A Full Snowy Sunday

How is everyone doing on this lovely Sunday? For me here in Massachusetts it was yet another Snowy day spent inside. After I made myself some Vanilla Caramel Cream Iced Coffee and drank it in bed, me and Mama headed out to the grocery store to get some good eats (and drinks) for the day.

Check it out!


Nothing like staying in bed just a liiiiittle longer to enjoy your morning coffee.

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We started with a fruit & cheese board with spicy sausage nuggets, strawberries, blue cheese, blackberries, and pita chips. And to drink? Raspberry lemonade mimosas! (Aren’t they so pretty!?)

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One of my favorite pairings- Blue cheese, a strawberry slice, and honey atop a salty pita chip. I first saw it on Pinterest, click here to check it out–> http://thefoodcharlatan.com/2014/06/17/honey-drizzled-bleu-cheese-strawberry-bites/

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Main Course- Homemade Mac N Cheese. Enough said, am I right? This recipe is my absolute favorite, how can you go wrong following a Martha Stewart recipe? Here is the link–> http://www.marthastewart.com/271998/perfect-macaroni-and-cheese?xsc=soc_pin_2014_1_21_Food_DinnerRecipes_D&crlt.pid=camp.zy8Z67vQk04A

When it says “perfect” it MEANS perfect! For a little extra goodness, we mixed our croutons with a little Boston Ale 😉

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And for dessert? My all time favorite cake that my Mama makes (passed down from her mother.) Spice Cake with Penuche frosting. If you’ve never had Penuche frosting…you’re going to need to look up a recipe and try it out….right now! Go!


As you can imagine, I am pretty full. But there’s nothing like spending a Snowy day with nothing to do but chat and dance around in the kitchen and make some seriously good food. What’s your favorite way to spend your Sunday?

Until Next Time! xxo


Promise me that we’ll never lose sight of adventure. That we will travel to the places in which we dream. That we will dance, and hold hands, and always give kisses. That our conversations will hold meaning and we will promise to listen and to speak honestly. That we will continue to “date” each other, and often. That we will not grow tired of surprises and passion. Promise me that we will try and try and not give up. That we will be each others rocks, and shoulders, and arms in times of need. That we will work for a life people only talk of. That we will adore one another fondly in front of those we love and not shy away from public. That we will be our best selves and always challenge each other. That we will be silly and laugh so often that our sides hurt. Promise to love me entirely all the days of our lives.


Write Yourself Alive

Hey there!

I completely know that I have been missing in action for a while, and while my snickerdoodle cookies are just coming hot out of the oven and I am getting comfortable in my cozies while watching the red carpet for the Golden Globes, I decided I owe all you of you who read my little blog, a post.

Life has a funny way of testing us. Sometimes it’s in lovely moments that awake our soul with brilliance, but more often than not, life tests us with the hard times. It breaks us down, causes us pain and worry, and reveals so rawfully who is there for us along the way. And while things like heartache, sickness, arguments, failures with work or school, death of a loved one make us question what is fair in life, I have found it true, that it makes us stronger. That the trifling times only bring better ones ahead. One of my favorite quotes from Winston Churchill- “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” 

So here I am, keeping on. One of the things I am reminded of from the people who love me most is that I cannot forget my passion, whether it is to share my words or write them for myself, it can be a tremendous release of emotion. I have recently signed up for a writing class from the very talented Tyler Knott Gregson- if you have not heard of him, he is a poet whose work I have been following for some time now. You can find his work here-> http://tylerknott.com. His course is a $45 dollar- 30 day- writing course with writing prompts, exercises, tips, tricks, Q&A sessions, training, self-publishing, etc. The course starts on January 29th and I am so very excited to challenge myself to write every one of those 30 days. You can still sign up for the course here-> http://www.writeyourselfalive.org/sp/34452-write-yourself-alive

With that, I will leave you with a Sunday Series Poem and thank you for those who still check back to read my words. I promise to talk to you soon!



Glass of Red

How is everyone?

Today was one of those mornings where I woke up and thought “hmm a couple warm chocolate chip cookies would go perfect with my coffee right now” and that is precisely what I made happen.


I have been so busy with the Holidays- shopping, wrapping gifts, preparing for work meetings that involve yankee swaps and ugly sweaters 😉 I know all of you must be so busy as well, but I hope you are enjoying this time too. It is truly special to be able to make memories and traditions with your loved ones.

As always, here is some Sunday Love (and may I recommend you also, pour yourself a glass of red).




Evening lovelies!

I hope you have all had a nice weekend and aren’t dreading the week ahead too much! I had a weekend filled with quite a few naps, Christmas parties and a little Christmas shopping as well. I started my stress-free Sunday with a delicious salted caramel mocha latte and flaxseed wheat toast with butter and honey that was to die for!


Relax and rest and I will talk to you this week!


Dance like you mean it!

It seems that Facebook nowadays is only filled with articles and videos that automatically play as your scrolling through your feed. While I admit that I have reposted some and read others, most of the time I find them annoying.

Today, however, as I was drinking my morning coffee (see below my black & white artsy photo I took while it was piping hot)

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I stumbled upon this adorable video and had to share it with you all. Simply, because it made me smile so big. I have written before about how some things so small can have the biggest impacts, and I have also written how viewing life through eyes of a child can be so humbling. I can only imagine how I will feel when I have my own children.

Please watch the video and smile today 🙂


Would you get up there and dance too? I know I would! 😉 xxo

Cheesy Potato Pancakes- With Leftovers!

Hey there!

I sure am sleepy today. After a long weekend and a lovely Thanksgiving, getting back to work this morning wasn’t easy. My alarm went off and I thought I was still dreaming! 😉 I do hope you all had a warm and laughter-filled holiday and are now getting prepared for all the festivities before Christmas!

If one thing is for sure, this is not the time for diets, so we might as well keep eating right? There still happened to be a few leftovers in the fridge when I got home today so we decided to look for something we could make with what we had. And boy did we find that solution!

Cheesy Potato Pancakes!

Using none other than your leftover mashed potatoes. This recipe is SO easy and seriously couldn’t be more delish. (We even doubled the recipe)

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Mix up your chilled mashed potatoes, scallions (we used sautéed onions instead), cheese, egg, flour, and salt and pepper to taste.

Roll the mix into small balls with your hands and press flat, then dipping the cakes into flour on both sides.

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Heat vegetable oil in a skillet so the bottom is covered over medium heat. Once it is hot enough, cook the pancakes until golden brown on both sides, 3-4 minutes. Lay the cakes on a paper-towel plate and salt immediately. We kept ours warmed in the oven until ready to serve.

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Enjoy with a little side salad and voila! Can’t beat it!

You can find the recipe I used here–> http://www.justataste.com/2013/11/cheesy-leftover-mashed-potato-pancakes-recipe/

And just because I love to always have a little fun and channel my inner child….

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Have you ever seen a Unicorn cooking in the kitchen!? 😉

Enjoy! xxo 


Today, among other days, I am thankful. I am thankful for a warm crackling fire. I am thankful for a new job that has already brought me so much good. I am thankful for a family that always supports, and constantly keeps me laughing. I am thankful for the simple things that are so easy to take for granted, a roof over my head, a hot meal on my plate. I am thankful for raw conversation over a good glass of wine. I am thankful for the small pitter patter of puppy footsteps against the kitchen floor. I am thankful for a love that keeps my heart so full. I am thankful for my ability to write. I am thankful for the health of my loved ones and pray for those who are struggling. I am thankful for sunny days and new adventures. I am truly thankful that there are so many things to be thankful for.

I wish you all the happiest of Holidays. xxo

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Raw Adoration

It has been a long and beautiful weekend and I hope you all have had the same! And for the better half of my Sunday, I spent drinking wine and sharing laughter (brought to tears) around the kitchen island.

Here is some Sunday love, my sweet friends.


Until next time! xxo

Cookies & Pom-Pom Hats

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Tonight I don’t have a bunch of pictures, I don’t have a tutorial or a recipe, I simply just want to bring you words.

Last night I had the pleasure of being invited to a local Theatre to see a private showing of Elf: The Musical by my employer. Being my first week at the new job, I was beyond humbled that they were able to provide me tickets at such short notice. Being a lover of all the arts, seeing plays and musicals is something I try to do often. And who doesn’t love the movie Elf!?

It really seemed to get everyone into the Holiday spirit with the decorations, christmas-themed songs, and plenty of cookies at intermission! It truly was a great show, so if you have the opportunity to see it near you, I recommend it. But one thing that has stuck in my mind since yesterday evening, was the kids.

Some of the employees brought their children to see the show. Dressed in sparkly dresses, little fur coats, adorable pom-pom hats, and tiny blazers with clip on ties, the kids received a gift bag of cookies as they arrived, something to keep their minds occupied while they anxiously awaited the show. I was seated next to a little boy with the blondest hair and bright eyes. He watched the show with enthusiasm, bouncing on the edge of his seat and giggling along with the crowd. And my most favorite moment of all, when he picked up the lines of a song and tried to sing a long with the actors.

While this little boy wasn’t mine, nor did I know him, it was the warmest feeling being able to see parts of the show through his eyes. I couldn’t help but look over to see his reactions, his smiles, his little hands pointing to scenes he liked, and how he looked towards his Dad to enjoy those memories with him. I have always tried to remind myself how simple life is as a child, and at times I can be a kid myself, but it is so beautiful to be able to see how different things are from one age to another. And while I could say that it is one of our problems with growing older, I just find myself lucky that I was seated next to that sweet little boy.

The simplicity of a child and the simplicities of life always seem to fill my mind with the most magical reflections. I can only hope I will always view these small moments with such light.