For the love of Copper..

Copper Kitchen Canisters

Godinger Hammered Copper Moscow Mule Mugs

KitchenAid Metallic Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer, Satin Copper

  Marble & Copper Cheese Knives, Set of 3

Copper Salad Servers

Old Dutch International 3-Tier Hammered Copper Serving Stand with Brass Stem

Lately I have been swooning over all things copper and I think any of these items would make a lovely addition to any kitchen. I think the metallic color adds the prettiest pop of color to a space, especially with white marble.

Now that we are living in the cold I find myself in the kitchen a lot more. I love to cook and have recently been getting into baking. There is just something about being bundled up inside, eating warm apple pie or oatmeal raisin cookies and watching a good movie. (Or maybe it’s just pregnancy cravings?) Regardless, Tom and Jude have been loving all the sweet treats lately! 

I hope you all are enjoying this Wednesday. The sun is out today and I am appreciating every bit of it since it has been so cold and gloomy this past week.

Xo,  Nicole

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Low-sugar cinnamon pecans

After searching all over the internet for a healthy alternative to the traditional cinnamon sugar pecans, I couldn’t find a recipe I liked! So I just created my own. I made these delicious low sugar cinnamon pecans over the holiday’s and everyone just loved them. (No one even noticed they were low in sugar.) These pecans are great as a snack alone or can be added to an appetizer dish. I made a baked brie platter for Christmas and added these pecans along with crackers and fresh fruit as sides. It was such a hit!

Enjoy!

xo, Nicole

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Low-sugar cinnamon roasted pecans
A healthier alternative to the tradition cinnamon sugar pecans and you can't even tell a difference!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Grease one baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the Truvia blend, cinnamon and salt. Set to the side.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the egg white, water and vanilla together with a small whisk until it forms a frothy mixture.
  5. Then add the pecans to the egg white mixture and toss until they are all evenly coated.
  6. Then sprinkle in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to the pecans while stirring until all the pecans are evenly coated.
  7. Spread the nuts out onto the baking sheet.
  8. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour while stirring the nuts every 15 minutes.
  9. Let the pecans sit for 10 minutes before serving and enjoy!
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This morning I am sharing with you gifts from my Christmas wish list. Every year Tom and I create a list of things we would like and we use that as a guide to buy each other gifts. We figure it is better to get each other something we want, other than “winging it.” Granted, there are always surprise gifts but this  just makes it easier on one another to have a little bit of a guide. (By the way, most of these gift you can still 2 day ship and have them here in time.)

On another note, I can’t believe Christmas is this weekend!

Happy Monday everyone, xo Nicole

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Travel Lover

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Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. To me, there is nothing better than packing your things up, going to some place new and exploring the world. Over the years I have accumulated some necessities that make traveling a little easier. Headphones, a cute travel bag, a comfy cardigan, reusable water bottle, comfy sneakers, a passport holder and travel perfume are all essentials of mine. Here are some of my favorite items. I think they all would make great gift ideas for the ones in your life that love to travel too.

Happy Thursday,

xo Nicole