Style: My Current Uniform

As most of you know, I primarily stick to a neutral wardrobe. It makes for easy choices when I open my closet in the morning and I just feel more comfortable in less color. This season, I’ve begun to let blue creep into the mix. And while it may seem an unlikely mix, I love wearing navy with black.

I have paired jeans with a navy blouse (similar top, here and here) I recently bought at WM Goods in Portland. But what really finishes off the look is my black cashmere jacket by Lan Jaenicke (alternatives here). The navy and black actually look great together and soften an all-black look. Navy has been a great addition to my neutral wardrobe! Finished off the outfit with my go-to mules (similar ones here) – there is something so easy about slipping them on and off all day long.

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On the Menu: Warm Peppermint Mocha

As the it begins to get cold across the nation, even here is San Francisco I’ve been craving warm drinks. The Citizenry (one of my go-to shops for gift giving!) reached out to partner together on getting into the kitchen to make something warm that anyone can enjoy in their own home. And with the holiday season in full swing I wanted to create something festive – that’s why I teamed up with As Quoted (my local coffee shop) to create the perfect drink this season that will keep you warm and get you in the holiday spirit. They are even offering them this weekend for everyone while their kids decorate holiday gingerbread!

Here is how to make your very own at home – it’s so SIMPLE!

Peppermint Mocha

Ingredients


3/4 cup steamed or warmed milk of your choice (almond milk, regular milk, etc)
3 tbsp drinking chocolate
1/4 tsp alcohol free peppermint extract*
2 tbsp liquid sweetener (optional)
1 double shot of espresso
garnish: whipped cream and/or marshmallows

Directions​


1. Warm milk over low heat.
2. Whisk in drinking chocolate, peppermint extract (and sweetener) to espresso shot until dissolved.
3. Pour in warmed milk and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream or marshmallows.

*if your extract contains alcohol, you may add this to the milk before warming.

There is nothing I love more than curling up with something festive to drink throughout the holidays. Luckily, The Citizenry makes it even better with their cozy throws and stunning ceramics. It makes me want to do it on a daily basis!

Hope you all enjoy this holiday recipe with family and friends. Also, don’t forget to check out Gift Guides!

This post is a partnership with The Citizenry. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Gift Guide: For the Littles

One of my favorite things to shop for during the holiday season is kids – everything is just TOO cute! Sometimes I have the hardest time because there is so much out there but I’ve curated a few of my favorites for you to shop for the littles in your family.


Reindeer Sweater: This sweet reindeer sweater for the little one is both cozy and festive for the holidays.

Teepee: This teepee will undoubtedly become your child’s favorite spot in the house.

Bear Beanie: This adorable beanie is perfect for chilly mornings at the park. You can never have enough!

Doll: Jess Brown dolls are handmade and beautiful, and always crafted with organic, natural materials. They make the best toy and a forever keepsake. Plus, Noble Carriage is one of my go-to shops for kids!

Duck: These chic, classic rubber duckies come in a variety of fun different colors and are mold-resistant. A perfect stocking stuffer.

Teepee: This teepee will undoubtedly become your child’s favorite spot in the house.

Dollhouse: This portable, lightweight dollhouse is just the right size to bring just about anywhere, along with your little one’s favorite toys.

Shoes: Our entire family is now obsessed with Allbirds. They just came out with kids tennis shoes and they are the only shoes Jackson wants to wear because they are “toasty” as he likes to say.

Camera: This pretty, yet durable handmade wood camera will spark curiosity and encourage imaginative play.

This portable, lightweight dollhouse is just the right size to bring just about anywhere, along with your little one’s favorite toys.

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DIY: Creating the Perfect Gifts with Citrus Peels

As the days get shorter and shorter, and the sun is lower in the horizon, I am looking for ways to bring the sunshine into our lives. I always get a bounce in my step when I see Cuties at the grocery store. In our family, Cuties Citrus are the perfect snack – healthy, delicious, and so easy to peel and eat anywhere. We all love them so much we have a hard time keeping them in our house!

During the holidays, we thought we’d give Cuties Citrus as the gift for teachers at our son’s preschool. The parents of the school contribute to a fund for the teachers but we thought a small thoughtful gift would also be nice. I just bought some pretty gold bags and dressed them up with greenery and stars made from the clementine skin. They are easy to prepare and who doesn’t love a bag of Cuties?

One of the reasons I chose to give them Cuties Citrus, is that there is a story behind why they are common gifts at Christmas. My grandmother always put them in our stockings and my mother has continued this tradition. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, money was scarce and fresh fruit was considered a luxury. In addition, the segments of the Clementine’s are a symbol of the ability to share. And this is definitely one of the things the teachers have helped to teach my son.

Remember to pick up Cuties Citrus on your next trip to the grocers. They are sweet, seedless, and the perfect size for kids. Honestly, they are a snack you want to share with those you love!

This post is a partnership with Cuties Citrus. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.