Merry Christmas Dear Readers…a Pinterrific Christmas that is ;-)

I hope you and yours are having an absolute fabulous day! As soon as the madness of my favorite holiday dies down, I promise to share the details of my Pinterrific Christmas! In addition to utilizing great Pinterest staples like the sweet potato hash, apple cider, and outfit planning, this year Pinterest gave me a go to recipe for non-holiday meals, holiday snacks that are not sugar filled AND it even helped me put together a few surprise gifts!

Our tree!

Our tree!

Merry merry…and since it is Christmas I just want to thank you all for being such supportive readers and inspiring me on a daily basis.

Xoxo, Karen


Favorite Carol Pick #2

I am not sharing these in the order that I love them, as I love my carols equally! I have chosen this second song not only because it is one of my FAVORITE holiday songs, but because it is also from one of my FAVORITE holiday movies – White Christmas. Have you ever seen Bing Crosby sing? That deep voice comes out so effortlessly and his songs, especially his carols are so comforting. Every time I hear a Bing song, I’m reminded of warm Christmas mornings in my parents home, sitting around the kitchen table enjoying a FEAST, listening to Bing together…I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Check out my first pick here!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! To my dear readers who celebrate Hanukkah, I hope you have a lovely weekend – Happy Hanukkah!!

XOXO, Karen

Top Holiday Carol Picks…

It’s December 1st and I can now officially listen to Holiday music as loudly as I’d like – no one, NO ONE can complain, “it’s only Thanksgiving,” “It’s not December yet,” OR “I don’t like Christmas Carols.” WELL it is December people, enough with the excuses… Plus, there are such FABULOUS carols out there so I plan on sharing some of my all time favorite songs with you, my dear readers, as Christmas (the holiday my family celebrates) draws near.

And what better song to kick this off, but Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”!?!


HAPPY HOLIDAYS – “Deck the Halls with Bells of Holly”

Yep, the weekend is here, Mr. Darcy and I are going to get our tree tonight and I will be decorating the Darcy home this weekend!!! I cannot WAIT! Now, this is actually a week late for me. Typically I am decorating the day after Thanksgiving. However, since we were traveling for Thanksgiving my decorating was put off…and I am SO excited to get into the holiday spirit!

I’ve already pulled together my inspiration map – pulled from my favorite Pinterest Pins:

I am a red/gold/silver and GREEN holiday color scheme kind of decorator ;-)

I am a red/gold/silver and GREEN holiday color scheme kind of decorator 😉

I will DEFINITELY be tuning into KOIT 96.5 (they live stream their Christmas music here if you don’t live here in the Bay Area) OR listening to Songza’s “Classic Christmas” Playlist – have you checked out yet?! You should, the Classic Christmas playlist is PHENOMENAL!!

Happy Holidays Dear Readers!

XOXO, Karen

Nom, Nom, Nom: 4-Ingredient Holiday Mint Chocolate Cookies

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I know I am a day late, but we are celebrating with Mr. Darcy’s fam today so we have basically been celebrating “Thanks” for the last two days – it is pretty great! Yesterday was dedicated to cooking and preparing for tonight. I had to do something festive on the actual Day of Thanks. SO, I made the easiest, and delicious cookie recipe to nom on as we prepped –



It called for few ingredients and was a fun one to invite my little nephew to help me – he stirred the batter and molded the cookies.


I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if the mints were going to melt, but they really did, and they spread out nicely after a few minutes on the hot cookie. And they were DElish!!


Mmm…andes mint cookies! perfect for the holidays!

Happy Black Friday dear readers! Oooh, for those of you decorating today, these are easy and festive for your “decking of the hall” festivities!

Happy Holidays!
XOXO, Karen