July 21, 2014

Chocolate Covered Blueberries: Healthy Treat

Jun11
So easy and delicious - Chocolate Covered Blueberries

As I look at the NC temps, summer is upon us and that means pool, shorts and tank tops  are calling. Unfortunately, I let my love of all things carbs, sugar and calories have their way with me over the […]

Glazed Apple Bread

Jun9
Keep diced apples on hand for any number of recipes

There are certain foods in which you can’t just stop at one piece. You try. You really do, but they are just that good! You tell yourself that you will cut one small serving size and then walk away. You […]

Cute DIY Summer Gift Wrapping Ideas

Jun6
Dress up your package in these adorable DIY gift wrap ideas.

As a child, one of my favorite aunts always used newspaper print to wrap my birthday presents, adorned with her signature magic marker calligraphy. I thought it was fun, quirky, and definitely unique to my aunt. As I grew up, […]

A Peek Around Our Place, New Flooring and Home Goals

Jun4
Beautiful Mohawk flooring

Giggles echoed from the edge of the family room. The girls circled up, creating wonders with their Magic Looms, while the guys munched on chips and salsa at the kitchen table. Throughout our home, conversations erupted; the stories shared and […]

Save Money on Buying a Car

Jun2
Important information to know before making your next car purchase. Be informed and save money $$

I remember the day well. My first car purchase. All grown up and living on my own, I didn’t know what I didn’t know and I fell for every sincere sounding bit of advice the dealer told me. He had […]

Easily Divide Hosta and Daylilies (and have free plants for life)

May28
Follow these simple tips and have free plants for life

For the last few months, we’ve been tackling just a bit of our backyard bedlam. Just to make you all feel better about your yard, I showed you just how aggressively the weeds had taken over. I shared that the […]

Dreaming Big: Guess What I Am Planning?

May27
Dream Party Barn Inspiration

Does your heart pound a little faster? Have you been kept awake at night wondering what your life would look like if this were realized? Is it a topic that you can’t stop talking about or brainstorming? Is it a […]

Who Will Defend Me?

May22
Sceaux: IV

 I stumbled down the stairs, willing myself to the downstairs bathroom. I’ve never understood the draw of the early morning hours and at seventeen years old, those hours were tortuous. Mornings provided predictability. Never a day went by when my […]

Trash to Treasure Weekend Finds

May18
Fun trash to treasure finds

It’s that time of year again when yard sales are in full force. Yes, it’s definitely my favorite time of the year. Not only does it remind me that beautiful weather is on the horizon, but it’s when I purchase […]

From My Bed & Breakfast: Peach Puff Pancake Recipe

May15
This delicious peach puff pancake is the perfect blend of all my favorite breakfast treats.

Did you know it’s always been my dream to own a bed and breakfast? As a teenager, I would imagine sitting on my front porch sipping coffee with my guests. Yes, sipping coffee, swapping stories of adventure, and then parting […]