Christmas

Gluten Free Maple Spiced Donuts with Pumpkin Butter Glaze Recipe

Maple Spiced Donuts I’ve always been a fan of donuts, but when I (Lauren) went gluten free the only ones I could find were frozen. Talk about a disappointment. So I set out to make my own and it’s since become sort of my favorite thing and a bit of a niche for me, I even have a hashtag, #lalasdonuts.  Now, I will be straight forward, I am not trying to compete with the warm from the fryer, melt in your mouth donut… though I have made some killer fried gluten free donuts in my day. Baking them is not only healthier, it’s also much simpler, so that’s …

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A Fresh Take on Traditional Christmas Dishes with Villeroy & Boch

I have two sisters and we frequently tease my mom that some day we will be fighting over her dish collection.  Who gets the Thanksgiving dishes? The Christmas dishes? The wedding china?  Her pantry and cabinets are filled with adorable gravy boats and salt and pepper shakers to accompany each pattern.  It’s different than what you will find if you open my cabinets. I think my generation is much less formal when it comes to entertaining, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find a way to incorporate things like seasonal dishes and beautiful …

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Citrus Mulled Wine Recipe

This citrus mulled wine is the perfect drink for the holidays! The hot wine drink is a festive staple and this version has a beautiful hint of lemon in it. The perfect drink to serve a crowd. Easy to make and it will make your home smell amazing! This post was sponsored by Tropicana Premium Drinks. All thoughts and opinions are my own. For some, it’s easy for Thanksgiving to be just one necessary food-filled stop on the way to Christmas town, but isn’t there something beautiful and centering about an entire day of gratitude? As I find …

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Easy Triple Braided Updo Tutorial

Looking for an easy braid tutorial? This one is for you! This braided updo is perfect for summer and is a great hairstyle for weddings and summer events. Follow my step by step how to guide with photos and get a stylish updo in no time at all! If you knew me two years ago then you might recall me saying that I would never have long hair again. Which is why people must say, “Never say never!” because voilà: long hair and loving it!  I’ve so been enjoying playing with longer ponytails and experimenting with braids.  …

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