Idella’s Butter Cookies — Holiday Cookie Blog Hop Swap

When Sarah from Room For Tuesday asked me to participate in her Holiday Cookie Swap Blog Hop, I knew I had to make my Great Aunt Idella’s Butter Cookies. It’s a classic spritz cookie recipe that blows all others away. So put on some stretchy pants, put on some holiday music, and let’s get into it. Don’t forget, this is a blog hop, so be sure to check out all the recipes for this cookie swap…everyone is listed at the bottom of this post.

Idella's Butter Cookie Recipe for the Holidays Classic Spritz Cookie

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Beautiful Distractions No. 11

The weather has turned unseasonably cold in Chicago (a foot of snow last Sunday night), so I’ve been staying warm by the fireplace…perusing Pinterest and flipping through magazines. My two favorite pastimes that don’t happen as often as I’d like. Today I’m sharing some of my Beautiful Distractions, and I’m especially going gaga over my friend Josh Young’s holiday home tour over on Domino. His space is jaw-dropping, and his ornament collection is off the hook.

Josh Young Holiday Home TourJosh Young Design House   ///   Photographed by Aimée Mazzenga

Here are a few more things that caught my wandering eye this week.

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Have You Seen Now House?

You wanna know what happens when Jonathan Adler and Amazon partner up? Incredibly beautiful, chic, modern home decor with Prime Shipping, that’s what! Meet the Now House collection. Hello lover! Hey Alexa, please ship one of everything, m’kay? BTDubs, it’s fresh AF and completely affordable. Here are a few pieces I could definitely get behind.

Jonathan Adler Now House Collection with Amazon

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Holiday Gift Guide For The Fancy AF

We all have THAT friend. Well, I don’t because I AM that friend. The friend who is particular and has champagne taste. The friend who is fancy AF and is incredibly difficult to buy for. Fear not, I have your back. A list of goodies I don’t even have! Here is your Holiday Gift Guide for the fancy AF.

Holiday Gift Guide For The Fancy AF

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Holiday Gift Guide For The Pink Lover

I feel like I blinked on August 14th, and suddenly I’m putting together holiday gift guides. Please tell me I’m not the only one feeling totally and completely behind. Anyhoo, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday and all the other holiday shopping days that follow, I like to make it easy on you. Over the new couple weeks, I’ll be posting holiday gift guides for the home decor lover, the Etsy lover, the fitness lover, and the fancy AF. Today I’m kicking it off with a holiday gift guide for the pink lover. Buckle up and put on your rose tinted glasses. Let’s roll.

Holiday Gift Guide for Pink Lovers

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