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Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Chili with Pasta and Beans)

Pasta e fagioli (Italian Chili with Pasta and Beans)

I happen to love soup all year round, but it really makes me happy in the fall.  There’s nothing better than enjoying a bowl of warm and comforting soup at the end of a chilly day.  And this recipe for paste e fagioli, or pasta and bean soup, is one of our favorites! Nothing makes life easier than soup […] Read more…

3-Ingredient Coffee Sugar Scrub

3-ingredient coffee sugar scrub for smooth, toned skin

You all know I’m a big fan of coffee.  But it wasn’t until recently that I began using my leftover coffee grounds to make a coffee sugar scrub.  Have you tried coffee on your skin? It’s quite invigorating! Not only is caffeine a great morning pick-me-up, when applied to your skin, it not only exfoliates for a softer, smoother […] Read more…

Super Moist Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Super moist sour cream coffee cake

One of my favorite tried and true recipes, this fabulous sour cream coffee cake is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Dessert for breakfast.  If it wasn’t for coffee cake we’d never get away with it! I’ve been making this to-die-for sour cream coffee cake for 20 years.  It’s absolutely one of the most-loved recipes in my collection.  (Thanks […] Read more…

25 Fresh Fall Porch Ideas

25 Fresh Fall Porch Ideas

Looking for fresh fall porch ideas?  Read on as I share my 25 favorites for 2016.  They’re guaranteed to put you in the fall spirit! Hello, friends.  Yes, it’s that time of year when we trade our flip flops for boots and our petunias for mums.  Although summer’s my favorite season overall, fall is my favorite season […] Read more…

One-Pan Bistro Chicken – so Easy and Cheesy

The best bistro chicken ever -- so easy and cheesy

Hello!  Today I’m spiffing up and reposting one of my favorite recipes–amazing Bistro Chicken–because I don’t want you to miss it!  Sometimes my older recipes get lost back in the dusty nether-regions of the blog and forgotten, but that absolutely can’t happen with this recipe!  You must try it.  It’s so good, in fact, that I’ll change the […] Read more…

Your Happy Place: Tips to Make a Healthy Happy Home

Your Happy Place: How to create a healthy, happy home

Frank Lloyd Wright taught us that the way to a healthy, happy home was to bring the outdoors in.  The sky, trees, water, sunlight–all the natural beauty that surrounds us–can give us inspiration for designing homes that meet our physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. I love bringing the outdoors in, using nature to make our home feel more comfortable and nurturing.  […] Read more…

Blueberry Avocado Chia Smoothie

Blueberry Avocado Chia Smoothie

When we were in Charleston we discovered a magical place called the Tropical Smoothie Café.  It’s a chain, and if you’re lucky you have one nearby.  Every day we stopped by to sample their delicious smoothies–specifically, their mocha madness smoothie.  This nectar of the gods is part of their “indulgence” menu.  And, at 588 calories, it was definitely […] Read more…

Shop the Rug Sale at Target and get 40% off today only!

Rug Sale at Target

Today only, Target is having a great sale — their beautiful rugs are 40% off!  The last time they ran this sale I bought the vintage distressed rug shown in the photo below, and I love it so much I’m shopping the rug sale at Target again today. A beautiful rug can add color to your kitchen, brighten an entryway, or change the entire […] Read more…

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