Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Why I Use Essential Oils










































I've been using essential oils for several years to make my own sugar scrubsink scrub
and homemade household cleaners, so this isn't anything new for me.
One of my first blog posts, way back in 2011, was for a homemade carpet deodorizer
using baking soda and essential oil.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Seeded Whole Wheat Banana Bread

This post is in partnership with OXO. As always, all opinions are my own.

Seeded Whole Wheat Banana Bread













































At any given time you can find 3-4 cookbooks and at least five magazines on my nightstand.
Not to mention a non-fiction book or two, five lip balms and three types of eye cream.
What can I say - I love finding new recipes to try and I like to stay moisturized - ha ha!

Friday, February 2, 2018

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies















































Hey friends! Happy Friday!

It's going to be cold here in Virginia this weekend - we may even get some snow!
Snow days are perfect days to bake cookies, so I thought I would share my favorite
chocolate chip cookie recipe with you today.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Disney Le Creuset and Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This post is in partnership with Le Creuset. As always, all opinions are my own.









































When I heard that Le Creuset was adding a Mickey Mouse Collection to their Disney line
of amazing products I almost screamed in delight! Two of my favorite brands all wrapped
up into one!! Best day ever!

Last week Le Creuset introduced the Mickey Mouse round Dutch oven, as well as a set of
two Mickey Mouse Ramekins. They are so adorable and perfect for Disney fans like me!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Ritz Cracker Muddy Buddy Cookies

This shopper has been compensated by SheSpeaks, Inc. and the Coca-Cola Company
and Mondelez Intrnational group. All opinions are mine alone.









































It's game time and we all know what that means! Bring on the football food and drinks!

We are huge sports fans and my family loves game day. Sure it's fun to watch and cheer
on our favorite teams, but hanging out with friends and family, enjoying delicious snacks
and refreshing beverages is even more fun!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cozy Steel Cut Oatmeal


Breakfast Meal Prep, Steel Cut Oats













































Hello friends! Happy New Year!
I took a little blogging break to unplug and enjoy the holidays with my family, but now
I'm ready to dive right back in. I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season with
those you love.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mini Strawberry Bread Loaves for Holiday Gifting

This post is in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions and text are my own.














































I love surprising neighbors, friends, my favorite Sheetz Convenience Store girls and
our mailman with special treats from time to time. Baking is my love language and
there's nothing better than sharing that love with others. I've been known to leave treats
inside of our mailbox, at my neighbors front door and inside of their vehicles for them
to find the next morning. I'm sneaky like that!