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barkTHINS: A Snacking Happy Place

RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU LOVE A GOOD SNACK!!! Snacking FTW! (I am totally raising my hand, btw…) *I was asked to participate in the #MyHappyPlace campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Do you have a snacking happy place? I don’t discriminate when it comes to when […]

Make Your Own Italian Soda!

Yep. You too can make your own Italian soda! Sure, it’s not like solving a complex equation or walking a tight rope, but I’m still excited about it. Italian sodas are yummy, and festive, and easy to make, and they make people happy. Maybe that’s just the sugar high. But I digress. They are a […]

36 Donut-y Inspirations for National Donut Day

It’s National Donut Day, my friends! THIS IS SUCH AN EXCITING DAY!  Find this tank here.In celebration of today I have spent hours drooling over some of the creative-est of all donut ideas and I want to share them with you. Because as they say, “GO DONUTS OR GO HOME.” Hitherhencetofore, here are 36 ideas […]

Like Eating A Baby Angel: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup CAKE

Bless my husband’s heart… Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup CAKE He had to share his birthday with the observance of the Resurrection of The King. And Easter baskets. I figured since I didn’t plan him a party, or get him a present (OK, I kind-of did… I found some haba├▒ero sauce at World Market… so I […]

Valentine Drink: The Sparkling Valentini

Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day. VALENTINE DRINKS Valentine’s Day a big deal to some. Not a big deal to others. And others blame commercialism, grumble, and ignore the day altogether. I approach Valentine’s Day with a healthy dose of, “OOOOH HEARTS!” and “CRAP. I GOTTA THINK OF SOMETHING.” I like the idea of it… […]

Valentine Drink feat. Whiskey: Whiskey Me Away

Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day. VALENTINE DRINKS Hello Valentine. HELLO, WHISKEY. When you bring together whiskey and San Pellegrino’s Blood orange beverage (and a cherry) on Valentine’s Day you get a… Whiskey Me Away! I am so clever with naming things. CLEVER. An aside: You can use maraschino, but I recommend Luxardo cherries – DO […]

The Monday Minute: National Croissant Day

Happy Monday, friends! Not only is it Monday, but it it National Croissant Day! So all you croissant lovers out there (is there anyone out there who doesn’t?), today YOUR day! Let me break-down the other days we have to look forward to this week.. – Tuesday (the 31st): National Backwards Day – Wednesday (February […]

Who is YOUR Holiday Hero?

Let’s chat heroes for a moment… Who is YOUR Holiday Hero? Do heroes have to wear capes or unitards with clever insignias? I DON’T THINK THEY DO. *This post is sponsored by Keurig Green Mountain┬«. All opinion and talk of heroes are my own. Do they need to have the strength to lift tanker trucks […]

The Metaxa Sidecar Feat. Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade!

There’s this tapas bar in town that my husband and I love to go to. Actually, ALL our friends love to go there. The food is exceptional, as are the drinks. It is at this tapas bar a friend introduced me to beauty of a Sidecar. (hashtag somewhere in here) A METAXA Sidecar, to be specific. […]

Ten Election Day Libations and an Election Day Drinking Game!

A friend of mine messaged me and was all,  “Darling. Can you do some boozy research on the best drinks to make while watching election results? Something patriotic? Something red, blue, or mixed up into purple and infused with positivity? I feel like we need more kindness as a nation and there’s an opportunity to […]