Barley Casserole with Tahini Dressing

This yummy casserole is the perfect comfort food for these bitterly cold winter nights. It’s filling + crazy full of flavor but it’s also a healthier option to most casserole dishes. This is… Continue reading

Paleo Mini Pork Meatballs

I can’t say enough good things about these tiny little meatballs. I have been trying to eat much cleaner which is always more time consuming, usually more expensive and sometimes less flavorful than… Continue reading

Starting 2015 with a Clean Slate

When the season ended a few days before the New Year and the holiday madness settled down for me, I could not believe how unorganized my life felt. It seemed like things I… Continue reading

Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce

I think I mentioned this dip a couple summers ago in one of my Instalife posts but after making it over the weekend I realized I never shared the recipe with you! This stuff… Continue reading

My Instalife 12/2 – 1/6

Find & follow the blog on Instagram to see updated pictures in real time and, as always, click on a set of photos to enlarge them! See my past Instalife posts here. 1. My grandma went… Continue reading

Triple Berry Chia Jam

I have always liked sugar-free jellies, not necessarily because of the saved calories but just because I don’t like my jelly too sweet. I saw a similar version to this chia jam on… Continue reading

Ultimate Favorite Things List 2014

I have been doing a favorite things list at the beginning of every month for a while now so I thought it might be fun to start the year off by picking my… Continue reading

Skinny Chicken Fingers

I hope this post finds all of you enjoying your holidays and getting ready for the New Year! I had a really great time at home for Christmas, I got to spend 4… Continue reading

Silver + Gold Christmas Tree

I did a post when I first started the blog with some tips + tricks I use for our Christmas tree but I realized it is probably a good time to update things!… Continue reading

Paper Starburst Ornaments

This time of year I’m all about DIYs that are quick + easy because, really, who has the time for much of anything right now? I can’t believe Christmas is already next week,… Continue reading

Browned Butter Apple Crisp

I had mentioned this incredible dessert in my latest Instalife Post + wanted to make sure I got it posted for you guys in time for the holidays. This is my go to… Continue reading

My Instalife 10/18 – 12/1

I have been so busy lately that I have fallen WAY behind on my Instalife posts. I have two instagram accounts, a personal one and one for the blog, but it gets tough… Continue reading

Winter Lodge Mantle

When I was thinking of decorating for Christmas this year I decided on a winter lodge theme. Our tree is silver and gold so I thought it would be fun to tie in… Continue reading

My Favorite Things in November

1. RD Style Leather Elbow Patch Cardigan. I am very into wearing leggings, a tank and big oversized cardigans this winter. This one is fun because of the zipper details and the leather elbow… Continue reading

Last Minute Thanksgiving Inspiration

I am happy to say we have FINALLY dug out from the monster storm that has us stuck in our home for 5 days. Yesterday, the driving ban was lifted and I was… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Cookies

Alright, to say we have been snowed in is an understatement, I’ll let the following pics paint a picture: Yes, that’s right… 84.5 inches in the last 3 days. This was after the… Continue reading

Couscous Stuffed Acorn Squash

Typically when I leave the gym after a long day at work the last thing I feel like doing is cooking something crazy, especially now that it’s dark before I even get out… Continue reading

Updated Master Bedroom

When my gold-dipped lamp was featured on Better Homes + Gardens, I realized that our master bedroom has changed quite a bit since we first re-did it at the beginning of the year.… Continue reading

Ruffle Pocket Potholder

I made some of these potholders for my grandma for Christmas last year and in the mad holiday rush, didn’t have time to take pictures for the blog before I gave them to… Continue reading

My Favorite Things in October

1. Jason Aldean Old Boots, New Dirt Album. I had mixed feelings when the singles were being released for this album but once I got the whole track listing I couldn’t love this cd any more!!Favorite… Continue reading