Looking back on some of my favorite Christmas traditions, I can’t help but smile. The silliest memories make the best ones. Here are a few of ours – do you have any traditions that make the holidays memorable? Comment below to let me know! The Tree For as long as I can remember, my Mom and … More Christmas Traditions!
Start by half-filling a saucepan with water and place on the burner at a high heat. Next, begin measuring the quantity of almonds you will need for your recipe and drop to the water once it has reached a boil. Immediately turn the burner to medium and leave simmering for 2 minutes. If you leave … More How to Blanch Almonds
This is one of my favorite recipes in a pinch. If you have people coming over and little food in the house, this is a great snack to put in the oven 10 minutes before guests arrive, and it goes perfectly with a Mojito using my Lemon, Basil Syrup! Preheat oven to 350 F and line … More Fresh and Zesty Nacho Tray
There is currently a heartwarming commercial (woman baking cookies for her community) on the TV that inspired me to do a small (but ultimately, delicious) good deed. I have two friends leaving on a road trip this morning and what is a road trip without a fresh batch of delightful, chewy, oatmeal and M&M goodness? Well, … More Oatmeal M&M Cookies
Nothing is better with a cup of tea than a finger of shortbread. Buttery and crumbling goodness. As I poured a cup of tea this afternoon, I decided that I was missing an important accompanying snack. So I began baking! Cream 8 tablespoons of butter with 4 tablespoons of sugar. Place in the fridge for … More Scottish Shortbread
This is the Simenc family. Aren’t they just the most picturesque family you’ve ever seen? Well, they are to me. That’s my oldest sister on the right, my niece in the middle and my brother in law on the left. The Simenc family have an Urban Farm! (Just in case you didn’t pick this up from … More Simenc Mini Series: Urban Farm
Middle siblings seem to always get the short end of the stick. Well, mine is no exception! We are a family that values food above much else, so when we found out that Alicia had Celiac Disease, everything changed. After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, you shouldn’t eat gluten. It’s fairly complicated, but it’s incredibly serious. … More Sissy Bake Date – Gluten Free Cheddar Nibble Crackers
As a lover of pinterest storage hacks, I have tried almost everything to try to store my scarves. I used to have a drawer full, but as the saying goes ‘out of sight, out of mind’, and I would design my outfits around one of three scarves that hung on my door hooks. Then there was the … More Unique scarf or tie storage for a tiny closet!
In my house, the rule is that paint makes everything better. Here is a small post with just a few of my projects for you to see what a 5 minute paint job can accomplish! Before – Bathroom Unit After Before – Lamp After Before – Desk After So much better!
You may think I’m being dramatic when I say that I love my niece more than anything in the world. But it’s true. I started knitting again specifically to make her as many cute things as possible! When I made her a headband one day, my eldest sister Tabbi asked “Is it completely ridiculous that … More Matching Headbands for Mom and Baby, Simple Knitting Pattern