Naptime Lifestyle: Everyday Favorites for Everyday Life

Holiday Gifts with Minted.com | The Naptime Chef

5 Art Gifts for Your Kitchen with Minted

There is still time to shop and today I am thrilled to be sharing five of my favorite gifts ideas from Minted.com. I know art can be very personal and hard to select for friends, but I think any of these things would be slam dunk. They are perfect for hanging in kitchens, pantries, dining rooms, or anywhere you entertain. I ordered my framed which means they are all set to hang right up, but you could order just the print if you’d like to frame them yourself.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide Summary | The Naptime Chef

2016 Holiday Gift Guide Summary

My holiday gift guide summary for 2016

Gifts for Grandparents 2016 | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Gift for Grandparents 2016

10 Faves: Gift for Grandparents 2016

Gifts for Children 2016 | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Gifts for Children 2016

10 Faves: Gifts for Children 2016

10 Faves: Gifts for Your BFF 2016 | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Holiday Gifts for Your BFF 2016

10 Faves: Holiday Gifts for Your BFF 2016

Gifts for Dads 2016 | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Holiday Gifts for Dad 2016

Holiday Gifts for Dad 2016

10 Faves: Gifts for Mom 2016 | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Holiday Gifts for Mom 2016

10 Faves: Holiday Gifts for Mom 2016

Fall Cookbooks 2016 | The Naptime Chef

Fall Cookbook Pre-orders

Fall is super duper cookbook season and I have been doing a lot of pre-ordering lately. Here are few that I’ve paid for and can’t wait to arrive. I am curious, what books are on your list?

10 Faves: Birthday Cakes | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Birthday Cakes

Some of my favorite cakes for birthday celebrations!

10 Faves: Mother's Day Gift Guide 2016 | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016

Her very own olive tree so she can enjoy amazing olive oil year-round, (Food52, $160 and up) A gorgeous box of Meyer lemons, always. (White Flower Farm, $35) Beautiful perfume for spring that smells like wild strawberries with a hint of parsley. (Jo Malone, $70) The new bestseller she won’t be able to put down. […]

10 Faves: Spring Kitchen Gear | The Naptime Chef

10 Faves: Spring Kitchen Gear

Well, we’ve had temperatures in the 60’s all week and the daffodils are pushing through. I think this means that spring is here to stay! (Famous last words, now we’ll end up having a snowstorm next week!) The arrival of spring always inspires to take a fresh look at our meals. It is time to […]

Wine Love: WineSimple.com

Wine Love: WineSimple.com

As I continue to pursue my wine education both in the classroom, and at home, I find myself constantly searching out new wines for tasting practice. Sometimes I go to our amazing local wine shop and chat with the owner, other times I challenge myself to pick out something interesting at our local big box liquor store. Either way, it is always an exercise I enjoy and I usually (not always) come home with some new gems to record in my wine journal for future reference.