Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy Hour [Honeycrisp Sangria]

Last year Bestie KB and I tried out a Honeycrisp Sangria recipe from Pinterest...and it. was. awful.  It sounded terrific, cinnamon and spices, apples, wine.  It truly sounded like a grown-up fall in a cup.  The only problem was all the spices settled in the bottom of the glass.  It was just kind of funky.  BUT, I did use it as inspiration while throwing this together.  And this version is pretty darn yummy, if I do say so myself.

    National Coffee Day

    Today is National Coffee Day.  As I thought about how much I enjoy the ritual of the morning cup of Joe I thought it would be the perfect time to share and a few of my favorite coffee recipes.  I didn't fully appreciate my love of a good cup of Joe until this round up, but a few of my favorites include....

    Friday, September 25, 2015

    Five on Friday [9.25.15]

    Happy Friday!  Although I had all kinds of great plans, I know I've been a little MIA this week.  Life just got too busy.  But, I'm so happy for the weekend! 

    Fall is just creeping in around our hive.  We kicked off the first official day of fall with this Fall Bucket List printable.

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Fall Bucket List [2015 Edition]

    Happy First Day of Fall!!  Fall is one of my favorite seasons (let's be honest here....there all my favorite, with the exception of cold, dreary Winter....).  To kick off the season I created a little Fall Bucket List printable.  Please feel free to print and use in your own happy little hives!

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    Five (or Eight) on Friday [9.18.15]

    I can hardly believe how quickly time is going by. Seems like summer just started, and yet here we are September already flying by speedily.  Boo.  Here's this week's "Five" on Friday (although since I missed last week, I'm including extra...)

    I was thrilled to contribute to sweet neighbor J's brunch with a homemade scalloped watermelon basket.  They're easy, yet still lovely, at least I think so.

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    What's for Dinner [Lemon Chicken with Capers and Artichokes]

    This dish came about because I just didn't want to go to the store.....what a happy accident this is!  It turned out great and with minimal cooking, just mix and bake.  Yum.  Everything came out of my pantry or freezer.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    Italian Seasoning Mix

    I've had several recipes on my "let's try" list, but have yet to make them because although I have a fairly diverse and full spice selection, I don't have anything labeled "Italian Seasoning".  A bit ridiculous to not make something, but there it is.  I did a little googling this weekend, and found a wide range of mixtures, but all had some common threads.  After deciding to choose the flavors we like best and combining several recipes this is what we came up with.  Success!

    Monday, September 14, 2015

    Book Bub

    A couple weeks ago Bestie KP was raving about the book site Book Bub.  She's been using it for a while and highly recommended it.  Last weekend I bit the bullet and signed up myself. I have to say so far, I love it.  Seriously.

    Sunday, September 13, 2015

    Seven Years

    Today Hubby and I are celebrating our seventh anniversary. We've had a rough couple weeks (him especially) and are relishing in a quiet, calm day together. 

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Cherry Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake

    Don't you just love a good coffee cake?  I have to say, this one's a keeper for sure!  Typically it's made with cranberries and not cherries, but even though I searched high and low, no cranberries were to be had, fresh or frozen, in all of Indianapolis. I guess it's too early in the season??  So, Plan B went into action.  I love the cherry mix from Costco with my morning Greek yogurt, so figured it would make a great coffee cake combination, too.

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015

    DIY: Watermelon Basket

    When sweet neighbor J mentioned he was hosting a backyard wedding brunch in honor of his daughter and new son-in-law I immediately knew I wanted to contribute.  He is the kindest, most wonderful neighbor and it would be terrific to finally be able to do something for him, just as he does for everyone else.  After some scheming with the bride we decided on a watermelon fruit basket and a coffee cake.

    Monday, September 7, 2015

    Happy Labor Day!

    Just popping in to wish y'all a Happy Labor Day!  Hoping you enjoy this day with friends and family making wonderful memories!

    Happy Labor Day!

    Friday, September 4, 2015

    Five on Friday [It's September]

    I can hardly believe how quickly summer flew by!  We're looking forward to a long weekend of rest and relaxation here.  Here's this week's Five on Friday:

    We're soaking in the last bit of summer and have been enjoying watermelon and feta salad all week.  Yum!

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    Fall Inspiration

    Although the weather is in the 90s this week, my mind keeps wandering to one of my favorite seasons right around the corner, fall.  I'm holding out on whipping up some homemade pumpkin spice lattes and pulling out the fall decor, but that doesn't mean I'm not dreaming deciding on what I'd like to do this season.....

    I'm still loving the monogram pumpkin I made last year....

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    DIY: Tassels

    Last weekend was my church's Greek Festival....one of the best weekends of the year.  Traditional Greek Dancing has always been a passion of mine, and we are so fortunate to have a spectacular instructor who danced with a professional group in Greece.  He not only teaches the steps, but takes the time to teach the story behind the dances, the regions, and the costumes.  It's consistently my favorite day of the week.  But, I digress....

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