Pumpkin Tombstones + Heluva Good! Dip

Pumpkin Tombstones + Heluva Good! Dip

Thank you Heluva Good! for sponsoring this post. Heluva Good! Dips are the perfect way to add flavor to any occasion. If you have not noticed already, I am a Halloween fanatic. I have been my whole life! And since I had a little one running around the last few years, I have had to tone down the scary. But now that my daughter is in preschool, she’s starting to appreciate the holiday a bit more. So it’s time to whip out the spooky! To make our upcoming Halloween party extra eery, I have created the perfect seasonal dippers to …

Crispy Red Rice Ramen Medallions

Crispy Red Rice Ramen Medallions

In my kitchen, I like to think outside of the box. Sure, I like a classic recipe like any other foodie, but I also love to experiment. In particular, I like to use ingredients in non-traditional ways. So when JSL Foods challenged me to create a unique recipe with their new line of Fortune Gluten Free Noodles, I jumped at the chance! I present to you, my Crispy Red Rice Ramen Medallions… Crispy Red Rice Ramen Medallions Time: 25 min., Yields: 6 INGREDIENTS: 1 package of Fortune Gluten Free Noodles – Shoyu Flavor Red Rice Ramen 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese …

Interview with a Designer: Modern New England Cottage

Interview with a Designer: Modern New England Cottage

Guest Contributor: Photographer Heidi Kirn Photographer Heidi Kirn breaks down the design details during her interview with this beautiful home’s interior designer… Q: How would you describe the vibe of the space? A: Traditional New England Cottage with a splash of modern industrial glam. Q:  What was your inspiration for this room?          A:  We drew our inspiration for the look and feel of this renovation from the existing coziness of the original cottage. In integrating these new rooms it was important that they felt as if they had always existed—while adding modernity, flow, light and space …

A Celebration of All Things Autumn

A Celebration of All Things Autumn

Guest Contributor: Judith Soule of Fresh Look Photography As we welcome cooler temperatures, anyone looking to create a cozy atmosphere at their fall weddings will be inspired by this beautiful shoot! Nestled in a quiet suburban neighborhood in Virginia Beach, Church Point Manor may be the definition of “hidden gem”. The venue has a cozy yet sophisticated feel that provided the perfect setting for this boho inspired fall shoot. Coordinated by Hitch & Gather Event Specialists and captured on film by Fresh Look Photography, the rich fall color palette conveys a feeling of leaves falling and temperatures dropping. Beautiful teal …

Quick Tip: The Dresser Buffet

Quick Tip: The Dresser Buffet

If there’s anything I am good at, it’s repurposing everyday things as entertaining gold. So for today’s Home & Design Quick Tip, I offer you the dresser buffet! This amazing group of vendors in Stettler, Canada show us how to repurpose a beautiful shabby chic dresser as a buffet for entertaining guests. Flowers in the drawers, sweets on top, and awe amongst your party guests… Reception Venue: Village of Big Valley//Other: Village of Big Valley//Apparel: Mr. Prettys Skirt//Floral Designer:Panda Flowers//Bakery: Cute and Classy Cakes//Event Planner: Wanderlust Events Inc.//Photographer: Sweetlight Photography// Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Honey Dew Gifts - Hand Towel

Holiday Gift Pick: Honey Dew Towels

With the coming of fall, I am officially kicking off my Holiday Gift Pick lists! Wahoo! Over the course of the next two months, I will be giving you exclusive looks at some of the best gifts for the holiday season. So let’s get started! Today, I have got one for the parents out there… the adorably cheeky hand towels by Honey Dew Gifts! If you have children, then you know that it is a battle to get your kids to wash their hands. It is an eternal struggle that has withstood the test of time. Kids just do not …

Autumn Date Cake with Clove Buttercream and a Salted Maple & Pumpkin Seed Topping with iHerb

Autumn Date Cake

Special thanks to iHerb for sponsoring this post! All recipes, photos, and opinions are my own. It is officially fall! So it is time to fire up the oven, because we have some baking to do. There is literally nothing I love more than the smell of fresh baked treats and crisp wind in the air. But, between work, my munchkin, and an overall hectic schedule, I do not always have time to get all the ingredients on my baking list. In walks iHerb like a tall glass of pumpkin spice latte. With over 30,000 natural products from 150+ countries, …

Blood Oath No. 5 Bourbon - Cask Cartel 1

3 Bourbons for your Fall Sipping

If you have been following along with me on Instagram, then you know that I have been teaming up a lot lately with Cask Cartel. The online shop is a haven for premium and rare spirits. So with the help of our lovely friends at Cask Cartel, here are three of my top whiskeys for fall sipping from my Instagram account… David Nicholson Reserve You know in old Westerns, when a rough n’ tumble sort of fella walks into a saloon and orders the strongest drink behind the bar? Well, I imagine this was it. I had the transcendental pleasure …