10 Must Do’s at The King and Prince!

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  If you're looking for the perfect getaway, you don't have to look any further than St. Simons Island on the coast of the great state of Georgia! Since moving to Georgia, I've been amazed at how many gorgeous vacation spots there are within driving distance, and St. Simons Island and The King and Prince Resort top them all! Surrounded by white sand beaches and live oaks, St. Simons Island is the biggest of Georgia's Golden Isles.  It's like going to the Bahamas but you don't need a … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Foodies ….

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Today I'm sharing the last of three great guides for holiday gift giving!  Over the last few weeks I shared some great ideas for the chef in your life, as well as a trendy style guide! Today I have some Gift Ideas for Foodies! Inspired by Macy's Gourmet Food and Gifts Baskets, these treats are sure to please even the hardest to buy for on your shopping list! 1 | Caramel Apples Full of festive holiday flair, this gift set features a tartan plaid tray filled with six caramel apples … [Read more...]

Original Fantasy Fudge Recipe … a sweet treat!

the original fantasy fudge

There are a million fudge recipes out there but I love the  original Fantasy Fudge recipe. This is the recipe that calls for marshmallow creme. Yep marshmallow creme. You know that ooey gooey stuff you get in the little jar. Kraft has a fantasy fudge recipe on the back of their Jet Puff jar. Don't use that one. It's a newfangled one. It's not near as good as the original fantasy fudge recipe with marshmallow creme. Why do manufacturers insist on screwing with the original recipes? Just leave … [Read more...]

Gift guide for chefs in your life!

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  Are you like me and find it harder and harder every year to choose just the right gift for the people in your life?  You want to find the perfect combination of cool, useful, unique and something they don't already have….that can be a hard order to fill! This year we are putting together some fun gift giving guides to inspire you to find the perfect gift for everyone! Up first….a gift guide for CHEFS in your life!   Inspired by Macy's Cookware Buying Guide, I've created … [Read more...]

Hosting holiday guests … and a Hoover giveaway!

Get your house ready for holiday guests

 This post is sponsored by The Home Depot... The holidays are fast approaching, and with them often comes house guests.   I love having company stay at our home, especially when they know exactly how long to stay! ;) My mother-in-law is the Hostesses with the Mostess! She has had more company over the years, than just about anyone else I know.  One year we gave her a fun sign to honor her willingness to open her home to just about anyone... "The art of hospitality is making others feel at … [Read more...]

Hot Apple Pie… A Low Calorie Cocktail

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  “The ripe, the golden month has come again, and in Virginia the chinkapins are falling. Frost sharps the middle music of the seasons, and all things living on the earth turn home again... the fields are cut, the granaries are full, the bins are loaded to the brim with fatness, and from the cider-press the rich brown oozings of the York Imperials run. The bee bores to the belly of the grape, the fly gets old and fat and blue, he buzzes loud, crawls slow, creeps heavily to death on … [Read more...]

A Celebration of Service with Home Depot

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure I left my home bright and early and made sure to take my #serviceselfie…. I knew I was in for a day that would be big.  A day that had me already in tears and filled with emotion on the drive up. A day I  knew would impact me for life. I couldn't wait to see what beauty unfolded over the next few hours with Team Depot. … [Read more...]