London at Christmas

Week in Review

What a week! What is already the busiest time of the year got a little crazier this week as we took some time to travel to London for some business meetings. I was a little hesitant with the timing of everything taking up 10 days during December, but man….I would do it again in a … Read more

London at Christmas
soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies

Delicious Soft & Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookie Recipe

Nothing says Christmas to me like a great soft and chewy ginger molasses cookie. Lofthouse makes some amazing ones that I love to pick up at the grocery store, but for years I have been looking for a great homemade ginger molasses cookie recipe that mimicked those same great molasses and ginger flavors along with … Read more

soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies

Christmas Home Decorating Ideas – Home Tour

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…holiday home tour season! Have you been following along with all of these beautiful tours the last few weeks? I just love Marty’s tour and I’m so glad it’s my last tour this year. Saving the biggest tour and biggest room for last! πŸ™‚ If you are joining … Read more

Christmas kitchen decor ideas

Pretty Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas Home Tour

December is here!! Yay for all things Christmas! Are your decorations up and ready to go? I love it when Thanksgiving falls just a little bit earlier in the month of December rather than on the 29th or something, because I love to have an extra few days after Thanksgiving to prepare for the month … Read more

Christmas kitchen decor ideas

Cute Coastal Christmas Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Hello! Welcome to my very first home tour of the Christmas season! I’m so excited to be joining Tana and the other talented bloggers sharing their homes all decked for Christmas today! It’s so fun to have you here. Thanks for stopping by and spending a few minutes of your day with me! πŸ™‚ I … Read more

best cyber monday sales

Best Cyber Monday Sales

How’s the shopping coming? I feel like everyone has been starting their Black Friday and now Cyber Monday sales early…Amazon has been doing deals all day and I am a little late getting this up, but I’ve been spending the day with family enjoying the last few minutes of this fun holiday weekend! I can’t … Read more

best cyber monday sales
Walmart Black Friday Deals for Days

All of the Best Black Friday Sales & Walmart Deals for Days Finds

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It’s late here and Thanksgiving just officially started 2 minutes ago! Wahoo! I have been feeling like I am missing out on so many great deals all day doing crazy Thanksgiving prep. I’ll be swamped in the morning too, John and Ash are running a 5K, so I need to get a … Read more

Walmart Black Friday Deals for Days

How to Make Delicious Baked Cinnamon Sugar Apple Slices

This is the simplest recipe that makes the most delicious apples for snacking and adding to LOTS of other amazing recipes. I’ll be sharing several more recipes in the coming weeks that incorporate these delicious baked cinnamon sugar apple slices, so be sure to pin this recipe so you can find it again easily! πŸ™‚ … Read more

Best stocking stuffers under $15

Awesome Stocking Stuffers Under $15

How do you fill Christmas stockings in your house? Are they a big deal? Do you wrap the gifts in your stockings? I know there are all kinds of stocking stuffers that are popular. I know people that fill their family’s stockings with necessities like socks and toothbrushes, I know some that fill them with … Read more

Best stocking stuffers under $15

Week in Review

Happy Thanksgiving week! I can’t believe we are already here! This past week has flown by. I spent the majority of the week prepping and shooting for all things Christmas. John was busy at a conference for the first half of the week, so Ash and I cranked up the Christmas music and put the … Read more

weekend wishlist

Weekend Wishlist

Sparkles and bells and glitter oh my! We are in full on holiday mode around here! Woohoo!! Is your decor going up this week…or is it already up? I am planning to really dial up the intensity on the gift buying this week…maybe even have it almost all wrapped up by the time Cyber Monday … Read more

weekend wishlist
delicious fall salad recipe

Easy & Delicious Fall Salad Recipe

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, if you’re anything like me you are finalizing your menu and starting to prep your shopping lists. I always like to have a salad as part of our menu, just something light and fresh to balance all of the heavy comfort food. This easy and delicious fall salad recipe is a … Read more

delicious fall salad recipe
great gift ideas from Walmart

Great Gift Ideas from Walmart

How’s your gift list looking this season? Everyone I’ve talked to is definitely shopping early…are you usually an early shopper or do you like to wait until the last minute? I usually like to get the bulk of my shopping done early, and then save a few little things to get right at the last … Read more

great gift ideas from Walmart
Paris in the fall

Why You Need to Visit Paris in the Fall

Paris is always a good idea…especially in the fall! I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Paris during three seasons, and let’s just say it’s beautiful every time I go, but something about Paris in the fall is magical. John and I had the opportunity to visit in late September back before the pandemic hit, and … Read more

Paris in the fall

Week In Review

Well, I did it. I finished decorating for Christmas this weekend…on November 15th we are ready to go. πŸ˜‰ A friend sent me this funny IG post this weekend and I thought…oops! Guilty as charged! lol! No, really. It’s not that I have forgotten about Thanksgiving at all…as a matter of fact, I LOVE Thanksgiving. … Read more

gifts for the baker

Great Gifts for the Baker

As many of you know, my cute Ashley has recently started a little cupcake business, @tinybirdbakeshop on Instagram. She creates beautiful (and insanely delicious) custom cupcakes for birthdays, weddings, and lots of other events, along with specialty boxes that she makes and sells once a month. She loves to create new flavors and spends hours … Read more

gifts for the baker
weekend wishlist

Weekend Wishlist

Happy Friday! It’s early in the morning and I can’t sleep…too many sugarplums dancing through my head I guess. πŸ˜‰ Nothing a little retail therapy can’t help with. lol! I’m excited to share this weekend’s wishlist full of pretty things for your closet, your home and everyone on your list this Christmas. I hope you … Read more

weekend wishlist
the best thanksgiving stuffing recipe with apples

Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe with Apples

I was having a conversation with a friend today who said that Thanksgiving is her least favorite holiday. She doesn’t love all the pressure of cooking the perfect meal and the time that goes into it, only for it to be gobbled up in 10 minutes. It’s funny how different people think about things. I, … Read more

the best thanksgiving stuffing recipe with apples
great gift guide for the whole family

Great Gift Guide for the Whole Family

Do you guys do group gifts in your family? Or how do you do gifts for your nieces, nephews and such? As my extended family grew when I was little we started doing family gifts. A fun idea with a $50 limit that we would gift to each other. We would draw names each year … Read more

great gift guide for the whole family

Week in Review

Happy Monday! Whew! What a doozy of a week! To say I’m excited to start a new one is probably an understatement! πŸ˜‰ Ash probably sums things up best with this image… This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. HA! It wasn’t all bad…but it did feel a wee bit crazy! … Read more

nutter butter acorn cookies

Easy Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies

Cute food has my heart. If it looks like it belongs at a party, I want to make it…and eat it. πŸ˜‰ These adorable and SUPER easy Nutter Butter acorn cookies are definitely on the list of cute foods. They are the perfect treat for fall and, if you’re looking for a treat that the … Read more

nutter butter acorn cookies
pretty Christmas decor from Walmart

Pretty Christmas Decor from Walmart

If you want Christmas decor from Walmart, now is the time to get it! I was walking around one of my favorite neighborhoods in Corona del Mar this past weekend and I could not believe how many cargo ships were sitting out off the coast. It is so crazy!  Stores are having a hard time … Read more

pretty Christmas decor from Walmart
thanksgiving gift tags

Thanksgiving Gift Tags Free Printables

I always love a good free printable, and Thanksgiving often gets overlooked here on the blog because I am all crazy planning for Christmas. πŸ˜‰ I whipped up these Thanksgiving gift tags the other night and wanted to make sure to get them posted before I forget and the holiday is over! πŸ˜‰ This post … Read more

thanksgiving gift tags

Week In Review

Happy November!! Wow! I can’t believe it! I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween last night. I don’t know about you guys, but Halloween has kind of turned into a month-long activity over the years for us with decorating, pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving parties, dances, trick or treating, fall festivals, fun themed meals…the list … Read more

Christmas entry way decor ideas

Prettiest Christmas Garlands for Your Home

Christmas decorations always make everything look so pretty. While I’m not a total minimalist, I’m also usually not one that likes things unnecessarily cluttered…but when it comes to Christmas more seems to be more. πŸ˜‰ I feel like greenery and garlands is what makes the biggest impact when it comes to beautifying our homes for … Read more

Christmas entry way decor ideas

Week in Review

Hi! Happy Monday! We’re kicking the week off with a rainy day, which is kind of a fun change for around these parts. Well…at least I think it will rain. πŸ˜‰ They’ve been building up this storm for a week, telling us is going to be huge…which usually means we’ll see some drizzle if we’re … Read more

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Christmas at Target

Cutest Christmas Decor from Hearth & Hand with Magnolia

Today’s the day! Release day for the new Christmas line with Hearth and Hand at Target. Who else is excited? I know with these Target releases things go SO fast. I find myself staying up late to try and catch the releases at midnight, and half the time as soon as the clock turns 12:01am, … Read more

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Christmas at Target
weekend wishlist

Pink Peppermint’s Picks: The Weekend Wishlist

Happy Saturday! It’s been a little bit of a lazy one for us. John is always up and at ’em early and can’t understand why I like to sleep in. Well, maybe he forgets that I’m the one on teenager duty. πŸ˜‰ I remember the nights of coming home from late football games and nights … Read more

weekend wishlist
pretty Christmas gifts for her under $50

Pretty Christmas Gifts Under $50 for Her

I think girls are way easier to shop for than boys…am I the only one? I really feel like the teeniest thing can make most girls happy. A new notebook, some earrings, a cute pen…lots of things! So I always think it’s kind of funny that there are so many more gift guides out there … Read more

pretty Christmas gifts for her under $50
beautiful handbags for every budget

Beautiful Handbags for Every Budget

A great handbag is like the cherry on top of a great outfit. I love them because they are one size fits all and look good on everyone. High end or low budget, it doesn’t matter. You can find fun, flirty, classic and statement bags in every size, shape and color. I truly think they … Read more

beautiful handbags for every budget