• Coconut Macaroons

    Coconut Macaroons. I think I first started making these for my in-laws for Passover early in our marriage. The first time I brought them my husband’s grandparents jubilantly stated that these were the best macaroons they had ever had. Ever. Coconut macaroons were their favorite cookie so they knew what they were talking about. Now I make them for the family for any holiday. They are so simple with only 5 ingredients and come together quickly.   I also think they make the perfect holiday “snowball” cookie and they make their way on to our Christmas Cookie plate. (Try our Gluten Free Roll Out Sugar Cookie for you Christmas Cookie…

  • Holiday Gift Guide #6- For the Home

    Gifts for the home are always good around the holidays. It’s a fun time to spruce up around the house, and even better when it is something you maybe wouldn’t think to buy for yourself!     Ring Doorbell – We received this for Christmas last year and it really is awesome. I actually intercepted a package, chatted with the delivery man and had it delivered to my neighbors while I was at my kid’s sport practice! All from my phone! New Bedding – Such a good time to refresh your bedding right before the new year! Serena & Lily has such lovely bedding. Stephanie Sherman’s “An Oceans Roar” –…

  • Holiday Gift Guide #5 – The Gourmet

    So this is an easy one… all the best things for “the gourmet”. If you have a loved one who adores being in the kitchen this is the list for you! These are all my favorites or things that are on my want list!   Click on item name to shop!  Instant Pot Duo 80 – Okay. Obviously this is on here. It should be on every gift guide I put together because I love it so much (Same with #2). If you don’t have one in your kitchen you should. It is a miracle appliance! Vitamix Professional Series Blender – Same as above… I use this all the time.…

  • Holiday Gift Guide #4 – Your Best Friend

    What to get your best bud? The friend that keeps you grounded, that is always there for a laugh? Sometimes that can be hard! You want to get something they will really enjoy and not just a token that will clutter up their house, am I right? I love getting a consumable (food or beauty!) that can be used and then be gone, or something they wouldn’t buy for themselves! Below find my favorites; bonus- everything except for the awesome L.L. Bean tote is $50 and under! Click on item name to shop! L.L. Bean Signature Camo Boat and Tote – I love an L. L. Bean tote bag; durable,…

  • Holiday Gift Guide #3 – For Him

    Our favorite picks to gift to the amazing men in your life this holiday! Some my family swears by and some I have my eye on for them! Click on name of item to link to shop! Sorel 1964 Pac Boot – Snow is coming. These are waterproof and attractive enough to wear all day! OluKai ‘Moloa’ Genuine Shearling Slipper – These are a hit in my house. The back folds down for slip ons and they also have a sturdy sole. Patagonia Black Hole Water Repellent Duffel Bag – These “Black Hole” bags fit everything under the sun. Perfect for Winter ski weekends and Summer beach weekends. L.A. Modern…

  • Holiday Gift Guide #2- For Her

    Shopping for her. What to get the woman who has everything? It can be tricky! A little bit of everything below, some of them favorite gifts I have received myself! Click on item name to shop!  Chloé Medium Marcie Satchel – This is absolutely a big ticket item. I normally don’t include items in this price range on a gift guide but my friend was carrying this the other day and I fell in love! What a BEAUTIFUL bag! No. 6 Clog Boot – These boots are the bees knees. I received these as an early birthday present from my mother in law and wear them every day. They are…

  • Holiday Gift Guide #1 -Kids!

    Here we go! The first A Modern Housewife Holiday Gift Guide of the season! Stay tuned, we will have a lot more! Shopping for kids at the Holidays is definitely my favorite! The joy on their faces when the unwrap something they REALLY  wished for, or even better, something they didn’t know they wanted is priceless. Below you will find some tried and true toys in my household, things on our wishlist and items that just looked really cool! Happy Shopping! Click on item name to shop item!  littleBits Marvel Avengers Hero Inventor Kit – This was on the top of the wishlist for my oldest. My kids are currently…

  • I need to walk and it’s getting cold…

    This grieving thing is a tricky business. I recently read a particularly poignant article on A Cup Of Jo by the incredible Nora McInerny about grief and lipstick. Really, go read it. It totally explains why I feel the need to blow my hair dry and put on jeans instead of my uniform workout gear. She touched on a point that resonated with me (she lost her husband to brain cancer), she would soon be older than her husband ever was. I have never known a world without my big brothers. They have always looked out for me, their little sister. I now have to go on and live the rest of my…

  • Black Friday Favorites!

    I hope you had the most wonderful Thanksgiving! Black Friday is now morphing into a full week situation… and Cyber Monday basically started yesterday. They need to come up with a new name. Anyways… some of my favorite brands are having some great discounts! Great time to get some of your holiday shopping done; and maybe some shopping for yourself! Holiday parties are coming after all! First exciting deal is my beloved Instant Pot! My 8 Quart Duo is on sale for $69.99 here! Dyson is offering up $200 off products. The Animal and the Hairdryer were total game changers for me! Shopbop is up to 25% off full price…

  • What to wear for Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday in my family. This year we will be having a very low key family filled Thanksgiving and remembering what we are grateful for in this life. I am sure I will be wearing something comfortable and casual… but dressing up is fun too! It is only two weeks away so here are some ideas of what to wear when gathering for the holiday. The mixing of textures and fabrics is the key for these outfits. Velvet is so hot right now and give me a chunky knit any day! I also have a handful of friends heading to warmer climates for the holiday…