Winter Decor with Vases

I used to put away most of my vases after the summer season had ended, and they wouldn't come out again for another 8 months. But then I started thinking that I really should do something with them, (well that and I needed the closet space) so this is just one of the ways I've started using my vases year round! ...

Burlap Holiday Centerpiece

I'm usually not super crafty in the home decor department, (probably because I rarely stop cooking long enough to do anything else). But ever since I stumbled upon the rolls of burlap garland at Joan's Fabrics, I've been wanting to do something with them. I'd seen a number of super cute wreath tutorials on Pinterest so I bought everything I ...

20 Recipes for Fall Comfort Food

Fall has always been my favorite season for so many reasons, you can't help but love the ideal temperatures and amazing fall colors. Then there's the element of comfort food that comes into play when the blazing hot temperatures of summer finally subside. The house starts to smell of wonderful foods simmering away - Sweet Potato Turkey Chili in the ...

Mason Jar Salads 101

Mason Jar Salads have completely changed the way we eat because it's finally convenient to get more veggies in every single day! I'll have to say, I'm really grateful for my husband who rarely forgets to eat a meal. I've been terrible over the last few years often forgetting to eat (which weirdly is easy to do when you're really ...

Simple Resolutions for the New Year

I don't know how the years fly by so fast, but here we are at the end of another one! So I've been setting some goals and resolutions I'd like to see happen this year! One thing that I'd love to do is re-create some of my favorite recipes with a healthier twist - like Orange Chicken or Sweet Potato ...

How to Cook Pasta (Like a Boss)

I'm just joking a bit with the title of today's post, but in all seriousness I hope you gain lots of tips and tricks to make cooking pasta (and gluten free pasta) so much easier (and tastier)! I don't have a ton of restaurant experience, but I did learn several things that have revolutionized the way I cook, (especially how ...

20 Ways to Love Fall

Fall is hands down, my favorite season! Even so, when the leaves first start to turn and there's a chill in the air, I get a bit grumpy. Something about the end of summer makes it really hard to embrace fall, and I'm always dragging my feet because winter around here is like 8....months.....long....! I'm only exaggerating about the winter ...

Food Prep 101

Preparing food ahead of time goes against my grain, I just can't seem to commit to 4 days in a row of the same salad - or whatever it might be! I love winging it day by day, and just going with whatever I'm craving - sounds good right? Well... in theory anyways - what actually happens is more like ...

Springtime Strawberry Spa Water

Is spa water worth the trouble... as it turns out, yes it is! I've never taken the time to find out what the fuss was about until last week when I had 4 strawberries left alone in their big empty carton. As I pondered what I might do with just a couple of berries, I decided to make some spa ...