Category Archives: Food & Home

5 Projects to Do with Dried Flowers

CREATIVE WAYS TO BRING FLOWERS INTO YOUR HOME Bring the beauty of spring into your home by drying and pressing flowers as a family! Crafting projects are a perfect way to get quality time with the kids while also creating new and original home décor. Here, we are taking you through some of our favorite […]

Greek Easter Bread Recipe

CREATING AN EGG-CELLENT TREAT FOR THE FAMILY It’s always a dilemma in my house as to what to do with the dyed Easter eggs after the holiday is over. We hate to break the coverings that we so lovingly designed, and while they decorate the inside of our refrigerator nicely, I wondered for years whether […]

Easter Gifts They’ll Love

8 FABULOUS FINDS FOR EASTER Looking to add local flair and make Easter shopping even easier this year? Try trading out some expected sweets with a few unique and local Easter basket stuffers to create a new tradition that can be paired with your other ones, no matter whether it’s chocolate bunnies, bread recipes or […]

Shamrock Petit Fours Recipe

ST. PATRICK’S DAY “PADDY CAKES” RECIPE I really enjoy those sappy-sweet Hallmark channel movies, and recently I saw one where a woman had to return to her humble New Jersey roots and work in her father’s bakery. As plots tend to go, things were a bit tough for Dad’s small bakery, but the gal comes […]

Tips for Remodeling & Upgrading Your Laundry Room

3 STRATEGIES FOR REIMAGINING YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM The laundry room is easily one of the most used spaces in the entire household, second only to the kitchen. Its functionality is important to helping you prepare for the upcoming week, as well as for secluding the clothes clutter. This is why remodeling and upgrades are needed […]

I (Heart) Pancakes

HEART-SHAPED PANCAKES: A DELICIOUS WAY TO SAY “I LOVE YOU” When I created this recipe, we were on strawberry overload at home, and I wanted to get creative on how best to use them all while they were fresh. I love pancakes, and we were eating them pretty regularly at the time. So with Valentine’s […]

Mom and daughter making soup

Three Hearty Soup Recipes

3 HEARTY SOUPS TO HELP YOUR FAMILY THROUGH THE WINTER Busy families need plenty of healthy soup and stew recipes to make it through the winter. This chicken or turkey soup puts leftovers to good use. The beef stew recipe is so good that it makes a tasty featured dish at any gathering. And, split […]

Mindful Meals

6 THINGS FOR MOTHERS-TO-BE TO CONSIDER Pickles and ice cream. Say these words, and most everyone will know you’re talking about pregnancy cravings. The bizarre food cravings, the increased appetite, the third-trimester acid reflux… Eating while you’re expecting definitely has its highs and lows. In some ways, it’s sweet and nostalgic how society wants to […]

Newcomers Guide to Charlottesville

Welcome to charlottesville Albemarle County, Virginia! Nestled in the foothills of the legendary Blue Ridge Mountains, our community is known for year-round natural beauty and small city sophistication. Families here enjoy drives alongside the beautiful rolling meadows of horse country where every hill promises a stunning view. In the city, we benefit from the University […]