I just returned from my first trip to London and Paris and while I’m no expert on these amazing cities I feel like I’ve come up with the Perfect London 3 Day Itinerary which left me feeling fulfilled and yet not exhausted. Indulge me while I share a little about my trip which included a little sight seeing, a little shopping, a little hanging in cozy pubs and a dash of theatrics.
If you are planning a trip to London this year (and you really should) I hope this Perfect London 3 Day Itinerary gives you some ideas for your own trip. Since I traveled in January, some of my activities are geared towards winter in London, which basically just means more mulled wine, more trips on the underground (vs walking) and shorter lines at the tourist attractions, so basically a win-win-win.
I adore Brussels sprouts, especially roasted up with bacon and apples, but it’s the time of year for healthier eating, so I thought I’d share my favorite shaved Brussels sprout salad recipe. Brussels sprouts make a nice alternative to the same old lettuce, and create a crunchy slaw that’s perfect as a side dish or a lunch of its own. If you decide to add bacon, I won’t be mad, ’cause that would be delicious.
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Heading to Seychelles? Lucky! Let’s start with a little background info and dive into a complete Seychelles itinerary that will cover what to do, where to stay, and which beaches to spend your hours relaxing upon.
The island nation of Seychelles is tiny in land size only – the 115 granite and coral islands that make up the archipelago total only 117 square miles of land, but the African country also controls 3.5 million square miles of ocean. Located 930 miles east of Kenya in the Indian Ocean, the Republic of Seychelles is a beach lovers paradise, with the three major islands of Mahé, Praslin, and Le Digue playing host to several of the world’s most magnificent coasts, including Anse Lazio, named the most beautiful beach in the world on numerous top ten lists year after year.
If you can afford to travel like Brad and Angie or George and Amal then rent one of Seychelles 15 privately owned islands, which you can get to only by helicopter, but for the rest of us, here is a Seychelles itinerary that breaks down how to spend your retreat on the jewel of the vanilla islands.
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Need to find the perfect gift for um, everyone? Here are my 25 Awesome Gifts for Everyone 2017
Is anyone else in a final countdown to the kids finishing school with a 1/2 day this Friday? That is really, really soon guys. Really soon. I’d say my Christmas shopping is about 60% done, but with a few VIPs unaccounted for, namely my very deserving husband who loves Christmas gifts more than anyone I know. Luckily, after I finish this post, Im going to head over to Jaime’s 11 Awesome Gifts For Guys 2017 post and pick some winners. Since Jaime did the heavy lifting for me, I thought it only fair that I pull together some gift ideas for everyone else. This post will focus on gifts for the womenz and childrenz. Namely, things I have and love, things I really, really want and things my kids have been into in 2017.
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We’ve been eating a ton of these asian quick pickled carrots lately. I made them on a whim when I had an overabundance of carrots, and we started throwing them in quinoa bowls, on top of pork meatballs, in rice-paper wraps, and lately on Korean-style beef tacos. These asian quick pickled carrots are so easy to make, so whip some up and keep them stocked in the fridge to add a little acidic bite to your next sandwich, or toss them with some sesame seeds and herbs for a nice side-dish salad. I love asian quick pickled carrots most with Korean style beef, cilantro, a sprinkling of crushed peanuts, and a swirl of sriracha mayo… (more…)
Those Minions get all the attention, so when Universal Pictures Home Entertainment asked us to create a holiday craft project celebrating the December 5th Blu-ray and DVD release of Despicable Me 3 Special Edition, we had to go with 80’s villain Balthazar Bratt. This DIY Ornament wreath is inspired by one of Balthazar’s favorite weapons, Bubble Gum, and it’s sure to make your front door “POP” (punny, ha) this holiday season.
Deviled eggs are a classic party appetizer (the best holiday appetizer if you ask anyone in my family, including my kid, who is kinda picky, yet gobbles them up), but they also seem quite fancy and difficult to make. They are not. So really deviled eggs are the perfect appetizer to impress your guests, without stressing yourself out. So go forth and devil eggs, my friends! Here is our simple take on the best deviled eggs recipe. The key is a creamy yolk and just the right dash of acid from vinegar. Find out how to make the best deviled eggs recipe below… (more…)
Ahhh, dudes. They can be so hard to shop for. They don’t want anything, but also they really like awesome things. What is awesome to a dude? I have consulted with many and come up with a list of hot stuff to get them in 2017. Check out the prudent gift guide to awesome gifts for guys 2017.
1. My husband wants a Filson Wax Work Vest. I think he will look extremely sexy in it. Win-win.
2. I don’t know about the dudes in your life, but my husband is OBSESSED with light bulbs. And now you can get lightbulbs you can control with your VOICE over google. “Alexa, dim the lights.” Omg, he would love it: Philips Hue White Smart Bulb Starter Kit.
3. Get him a Stanley Classic Flask or if he doesn’t drink, go with the Stanley Classic One Hand Vacuum Mug. Get the Hammertone green. To go in his flask, for whisky appreciators like my husband, this is the one on his list this year. It ain’t cheap, but it will impress even the pickiest of whisky afficianados. Bruichladdich Octomore, which is available at some BevMos, but you can also look for retail locations on their site.
4. I gave my husband a Pendleton Roll Up Blanket a few gift-days ago, and he loves it. It’s waterproof on one side and comes with a leather strap carrier. He keeps it in his car so we are always prepared for picnics or cold nights at the park watching his soccer team.