Monday, November 27, 2017

My 2017 Holiday Gift Guide with Minted.

Happy Cyber Monday! If you are like me, you are taking part of the awesome deals online today, I can say that after today my Christmas shopping is almost complete!

Today you guys are in for a treat! I am sharing my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide with Minted. If you shop today, be sure to use their Cyber Monday Code: CM2017 for 25% off everything. That amazing deal will end Tues 11/28 at 9 am PT.

For those of you who have not heard of Minted, they are a "community of independent artists and designers, located in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. They are illustrators and textile designers, painters and packaging designers, marketers and stay-at-home moms. Some have design degrees, and others are participating in Minted competitions to learn design for the first time."

I could easily spend hours scanning their site looking at all the gorgeous and creative pieces. Below are some of my favourites that would be perfect to gift the special people in your life this holiday season!

Throw Pillows: I'm a sucker for throw pillows, they can add so much detail, colour and personality to any room.  I love giving them as gifts, they are affordable, creative, and something someone might not buy themselves.

Stockings: I love using stockings as an alternative to a gift bag or gift basket. They are perfect to slip tiny gifts inside and it is something that can be repurposed as a decoration in their home or can be reused year-to-year. 

Children's Play Tents: Although I do not have kids, I feel as though these adorable tents are all the rage lately and would make the perfect gift this holiday season. On Minted you can choose from their pre-styled designs or create your own. 

Throws: I have a slight addiction to throws. They are the perfect gift this holiday season and I will admit that I have already bought a few. They are cozy, stylish and much needed by my fellow Canadians this winter! Brr! 

Planners: I live out of my planner, I would honestly be lost without it. No only do they keep me organized, but they are perfect for jotting down notes, thoughts, and keeping my life on track! I know I would love to receive one for Christmas, so why not pick one up today!

I hope you enjoyed this quick Holiday Gift Guide and it gave you some inspiration if you have some last minute shopping to do! Be sure to use the Cyber Monday Coupon Code: CM2017 for 25% off everything, you can score some serious deals with that! 

What is on your 2017 Holiday Gift Guide? Make sure you leave a comment letting me know! xo

*This post is in sponsorship with Minted. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Best Homemade Chili

I hate to say it, but the cold weather is fast approaching and what better way to warm up then a bowl of homemade chili. Delicious and super easy to make, this recipe will be sure to hit the spot!

  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow or White Onion
  • 1 (28 oz) Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 Cans Tomato Paste
  • 1 (19 oz) Can Six Bean Blend (Chick Peas, Dark Red Kidney Beans, Black-eyed Peas, White Kidney Beans, Romano Beans, Baby Lima Beans)- Drained
  • 1 (19 oz) Can Dark Red Kidney Beans - Drained
  • 1 Package Chili Seasoning 
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar (optional)
  • Cook Ground beef, onions and bell peppers, then drain.
  • In large Saucepan combine meat mixture, drained bean mix, tomatoes, and tomato paste.
  • Sprinkle in packaged chili seasoning, and brown sugar.
  • Simmer until warm.
  • Serve with sour cream, cheese and for those who like a crunch, Nacho chips. 
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