A Night at The Inn at Christmas Place


A couple of weeks ago, The Inn at Christmas place hosted me for a night’s stay in their lovely hotel.  Having visited the Christmas Place store since I was a little girl, I was excited to check this place out!  First, here’s some basic details: The Inn At Christmas Place:  Main website or call 1.888.465.9644 Location:… read more »

Opinions | Gatherer’s Granola and GIVEAWAY!!


Recently, we heard about Gatherer’s Gourmet Granola  via the non-GMO Project .  I was intrigued by the quirky branding and fun names of their unique granola blends, and Matt and I were pretty stoked to get to try them out.  Matt in particular enjoys a good bowl of granola on weekend mornings, so I knew he’d be… read more »

Snow Day Recipes | How to Use That Bread and Milk!


The southeastern U.S. is expecting some snowfall starting this afternoon.  We don’t get much snow around here, maybe a couple of significant accumulations once or twice a year (and by ‘significant’ I mean 2-3 inches).  Whenever there is snow in the forecast, something hilarious happens – people literally flock to the grocery stores and clean… read more »

First Snow of 2014


We had a decent amount of snow a couple of weeks ago that really shocked us all – forecasts were calling for a dusting at most, but what we got was a steady snow shower that lasted most of a day and into the evening, eventually covering us in 4-5 inches of snow – a… read more »

Opinions: graze.com Snack Delivery


I kept seeing statuses advertising graze.com on Facebook and knew I wanted to try it out.  Graze is a natural and healthy snack delivery service that offers a wide variety of portion-controlled snacks delivered right to your door in either 2 or 4 week intervals.

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


Posting an ice cream recipe in the dead middle of winter seems like a perfectly reasonable and logical thing to do, right? Last fall, Matt went out to do some grocery shopping, and unbeknownst to me, he also had a coupon in his pocket for Bed, Bath, & Beyond.  When he came home, he unloaded… read more »

Opinions: Bakery on Main Truebar Review and GIVEAWAY!


This week, we gave a test run to Truebars by Bakery on Main.  The first thing that caught my eye about these healthy nutrition bars was the cute branding.  ”I’m a _________ bar with nothing to hide!”  They really back up that claim, too.  The bars are verified non-GMO, certified gluten free and Kosher Parve.… read more »

Ooey Gooey Fudge Brownies


You guys, these brownies are kind of insane.  Seriously. We take a break from our usually healthy lifestyle for one meal a week, and for dessert we were craving something chocolatey, fudgy, ooey gooey, and just flat out slap-your-grandma delicious. These.  These delicious brownies fit all of those requirements and then some.

Italian Spaghetti Meat Sauce


After trying a few different techniques for how to make spaghetti sauce, I’ve made small variations each time, and I think I have finally found my favorite!  This sauce will take a bit of time, but allowing it to simmer for a minimum of 5 hours will let the wonderful flavors to develop and it… read more »