Foodie Friday – Colorful Vegetable Tian

Foodie Friday – Colorful Vegetable Tian
Aloha!! While Melissa and David are off on another adventure, (today they’re in Puerto Rico!) she’s asked me if I would like to guest blog and host the next couple of Foodie Fridays for her. Of course I said “yes!”. As a trained chef, I’m a total foodie! And, as a SAH military mom, who’s constantly on the go with 3 kids, I’ve got plenty of fun and easy projects [...]

The Power of Imagination

The Power of Imagination
Being a middle-aged, child-free couple, we knew inviting our friends with 3 kids into our home, while they transitioned from California to Indy, would have its challenges. Aside from all of the adult issues that needed ironed out prior to their invasion, we knew our peaceful and organized little sanctuary would be overrun with lots of noise, toys, and sticky fingerprints. What we weren’t prepared [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Stars & Tall Ships

Wordless Wednesday – Stars & Tall Ships
David and I love Chicago and we love boats. So when we discovered there would be a Tall Ships Festival at Navy Pier in Chicago, we had to go. The weather was perfect all weekend and we had a wonderful day Saturday touring and learning about all of the beautiful ships. And, then, on Sunday, before heading back home, we visited the Adler Planetarium and strolled around the lake. Happy (Not-So) Wordless [...]

Giveaway: Two Thumbs Up

Giveaway: Two Thumbs Up
So, I’m not going to call myself a wino, but I’ve been trying to write this post for the last 3 days and I’ve just been too damn drunk to finish it. Okay, not really. (It was just 1 day) But(!) the wine app I’m about to tell you about is so good, it totally could have gone down that way. Meet Two Thumbs Up WineFinder Have you ever stood in the wine isle at your local grocery [...]

Al Fresco Green Bean and Mushroom Saute

Al Fresco Green Bean and Mushroom Saute
I love fresh green beans for many reasons, but especially because when I make them, they remind me of wonderful childhood memories of sitting with my Aunt Novice on her back porch snapping green beans that we’d picked from her garden. They will take me back to my childhood every. single. time.  This recipe is very different than the bacon seasoned, Southern style green beans my aunt would [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Tiny Treasures

Wordless Wednesday – Tiny Treasures
Happy Wordless Wednesday! I love a party, so if you’d like to keep up with my Linky parties, as well as what David and I are doing, please subscribe to my RSS Feed. [...]

Foodie Friday – Barbecue Sauce

Foodie Friday – Barbecue Sauce
Is there anything better than pulled pork sandwiches? For me, Summer just isn’t Summer until I’ve made homemade pulled pork sandwiches with my favorite BBQ sauce! As you all know, my hubby is a Southern boy and, as such, takes his BBQ very seriously. I take it as the highest compliment that whenever we go out for BBQ, he uses this sauce as the bar to judge all others. Now I’m sure [...]

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