December 31, 2015

Best of 17 Apart 2015

Over the past (5!) years, we've celebrated the year-end close with a look back and assembly of our most popular posts from the blog over the past year. This year was refreshing taking a look back — realizing when in a time where we felt less productive, we actually accomplished a heck of a lot. We are inherent "doers," and revisiting our 2015 projects, travel, gatherings & everyday adventures maintains that spark of motivation to continue to archive.

December 30, 2015

What We Found Under the Tree: Our 2015 Gift Roundup

As the holiday season comes to an official close, we wanted to share a quick roundup of the cheer we found waiting under the tree this year (thanks Santa!). As you can gather, we tend to go for simple, useful and a little bit fun — all things we're looking forward to putting to good use in the new year!

December 29, 2015

Oh What Fun! Our 2015 Holiday Recap

With the festivities around the holidays winding down this week, we wanted to take a moment to share a few of our favorite shots from the season leading into Christmas here on the blog. From new and familiar decor, to Christmas Eve on the farm and Christmas dinner at here at home, it's been a full season to say the least — we hope you enjoy!

December 23, 2015

Recipe: Spiced Holiday Nut Mix

Looking for a simple yet festive holiday snack for gatherings and quick gift ideas? This recipe for spiced nuts is one of my go-to's around this time of year — the salty, sweet & crunchy combo makes for an all around pleaser.

December 21, 2015

NYC in December

We spent the bulk of early December in New York, primarily working, eating and enjoying the holiday decorations this time of year while in town. Today we've rounded up our collective phone snaps from the week to share here on the blog if you care to see...

The city over the holidays is a special thing — Christmas trees line the street corners and decorations line the streets. A simple stroll through Little Italy feels more like a walk through a busy wonderland:

December 20, 2015

Over on eHow: DIY Farmhouse Christmas Tree Stand

This time last weekend we were heading out to pick up this year's Christmas tree. We opted for a smaller 5ft tree since we've decided to position it in our family room (since fully updating the front room into an office early last year).

December 14, 2015

Weekend Basics: 'Tis The Season

Coming back from a week in NYC, this past weekend was a welcome return to sunny December weather, a trip to the country with Basil and scouting out this year's Christmas tree. We've rounded up our collective iPhone snaps from all the events today if you care to see...

December 4, 2015

Making Spirits Bright: 2015 Gift Guide

Hints that the holidays have arrived are popping up everywhere we look — we've admired the re-emergence of seasonal decorations, the holiday greeting cards trickling in with the mail, the return of our favorite late autumn foods and the holiday gatherings beginning to fill up our December calendar. It's a busy time, but one we look forward to every single year.

In the holiday spirit, today we've rounded up 15 of our favorite gift ideas to share. From new gadgets and stocking stuffers to pet toys and last-minute hostess ideas, there's a little something special for everyone — enjoy!

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