Lavender Sugar Cookies

 Cookies made with avocado? Sounds crazy I know, but I heard you can replace some of the butter in cookie recipes with avocado for healthier fats without losing the texture.  This was my first experiment with doing so, and at first when it … Continue reading

Lavender Sugar Cookies

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 Cookies made with avocado? Sounds crazy I know, but I heard you can replace some of the butter in cookie recipes with avocado for healthier fats without losing the texture.  This was my first experiment with doing so, and at first when it … Continue reading

This is the Week! My Stephie is Getting Married!

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I’m so excited! One of my best friends in the whole world, Stephanie is getting married on Friday. She’s my friend who I threw the FRIENDS-themed bridal shower that has gotten a lot of attention on Pinterest and on our … Continue reading

Unconventional Anniversary Gift

 

This past weekend was our 5 year anniversary. When we first got married, my husband insisted that we follow the traditional gift schedule, which can be found here. This year being “wood”, we decided to go on a trip in lieu of actual gifts.  We stayed at a log cabin in the woods, in Wears Valley, TN. We hiked to waterfalls, taste tested moonshine and homemade wine, drank hot chocolate in rocking chairs on the porch, and hung out in the hot tub that overlooked the peaks of the Smoky Mountains National Park. And then we drove to Nashville to see the Florida Gators play in the SEC basketball national championship. Yes, that part was entirely for my husband, but I figured I dragged him into enough fudge shops to call it even:) Plus bar-hopping and listening to live music on Church St. and lower Broadway in downtown Nashville was fun. All in all it was a relaxing weekend get-a-way and the perfect way so celebrate 5 happy years together!

EASTER SALE!

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Hi Readers! I’ll be posting on Friday, but wanted to let ya’ll know first….I am having an Easter sale on onesies via my etsy store! Here is a coupon code for $3 off… if you are interested. The code is: … Continue reading

Recipe: Roasted Brussel Sprouts (PASS OR FAIL?)

So, I decided to make brussel sprouts.

Why is this blog-worthy? Well, I hate them and have only ever liked them one time when my stepmother roasted them to some random point of perfection … something I was never willing to try. Until now.

You see, I’m dieting. Eating much cleaner – while not fully “clean” – and reducing carbs and sugars as I increase leafy greens. And I’m getting bored fast with salad and broccoli.

So, brussel sprouts.

Pass or fail? PASS! My husband even ate them. That’s a major PASS moment if he ate them.

Here’s my attempt at roasting them and enjoying them:
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Just cut them into halves or fourths and then throw in pan, sprinkle with olive oil, touch of salt and pepper, tsp of mince garlic and tbps of lemon juice and cook till just tender and browned. Done.

Delicious greens for extra healthy meal.

Recipe: Roasted Brussel Sprouts (PASS OR FAIL?)

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So, I decided to make brussel sprouts. Why is this blog-worthy? Well, I hate them and have only ever liked them one time when my stepmother roasted them to some random point of perfection … something I was never willing … Continue reading

Discouraged, but not giving up!

Its not as easy as it looks on HGTV! House buying, that is. Last week you did not hear from me, reader. I was a little melancholy for a couple of days, AND it takes ALOT to get me down. Typically … Continue reading

We Have a Bun In The Oven!

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I’m excited to announce that baby #2 is COOKING! I am so, so ,so SOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! Our son Presley will be 2 1/2 and I know he is going to LOVE having a little playmate 🙂 I think it’s the … Continue reading

My New, New Year’s Resolution: Try Something Different Each Month

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We’re nearing completion of our newest issue of Little Rock Guest Guide 2014 and it’s coming together beautifully, but each guest guide publication I work on for my new hometown – I’m also editor of Metro Little Rock Guide, a … Continue reading