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Holiday Gift Guide: For Everyone

So we've tackled Gifts for Her and Gifts for Him, but we can't forget about everyone else on your list! Hopefully, these five gift idea will be perfect for that hard to befriend coworker, your estranged uncle or that member of your friend group who's gender identity is a little bit ambiguous. 
There are also some fun stocking stuffer ideas below! 



1. You know what I wish someone would get me, just once? A yummy gift basket and a holiday-themed mug - like this one and this one from Target! There's something really cozy about this type of seasonal gift, and I use cute mugs like this long past the holidays so they definitely see some use!





2. A lipstick-sized portable battery charger for a phone - like this affordable one from Amazon!  - fits nicely inside a purse or a pocket, so it's the perfect gift for your cousin who's always playing Pokemon Go (is that still a thing?) I really can't think of anyone who wouldn't benefit from one of these - except maybe…

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

Who do you find it harder to shop for - the ladies in your life or the dudes? It seems a lot of people go for utilitarian style gifts for guys, but that doesn't mean you have sacrifice style and whimsy! Check out ideas below for gifts for your dad, brothers, and boyfriends!
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For Dad/Uncle
Bean Box - Gourmet Coffee Sampler - $26.00


Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist - $8.77
For Brother/Cousin
I Paused My Game to be Here Sweatshirt - $35.99
DRUNK STONED OR STUPID: First Expansion - $10.00 For Boyfriend/Husband
Burnside Men's Juke Long Sleeve Knit Pull Over Hoodie - $19.50

Burt's Bees Men's Gift Set, 5 Natural Products - $25.00 For Coworker/Classmate

Bamboo State Shape Coasters - $27.00


Post-Thanksgiving Round-up

Hello, everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving if that is something you celebrate and didn't get trampled to death during the Black Friday hype sales.

I had a nice dinner on Thursday with my roommate's family - his mom made a ham instead of a turkey. It was a bit of a departure from what I grew up eating, but since I'm not a fan of turkey anyhow I am absolutely not complaining.



After a few glasses of wine, we busted out Cards Against Humanity and played a couple rounds of that before the dogs started getting antsy and wanted to go home with their dad. Overall, it was a quiet and pleasant holiday afternoon.



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Friday....got weird. Unlike a lot of you, I had to go into work that morning.

It ultimately ended up being pointless, since no one came in (they were all shopping or still celebrating with family and friends) and at least I managed to type out some words for my NaNoWriMo project.

Curious about how that's going? Follow me on Twitter to find…

Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

Some say the dudes are harder to shop for, but I disagree - it can be really tricky to shop for your mom, girlfriends, and best friends without falling pray to stereotypes and gender roles. 
Check out the gift guide below for a little bit of everything!~
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For Mom/Aunt:

Kindle E-reader - Black, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi, Built-In Audible - $79.99


Burts Bees Essential Everyday Beauty Gift Set - $9.88

For Sister/Cousin
Aprilis Bath Bombs Gift Set - $14.99




Everyday Tarot: Unlock Your Inner Wisdom and Manifest Your Future - $13.99 For Best Friend/Girlfriend

Gray Felt Letter Board 10x10 Inches - $20.99

Cold Weather Recipes for November

Last winter, I dabbled in a bit of Korean cuisine with my insanely spicy Kimchi Stew - whipped together with the last 1/4 of kimchi in the jar, a liberal amount of Korean red pepper and some thinly sliced pork.

It was amazing. And I didn't have operable taste buds for a week after but . . . #worthit

Since I really enjoy experimenting with different and exciting ingredients and I'm a huge supporter of cold weather comfort food that is also good for you, here are some of my favorite recipes for this almost-winter season.

Bonus: some of these might make great sides for an adventurous Thanksgiving dinner!



Monique from AmbitiousKitchen shared this turmeric latte recipe on Pinterest and I've probably made it at least three different times now since it will, in her words, "make you feel like pure 24k gold."

◈◈◈◈◈ Creamy turmeric latte with hints of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. It’ll make you feel like pure 24k gold. INGREDIENTS 1 (15 oz) can coconut milk (can…