Vegan Peppermint Bark (3 ingredients!)

I made up this recipe for vegan peppermint bark last year when I wanted a quick and easy holiday treat that was free from everything my family couldn't eat. I got exactly what I wanted too. This recipe is super quick, only three ingredients and tastes downright yummy!  Vegan Peppermint Bark: Ingredients The only three ingredients you'll need for this recipe are dark chocolate, crushed up candy canes and peppermint extract. That's it!  My favorite brand of chocolate is Enjoy Life. The candy canes should say "suitable for vegetarians/vegans" on it since one of the ingredients is natural flavors (which…

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Best Shops for Stationery Addicts

As I am a big lover of stationery and all things papery I thought it would be fun to put together a guide on the best shops for stationery addicts! This is by no means an all encompassing list, I am always finding new sites that I fall in love with and want to buy more.  These are the sites and Etsy shops you are guaranteed to find stationery you or the stationery addict in your life will be obsessed with.  Gifts for Stationery Addicts: Websites 1. Nico Neco Zakkaya This shop is filled with the most stunning authentic Japanese…

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Gifts for Book Lovers: The Ultimate List

It's time for the Christmas shopping, so here's the ultimate list of gifts for books lovers in your life. That is, gifts that are not books themselves! I know I could always use a little more bookish gear in my life. I'm trying to support more small businesses on this list, but there's also some Amazon and big box stores too, depending on your time constraints and preferences. Enjoy this giant list!  1. Bookish Stickers $3.50 Cute waterproof bookish stickers to decorate anything you want. Full disclosure these are new stickers in my own Etsy Shop With Love, Melissa! 2.…

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Gifts for CookBook Lovers

Here's a one stop list of great gifts for cookbook lovers! Perfect for holiday gift shopping for all the foodies in your life.  Like the bookish holiday shopping guide, I have a range of small businesses, and some amazon purchases on here. Choose who you want to support and find the perfect gift for your loved one.  This list is organized in price order!  1. Cookbook Earrings $3.20 Help them display their love for cookbooks on their ears!  2. Bookish Tea Towel $8.00 The tea towel says it all.   3. Cookbook Wall Hanging $8.50 This rustic wall hanging can add…

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Christmas Reading List to Keep the Cheer Alive

If you still want to stay in the Christmasy mood like I do, I suggest reading some Christmasy books while listening to Christmas music. I hate that the radios stop playing Christmas music the minute the holiday ends. I would leave my Christmas tree around year up if I could!  Hopefully these books will bring a little extra Christmas cheer into your life.  Previous Next Here's Some Christmas Reading: One Day in December, by Josie Silver  5/5 Find on Goodreads Laurie experiences love at first sight when her bus stops and she makes eye contact with a man sitting…

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Foodie Gifts to Give this Christmas

This Christmas my husband and I are on a budget. We're saving for a house (woo hoo!), so we're trying to keep a tight ship. We were trying to think of budget friendly Christmas gifts and of course, the first thing that pops into my head is foodie gifts! Who doesn't love some yummy homemade goodies around the holidays? Maybe the Grinch, but I think I can turn even him to the sugar filled dark side. So without further ado, here's some tips and ideas for making homemade foodie gifts for your loved ones for Christmas this year. Foodie Gifts:…

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