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The Ugly-Where Chair Review: The Pottery Barn Anywhere Chair at a Discount

The best deal on Pottery Barn's Anywhere Chairs.

Looking for a discount for Pottery Barn’s Anywhere Chair?  You’ve found the best deal right here and! A couple of years ago, I almost gave up on my desire for Judah to have one of the PB chairs because they were quite a bit out of my price range.  It wasn’t until I came […]

Apple Butter Banana Bread French Toast with Apple Butter Honey Syrup

Apple Butter Banana Bread French Toast with Apple Butter Honey Syrup

This post is sponsored by Musselman’s Apple Butter.  Testing of the product and recipe is from my own taste buds. When using apple butter in place of the oil in banana bread, you can skip the steps of measuring and adding the spices because they’re already included!  It’s a healthier bread while not missing out […]

Our 5 Favorite Travel Spots with ARM & HAMMER™ Clean Scentsations™ Laundry Detergent #AdventureAwaits

ARM & HAMMER™ Clean Scentsations™ Liquid Laundry Detergent

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Arm & Hammer. The opinions and text are all mine. We are an adventure driven family, especially when it comes to food and travel.  There are two main reasons we pick our travel destinations:  1) Who we’re visiting – typically family and close friends, […]

30-Minute Cheesy Nacho Beef Skillet

30-Minute Cheesy Nacho Beef Skillet

This quick weeknight skillet dish comes together in just 30 minutes when using ingredients right from your pantry! So, I know my recipe posting has slowed WAAAYYY down.  I’ve been busy with another big project in my life that I’m not quite ready to share.  (NO, I’m not pregnant.)  😉  I’m so secretive, huh??  Sorry!  […]

Explore Distinct Tastes with Starbucks® Single Origin Coffees

Starbucks Single Origin

This summer I had the opportunity to try Starbucks® Single Origin coffees as part of their blogger community program.  I’m thrilled to share my experience in that I loved the Guatemala Laguna de Ayarza K-Cup® Packs and the Rwanda Rift Valley K-Cup Packs.  The Guatemala one became one of my favorite choices for my morning […]

Cilantro Lime White Rice

Cilantro Lime White Rice - copycat recipe of Chipotle Mexican Grill

A copycat version of Chipotle Mexican Grill’s famous cilantro lime rice.  Easy and refreshing. We love Chipotle Mexican Grill, but we do not have one in the entire state of Mississippi.  That’s just wrong!  I’m hopeful someday soon one will pop up in town, but for now, we make our own when the cravings hit.  […]

Garlic-Caper Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

Garlic-Caper Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

A quick weeknight favorite after the pork chops marinate overnight, ready to be grilled the next day with rich flavors of capers, garlic and rosemary. We’re starting to use our grill more now that the evenings are starting to cool down.  The entire month of July we were being scorched with 100+ degree weather with […]

On-the-Go with Starbucks® Cold Bottled Beverages

Starbucks® Iced Coffee and Bottled Frappuccino Coffee Drinks

There are fewer things in life that offer me a pick-me-up like Starbucks® coffee.  That’s why it’s natural for me to partner with Starbucks in sharing about their bottled beverages that are the perfect on-the-go pick-me-up. This summer, I’ve enjoyed my fair share of iced coffee.  Last year, a Starbucks store opened right down the […]

Bacon Edamame Succotash

Bacon Edamame Succotash - An easy, healthy and FLAVORFUL side dish or a satisfying meal.

A classic succotash contains sweet corn as it’s main showcase with a form of shell beans mixed in.  We’re bringing it up a notch up by adding crispy bacon, edamame and roasted red peppers.  This satisfying side salad can also be served as a healthy main dish. I actually found this recipe in my mailbox.  […]

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Resort: Our Family Vacation Tradition #SummerAtTheCastle [Birmingham, AL]

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa: Summer at the Castle - Our family summer vacation tradition.

After spending such a fun and entertaining weekend last year at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Resort in Birmingham, Alabama, we decided to make #SummerAtTheCastle a family tradition.  This luxurious golf resort and spa is a perfect destination for a family-friendly getaway. Since moving to Mississippi over three years ago, Birmingham, Alabama became one of […]

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa (For Tacos or Burrito Bowls)

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa - Just like Chipotle! Slowly cooked, tender and flavorful shredded beef for tacos or burrito bowls.

Just like Chipotle! This Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa is slowly cooked to a tender state creating a perfect shredded meat for your tacos or burrito bowls. We love us some Chipotle.  Unfortunately, there is not ONE in the entire state of Mississippi.  We had locations nearby during our six years in Chicago and the two […]

Mixed Berry Shortcake with Yogurt Cream

Mixed Berry Shortcake with Yogurt Cream

Our favorite berry shortcake recipe inspired from a sweet family friend.  A simple mixture of pantry ingredients is dipped into a butter and sugar bath then baked into a scrumptious fruit and cream summer treat. Who doesn’t love a summer berry shortcake for dessert on a warm bright evening?  Heck, I’m all about having shortcake […]

Layered Fiesta Dip with Greek Yogurt Ranch

Layered Fiesta Dip with Greek Yogurt Ranch - use store-bought guacamole, salsa and Hidden Valley dry ranch mix for this very easy and convenient layered dip that's pretty, too!.

A kid-friendly party snack with a few simple layers of your favorites, including ranch dip made with Hidden Valley’s newest dry mix specially formulated to mix with Greek yogurt. With the 4th of July holiday coming up, you might be searching for a few appetizers and dips for a party you’re hosting or one you’re […]

Home Tour: Sauder Nico Accent Chair (Design Challenge)

Sauder Furniture Nico Accent Chair

Read on to take another peek into our home, and how I decorated a new piece of Sauder furniture. Hey guys!  I haven’t published a “Home Tour” post for you in a while.  In fact, I think it’s been since fall of last year when I showed you our 3-in-1 bonus room! Today, I am […]

Apple Butter Cherry Cobbler Bars

Apple Butter Cherry Cobbler Bars - These cherry cobbler bars have added depth of flavor with a secret ingredient. Simple and sweet with cherry pie filling and the great, unique taste of Musselman's Apple Butter.

These cherry cobbler bars are simple and sweet with cherry pie filling and the great, unique taste of Musselman’s Apple Butter. How about a new spin of cherry cobbler?  Today, I am sharing a fun way to eat cherry cobbler as cold individual bars or warm and gooey with ice cream — you choose! First […]

Pimento Cheese Breakfast Bake

Pimento Cheese Breakfast Bake - Pimento cheese and sausage egg casserole

This cheesy sausage breakfast casserole is picked up a notch with southern pimento cheese and a flaky crust of refrigerated crescent dough. Vacation Bible School (VBS) is at my church next week.  The theme is “Wildwood Forest: Discover the Untamed Nature of God” and I’ve volunteered to help with the crafts.  I’m excited as this will be my first […]

Skillet Parmesan Zucchini Tomato and Corn

Skillet Parmesan Zucchini Tomato and Corn

This simple summer vegetables side dish is cooked quickly in the skillet, then tossed with Parmesan – ready to accompany any weeknight summer meal. Summer break is already here in good ol’ Mississippi.  Where I grew up in #PureMichigan, school kids weren’t released for the summer until at least June, so this whole “school ends before Memorial Day” […]

County Seat Restaurant: Mississippi Farm to Table [Town of Livingston]

County Seat Restaurant - new farm to table dining in Madison County (Town of Livingston, MS)

Farm to table restaurants (restaurants who source their food as locally as possible) are starting to appear in the state of Mississippi, and I can’t be more thrilled. County Seat Restaurant is one of the Jackson, MS area’s own pioneers for this sustainable way of dining. Last week, we had our chance to dine at […]

Grape Mint Tomato Salad (Ally’s Kitchen Cookbook)

Refreshing Grape Mint Tomato Salad from Ally's Kitchen: A Passport for Adventurous Palates

Cool down this summer with this refreshing tomato salad that is spruced up with grapes, red onions and mint!  This is just one of many fabulous recipes from my dear friend’s new cookbook, Ally’s Kitchen: A Passport for Adventurous Palates.  Read on for a chance to win a copy for yourself!  (This is not a […]

Salted Cream Iced Coffee with Pepperidge Farm® Milano® Cookies

Salted Cream Iced Coffee

Take a break with Pepperidge Farm® Milano® cookies and this sweet and salty iced coffee… did I catch your curiosity? Recently, a friend posted a photo on her Instagram — a salted cream iced coffee drink.  I saw it at exactly the moment when I was breaking from the morning’s adventures of chasing an almost 2 year […]

Terranea Resort: Southern California’s Family Friendly Oceanfront Luxury

Terranea Resort - Family friendly oceanfront luxury in Southern California. Just 30 minutes from LAX you can find paradise! #GladdTravel #EatSeaRetreat

Travel only thirty minutes south of the Los Angeles airport (LAX) to find family-friendly paradise at Terranea (terra-NAY-ah) Oceanfront Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Recently, I flew to Southern California for a relaxing yet educational get-away with seven other food blogging friends at Terranea Resort.  Our time together was short, but thanks to our lovely planner, we […]