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Crab Grilled Cheese Croutons + Tomato Bisque

Dress up a delicious bowl of tomato bisque with crab-filled grilled cheese cut into bite-size croutons. Get the full recipe at HomemadeBanana.comWhen I was a kid, I was a really picky eater, and there was virtually nothing I hated more than a bowl of tomato soup. The sound of a hand-cranked can opener inching around the rim of a Campbell’s can was my version of nails on a chalkboard. And although I shed most of my weird food proclivities as I aged, I never got fully on board with tomato soup—until about a year ago.

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DIY, Food

Wax-Dipped Infused Salts

Treat your holiday hosts to these wax-dipped infused salts. Get the DIY at HomemadeBanana.comAs of Monday, I finished my Christmas shopping, but I always like to have a few extra pretty or delicious things on hand to bring with me when I’m running out the door to the holiday parties that pepper the next week of my calendar. If these small hostess gifts end up being both pretty and delicious—well, that’s even better.

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DIY

DIY Embroidered Dog Bandana

Don't forget about your pup this holiday season! Place this pretty #DIY embroidered bandana under the tree for her. Get the full tutorial at HomemadeBanana.comDon't forget about your pup this holiday season! Place this pretty #DIY embroidered bandana under the tree for her. Get the full tutorial at HomemadeBanana.com
I love the ritual of giving and receiving gifts. Few things bring me as much joy as carefully picking out, wrapping and presenting something thoughtful and—more often than not—pretty. Simply put: gift giving is my love language.

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DIY

DIY Holly Berry Surprise Balls

Treat your Christmas guests to these pretty holly berry surprise balls filled with delicious treats. // Get the full tutorial at HomemadeBanana.comWe’re officially well into the month of December now, and that means the countdown to Christmas is at a mere 14 days away. Normally by this time, I’ve already trimmed my tree, finished my shopping and sent my packages on their merry way, but not this year. I don’t know what it is about 2017 (or maybe I do), but this time of year has been unusually busy and stressful.

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Beauty

Shop the Sephora Beauty Insider Event

Shop the Sephora sale with my must-have beauty pics.Ever since I swore off clothes shopping for the year, I’ve gotten a bit more into beauty products (I had to funnel all that energy somewhere). So today, I’m giving you a peek inside my medicine cabinet so you can stock up on a few of my tried-and-true favorite products during the Sephora Beauty Insider Event.

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