Perfect Gifts For Her

perfect gifts for her

Leopard Clutch/Monogram Ornament/Voluspa Candle/Kate Spade Holiday Cards/Cheese Knives/Deer Print/Glittery Clutch/Robe/Scarf/Mug/Glass/Notebook

I was browsing through Chapters over the weekend and I must say I am super impressed with their home and style items this season.  Since we’ve officially entered December, I thought it would probably be a good idea to start Christmas shopping.  I wish I was one of those keeners that have everything bought and wrapped before eggnog lattes are back at Starbucks.  Anyhoos, here are a few of my favourite picks!  Have a nice day! =) xo

Tuxedo Blazer

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Dress:  Vintage
Shoes:  Nine West
Shoe accessory:  BCBG
Blazer:  Sears
Clutch:  Lord & Taylor

Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Mine consisted of cleaning up the place, taking our parents out for dinner and finally putting our Christmas tree up.  Yes, I say finally because I usually have it up by November 1st.  My friends call me crazy but I get into Christmas mode even before Halloween.  Its just one of those holidays I absolutely love.  After all our hard work, the hubs and I decided we deserved a long overdue date night.  I got dressed up (understatement of the year) and went out for a lovely dinner.  My look consists of a vintage lace dress topped off with a velvety cropped tuxedo blazer and finished off with bejeweled satin ruby heels.  Cheers to a great week ahead! xo

Candied Pecans

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Warning:  these are dangerously addictive!  They’re sweet, crunchy and salty!  I love giving these out as gifts during holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Seal them tight in small jars, tie a cute polka dot ribbon around it and voila, you have a homemade sentiment to bring over to someone’s house.  Oh, and did I mention they’re super easy to make?  =)  Enjoy!!

Ingredients:

1 cup white sugar

1 egg white

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon water

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 pound pecan halves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  2. Mix sugar, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Whisk egg white and water together in a separate bowl until frothy. Toss pecans in the egg white mixture. Mix sugar mixture into pecan mixture until pecans are evenly coated. Spread coated pecans onto a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until pecans are evenly browned, 1 hour.

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