Cozy Up With This Classic Holiday Playlist

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Classic Holiday Playlist | Adorned With Love
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I don't discriminate when it comes to holiday music (Mariah Carey and *Nsync are both welcome), but I do tend to prefer more traditional versions of my favorite holiday songs, which is why I turn to artists like Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole this time of year. Call me old-fashioned, but there's just something so romantic and nostalgic about that "vocal jazz" genre, and few things make me happier than lighting a fire, pouring a glass of wine and filling my home with a soundtrack of their holiday hits.  Truth be told, I started creating and listening to...

Soft Baked Gingersnap Cookies

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Soft baked gingersnap cookies - the perfect homemade gift for the holidays | Adorned With Love
Desserts, Food, Lifestyle
Can you believe Christmas is less than six days away? Somehow it always seems to sneak up on you, whether you're ready or not. In typical fashion, I'm running around shopping for last minute gifts, wrapping presents, shipping things off at the post office and packing for a trip to New York and Miami where I'll be spending the holidays with my family. If you're anything like me and can use a last minute gift idea, or maybe just a new cookie recipe for Santa, then this post is for you. These gingersnap cookies have been a holiday tradition...

How To Host A Wreath-Making Party

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Lifestyle
Last week my girlfriends and I got together for a festive night of wreath-making. Considering I had never made a wreath before, playing host was a little ambitious, but I'm happy to report that the night was a success, and the process was much easier than I had anticipated. My girlfriends and I often get together for happy hours and wine nights, but adding a craft to the mix was a nice change, and everyone loved having a pretty wreath to take home. It was the perfect way to embrace the season, and we all agreed it might have to become an annual tradition. If...

Simmering Holiday Potpourri

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Lifestyle
With all of the festive decorations and lights adorning the city lately, it's hard to deny the holidays are upon us. Despite the obvious cues, though, I've been struggling to get into the spirit the same way I did as a child, back when I hardly needed the help of an advent calendar to know exactly how many days were left until Christmas. Since I'm not able to be home with my family as much as I'd like during this time of year, I thought incorporating a few of the traditions I grew up with might restore some of...