Friday Feature: Homegrown Taste & Culture

No matter who you are, what culture, race or group you represent, chances are food is a vital part of your everyday routine and often, even part of your cultural identity. I’m a big fan of cooking and baking from scratch. Growing up in the midwest, my mother prepared all of our meals, packed our lunches…

Rebirth: Spring is Here

Happy Spring & Happy Easter, my friends. Oh, how I delight in the budding plants and flowers as Spring peeks it head out after an icy, cold and wet winter. The blog is undergoing lots of changes so we’ll continue our conversation on color through April as well as tackling Spring cleaning, quarterly purging and…

Love & Style

Love is in the air! We have entered the fabulous month of February and the frosty air is making everyone dream of Spring. Being the holiday fanatic I am,  I’ve  been pinning lots of  great Valentine’s Day party and gift ideas. See here. And just to keep you motivated, take a look at my Full…

Something Old, Something New: Happy 2015

This time is of year is always full of mixed feelings for me. The rich anticipation of the new year is arched by a slight melancholy towards the ending of the old year. All the resolutions, to-do lists and goals of 2014 are either restfully satisfied or hang in the balance waiting to be completed. The new…

Loving You

Dear Loves, Well, it’s that wonderful time of year again. Expressing your deepest thoughts to the one you love can be exhilarating, fun, exciting and sometimes down right nerve-wracking. The build up and anticipation to Valentine’s day can often be overwhelming for people. Men and women alike think, plot, plan what they believe will be…

The Gift of Christmas

Joy to the world! It’s the most wonderful time of the year (in my humble opinion). After a hectic and accomplished year, the holiday season is in full swing. For many people this serves as time to disconnect from the daily grind, spend time with family and friends and my personal favorite – giving! Giving…

It’s a Winter Wonderland!

Winter is almost here! And for some of you, the frosty winter chill has already set in the air.  Now is the time for cozy coats, fluffy scarves, colorful mittens and fabulous boots. Soon the trees will bear no leaves and sparkling white snow will cover everything. Hearty recipes and hot beverages will become the…

The Grateful Diaries

So the Thanksgiving holiday is now upon us. How the time flies once Fall begins! If you are like me, spending time with family and friends is the priority for this season. One thing I am going to give my best attempt to is slowing down to realize all of the things I have to…

My Very Fun Tween Halloween!

This post is dedicated to my future and very lovely stepdaughters, Mikayla and Maya. A couple of weeks ago, I threw a Halloween party sleepover for the girls and two of their friends. It was so much fun detailing everything from the handmade invites, decor and snack list  to the prizes and the movies to…