Homemade Cheese Crackers


You know how you always start the school year out really strong, like everything's really organized…. all the markers are together….the pencils are sharpened and you have this great plan for breakfast and everything's going to go so smoothly?!? Well this recipe is in celebration of that really hopeful way to get the year started off on the right … [Read more...]

Pesto Pasta Salad


Hey all! How was your weekend? We had a great one here….laughing, and then laughing some more. My bff/sista-from-another-motha has been here with her family. They left out yesterday to go west….all the way to the Grand Canyon. It was such a fun visit…and it always goes too fast. Today my bubs had some gum surgery. He has 2 baby teeth that have … [Read more...]

5 for the road


FRIDAY!!! Whoot!! Try to soak up these last weekends of summer. My bff is traveling in town today on this….They are making there way to the Grand Canyon from Philadelphia. I know right! What an adventure! I am so pumped that they are stopping here first:) (I will be calling them Griswold all weekend...yes I will)     So I … [Read more...]

Change up…Dining Room Table


Thanks yall for sharing the Youtube of the lakehouse! So sweet!!! So we have had our dining room table for probably about 15 years. It fit in our old dining room pretty perfectly. It is a 60 by 60 table from Potterybarn that has (2) 12 inch extensions that I could plop into the center and make plenty of room for bigger crowds. It opened up nice and … [Read more...]

Lakehouse at Barren River


Okay…first of all you guys kind of totally rock…You and your sweet words were the vitamins to my writer's brain on Friday. Feeling kind of overwhelmed and underinspired..which I probably have said almost every July for the past 5 July’s... and a few of you left such sweet comments that really made my day! I think that the challenge with blogging … [Read more...]

Easy Grilled Steak Tacos


Hey! Weekend is here once again….hip hip hurray! I would love to hear from you all….what are you loving here on the blog…what are you not-liking…what would you like to see more of…anything really. I am feeling a little disconnect with you all…and in turn have lost my mojo. It is a challenge…trying to share freely while also entertaining the masses. … [Read more...]

Chatbook: favorite new app


Hey guys! Have you seen this buzzfeed video? I woke up to it this am...and I have been giggling ever since....If you want a laugh click play...too funny! Wanted to share a recent obsession with you. I’m a sucker for a good photo book…as much as I am a sucker for a good instagram. This new app Chatbook marries my two loves…and makes it super … [Read more...]

reentry is hard….


Hey all! Back at the homestead….switching gears a bit…and that always takes a bit of time. Great summer fun here so far this year….it isn’t over yet though! We are going to soak every last bit in! My bff  and her fam is traveling via luxury motorhome from Philly to the Grand Canyon (and lots of places in between:) Their first stop is here!! … [Read more...]

Mini Chicken & Waffles Appetizer

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Hey yall! Hope you are doing good! It has been fun catching up over on Facebook and Instagram. I'm still in paradise...making my way back to the bluegrass on Friday. Wanted to pop in and share a great hearty appetizer that really is the easiest thing you'll ever put together. I have no idea why these two flavors go together so well. They are … [Read more...]

Handmade Hangout Party


Hey yall! Hope you are having a restful summer. I have so enjoyed doing nothing...no routine, no homework, no sports to get to...just chillin. We have been playing lots of cards too...it seems lazy days of summer lend time for 500 rummy.... I bought a new toy. I don't think I got this excited about my first car. I found a few that I liked on … [Read more...]

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