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THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT THE 2014 EDITION OF THE LADY PROJECT HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE! We are so excited to launch our third annual Holiday Guide! This guide is filled with fun gifts hand-picked by our members for all your holiday gift giving needs, you'll find our members’ favorite tips on how to really enjoy the holidays in your city. In the pages, you’ll find ways to dress up your LBD, how to keep motivated with your New Years goals and even an adult rice krispies recipe to really wow your friends. What we love most about our Summer & Holiday Guides is that they are made by the members, for the members. Our members, who contribute our creative and inspiring content, did an amazing job. Having

them being involved really makes this guide come to life. The Lady Project is all about collaboration– and this guide is a wonderful example of what can happen when amazing ladies team up to make something awesome. Since our last Guide, The Lady Project has expanded into two new cities- Nashua and New York City- with two more chapters launching this spring! We're so excited to integrate our new chapters into our annual guides and showcase what’s happening in all of these amazing cities!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS TH EM ED GUIDES 6

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Boss Babes

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Beauty

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Gift Cards

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Stocking Stuffers

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Gentlemen

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Fashionista

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Babies + Kids

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For the Home

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Fitness + Health

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Under $25

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Under $50

H OLIDAY ES SEN TI A L S 26

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Celebrate, Lady! Illustration

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Jingle Bells, Winter Playlist

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Dress Up Your Little Black Dress

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Adult Rice Krispies

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A New Kind of New Year's Resolution

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Celebrate, Lady Project Showcase

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Setting Attainable Goals

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Holiday Party Picks

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Not Your Grandma’s Cookie Swap

ON T H E L ADY PR OJ ECT B LO G •••

Our Favorite Things

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Printable Gift Tags

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How To Stay Healthy This Holiday Season


HAVE A LITTLE

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GIFTS FOR

Boss Babes

1. ERIN CONDREN LIFE PLANNER — ERIN CONDREN $50 / 2. REPURPOSED MOVING BLANKET LAPTOP BAG — CHUCK ROUTHIER $40 / 3. TEST TUBE FLOWER VASE — MOSS + TWIG $25 / 4. BACK ME UP MOBILE CHARGER — BAN.DO $30 / 5. THE KATE IN DRESSAGE — LEOTA $170 / 6. SLATE AIRDESK — ISKELTER $98 / 7. HUSTLE DARLING PRINT — THE SMITTEN COLLECTION $17 / 8. METAL BEAD NECKLACE — J.CREW $45


Beauty GIFTS

1. SEX BOMB BATH BOMB — LUSH $6.65 / 2. ALASKA GLACIAL MUD — 1AM BEAUTY $34 / 3. SUGAR SCRUB — SCUM SOAPS $40 / 4. HYPNOTIK HAIR — 1AM BEAUTY $19.95


Gift Cards FOR EVERYONE

1. BODY KNEADS GIFT CERTIFICATE — BODY KNEADS, INC. / 2. $100 OFF RHINESTONE, PEARL AND DIAMOND SESSIONS (THRU JANUARY 30TH. MUST MENTION HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE) — VINTAGE GIRL STUDIOS / 3. REIKI TREATMENT GIFT CERTIFICATE — MOTHER MYSTIC / 4. PSYCHIC READING GIFT CERTIFICATE — MOTHER MUSTIC / 5. DRINKABLE ARTS GIFT CERTIFICATE — DRINKABLE ARTS LLC


Stocking Stuffers

1. BRIT + CO. LAVENDAR CANDLE — GREENMARKET PURVERYING CO. $16 / 2. SMALL SQUARE STUD EARRINGS — KATE SPADE NEW YORK $38 / 3. BAMBOO + STERLING RHODE ISLAND EARRINGS — KATRINKLES $25 / 4. EXPANDABLE FLOWER BAG VASE — MODGY $8.9 5 / 5. GOLD DOTS ZIPPER POUCH (SMALL) — MAIKA $12 / 6. STATE LOVING METAL KEYCHAIN — DUO STUDIO $15 / 7. COASTER SET — KATE SPADE NEW YORK $35 / 8. QUEEN BEE HONEY SOAP BAR (SET OF 2) — LATIKA SOAP $18 / 9. MEASURING SPOONS — BEEHIVE $52


GIFTS FOR

Gentlemen

1. HOPE T-SHIRT — RHODY CRAFT $28 / 2. WOODEN WATCH — DOWOODWATCH $55.9 9 / 3. MONOGRAMMED POCKET SQUARES — SEAMS ETSY SHOP $18 / 4. SCRUBBA WASH BAG — CLIMATESTORE $54.9 5 / 5. GIBS GROOMING FOR MEN — 1AM BEAUTY $19.9 5 / 6. MUSTACHE SOCKS — CLOUDBERRY FACTORY $11 / 7. KEYSMART — KEYSMART $20.9 8 / 8. STAINLESS STEEL FLASK — RC PERSONALIZED GIFTS $16.9 9 / 9. LAMBSWOOL V-NECK SWEATER — J.CREW $69.50 / 10. CUFFLINKS — LOCAL INSPIRATIONS $19.9 5


GIFTS FOR

Fashionistas

1. SILVER SAGE LEAF EARRINGS — DAVINE JEWELRY $100 / 2. FABULOUS PENDANTS — RHODY CRAFT $24 / 3. PRINTED SILK SNOOD — J.CREW $59.50 / 4. HOLSTER FLEECE LEGGINGS — THRILLERPARTY ONLINE! $65 / 5. LUXXIE BOSTON BRALETTE SLIP — LUXXIEBOSTON $239 / 6. DARK SILVER SHELL + PEARL NECKLACE — DAVINE JEWELRY $85 / 7. SILK BOW HEADBANDS (CUSTOM COLORS) — SEAMS ETSY SHOP $29 / 8. STERLING INITIAL NECKLACE — KATRINKLES $58 / 9. THE SUSAN IN FRENCH DOT — LEOTA $245


GIFTS FOR

Babies & Kids

1. THE ADVENTURES OF GREYSON + HIS TINY GREYS — MASCOT BOOKS PUBLISHED $9.9 9 / 2. FOIL HEART ONE PIECE — J.CREW $26.50 / 3. GIRAFFES + ROBOTS ART POSTER — GIRAFFES + ROBOTS $25 / 4. GOLDIEBLOX ZIPLINE ACTION FIGURE — GOLDIEBLOX $24.9 9 / 5. KOWALLI BABY CARRIER COVER — KOWALLI $69 / 6. LONG-SLEEVED STRIPED POLO COVERALL — J.CREW $28 / 7. ROMEO AND THE WELL FED FROG — LILLIPUTIENS $47.50 / 8. BONBON BUNNY — ANTHROPOLOGIE $54


GIFTS FOR

The Home

1. CUSTOM PHOTO TRAY/WALL ART — MY MEZ $119.99 / 2. FLIP N’ CHARGE SOLAR POWERED CANDLES — CLIMATESTORE $25.9 9 / 3. ELLIE’S BAKERY SIGNATURE BASKET — ELLIE’S BAKERY $70 / 4. PROVIDENCE THEMED NATURAL STONE COASTERS — HOMESTYLE ON WESTMINISTER $8 EACH / 5. INDIAN KANTHA QUILTS — SECRET SHIPS $96 / 6. CUSTOM END TABLE — MY MEZ $319.9 9


Fitness & Health

1. DOGMATIC FREELEASH — DOGMATIC $8.79 / 2. RUN A RACE TOGETHER WITH LOVED ONES — JB SPORTS EVENT CALENDAR $20-50 / 3. JAWBONE FITNESS TRACKER — JAWBONE $129 / 4. FRUIT INFUSED WATER BOTTLE — DEFINE WATER $25 / 5. THERAPEUTIC PRIVATE YOGA SESSION — MOVE INTO KINDESS $75 / 6. BARRE FITNESS CLASS, STRENGTH IN BALANCE — BARRE FITNESS $110 / 7. PERSONALIZED YOGA MAT BAG — RED ENVELOPE $25.99


GIFTS

Under $25

1. RECLAIMED WOOD KEY HOLDER — SIX FINGER STUDIO $25 / 2. KOWALLI SNUGGLEBOOTS — KOWALLI $22 / 3. LIKE A BOSS MUG — SAFFRON AVENUE $20 / 4. ELLIE’S BAKERY GINGERBREAD COOKIE — ELLIE’S BAKERY $12 / 5. SAY IT WITH SHOES GREETING CARDS (6 PACK) — AND CELEBRATE $15 / 6. PERSONALIZED CALENDAR — ALC COPIES $18.9 5 / 7. ARE YOU PREGNANT WITH A DREAM — CREATE YOUR LIFE! $15 / 8. SHE’S THE FIRST CATRINKA TOTE BAG — CATRINKA $20


GIFTS

Under $50

1. EQUAL EXCHANGE CHOCOLATE BAR COLLECTION BOX — EQUAL EXCHANGE $30 / 2. YOUR TICKET TO THE UNIVERSE: A GUIDE TO EXPLORING THE COSMOS — BARNES & NOBLES $17.84 / 3. CONGO COFFEE PROJECT PANZI BAG — EQUAL EXCHANGE $29 / 4. “SPREAD LOVE” CHEESE SPREADER — BEEHIVE HANDMADE $49


WA N T MORE?

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Jingle Bells HANDPICKED WINTER PLAYLIST BY WINTERMOON BLOG

1. IN FEAR AND FAITH — CIRCA SURVIVE 2. ORDINARY — COPELAND 3. DARK — TERMINAL 4. SURBURBAN WAR — ARCADE FIRE 5. TAKE YOU ON A CRUISE — INTERPOL 6. ISLAND VAPORS — DEATH VESSEL 7. VELVET ANTLERS — DEATH VESSEL 8. PENELOPE — PINBACK 9. BOO — PINBACK 10. OUR WORLD IS GREY — AS CITIES BURN 11. MIRRORS — PVRIS 12. FUNTIMES IN BABYLON — FATHER JOHN MISTY 13. RAGGED WOOD — FLEET FOXES 14. TO A POET — FIRST AID KIT 15. CRUSHED — SAY ANYTHING 16. MANDALA — CIRCA SURVIVE

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Little Black Dress The holidays are here, and so are the endless invites to holiday parties. Instead of stressing out over finding a dress for each shin-dig, free your little black dress from the back of your closet. Switch up major statement accessories to give your old standby the update it deserves.

MADEWELL Layer with other simple bangles to up your arm party game.

PIPERLIME Pair these nude colored baubles with a bold berry lip color to really make a statement.

ANTHROPOLOGIE Serious finger candy for the champagne toast selfies on NYE.

TIFFANY & CO. Because you’ve been a very, VERY good girl this year.


J. CREW

KATE SPADE An instant upgrade to any LBD.

STELLA & DOT Perfect for making an impact when sparkle isn't your thing.

FLASH TATTOO If they’re good enough for Beyonce, they’re good enough for me.


J.CREW Who said jewelry gets to have all the fun?

BANANA REPUBLIC Not your grandma’s pearls.

FOREVER 21 A next level statement piece. The anti-ugly sweater holiday accessory.

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Brown Butter & Toasted Coconut Rice Krispies Holiday desserts fall into two camps- routine, and mythical. Each year you have to suffer through apple pies with gummy undercooked crusts and depressingly stale gingerbread men at cookie swaps. You nibble politely and tuck the offending “treats” under napkins and hope that no one spots you. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to climb off the struggle bus and prepare an easy treat that your friends and family won’t forget. Rice Krispies might be a staple of elementary school lunch boxes, but the addition of toasted coconut and brown butter give this recipe grown-up edge.

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INGREDIENTS 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter 1 10.5 oz Bag of Marshmallows 6 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal 1 Cup Shredded Coconut 2 Teaspoons Malibu Coconut Rum (optional) DIRECTIONS Before starting, coat an 8x 8 pan with non-stick spray, and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 and line an additional cookie sheet with parchment paper. Once the oven has preheated, spread the coconut in a thin layer on the cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the coconut starts to brown. Take out of the oven and set aside to cool. Use a large saucepan to melt the butter on medium-low heat, until the butter starts to foam and turns golden color. Keep a close eye on the pan, because the butter can go from browned to burnt very quickly. Lower the heat and stir in marshmallows until smoothly melted, followed by the rum and toasted coconut. Once the coconut is incorporated into the marshmallow, take the mixture off the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies cereal. Pour the finished mixture into the 8 x 8 pan and let the treats cool. Once the pan has cooled, cut into bars and get ready to be showered with compliments.


A New Kind of New Year's Resolution By Carole Ann Penney 2015 is just around the corner. As a life coach, I love the energy of the New Year - reflecting on what came before, and the blank slate of knowing that we’re on the precipice of a new beginning. I love how it pulls us toward a vision of our best selves, and carries with it a sense of possibility. So much can happen in a year. And so, the buzz about New Years resolutions has already begun. A few years ago, I abandoned this practice of setting goals in January on how I wanted to be different. I was tired of getting to March and already losing sight of my list of aspirations, and beating myself up in July for not making greater strides. I was tired of making (and not really accomplishing) the same resolutions each year. There is a time and a place for goal setting, but I believe coming off of the hectic holidays is not that time! Instead, I have a new resolution practice that focuses more on a sense of openness and possibility: choosing a guiding word for the year. Unlike New

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Years resolutions, which are about what you want to do in the year, a guiding word is about how you want to be -- How do you want to feel? How do you want to show up to your life? What do you want to be tuned into? This year, my coaching clients chose guiding words like: authenticity, freedom, dedication, adventure, and even simply “yes.” They each looked for opportunities to embody and connect with their guiding word, and they used their word as a tool to help them make decisions. When faced with a tough choice about a job opportunity, I asked client, “If this year is about freedom for you, where is the freedom in this situation?” A guiding word pulls you toward your vision of how you want to move through your year, but leaves room for surprises. Here’s how you can choose a word that will set the tone for your 2015:

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be powerful to you.


Photography by Brittanny Taylor Wardrobe Styling by Olivia Rodrigues Hair & Makeup by Ali Lomazzo Hair by Shelby Lambert Models Kyla Covert, Rosalie Barros, Patsy Culp and Tyna Caldarone

From left to right: On Kyla, silver gown $295 by Laundry available at Zuzu’s, pendant earrings available at J. Marcel, pendant necklace available at J. Marcel, bracelet $28 available at Flaunt Boutique. On Rosalie, read & black printed sheath dress $48 available at J. Marcel, pendant earrings by Atelier Swarovski $180 available at Flaunt Boutique, gold spring bracelet $14 available at J. Marcel, set of two stretch bracelets available at J. Marcel. On Patsy, short green satin dress by Nicole Miller $430 available at Zuzu’s, silver pendant earrings available at J. Marcel, dark gray pendant necklace $26 available at J. Marcel. On Tyna, red halter gown by Ina $275 available at Zuzu’s, silver crystal stretch bracelet $20 available at J. Marcel, silver wire beaded bracelet by Luca & Stella $28 available at Flant Boutique.


On Rosalie, red & black short A-line printed dress $48 available at J. Marcel, red wool coat with mink collar by Gypsy $98 available at The Vault Collective, gold dangling pendant earrings by Atelier Swarovski $180 available at Flaunt Boutique, gold spring bracelet $14 available at J. Marcel, set of two gold stretch bracelets available at J. Marcel. On Patsy, short green satin by Nicole Miller $430 available at Zuzu’s, green wool coat with fur trim by Eleven Twenty Eight $125 available at The Vault Collective, black sequin booties by Nina $20 available at J. Marcel, silver pendant earrings available at J.Marcel, large dark gray statement necklace $26 available at J. Marcel.


On Tyna, red halter gown by Ina $275 available at Zuzu’s, beige 1960’s wool coat with fur collar by Archetype $245 available at The Vault Collective, stretch bracelet with silver crystals $20 available at J. Marcel, silver wire bracelet with beads by LUca & Stella $28 available at Flaunt Boutique . On Kyla, silver gown by Laundry $295 available at Zuzu’s, short fur coat with velvet detail available at The Vault Collective, silver pressed pendant earrings available at J. Marcel, black multi-strand statement necklace $36 available at J. Marcel, clear beaded wire bracelet $28 available at Flaunt Boutique.


On Tyna, golden empire waist dress by Shoshanna $335 available at Zuzu’s, tan beaded rope bracelet $215 available at Flaunt Boutique. On Rosalie, navy one shoulder beaded gown by Laundry $275 available at Zuzu’s, golf and white square detailed earrings $14 by J. Marcel,


On Patsy, black strapless dress by Nicole Miller $149 available at Zuzu’s, black velvet choker with crystals by Atelier Swarovski $1180, silver pendant earrings $14 available at J. Marcel, set of two beaded wire bracelets by Luca & Stella $28 available at Flaunt Boutique. On Kyla, royal & gold floral sheath by Ark and Co. $78 available at J. Marcel.


On Tyna, black, blue and silver sequin dress with keyhold cutout available at The Vault Collective, On Patsy, dark green and black beaded dress with feathers by Nicole Miller $695 available at Zuzu’s, gold and black earrings with black detail available at J. Marcel. On Rosalie, blue silk strapless dress by Nicole Miller $60 available at Goddess Closet, black and silver sequin jacket by Caparros Buffy $25 available at J. Marcel, silver pendant necklace with crystals by Atelier Swarovski $485, small round dangling available at J. Marcel, set of two silver elastic bracelets available at J. Marcel. On Kyla, black dress with cutouts by Laundry $295 available at Zuzu’s, gold and crystal cuff earrings available at J. Marcel, beaded silver wire bracelet by Luca & Stella $28 available at Flaunt Boutique, blue cuff bracelet with black beads available at Flaunt Boutique.


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A perfect Holiday gift as we take on the New Year! Whether you’re losing weight or want a healthy meal on the table a few nights a week Fit Feast and Fit Family are meals that are prepared, pre-portioned, calorie controlled, and delivered to your door. These meals keep for a week in refrigeration and are the perfect gift for the individual or family on the move! EasyEntertainingRI.com

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Setting Attainable Goals in the New Year Statistics show that most people don’t stick to their New Year’s resolutions but you can beat the odds. While you can of course make resolutions for change any time of year, the New Year brings a fresh new-start energy and momentum that invites change. Making a successful resolution begins with your frame of mind. Here are a few tips to support YOU in resolution success this year: Set Your Intentions How do you want this year to be different from last year? What changes would you like to see? What is your heart longing for more of, or less of? This isn’t a dress rehearsal - it’s your life. What do you want to experience? Write it down. Then … Activate the Power of Decision Be specific about what you are setting out to accomplish. Getting clear on how you will know when you have fully achieved your intention or resolution is key to success. Too often people sabotage their goals and dreams by being vague about what they are looking to create or achieve. Be specific at the start about what success will look like for you and you’ll know with clarity when it’s time to celebrate! Determining your end point at the start is a gift you give to yourself. Answer “Why?” Before taking action on your resolution, get clear on what is at the heart of your motivation. Check in to be sure it’s not a “should” or something someone else wants for you. Why do YOU want this? By getting clear on your “why” at the start, in the event that you do get off track, you’ll be able to quickly reconnect to your resolution fuel.

When supporting a client in creating a solid goal-setting plan, we walk through what I call The Why Wonder Process™, which includes completing these 3 sentences to activate authentic motivation: • This year I will _________ because … • When I successfully accomplish this resolution, I will … • If I give up on my resolution, I will … Grab a journal and be as honest as possible in your replies. Activate the Power of Declaration This is about making a commitment. Once you’ve decided what your resolution is, say it out loud - to yourself and to other people. While we all have our lone ranger tendencies, the right support makes all the difference. By sharing your resolutions with others, you create accountability to stay on track so that you are successful this year. A Gift for You Want to explore how hiring a coach can help ensure your success? As my gift to you, let’s connect for a 1:1 complimentary tele-session, click on the link below to claim your FREE session and together we will determine the next steps that will serve you best. Visit www.createyourlifeinc.com/questionnaire.htm

About the author Tara Sage Steeves, MA, Create Your Life! Founder & Dream Acceleration Master Coach, is a twice-published author, international coach, and holistic leader. She is devoted to helping people identify, nurture, and manifest their deepest dreams and desires and does so through her renowned 8-week Dream Acceleration™ Program, private coaching, and playful workshops and retreats, all to support the creative, and sometimes intimidating, process of dream realization. Learn more at www.CreateYourLifeInc.com.


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Are you looking for the peect holiday pa y decorations? Are you looking for ways to spice up your next holiday pa y without going over budget? Well you're in luck! The fabulous duo at Champagne + Ink gave us their favorite pa y picks

A higher quality ornament has a unique top, making them great to use in table decor, in bowls, apothecary jars, etc.

Small twinkle lights mimic the night sky giving your space a warm glow without the bulk of traditional christmas lights.

Grown up glasses for your grown up drinks.

Use different vessels as candle holders, to mix and match finishes and heights on your table.


A neutral napkin with a bright pop of color to tie in other elements on your table.

Decorate your space with holiday themed items that are still chic.

A twist on tradition, use a silver wreath as a base for red accents, cranberries, cardinals, mini ornaments.

Carry your colors and theme through to your bar cart details.


Use grey as your neutral color when decorating, it works as a great base layer for just about anything.

We love garland for so many things, hang it around your tree, lay over your table runner, drape from your mantel, hang it from your ceiling, go crazy!

Use them on your tree, or hang them in bunches of 6-10 from colored ribbon as room decor.

Dress up your bar cart with a classic shaker.


We love handmade details, unique accents that are either made by you or a great find on Etsy. (treat yourself, it's the holidays!)

Fun pops of color for your bar cart.

An easy DIY to bring in a 3D element to your table.

Patterned Hurricanes work great as candle holders OR vases for flowers. CURATED BY •••

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Who says cookie swaps can’t have healthy options? And who says healthy can’t also be delicious? You don’t have to be a health nut to enjoy these no-bake, gluten free vegan treats. They take minutes to prepare, you can get as creative as you’d like with add-ins, and they are packed with nutrients, fiber, and healthy fats - great fuel for athletes especially! The two key ingredients for these scrumptious treats are dried fruit (medjool dates or figs work best) and nuts or seeds. For every ½ cup of nuts or seeds you’ll want about 4 large dates or figs. Play around with the proportions, and from there you can experiment with other add-ins. The recipe below is my favorite combination: - 12 large medjool dates, pitted (make sure all pits are removed!) - 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (optional, don't think it needed it) - 1 cup raw unsalted cashews, almonds, or sunflower seeds - 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds - 3 tbsp chia seeds Dump everything in food processor and pulse, then blend on high for 2-3 minutes. You should be able to form a ball with the mixture; if it's too crumbly, add in more dates; add in more nuts or seeds if it seems too sticky. Dump the mixture into a glass pan and mash it with your palm to even it out and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Later, cut it into bars, go crazy with cookie cutters, or roll into little balls. Store covered in the fridge. Add-ins: Dark chocolate chips, dried cranberries, chopped dried apricot, protein powder, cacao powder or nibs, spirulina; coat with shredded unsweetened coconut or sesame seeds, etc. You could even dip these in or drizzle with dark chocolate and then freeze them for the ultimate treat. For optimum health benefits, choose only organic dried fruits, raw nuts and seeds (soaked is best), and choose organic chocolate with at least 70% cacao.

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WRITERS & CREATIVE COLLABORATORS KYLA COVERT Celebrate, Lady! Illustration WINTERMOON BLOG Jingle Bells, Winter Playlist JESSE BREASHERS Dress Up Your Little Black Dress FOLU AKINKUOTU Adult Rice Krispies CAROLE ANN PENNEY A New Kind of New Year’s Resolution BRITTANNY TAYLOR + OLIVIA RODRIGUES Celebrate Photoshoot TARA SAGE STEEVES Setting Attainable Goals CHAMPAGNE + INK Holiday Party Picks JOANNA READ Not Your Grandma’s Cookie Swap LADY PROJECT TEAM Our Favorite Things PRINT DARLING Printable Gift Tags JOANNA READ How To Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

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Lady Project 2014 Holiday Gift Guide  

If you love the holidays, this edition of The Lady Project Holiday Guide is just the one for you! Inside you'll read about ways to dress up...

Lady Project 2014 Holiday Gift Guide  

If you love the holidays, this edition of The Lady Project Holiday Guide is just the one for you! Inside you'll read about ways to dress up...

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