Guest Bedroom Essentials

How is Thanksgiving two weeks away?!  Are you hosting dinner?  Do you have guests staying overnight?  Since it’s officially hosting season I figure many of you are getting your guest bedroom ready for your guests so I thought that I’d share with you how I get my guest bedroom ready. 1. Fresh flowers.  It’s all in the details and fresh flowers make the room warm and welcoming.  Plus it’s a nice treat for me because when the guests leave I move the flowers to the kitchen or family room for me to enjoy some more.  I love adding a touch …

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How to Throw a Bridal Brunch

My baby sister is getting married in less than 2 weeks!  Cue the tears (happy tears, of course).  A couple of weeks ago my sisters and I threw her bachelorette party.  We started the day with a brunch at my house (I’ll get more to that in a moment).  Then we went to The Hopkins Vineyard where we enjoyed a wine tasting.  Afterwards we enjoyed the beautiful scenery in their cafe with a bottle of wine and cheese platter.  If you’re ever in the area, we highly recommend you stop by.  Then we headed back to my house for a full on …

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5 Lunch Meal Prep Recipes

Are you looking for healthy lunch ideas?  Here’s what I’ve made for lunch recently. 1. Hummus, Greek salad and Naan.  As the summer days are ending, I’m trying to enjoy the fresh veggies as much as possible.  Tomatoes, cucumbers and feta cheese is one of my favorite savory combos of all time.  I made hummus to add a little protein to my lunch.  Thankfully hummus can be enjoyed 365 days (and believe me, I do). 2. Chicken Fajita.  This is a delicious dinner that turns into just as tasty leftovers for lunch the next day.  You can check out the original blog …

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4 Lunch Meal Prep Recipes

A few months ago I shared some lunch ideas that you can make ahead of time.  I thought I’d update you with what I’ve made for lunch recently in case you are interested in adding new combos to your rotation. 1. Chickpeas, Quinoa, and Sweet Potato Fries.  This lunch is a “clean out your fridge” kinda meal and sometimes those are the best meals.  I baked a bunch of sweet potato fries and cooked a big batch of quinoa.  Then I added chickpeas, olives, and feta cheese.  I basically gathered a bunch of my favorite ingredients so it’s not a …

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5 Running Must Haves

I bought a few fun new things for when I run and I want to share what I think are the 5 must haves for a great running experience. 1. “Fanny pack.”  When I go running I bring my cell phone to listen to music and to keep track of my mileage and time.  However, since I was carrying it in my hand, I’m always afraid that I’m going to drop it when I’m running outside.  I thought that I could find a smart watch or fitness tracker to wear instead of carrying my cell.  After a lot of hours …

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