Four-Leaf Clover

  Feeling nostalgic tonight for a little bit of history.  Here’s a little Irish poetry. <3

Night Shift Brewing

When P and I realized we were taking a trip up to the Boston area for a wedding, we knew one stop we had to make: the Night Shift Brewing Taproom. From visiting the website, we knew it would be a cool place to hang out and sample some of their very delicious beer.  We’ve had Night Shift a few times around Boston and Western Mass but it isn’t distributed down…

Naked Wines

My husband is a craft beer drinker.  Anyone who knows him knows this.  Because of him I am lucky enough to only drink the best beers which I love and appreciate.  But my go to beverage is wine; red wine, white wine, pink wine, and bubbly wine. Lately I’ve ordered cases of wine through NakedWines.com.  I first used them when I needed a mixed case of wine for the post party after our…

Spuds ‘nd Eggs

Last weekend P and I went out to breakfast with his friend who just happened to be getting married that night.  We went to one of those amazing breakfast joints that are so hard to find these days.  Everyone seemed to know each other and the food tasted just like home cooking, but better because someone else was serving it to you and doing all the clean up 🙂  Being the out…

Homemade Lemon Mandarin Soda

I love oranges, they are a great snack but I get tired of them quickly.  Trader Joe’s had the cutest bag of mandarin oranges so I bought it and had 2 teeny, juicy oranges a day for a week – and then I was over them.  I still had about 7 little mandarins looking for a way out of my fruit bowl so I decided to make a sparkling orange lemonade….

Strawberry Short {Cup}Cake

  My boss asked me the other day if I had a strawberry shortcake recipe.  After thinking a second, I responded that I’ve never made shortcake.  And he replied that he finally had a baking skill that I didn’t.  Well C-challenge accepted. I didn’t want to make traditional strawberry shortcake with biscuits and sugary strawberry syrup, so I decided on a lemon cupcake with a surprise inside strawberry, piled high…

DIY Coconut Coffee Scrub

During the winter months my skin gets so dry – I  even get a few small patches of eczema.  This winter I was tired of using steroid creams so I tried my hand at making my own scrub.  It actually worked wonders and I even cancelled my appointment to renew my steroid cream prescription!  I keep the scrub in a little glass jar in the shower and use once or twice…

Rose Dome Arrangement

I love having fresh flowers in the house.  I usually go for tall bouquets with mixed flowers that I have in the center of the dinner table.  But when I say these roses at Trader Joe’s(!)  I couldn’t pass them up.  At first I planned to leave the stems long and put the purples in the bedroom and the “raw sugar” in the bathroom but when I held them together…

Do you know which spring flowers are toxic to pets?

It’s just about gardening season in the Garden State.  My pup loves to hang out in the year while I’m working in the garden.  As much as we try to stop her, she loves to dig and often eats what she finds.  Most twigs and leaves she finds are ok, but did you know many common spring flowers can be toxic to dogs and other pets? Tulips – one of…

Easy Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

Starbucks is  a serious vice of mine.  My mom grew up in Seattle so she was so excited when Starbucks became so common on the East Coast. She started me off young – first with skim mochas and eventually graduating to my favorite summer drink — iced quad espresso 🙂  We used to go together when we had something we didn’t want to do (write my college application essays, go…