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The Complete Guide to Hostess Gifts for Every Occasion

The holiday season is here, and that means plenty of parties, gatherings and festive dinners. But with all the fun comes the stress of making sure you bring an appropriate hostess gift – should it be simple or splendid? Trinket or trifle? Small and thoughtful or fantastically fancy? Striking the balance on bringing just the right gift can feel like a bit of a minefield. Fear not! We’ve got the complete guide to hostess gifts for every occasion: Cocktail Party Guest Do:

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Mom Style: Boots for Every Occasion

Being a mom, a designer and ultimately a shoe-crazed junkie its hard to be practical and still fulfill that need to express myself daily. My easy solution is a great pair of boots. Believe me I love a pair of gorgeous pumps that read caviar and bon bons for lunch but lets get real ladies, whos rocking the 6-inch stilettos to drop off the kids and head into the office? Im not!

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Quinoa-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

The following recipe was originally published onRebelGrain.com. Visit the website for more great ideas and cooking tips!If you Google “quinoa stuffed portobellos,” youll find lots of options. But, its not just my stuffing that makes these so special (although, if I say so myself, my stuffing is better than all the others I found.Its what you serve these little beauties with that makes them spectacular both to the …

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Almost-Instant Chicken Fajitas

The following recipe was originally published onRebelGrain.com. Visit the website for more great ideas and cooking tips!Today on AM Northwest I made a dish using one of the greatest cheats available to us mamas: a store-bought rotisserie chicken. I pick a rotisserie up at least once a week (because I know it will come in handy for instant dinner somewhere), and I always re-create it somehow like with these fajitas, for example …

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How to Achieve Balance

If pressed to name only one thing for which modern moms are not given enough credit, I’d say it’s their circus skills. At a minimum, mothers regularly find themselves juggling the emotional and physical well-being of one or more children; ringleading a household and all activities occurring within and without; playing the clown for an…