Drinking vicariously (a book review)

Mamrie Hart, a native of my small town in rural North Carolina, has just released her second book and it is a hoot! As a mom of a six-month old I believe my drinking days are long gone. My idea of an exciting drink choice these days is trying a new flavor of La Croix….

Happy New Year!

I’d like to say that my New Year’s resolution is to get back to blogging, but there’s a good chance that won’t happen. The reason I have neglected the blog of late is a good one though. I made a tiny human! Being a mother is the most amazing thing I’ve ever done, but gosh…

Southwestern Kale & Sausage Soup

Life has gotten busy and thus the blog has been neglected. Morgan and I had a wonderful anniversary celebration in Asheville, which I have been remiss in posting about. I’ve also participated in one of my favorite events, the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in Atlanta. Just this past weekend, Morgan and I…

A beautiful ratatouille

I confess that my husband and I are not the healthiest of eaters. We like fried stuff, preferably topped with cheese and bacon. But sometimes you just have to eat your veggies! If you’re going to eat veggies in abundance, why not also make it beautiful. A few weeks ago my sweet husband made us…

The Liebster Award

I am honored and excited to have been nominated for a Liebster Award by the beautiful Bet over at Life According to Bet. I often wonder if anyone ever even sees my blog, so to know people are seeing it and enjoying it, well, I’m just over the moon. I can’t thank you enough, Bet!…

The Liebster Award!!

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So, my blog got nominated for the Liebster Award By the lovely Aubre from Aubre Nicole! I was so flattered and loved that she chose to nominate me, let alone read what I gabble on about every week! And I can’t thank her enough. The Liebster Award is an award for…

Super simply spicy enchiladas

You can certainly make enchiladas all the way from scratch, even making your own sauce. They are delicious. But sometimes, you want something a little easier and a little quicker. My husband and I made these super simple spicy enchiladas last week and they hit the spot! Super Simple Spicy Enchiladas Ingredients: 1 to 1…

Websites for the newly engaged

Christmas is the most popular time of the year to get engaged. I should know, as my husband proposed last year on Christmas Eve. The holiday season is so magical and it becomes even more special when your love pops the question. So if you said “yes” this holiday season, here are a few of…

Blue healers

I’m missing the ocean today so I think I was drawn to pull these stones in various calming shades of blue to be my companions today. Blue Kyanite – Aligns all chakras. Campitos and Indian Creek Turquoise – Turquoise offers us so much, wealth, luck, healing and protection. Blue Tiger’s Eye – A calming stone…

A bride’s confession about thank you cards

I have a bit of a confession to make in the wake of all the wedding excitement, and hopefully my confession will serve as some helpful advice for other newly engaged or married folks. My confession is in regard to thank you cards. Now, from a young age, my mamma instilled in me the importance…

Be a Bridezilla

From the time I got engaged last Christmas I got tons of advice from friends, family, even strangers, and read lots of wedding planning advice on websites and books. Since doing the deed myself a few weeks ago I now feel equipped to share my own wedding planning advice for those of you who may…

An ode to pizza

Today’s post is quite simply an ode to pizza. Oh pizza, how do I love thee. Let me count the toppings. There’s that tangy sweet sauce topped with ooey gooey cheese and from there the sky is the limit. For folks of my generation it seems like pizza always existed. I remember my Mamma telling…