Back to the Summer Grind

summer vacation

Hey friends!  It’s Summer.  I’m sure you haven’t actually figured that out on your own.  Ms. Captain Obvious here. My kiddos are out of school and draping themselves lazily across my various furniture pieces, leaving random wrappers for snacks I didn’t even know were in my cupboard tucked sneakily into couch cushions and…honestly, driving me […]

Beef Pie with Scratch Crust Recipe

beef pie with crust

Nothing screams “Spring!” like Beef Pie.  Right?  Doesn’t Beef Pie conjure up images of daffodils and tulips glistening with morning dew?  Baby lambs trotting along gaily in a freshly carpeted grass field next to their fluffy mothers? Sunshine slowly warming the cherry blossoms to pink perfection? Um, no? Admittedly, there is nothing about Beef Pie that infuses […]

Minted Wedding Invitations – A Review

wedding invitations review

The year was 2000.  I was knee-deep in the planning process and trying to figure out how to throw a champagne wedding on an Old E 40oz budget.  One of the most stressful parts of the whole process was choosing wedding invitations, RSVP cards and envelopes.  I pictured embossing, glitter, photos, foil.  I ended up […]

Salted Caramel Banana Pancakes Recipe

Salted Caramel Pancake Topping

I am almost too embarrassed to post this here. Almost. But those who know me well (and potentially those who don’t know me at all but are particularly astute at forming opinions based on a certain someone’s obvious propensity for taking the easy way every. single. time and then writing about it on a blog) […]