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Month: September 2016

10 Delicious Ways to Drink Hot Chocolate

10 Delicious Ways to Drink Hot Chocolate

I like to consider myself a bit of a hot chocolate connoisseur.  When I was a kid my favorite was the kind that came in the packets with dried marshmallows and you just had to add hot water.  My tastes have improved since then and […]

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

A couple of weeks ago I was in line at Starbucks and I was waiting to order my usual Venti Iced Coffee with 2 pumps of sugar free vanilla syrup.  The baristas in my Starbucks know me so they usually have it ready when I […]

Cooking and Baking: My Weekend Obsession

Cooking and Baking: My Weekend Obsession

I always look forward to the weekend; WHO DOESN’T???  But I’ve recently fallen back in love with cooking and baking.  It seems like every weekend for at least the last month Sofia and I have been trying out new recipes.  I can honestly say there […]

Fashion Inspo Board #2: Chic In The City

Fashion Inspo Board #2: Chic In The City

One of my favorite quotes is, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”.

Top 5 Movies To Get In The Mood For Halloween

Top 5 Movies To Get In The Mood For Halloween

It’s getting to be that time of year when I start watching my favorite Halloween movies.  Most of these are quite old but they’re total classics.  Here are my top 5 pics that are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit!

Baked Ziti with Homemade Tomato Sauce and Meatballs

Baked Ziti with Homemade Tomato Sauce and Meatballs

One of my favorite things to do as the weather starts to chill out if make Baked Ziti with Homemade Tomato Sauce and Meatballs.  This recipe began as an old family recipe that I’ve modified over the years to suit my own taste.  I’ve made this […]

Casual Weekend Style Featuring UGG

Casual Weekend Style Featuring UGG

Note: This post contains affiliate links which means if you click them, I receive commission. I have become OBSESSED with Polypore and I love using it to create inspiration for both fashion looks and home decor.  If you’re interested in following me on Polyvore, click […]

Fashion Inspo Board #1: Warm Autumn Tones

So you all know how much I love autumn.  I’m not sure if it’s the cooler weather (yes!) or the rich, warm colors of the leaves (yes, yes!).  Whatever it is, this time of year inspires me to create some really cozy looks in warm […]

The (Weight Loss) Struggle Is Real.

The (Weight Loss) Struggle Is Real.

Body shaming…it’s been around forever.  Other people shame us into believing our bodies should look a certain way.  We shame ourselves into believing our bodies should look a certain way!  I can remember being picked on for the way my body looked when I was in […]

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

On days that I don’t have to work, I love to spend time baking things for my family.  Of course that includes the pupperoos.  So I searched the internet to find a simple, yet yummy looking recipe for homemade dog treats. I found on that […]