Category: Travel and Food

Hidden Gems

Tucked away in southern Indiana and nearly surrounded by the Hoosier National Forrest are the small towns of French Lick and West Baden Springs.  Here you will find French Lick Resort and the neighboring West Baden Springs Hotel….hidden gems basically in the middle of…

Magic in Mexico

On 5/5 we left for Cancun for 5 days for our 5 year anniversary…it just happened to work out that way while planning but it seemed like a good omen.  This post is a bit of a detour from my normal home/decor topics but…

Goals Revisited

We are officially one full month into 2018 (which is CRAZY)  I’ve been thinking it is about time for me to briefly recap/revisit my 2017 GOALS with you… 1.Finish Cottage Remodel We have made AMAZING progress on the cottage! It is now in living condition and…

Spotlight Series

It’s time to share the love!  In addition to my regular topics, I will be posting a series that will showcase the interests, ideas and projects of my family and friends.  Do you remember this post from my Mom? There will be more to come…

TC Treasures

Earlier this week I mentioned that when we were in Michigan for our vacation, we took a break from working on the cottage to visit Traverse City. for a few days  It was somewhat of a do-over for us because the last time we went…

Plated: Second Helping

Our cooking adventure with Plated continues…missed our last post?  You can check it out here Plated : Dinner for Two   Honestly, we have not had a meal yet that we truly hated, they all fall between some level of like and LOVE.  Mark and I ask each other regularly,…

Simple Sweet & Salty Snack

Who doesn’t love a good alliteration? Or more importantly a good snack? In honor of this sweetest of days, I am sharing this quick recipe.  Many of you have probably had something similar to this before.  I have heard it referred to as “reindeer food”…

Plated : Dinner for Two 

Why didn’t we do this sooner?! That is the question Mark and I have been asking.  I mentioned in my last post HERE that we wanted to try a meal delivery service. We looked into a few but decided to start with Plated, mostly because of…

Goals

How in the heck is it almost 2017?…we’ve all been saying it, or at least thinking it.  The end of one year and beginning of another always seems to bring forth a certain amount of reflection, good and bad.  For 2017, instead of “making resolutions” I…

Trimmings Transformed

Decorating for Christmas makes me downright giddy.  Anyone else feel me on this? It takes every ounce of willpower for me to wait until after Thanksgiving, which is a personal rule of mine.  Full disclosure: I started decorating at approximately 7:00 PM on Thanksgiving…

Simple Sunday Subs

I wanted to make something today that would require very little effort on my part since I am not back to feeling 100%.   So I decided on one of our standby favorites…meatball subs.   The ingredients are simple and they are super easy…

Southwest Stuffed Peppers

I love stuffed peppers.  My normal recipe involves spicy italian sausage, parmesan & mozzarella cheeses, rice & tomato sauce.  If I may pat myself on the back for a moment, they are pretty dang tasty.  However, I recently decided to try making a somewhat lighter version of which is perfect…

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