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Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

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The winter holidays are in full swing! With that you still may be scratching your head with what to get someone in your life. Well, I’m here to say you can’t go wrong with diamonds (or any other precious stones)!

As you may know, Pantone just released “Emerald” as the color of the year for 2013. May ladies probably already have their share of emeralds, but it’s time for the rest of the world to stock up so they can remain on trend. While jewelry stores carry plenty of the green-hued stone, don’t forget to check thrift stores and costume jewelry to find this one!

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image from my Harper’s Bazaar magazine

Now, another important color for the upcoming seasons is royal blue. An overly saturated epitomical blue in all forms. But since we’re talking jewelry today, I suggest blue diamonds.

Lastly, diamonds. We all know the costume jewelry “diamond and neon” trend right? I love it, but sometimes you need to class things up a smidge more. I’m a gal for Tiffany’s, and the key necklaces are a great gift for any girl (I know I adore and cherish mine). Go for something with personality; Macy’s and Zales carry diamond pendants in an array of shapes (I have a star) to add to the specialty of the gift. Now lets not forget watches; if you’re on a budget, TJ Maxx almost always has an exceptional selection of Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Fossil, and more watches (and other fine jewelries!).

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What do you think about these precious stones? too much or just enough?

Recipe Monday: Vegan Stuffing

The Winter holidays are engulfing us, and with that comes plenty of eating. As a 13 year vegetarian my plates have always been lackluster, but with my sister going veg and my mom trying to eat healthier, my family has come up with more veg-friendly options!
This week I’m sharing with you a recipe for vegan stuffing; it’s delicious and hearty and everything you need as a holiday side!

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Ingredients:
2 bags of Pepperidge Farms Stuffing bread cubes
1/2 chopped onion
2 chopped apples (red delicious)
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1/4 chopped pecans
2 stalks sliced celery
2 tsp parsley
2 cans of vegetable broth
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tsp sage

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a frying pan, sautee the onion, celery, and apple with the spices. Put all your bread cubes in a bowl and add the broth first, seasoned vegetables blend next and toss.

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Pour into a casserole dish and bake for 20 minutes, until the top is browned and crisp.

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Serve and Enjoy! Have a great Holiday season!

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