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A HOLIDAY SOIREE WITH THE BLUEGRASS BLOGGERS

When Nathan and I moved to Lexington 10 months ago, we didn’t know anyone. We were a newly engaged couple, with a cute little pup, trying to create a life together after having a long-distance relationship for two years! We both were excited to move to a new place, and had heard that the small city, hometown feel of Lexington would be welcoming but I will admit, it was still a little daunting not knowing a single person.

CRESCENT WRAPPED BRIE WITH FIG JAM

We are right in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, which means both hosting and being a guest to all the holiday parties. I love to cook as much as the next person, but I don’t always like to spend hours in the kitchen..especially if I am personally hosting an event or dinner. I’m too much of a social butterfly to be stuck in the kitchen. So when a group of 15 Kentucky bloggers came together to host a holiday event at Jeptha Creed Distillery , I knew this appetizer would be absolutely perfect.

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PINE WREATH GIFT TAG

Wreaths are pretty anytime of the year, but in my opinion, they are especially beautiful around the holidays!  They are such an easy way to add a natural element and festive touch to a gift, space, etc. Plus I love a good DIY project!  So I decided to craft my own little mini pine wreath gift tags for a holiday event I participated in, where we would be exchanging gifts. I also think these itty bitty wreaths would be really pretty as place cards for a holiday dinner, or could even been used as a napkin ring holder too!  Regardless of how you use them, they are super easy to put together and can be made in about 10 minutes flat!

HOLIDAY HOSTESS GIFT IDEA

We are right in the midst of the holiday hosting season with family get togethers, ugly sweater parties, work soirée, etc…which means we are all going to be on the hunt for the perfect hostess gift !  If you’re like me, I never like to go to an event empty handed.  After all, ’tis the season of giving right?!  So today, I’m teaming up with Zing Zang to share with you a simple, easy gift basket idea that is sure to impress any event hostess this holiday season! 

5 EASY WAYS TO COZY YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Once the leaves start changing colors and the air turns cool and crisp, you know the holiday season is right around the corner and if you’re anything like me, you look forward each year to getting your home cozy for the winter season. There’s just something about the twinkling lights, the cozy textures, and the faint smell of pine that is magical! Whether you are hosting out of town guests or just spending time together as a family, I’ve got some simple, budget-friendly ideas that can transform your home into a festive gathering place for all to enjoy.

HEALTHY (ISH) PUMPKIN COOKIES

When fall rolls around, I want ALL things pumpkin! These pumpkin cookies are basically a mix between classic pumpkin pie and your favorite soft cookie, and are sure to satisfy all your pumpkin cravings! Plus, they are pretty darn healthy as far as the cookie itself goes. Now, I will admit, the maple frosting is a bit of a splurge, but I have yet to try a “healthy” frosting recipe that I like as well as this cream cheese frosting…and what is a pumpkin cookie without creamy frosting?! Not as good if you ask me!!

BRIDESMAID PROPOSAL

One of the best parts about wedding planning is getting to ask your closest friends to stand by your side on your big day. I swear its almost as exciting as actually getting engaged!  I kinda got a hint of what Nathan may have been feeling when he popped the big question, because the days leading up to when the girls boxes were to be delivered, I was SO nervous.  These ladies have been with me through some of the best and worst times of my life, and I couldn’t imagine sharing this special day with anyone else!

THE BEST HOLIDAY APPETIZER RECIPES

It’s officially holiday season which means all the cocktails parties and family get togethers are in full swing! Let’s be honest, when you are hosting a holiday party, who really wants to be spending the entire time in the kitchen?! Not this girl!  So I’ve teamed up with a few of my fellow Kentucky bloggers to share our favorite quick and easy holiday appetizers! When I say quick, I mean like 10-15 minutes!


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