Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gift Ideas for the Budding Nail Artist

New polishes are always fun, but here are some things besides polish that can take nails to the next level.  If there's someone in your life who loves to do nails, I can guarantee that she'll appreciate anything off this list.  By the way, this post is very information heavy, but it's all for you!

Super helpful gift guide for nail artists

Friday, December 12, 2014

Recommended with Baked Chicken & Mushroom Skillet

I've tried another recipe from Damn Delicious, and once again, Chungah hits it out of the park.  Last week, I made her baked chicken & mushroom skillet for a wonderful dinner.  This was my first time using mustard in a recipe (I used a garlic whole grain variety), and I loved the new flavor.  The sauce was so beautiful creamy, the mushrooms were perfect (I used button mushrooms), and I couldn't get enough of this dish!  I have no added notes-the recipe is great as is-just a strong recommendation to try this soon!  Yummy, yummy, yummy.

See this week's recommended links after the jump!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Foxy Holiday Giving Inspiration

Just like with the star gazer collection last week, I've curated some foxy favorites for gift giving inspiration.  I tend to pin lots and lots of fox things, so this collection took me a long time to narrow down!

A collection of fox holiday gift inspiration

Monday, December 8, 2014

Old Factory Candles Review + Giveaway

I've had the opportunity to try out some new candles, and I want to share my experience with you!  Old Factory Candles advertises their candles as "true to scent," which had me super excited, especially when I saw which scents they sell.  I've never heard of a candle that smells like chai tea, and even if the candles weren't true to scent as advertised, I was definitely willing to bite at the chance to test them out.  And so, when it was time to decide, I chose the Coffee Shop scent trio, which includes a coffee bean, hazelnut, and a chai tea candle, all in adorable little 2 oz. bottles.

Old Factory Candle Review: Coffee Shop scented candles in their adorable packaging

Friday, December 5, 2014

Homemade Masala Chai!

I am so excited to share this recipe with you all!  I love-love-love chai, and I felt like a thrilled little kid when I found out I could make it at home last year.  It wasn't until this summer that I had all the ingredients I needed for a good chai, and to be honest, there's still one ingredient I leave out, but I am very pleased with what I have, and I want to tell you about it!

Homemade masala chai recipe

Recommended with Masala Chai

I know I usually put my recipe and my links together in one post, but I decided to split these up since the pictures of the homemade masala chai (!!!) process take up a lot of space.  Here are this week's links, friend!

Masala chai for my puppy

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Gift Ideas for the Star Gazer

Guess what!  I've been working on my Christmas present to you guys, and I'm planning on releasing it next week!  (Here's a hint.)  I've been working on it bit by bit since August, and I'm hoping it's going to be really valuable to you.  In the meantime, though, here is some night sky gift inspiration for the star gazers among you.