Maple Hot Toddy Recipe

Hot Toddies are my favorite cold weather beverage and while we’ve been making them regularly over the past few years, I’ve tended to eyeball the ingredients and never consistently recreated the same version…until now! J has been dabbling in “bartending” at home and came up with what I think is the winning combination–particularly when created with maple bourbon (we used this one from Knob Creek). You can use whatever bourbon you want and I’ve also made hot toddies with brandy, so the sky is the limit! Some people steep tea for the base and others add cloves…it really just depends on your preferences. While it’s a fun cocktail to order at a bar, it’s simple to make at home and requires minimal ingredients–making it ideal to whip up in the colder months!

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UPDATED: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales + What I’m Buying

Updating this post with Cyber Monday sales + what I bought…I definitely shopped more this year than I have in years past but I guess it’s making up for having bought next to nothing over the past few months! The good news is checked off pretty much everything so feel good about having taken advantage of the deals and even more glad to be giving my wallet a break! 😂


Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I went into this week with a list of things to buy on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and like most of you have undoubtably noticed, the sales started so early this year! I’ve few things I ordered already came in and I’m planning to check a few more things off the list in the next few days. I’m going with fewer, better in terms of retailers to highlight since seemingly everything on the internet is marked down in some way…I’ll update this post if I see an updated promotion + when I snag other things for myself!

P.S. Many of the items in my gifts for her and gifts for him guides are seriously marked down, so hop over there if you’re looking for ideas!

What I Bought…

+ These earrings (I’d been coveting them for a couple months and was waiting for a sale–they already arrived and are amazingly lightweight!)

+ If you follow me on Instagram, you know about my denim saga–I’m so excited to try these, these, and these from Madewell! Plus, they arrived in one day.

+ I’m finally getting on the jogger train and picked up this pair for $25–the only “sweatpants” I have are a pair of yoga pants from eight years ago and I’m desperate for a legging alternative!

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20 Gift Ideas for Him

Following the same format as yesterday’s 20 gift ideas for her with a post for the guys! J and I tag-teamed this and most of what’s featured are things he owns–they were either a gift from me or something he discovered and purchased himself. Unsurprisingly, many things are on sale over the next few days so hopefully you can do what we’re doing and make a serious dent in your shopping lists (and/or snag a couple things for yourself)!

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