Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Kitchen Helpers

Let the holiday shopping begin!!

Brett and I just had a conversation over the weekend about how we are really going to get all of our holiday shopping done ahead of time. No last minute nonsense this year. Really, really going do it!! (We always say that, but this year we really mean it.) If you’re in the same boat then you’ll love the week we have planned for you– a week full of gift guides! Hopefully we’ll give you lots of ideas and help you get a head start on your shopping. 

First up is our Gift Guide for Kitchen Helpers! My boys would be excited about all of these, but I think my favorites are the adorable aprons, the Cooking Class Cookbook, and the Pizza Making Kit, all linked up below!! 

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1.Odette WIliams Aprons for Kids– these are so cute for kiddos and you can get them monogrammed too!

2. Curious Chef Kids 6-Piece Fruit and Veggie Prep Kit– Maybe they’ll eat more fruits and veggies if they get to prep them!

3. Curious Chef Kids 5-Piece Pizza Kit– Love this set, perfect for Friday night pizza night! 

4. Curious Chef Kids 6-Piece Cookie Kit– Perfect for kiddos who love to help make cookies!

5. 101 Piece Cookie Cutter Set– Favorite holiday and theme shapes + number and letters of the alphabet.

6. Foodstirs– Monthly baking kits the whole family will love! 

7.Mini Donut Maker– Because what kid doesn’t love donuts and wouldn’t LOVE making them at home?

8. Zoku Quick Pop Maker– Popsicles ready in less than 7 minutes!! And they have some really cute popsicle molds too. 

9. Cooking Class Cookbook– 57 recipes kids will enjoy making and eating. Great for the older kids that can read and follow simple recipes on their own.    

10. String Cheese Making Kit– Make your own string cheese….sign us up! My boys eat that stuff like it’s going out of style…surely they’ll love making their own.

11. Little Cook Child’s 4-Piece Silicone Bakewear Set– Let your kiddos bake treats just their size with this bakewer set! Includes a mini bundt pan, flour cake pan, mini muffin pan and mini loaf pan.

Fried Out Fridays: Feeling Warm and Cozy

Happy Friday! Wishing you guys a warm and cozy weekend with a few of my favorite warm and cozy finds this week! We’ve got a busy weekend with some exciting things happening (I’ll share later, promise!) but you better believe I’ll be cozied up on the couch at some point– in my cozies with a cup of cocoa and good book in hand! 

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Wearing Warm and Cozy: This cardigan! On sale and hoping it’s as cozy as it looks:) Also, keeping the toesies warm and cozy with these babies (because my feet are always freezing at night!)

Drinking Warm and Cozy:  Drinking hot cocoa like crazy lately and wanting all the cute mugs. Especially these giant white latte mugs from Target–the perfect serving of cocoa for me:) 

Feeling Warm and Cozy: Reading this book. Hitting home on so many levels for me as a working mom, wife, friend–reminding me to recognize, appreciate, and enjoy the small and simple things in life. (written by a Christian author with a lot of Christian talk in it, fyi)

Making Home Warm and Cozy: Loving H&M’s holiday home decor right now! So stinking cute and affordable! This pillow. Feeling great about spending $10 on a white pillow the boys will mostly likely destroy by the end of Christmas! 

Eating Warm and Cozy: This Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup from Gimme Some Oven just looks perfect and will most definitley be happening soon! 


Pesto Chicken Tomato and Avocado Quesadilla | In the Kitchen with Daniel Wellington

Pesto Chicken Quesadilla | quick, easy lunch on

You lucky duckies you! You get two great things out of today’s post. 1) A tasty quesadilla loaded with pesto and chicken and tomatoes and avocado that you must make asap! It’s a busy mom lunch for the win!

And 2) You guys get a sweet discount over at Daniel Wellington.  15 % off your order! 

Pesto Chicken Quesadilla

I haven’t always been one to wear a watch, but I LOVE, just love how minimalistic, elegant and timeless DW watches are. I’m wearing the Classic St. Mawes in Rose Gold and I love it.  But I also love how fun, yet feminie this one is too. Or this Dapper Bristol for men. 

Pesto Chicken Quesadilla

Quesadillas {like the watch} will never go out of style my friends. It’s simply impossible.  Cheese + carbs forever and ever. Am I right? 

And this one has so much flavor, yet it is so simple. Having some pre-cooked chicken on hand is a huge time saver. Any time I cook chicken, I cook more than what I need for that meal just so I can have some cooked chicken on hand for the next few days, ready to make salads or quesadillas! 

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Head to Daniel Wellington to get a 15% discount! Then, make yourself some yummy lunch :) 

Pesto Chicken Tomato & Avocado Quesadilla
Serves 1
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  1. 1 uncooked tortilla
  2. 1 tbsp pesto with basil
  3. 3-4 tbsp shredded cheese
  4. 4 oz shredded chicken
  5. 1/4 of a tomato, sliced thin (3-4 slices)
  6. 1/4 of an avocado, sliced thin (3-4 slices)
  7. salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a skillet, cook the tortilla over medium heat until golden. Flip and cook the other side. Remove from heat.
  2. Spread pesto all over one side of the tortilla. Place the tortilla back on the skillet over medium-low heat. Sprinkle shredded cheese all over the tortilla.
  3. Layer the chicken, tomatoe slices, and avocado slices on one half of the tortilla. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the other half of the tortilla over the side with the toppings. Cover and let cook until the cheese is melted. Flip, if necessary to avoid one side getting too dark!
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This post in in partnership with Daniel Welligton. All opnions are my own! Happy shopping!

Nordstrom Fall Clearance for Boys

Just popping in to share some of our favorites from the Nordstrom fall clearance sale, just for little boys! Snagged a few of these for some Christmas gifts for the boys. Can’t even believe it’s that time of year! I’ve got a whole week of gift guides planned coming SOON!! 

I can never go wrong with comfy Nike gear for the boys, a cozy romper for Graham, or socks! Seriously, where do all of their socks go?! 

Fall Clearance Norstrom Picks for Boys



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And a few mores shoes…

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