The Ultimate Little Miss Party Gift Guides to help you find something creative for everyone on your list. Scroll through for discount codes and a giveaway.
Rodin Luxury hand and body Cream // Extra moisture for the cold months ahead
Doma serving set from Anthropologie // Gold and gorgeous
C.Wonder ikat polka dot appetizer plates // Gorgeous on any holiday table – 40% off online until 12/1
Foil-pressed personalized stationary from Minted // Nothing beats a hand-written note
Brooklyn Slate cheese board // The way cheese deserves to be displayed
Oh Joy! For Target striped stoneware pitcher // We love to use as a vase for fresh flowers
Calypso St. Barth gold trim agate coasters // Almost too pretty to use!
Dwell Studio faceted white vases // Modern and white, the perfect combination
Dinosaur A-Z Alphabet Puzzle from Little Circus // Make his ABC’s more fun!
City Skyline Glow Blocks from Norman & Jules // The city really doesn’t sleep
Kids Star Wars Cookbook and lightsaber ice-pop tray from J.Crew // Is there anything this company doesn’t do?
Hape Toys Discovery Space Center from Target // Made from sustainable materials for your little learner
Land of Nod Tree House // For the kid who always wanted a tree house. 15% off and free shipping until 12/1
Piccolini NYC Hot Dog/Pretzel baseball tee // The “it” shirt for those in the know
Land of Nod pink floral canvas teepee // Camping never looked this glamorous – 15% off and free shipping until 12/1
Gray glitter sneakers from Little Circus // A little sparkle goes a long way
BlaBla Doll // For extra cuddle time
Roominate building toys for girls // A Shark Tank success story
Land of Nod wooden doll stroller // Even the fussiest dolls will love this stroller – 15% off and free shipping until 12/1
Ballerina Duvet and Pillowcase set // Now she can dance in her sleep
Wooden Magic Slate multi-color drawing house // Perfect for the car
Fatty Sunday’s DIY Pretzel Kit // use code FSxLMPP10 for 10% off their site through 12/31
DryBar Up Up and Away Travel Set // the only haircare you will ever have to pack. Check out our Instagram for a free giveaway
Cards for Humanity // The card game for horrible people. Awkward, inappropriate, and nothing but laughs
Nudo Olive Oil // Olive oil from your own tree in italy. Really!
Ban.do Hot stuff thermal mug // Is there really any other way to do morning?
Kiehls Lip Balm // Still the best
J.Crew Socks // Put a little twist on business casual
Thanksgiving is almost here! Dust off your china and pull out the silver…just kidding, Thanksgiving can be easy and casual. Here’s a couple tips and tricks using items that are accessible and inexpensive.
Delicious olives in a mini pumpkin? Yes please! Simply cut off the top of any “gourd” and scoop out the seeds and “brains”. The seeds would be fabulous later roasted with a little garlic powder and rosemary. YUM!
We’ve got munchies covered, what about the table? People stress too much about the details, we need room for food after all. Here is a super cute option for napkins, even the most novice of host can master this trick!
Lay out the square napkin, can be paper or cloth either works, and begin to fold the full length of the napkin back and forth in opposite directions like a fan. Keep the folds about an inch thick. Once you have finished the whole napkin fold in half and grab the “handle”.
Now it’s time to get creative: slip on a napkin ring, tie a ribbon, or wrap some twine. Go nuts.
What about the kids? Getting them involved in set up can be fun!
Have them choose from different colored napkins to stuff their glasses with. Cover the tables with craft paper for crayon play before or after dinner.
Use fresh herbs on their table and ask them to smell and taste them…
If you’ve got time to make pie, kids often love helping in the kitchen. No time? No Problem! Buy a premade pie from the baker and make some homemade whip cream. Like what you see below? Copper Moscow Mule mugs and Thanksgiving plates both from Crate and Barrel.
Wishing all of our favorite Americans a fabulous thanksgiving filled with delicious food, family and friends.
Photos above were taken by Karilyn Sanders.
This is probably one of the most stunning things I have ever made in my life. Back in the summertime, I made a similar recipe using a yogurt and fruit combo and kept it very healthy. From what I have been reading lately, dark chocolate is now the new yogurt and is considered to be good for you.
Here’s some facts about the health benefits of chocolate that I found very interesting (and if this is true….COME TO MAMA BABY!)
1. Chocolate decreases stroke risk
2. Chocolate reduces the likelihood of a heart attack
3. Chocolate protects against blood inflammation
4. Chocolate helps with math – * I wish I knew this when I was in school because I suck at arithmetic
5. Chocolate may prevent cancer
6. Chocolate reduces the risk of diabetes
7. Chocolate is good for your skin
8. Chocolate can control coughs
9. Chocolate improves blood flow
10. Chocolate strengthens your brain
11. Chocolate makes you live longer – see cool fact below
Jeanne Louise Calment lived to the age of 122—the oldest anyone has ever lived. She ate two and a half pounds of dark chocolate per week. Researchers found that eating chocolate actually adds two years to your life expectancy…..(two pounds of chocolate a week???!! It may help you live longer but what size jeans did this Jeanne Louise Calment wear??)
Okay, so don’t just start binging on chocolate! Most of the chocolate you buy in the grocery store is heavily processed, which means that it has lost many of its healthy chemicals. And some of the research above supporting chocolate’s healthy characteristics was paid for by chocolate manufacturers….well duh. Check out your local organic food stores for the unprocessed kind. Um…if all of the above could remotely be factual, then why not indulge?
The Garden of Eatin’s Chocolate Bark:
16 ounces melted best-quality dark, semi or milk chocolate (2 bars)
3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
(colored melting chocolates, optional)
2/3 cup mixed toppings such as nuts, coconut, sea salt, cranberries etc. (might as well go wild since you are going to be scarfing down chocolate).
Can we talk about the ins and outs of melting chocolate for a second? I always like to speed things up in the kitchen. Lately I have been melting chocolate in the microwave and although the results are good, there really isn’t anything quite like doing this task in heat proof bowl over slow boiling water.
How to belt out a perfect melt:
Place water in the bottom of the double boiler or a use a pot and a heatproof glass bowl that fits well inside and doesn’t touch the water (leave about a ½ inch space between the water and the bowl). Place the double boiler over low heat. Stir the chocolate constantly until it is melted. The water in the bottom of the double boiler should not come to a high boil while the chocolate is melting. Working with chocolate has to be quick so that it doesn’t harden. Your chocolate should have a beautiful sheen to it and should be a good consistency for spreading. If by chance the phone or doorbell rings in the middle of this project and your chocolate turns to glop, fear not. There is a way to fix it. Just place the bowl over the water again and add a few drops of water to the chocolate, stirring constantly until you regain that smooth sheen and consistency back.
Line a baking pan with wax paper. You can use a small baking sheet OR a 8 inch square pan. I opted for the pan because I wanted a thicker piece of bark to sink my teeth into…OH YA.
Spread your melted chocolate evenly in the pan and dot with melted colored chocolates, if desired. I used the end of a chopstick to make my marble swirlies but this is totally optional. It was fun and pretty to do but let’s face it, if you are making this for yourself you don’t need to fuss. If you are considering this for a gift, which is an awesome idea, the possibilities are endless.
Once your chocolate base is ready top, with any combo of goodies you desire. I used crushed pistachios, sliced almonds and coconut.
Chill until firm and then crack em up with a mallet or just punch the heck outta of it with your fist. I like this idea…don’t you?
See ya next week!