous. If I knew I would be knitting in the lodge the whole weekend, I could just be excited. But people keep telling me that I need to try this whole skiing thing since we live […]

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2013 in Review

2013 Collage

I know it’s already 2014 and all, but I still want to talk about 2013 because it was an amazing whirlwind of a year and I’m not sure how 2014 will measure up. I started out the year as a newly engaged woman who was trying to plan a wedding and sell her first home […]

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Gingerbread Cookies, Candy Canes, and Ornament Cupcakes {and a giveaway!}

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Last year at this time, I was back in San Francisco hopping from cookie exchange parties to a cookie decorating workshop to holiday get-togethers. This year has been much calmer, which has been helpful to keep holiday weight gain at bay, but I have no parties to bake for! I managed to figure out how […]

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Christmas in Europe

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Christmas in Europe is pretty magical. I guess when you combine a ton of beautiful lights with a cold Swiss winter; the result is a wonderful Christmas feeling that I have never experienced. On top of the pretty lights, there is glühwein to be drunk (a warm mulled wine), a nightly singing Christmas tree, chestnuts […]

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DIY Tissue Paper Holiday Garland


In our apartment, we have all these great window sills that seemed to be asking for a hanging holiday garland. I got my supplies and set out to make a tissue paper garland that looked easy and affordable…just what I wanted for my holiday decor. Turns out I forgot to take into consideration that there […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Tea Lover

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I think you already know this by now, but I l-o-v-e tea. I probably drink anywhere from 3-7 cups of tea a day. When I have met fellow sole tea drinkers, they seem to love tea just as much as I do. So if you have any tea drinkers on your holiday shopping list, there […]

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