Gift Ideas for Foodies ….

gifts for a foodie

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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Holiday Fashion Trends!

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  We're sharing another fun gift giving guide this week! This one is for the TRENDSETTER in your life! We created this one using fun holiday fashion trends and accessory ideas from Macy's Holiday Gift Guide.  Here's our favorite picks! … [Read more...]

Gift guide for chefs in your life!

gifts for the chef

  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 … [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. … [Read more...]

Setting a blue and white Thanksgiving Table

Blue and White Tablescape

  Can you BELIEVE it's November already!? The month literally blew into the south, with windy nights and falling leaves! … [Read more...]

Hot Apple Pie… A Low Calorie Cocktail

Low Calorie Hot Apple Pie Cocktail

  “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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Touches of Fall Home Tour

Touches of Fall Home Tour from At The Picket Fence

  Welcome! I'm so excited by to be part of a week of fabulous fall home tours hosted by Daisy May Belle and At Home with the Barkers! … [Read more...]

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

Skinny Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

Since I've been on this weight loss journey, and by the way I've lost 130 pounds and am now maintaining…whoop! whoop!, I have totally changed how I think about food and my relationship with it.  BUT….that doesn't mean I still don't appreciate, and like to have, a great party dip, especially during football season! … [Read more...]