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five friday favorites 1.30.15
I hope you had a good week, friends.  Some of you were buried in snow while at the same time many others were confused by the record heat in January.  Wherever you live, chances are you're thinking about Super Bowl...

five friday favorites 1.23.15
My Five Friday Favorites continues!!  Sometimes I'll mention things in my classes, and when I notice a lot of people writing them down, I know that it's something I need to share!  Feel free to leave a comment with any...

five friday favorites 1.16.15
So much to be excited about today!  It's Friday, hooray! and it's a 3-day weekend.  Yippee!  And...I have a few more favorites to share.  Have a good one! Linen bowl covers As you know, I try to avoid plastic like the...

five friday favorites 01.09.15
Happy new year, friends!  I hope the holidays treated you well.  Everyone I know is trying to start fresh, clear the clutter, detox, get organized, simplify!!  Today I have a few of my favorite things to share that may help...

five friday favorites: homemade edible gifts for the holidays and a recipe for dark chocolate hazelnut bark with dates and sea salt
Holiday gift list.  Those three words can make me more stressed out than hearing "OMG!  You borrowed my shirt again without asking!"  I honestly do not love trudging around shopping malls, looking for parking and standing on looooong lines at...

five friday favorites: edible gifts to buy 12.12.14
'Tis the season and I have been frantically trying to find the perfect gifts for all my loved ones.  You still have a little less than one week before the first night of Hanukkah and two weeks-ish before Christmas, but...

five friday favorites for entertaining 12.05.14
Happy Holidays, friends!  I had to take a little blogging break in order to prepare for (and recover from) my 36-person Thanksgiving last week!  Hope yours was as special and fun as mine was. I have a few new Friday Favorites...

planning a happy thanksgiving 2014: 1 week to go!
This post has been edited from the original which was published on November 17, 2011. Wow, the last three weeks have gone by so quickly!  I am so excited to celebrate Thanksgiving.  We have a super fun crew joining us...

planning a happy thanksgiving 2014: 2 weeks and counting!
This post was originally published on November 10, 2011. Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away!  Is the exclamation point there to emphasize panic or joy?  I'm excited!  I've been teaching quite a few Thanksgiving-themed classes as of late and I'm feeling...

five friday favorites for making a turkey 11.7.14
I am in full Thanksgiving mode, cooking friends!  This is the time I check all my equipment so I don't have to fight the crowds in Williams-Sonoma the night before Thanksgiving because I can't find my meat thermometer.  Today I'm...