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Category: Holidays

Reynold’s Tavern Christmas Tea

Have I mentioned I love everything Christmas?  Because I really do… We did a Christmas tea at Reynold’s Tavern in Annapolis a few years ago, and I was so excited at the possibility of going back this year.  There’s something so girly about doing high…

Three of My Favorite Cookie Recipes

Happy Tuesday!! Since I have SO much content this week, I need more than my usual three blog posts.  Yay!!! This weekend, my friend Anna and I are hosting our 4th Annual Cookie Exchange.  Our girlfriends look forward to this party every year, and this year no exception.  We&#8217…

A Cannoli-Approved Gift Guide (for the Hostess with the Mostess)

How much are you LOVING this Christmas season?  Seriously, I’m in the Christmas spirit every year at this time, but this year I’ve thrown it in to overdrive, and I’m totally cool with that. I went with some girlfriends to Reynolds Tavern in Annapolis…

ZooLights and the National Christmas Tree

I hate to admit this, but last year was my first time at ZooLights and this year was my first time going to see the National Christmas Tree.  SO bad, right?!  This is my NINTH Christmas season here in D.C., so the fact that it took me so long…

Recipe Exchange!

Two years ago, I hosted a recipe exchange that was a HUGE success.  Honestly, I still cook some of the recipes I got at that exchange.  It’s so fun because not only do you get fantastic recipes, you know whether or not you like them! Anyway, this year…

A Few of My Favorite Things

I love love LOVE Christmas time and the relaxation that comes with it.  I make it my personal mission every year to be finished with Christmas shopping by Thanksgiving, so I’m just ready to carpe the Christmas season. And, yes, fellow Catholics, I know Christmas doesn’t…

Mardi Gras Recipe Roundup and Blog Status!

I feel like I’ve lamented this a bazillion times, but I seriously don’t know how people can keep up with a blog AND have a full time career..  It’s impressive, don’t get me wrong, but let’s be honest–my…

Christmas in Strongsville

A blog archive from Christmas 2014!   Dear Friends, Total Strangers, And Everyone In Between, As this season of Advent comes to a close, I would like to wish you a most blessed Christmas.  I’m here  in my hometown of Strongsville, OH where the Commons’ Light Display…

Christmas in DC: Botanical Gardens

A few weekends ago, I went with a friend to the US Botanical Gardens to see their famous Seasons Greenings display.  While really cool and beautiful, I have to admit that I was a teensy bit disappointed.  It took us all of 30 minutes (if that) to walk through. I…

CLbrate Christmas

Blog archive from Christmastime 2014… No, the title is not a type-o. On Friday, the DC area of Communion and Liberation (CL) came together for our annual Christmas soiree…  When the area responsible asked me to help coordinate, I gladly jumped on board..  OK, so it totally…