Week O’Nautical: Fresh Picks for Spring A Box

Have you forgot about the A Boxes, because I have… BUT with the launch of the Avon Seaside Gardens collection comes a new A Box, the Fresh Picks For Spring A Box (product # 101464).  Featuring 5 freshly picked beauty faves you’ll love, they’ll perk up any pout and add a flirty flutter to lashes…

What To Wear In Maui: The Tropical Print Maxi

The number one thing you should pack on a trip to the Hawaiian Islands is a tropical print maxi dress.  Not only does it easily pack into a suitcase but you can wear it day, night, out, lounging, casual, dressed up and even as a swim cover up!  The one I’m loving this season is…

Grandma Lucille’s Christmas Cut Out Sugar Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:  3/4 cup Crisco 1 1/3 cups Sugar 2 Eggs 3 1/2 cups of Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 3 Tbs Milk 2 tsp Vanilla 3/4 tsp Salt   Directions: Preheat oven to 375.  Cream shortening and sugar together.  Add eggs and vanilla and the milk, beat until fluffy.  Add flour, salt and baking powder….

Friendsgiving – Thanksgiving Appetizers

Let’s be honest, he best part of Thanksgiving, or in my case, Friendsgiving this year, is those hours before you eat when things are cooking and you’re snacking on delicious appetizers and socializing!  A personal favorite is dips!  Who doesn’t like a good dip!?!  The main staple from my family is a good warm, cheesy…

Easy Homemade Fresh Cranberry Sauce

It’s not that I don’t like the canned stuff, it’s that homemade and fresh is so much better!  My mom made this years and years ago as an alternative and we’ve never looked back.  It’s more of a relish than a jelly sauce, but not only will it taste way better, it dresses up your…

DIY Pumpkin Spiced Chai

I’m definitely not a coffee drinker, but tea, tea I do!  I like a hot beverage in the morning especially on a crisp fall morning.  I love the idea of all those cool flavored beverages that all the cool kids order, but I just can’t stomach anything coffee.  So when in doubt, turn to pinterest!  I…

Trending Thursday #coconuttreat

If the world of alicia was the internet then today the top trending search would be #coconuttreat  I’m such a sucker for anything coconut!  Not only is it delicious (as a kid it was my favorite snack) but it also just smells like summer (can we say hawaiian tropic!)  Here are my top 5 coconut…

Aunt Donna’s Lemon Squares Recipe

Family functions were never a hassle but a privilege!  Always super fun with the cousins and even better with the food… particularly the dips and desserts.  One staple was Aunt Donna’s Lemon Squares and an absolute favorite.  My mouth is watering just thinking of that sweet and tangy treat… mmmm lemon squares mmmm…  Aunt Donna’s…