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Gift Guide: Dude Edition

Its holiday gifting season!! Ladies, can we all agree that most guys are awful to shop for?  Awful.  My Dad remains a mystery.  My brother is super challenging, too.  But my husband is not.  Maybe because he isn’t shy about sharing what he likes.  Or maybe because his likes, interest, and sense of style are very consistent.  Either way, I or rather he can personally vouch for all of these items.  These are some of his favorites, so hopefully these items will give you some ideas for those impossible to shop for guys in your life! Happy Shopping!! *Items $25 and under are marked with an asterisk.      …
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Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas shopping is hard.  I do my best to support local small businesses, but I don’t know what I would do without the internet.  Fight traffic or buy it online for the same price or better?  No-brainer. I know there are a million gift guides out there, so I wanted to approach mine a little differently.  I only chose categories that I personally can shimmy myself into. I have to say, I’m feeling confident in my suggestions because I either own or have been eyeing each of these products.  I think other people would love them too!  So without further adieu: The Almost Properly Holiday Gift Guide – 2017! *Items…

LOVE PEOPLE WELL: Swedish Almond Ring

This post is part of the Love People Well series.  The focus of this series is on easily shareable, transportable, and giftable foods.  Its an invitation to spread a little love to our friends and neighbors in a simple and tangible way. One month ago, we moved.  One month in, it still feels almost as chaotic and unpacked.  Multiple rooms are “works-in-progress” which means several other rooms are stuffed with yet-to-be-unpacked moving boxes.  So. many. moving. boxes.  But, you guys, we are living amidst the chaos and loving it!! We semi-organized about 25% of the house enough to host Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving in a moderately civilized fashion.  Hello, real plates, silverware, and grown-up food!…

Recipe Round-up: Holiday Morning Treats to Feed the Crew

Its the holidays and you have a million people at your house, eh?  Are they crazy folks who actually expect to eat every morning? Well, then we have that in common.  My family likes to eat too. I’ll be stocking up on lots of espresso beans this week in preparation for the Holiday weekend mornings with a house full of people! So, I’ve rounded up my favorite morning treats to feed your whole crew! Pecan Sticky Buns Pumpkin Bread with Fresh Cranberries Swedish Hazelnut Buns Ginger Biscuits with Apple & Pumpkin Butter Cranberry Walnut Sour Cream Coffee Cake Cardamom Morning Buns The Best Homemade Granola Gooey Cinnamon Rolls with Cream…

Creamy Cauliflower and White Bean Hummus + JORD Wood Watches

Any gathering where guests mill about pre-meal with a beverage in hand feels like there should be at least a light appetizer.  Right?  As a host, it seems irresponsible to pour wine so freely while guests’ bellies are empty….. Unless, of course, the gathering is Thanksgiving – the most infamously carb-heavy day of the year.  So much eating.  So much food.  So much post meal food-coma!  Do we really need an appetizer too?? If your friends are anything like ours, they arrive early and stay late.  Thanksgiving dinner (which we serve mid-afternoon) is an all day affair.  Appetizers feel like overkill with all the mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes,…
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