RECIPE: An Evening Cup

If you ask (enough times) you shall receive. …or however that saying goes. I’ve had quite a few of you ask me recently how I make my tea in the evenings, you know the cup that turns the day around from “oh god did that really all happen” to an “ah well, tomorrows another day”. Yes, this cup of tea is that good, good enough to turn even the worst of days around. It’s simple to make, but definitely more work than your average cup of tea. Think about it this way, it’s turning your day around, I think the extra 4 minutes of time to complete the […]

DIY: Pumpkin Spice WHAT?!

I’ve heard and seen some of the most wildest do-it-yourself projects, like turning crafting pom-poms into a rug or taking an old shoe box and turning it into a smartphone projector. I mean thanks to Pinterest, we’ve been able to share our ingenious ideas with those around the world that are wild enough to try it. And this is why I love the internet so much, connecting like minded people from all around the globe over toilet paper roll craft ideas. The season is upon us where leaves start to turn color and fall from the trees, that and everyday products get an upgrade into Pumpkin Spice versions […]

{meat} Monday with Meridian Meats

It’s hard to hide all the deliciousness we’ve been posting on our Instagram feed lately, I mean can you blame me?Farm raised, free range, grass fed meat, what’s not to love (unless of course you’re a vegetarian, and in that case we’re very sorry)? If it’s not from Meridian Meats, frankly I don’t want it. No wait! Scrap that, my sister is going to kill me if she reads this. If what you’re bringing to the table ain’t from Meridian Meats or my sister’s farm, then I ain’t sittin’ down for dinner. Honest to goodness you can taste the difference in a good quality meat, don’t believe […]

RECIPE: The Ultimate ‘Chewy’ Granola Bar

So, it’s 5pm, you’re well into making two dinner {mothers of picky eaters, you’ll understand} and you glance at the calendar as you open the fridge to grab condiments and you see it. There in big bold letters, Sofia’s Special Helper Day – BRING SNACKS. Fan-freaking-tastic! You better believe I’m not that mom who has a stash of 25 of something that I can whip out and save the day with, so from scratch it is. Hunted high and low, and by this I mean googled “snacks to feed 25 kids” and the first word that caught my eye was granola bars. Hit up Pinterest and found a peanut […]

FOOD: Crazy-Talk Paleo Potato Skins

STOP! Whatever it is you’re doing, pay close attention. I’m going to leak the best every potato skins recipe, and it just so happens to be Paleo-Friendly. SAY WHAT?!? You heard that right, I’ve found the best potato skin recipe of all time, and it is FREE of everything; dairy-free, sugar-free, wheat-free, and completely Paleo-friendly. If you follow me on instagram you will have heard the man and I are riding first class on the Paleo-Bandwagon, and the reason behind all this Paleo mumbo-jumbo is we’ve recently been forced into a wheat free, dairy free, sugar free diet after a few health issues that came up for […]

PUMPKIN PALOOZA: the best pumpkin desserts

Remember last week when I taunted your taste buds with six of the ultimate apple desserts? Yeah well I’m up to no good again, #sorrynotsorry, I’m sure you’re thanking me on the inside. Right? So without further ado, we all know you stopped reading after my intro. So let’s just get right into it, my six ultimate, yet to be taste-tested, but visually approved, PUMPKIN desserts. Easy No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake via a night owl blog Dark Chocolate Espresso Pumpkin Bread Pudding w/ Salted Caramel Sauce via portuguese girl cooks Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting via cooking classy Pumpkin Cannoli via chocolate moosey Pumpkin Magic Bars via bakers royale Cream […]

APPLE ENVY: The best apple desserts

I think it’s fairly obvious that fall has arrived, no? For those out there who are running after the sun, unpack those bags destin for Bora Bora, throw your little sun-kissed arms in the air, and surrender yourselves, and that also means those itty bitty shorts you’ve been sporting. Embrace the cold nights, the cozy knits, fringe boots, and all the delicious APPLES. This right here, this is my ultimate apple dessert throwdown; you’re welcome! BUT WAIT, please take note I’ve yet to try any of these ridiculously amazing looking desserts, not because I don’t want to, come’on people I’m not blind, but because decision making is not […]

EASY HOMEMADE {toddler approved} POPSICLES

The other afternoon Sofia and I were craving a day of crafts, baking, or anything that got out hands dirty, mouths smiling, and tummys happy. It’s not until we stept outside did I realize staying in where there was ac was not only the best idea but safest option too. Off to the dollar store to pick up a few things for our afternoon in the kitchen; dixie cups, and wooden popsicle sticks. INGREDIENTS    Frozen Fruit :: Vanilla Ice Cream :: Milk :: Honey SUPPLIES    Dixie Cups :: Popsicle Sticks Arriving home, we dug into the freezer and found three of Sofia’s favorite fruits, pineapple, […]

Weight Loss Update :: Day 29

My mama always said “the proof is in the puddin“. And by proof she must’have meant the pictures, before and after pictures. Right mama!? Holy Hannah! Three cheers for me and my lack of baby-tummy! Where the heck did that go? Down nearly 18 lbs in 29 days feels mightly nice, looks nice too ‘eh? …a year from now, you’ll have wished you started today. Okay enough tootin’ my horn, let’s get the balls rolling on what you’all came here for. The deets, the recipes, the DL on all the amazing dishes we’ve been teasing you with via instagram all damn week! As promised I’m sharing two […]

BAKE-OFF Pasta Alfredo

Would you believe my husband is Italian and we rarely eat pasta in this house. Honestly. Not because we don’t both love it, I mean who doesn’t love pasta, other than those who are celiac, or play celiac, or who are following the Wheat Belly lifestyle, or those who choose their bikini over their cover-up. Either way you play it peeps it’s strange that we don’t make pasta more often in our house as we both thoroughly enjoy a big’ol bowl of starch. When my buddy Hillary came up with doing Chef Michael Smith’s Fetticcini Alfredo as our next bake-off, I couldn’t be more pumped. Not just […]