I love making soap and scrubs. I love cooking. I love reading Amish and paranormal fiction. I love having out with my dogs. Great, now that I sound like a total weirdo, let me explain why I’m telling you these things. Hobbies. These are my hobbies. Much like old fashioned courting, hobbies have gone to… Continue reading So, what do you do for fun?
A few weeks ago, I finally visited a place I’ve been dying to try for a few years, King Spa & Sauna in Niles, IL. I’d been hearing about it for a while and even bought a Groupon two years ago but still hadn’t gone. To celebrate my brunette bestie Christina’s birthday, my girlfriends and I… Continue reading King Spa Review
It’s national puppy day!!! Puppies are universally amazing, adorable, and lovable. I should know, having four adopted dogs, 2 still under one year! A lot of people think I am crazy having so many dogs but when you realize all the benefits, it starts to make a lot more sense. Erin Askeland is a CPDT-KA… Continue reading National Puppy Day!
February is almost here and so much is happening! It’s been a whirlwind of activity and so far, all good in my life. Except for the whole election and narcissistic dictator posing as president but I’m not going to touch that right now. So here’s what’s been going on in 2017 for me. The puppies!… Continue reading Puppies and surgery and home repairs, oh my!
Over the last few years Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday. As a child I looked forward to my birthday, Christmas Eve, and trying to stay up until midnight on New Years Eve. Sure, Thanksgiving had pumpkin pie but it didn’t hold much excitement until I went away to college and it was the first holiday home. Getting… Continue reading Thanksgiving, wine, friends & family time
I hate cooking chicken breasts but love cooking chicken thighs. Thighs are tender, juicy, easy to get right, and inexpensive! Especially when going organic, they are a great buy for a small budget. I’ve cooked thighs a few different ways but stuffing them is definitely a first for me. I love making a beautiful dish… Continue reading Asparagus Stuffed Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs
November means it’s time for Peppermint Mocha Lattes and Hallmark Christmas movies (here’s the line up!) and warm socks and holiday baking! Hey, if Starbucks can release their holiday cups, seasonal drinks, and cranberry bliss bars on November 1st, I can certainly add a little peppermint to my life. One thing I am really passionate about is my… Continue reading Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies