What I Learned From 30 Days Of Preparing A New Recipe Each Day

What I Learned From 30 Days Of Preparing A New Recipe Each Day

  November Challenge. Phew! I made it through my November Challenge. At the end of 30 days, I prepared a total of 36 "new to me" recipes. I found this challenge to be...well...challenging. I'm busy running a household and raising three teenagers and trying to keep a puppy from demolishing every scrap of paper or [...]

Recipes Tried In November – Round 3

Recipes Tried In November – Round 3

  November Recipes. Happy Monday! I managed to complete Week 3 of my November Challenge.  If you missed Week 1 and Week 2, be sure to check those out. As in the rounds before, I've included links to where I've pinned the recipe to Pinterest. I'll also let you know if I made any substitutions [...]

Recipes Tried In November -Round 2

Recipes Tried In November -Round 2

  November Recipes. This round of recipes that I tried for my November Challenge were more along the easy-peasy lines. If you miss round 1 of recipes, you can find that here. In Friday’s post, I talked about how insane my week decided to be. Yet somehow, I did manage to try out a new [...]

Recipes Tried in November – Round 1

Recipes Tried in November – Round 1

  November Challenge. Even though we are only 6 days into November, I'm still excited that my November Challenge is going well. Since my review of making a recipe a day would be a rather cumbersome read at the end of 30 days, I thought that I'd break it into smaller posts and fill you [...]

Friday Faves – “Local” Edition

Friday Faves – “Local” Edition

Friday. Local Edition. Honestly, I think this is true most days. Minus the hot part! But today is Friday!! So I'm letting the other side of my new coffee mug represent today.   Fabulous, darling, Fab-u-lous. The crazy weather pattern in Virginia continues. We've had numerous days of close to and even hitting 70 degrees [...]

Ambience & Hygge

Ambience & Hygge

  Hygge. What does that word even mean?! Ok.  Most of you probably already know since it was shortlisted by Oxford Dictionary to be a Word of the Year for 2016. I, however, live in the dark ages and stumbled across this word last Sunday. We were driving to my mother-in-law's and I was scrolling through [...]

Mimosa?  Yes, please!

Mimosa?  Yes, please!

Mimosa. Sparkling wine....orange juice....and....strawberries.  During these long days of summer this sounds like a little slice of heaven. I know, I know... Wait, it's supposed to be champagne.  No,  there's triple sec.  Is that a Buck's Fizz?  Are you sure you have it right? I think mimosa sounds nicer whether there is triple sec, Grand [...]

Signs of Summertime

Summertime is basically upon us.  My boys are finished with school, having high enough grades and low enough absences to be exempt from finals.  My daughter is on the countdown with half days to finish out the middle school year (exemptions are only for high school credit classes). We are starting to make our summer [...]