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Thirtieth Birthday Gift Basket

I have a confession, I am obsessed with gift baskets and boxes. For every birthday, graduation and holiday present, I like to give a few items I think the person will love. This obsession started after I began celebrating Christmas with…

John's Marinated Steak: Cooking Through Cravings - LiliesandLoafers

John’s Marinated Steak: Cooking Through Cravings

It’s summer. You know what that means? Beach, frozen margaritas (well, that’s all year round) and dining el fresco. However, we are unable to enjoy cooking food on the grill. Unless you have a terrace, city living is not…

Ms. Jackson's Potato Salad - LiliesandLoafers

Ms. Jackson’s Southern Potato Salad

I’ve shared with you before that my love for cooking comes from my mother. My mother cooked almost every night. She would only take a break from cooking if we ordered pizza. Eating out was just something we never…

It's Not Goodbye, It's See You Next Weekend

How We Pulled Off a Surprise Going Away Party

This post and party outfit are brought to you by our friends at Lovita & Co. “It’s not goodbye, it’s see you next weekend,” was the theme for my in-laws’ going away party. We planned this surprise bon voyage party…

Spicy Shrimp

Pepper’s Spicy Shrimp and Pasta: Cooking Through Cravings

Here’s our experience making a dish from Chrissy’s mom, Pepper, in our ongoing journey through Cravings. We made this dish with spicy shrimp, the original recipe calls for clams. This post contains affiliate links. Five years, that’s how long I’ve been at…

The One Thing You Need to Change Your Weekend Outfit

The One Thing You Need to Change Your Weekend Outfit

This post and outfit is brought to you by our friends at Lovita & Co. Sundays for Brian and me mean long walks through Central Park, frozen yogurt, pizza, my favorite outfit and lots of laughs. We both work downtown, so…

DIY Coffee Scrub

A DIY Coffee Scrub for Your Mom

Growing up with 7 siblings and one full bathroom had its challenges. We all had a some sort of shower caddy because there was no way all our products could be stored in the bathroom. What made the bathroom situation…

DIY Valentine's Day Card Craft for Kids

Valentine’s Day DIY Card Craft for Kids

My mom kept everything we made for her. It could have been the ugliest school craft, but she kept it. She didn’t have to, but she cherished our handmade crafts. Now, I see how special a handmade craft from your…

Cooking Through Cravings

Cooking Through Cravings

We can always count on our Food Network magazine subscription, the semi-random cookbooks we’ve inherited, Pinterest and our family for great recipes. However, it’s rare that we’ll go back to the magazine/book and continue to cook from it because most of…

January is National Hot Tea Month

January is National Hot Tea Month

You learn a lot about someone when you start living with them and you either love or hate those things. Then you get married and you just learn to love the things you used to hate. I knew I…

Vegetable Dumplings

Homemade Vegetable Dumplings

The first time Brian and I made dumplings was with my friend, Christine. She came over to our apartment and made these delicious shrimp and ground meat dumplings for us. We reimagined this recipe and made vegetable dumplings! When Brian and I are…