Canvas Painting Party

Last Saturday a group of friends and I went to YOUnique Creations for a canvas painting party. It was a great way to socialize and relax at the same time. It was so much fun! We decided to forego the usual instructor led class and instead we each chose our own design with step-by-step instructions […]

Kale & Almond Salad

Confession – I’m one of the few people who has never tried kale…until now! I have always wanted to give it a try, but I never took the plunge and purchased it at the grocery store. I finally made my first recipe, which was Kale & Almond Salad and it was absolutely delicious! The lemon vinaigrette […]

Weekend Getaway to Minnesota

Since Aaron & I don’t have any vacation plans for the summer, we decided to plan a weekend getaway to Minnesota to get out of town. Last weekend we decided to go up to the Twin Cities and go to the Mall of America and the Minnesota Zoo. We woke up early Saturday morning and headed […]

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Making healthy choices can be hard when you are short on time. Sometimes it’s just more convenient to grab something that’s no so healthy. Because of this, I’ve been making a conscious effort to plan ahead and cook some of my meals beforehand. These turkey lettuce wraps are a healthy and delicious meal that can be made […]

White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

I am a huge fan of white chocolate, so when I came across this recipe for White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies, I couldn’t wait to try them. I originally made them for the first time around Christmas, but I loved them so much that I’ve made them a few times since. These cookies are soft, […]

Valentine’s Day Dinner

This year for Valentine’s Day, I made sure to make our reservations early so that we could get in at the restaurant we wanted and at a decent time. Last year, we tried to get reservations at The Waterfront, but we were not so lucky. I didn’t call until the week of Valentine’s Day and […]

Game Day Dips

Since the Green Bay Packers did not make it to the Super Bowl, I won’t be attending any Super Bowl parties this Sunday; however, I still wanted to put together a post of great game day dips. I’ve tried out some of these dips and they are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  The rest came from my Pinterest board […]

Reflecting on 2014

Is it me or has this last year just flown by? 2014 was filled with some great memories! I can’t believe it’s already 2015. Since today is the first of the year, I’ve decided to do a post reflecting on 2014. I thought it’d be fun to put together a post full of pictures from […]

Reindeer Chow

I cannot believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve! Christmas really came up fast this year. I’m so glad that I started my Christmas shopping early when Jen & I went on our sister trip to the Mall of America. On Sunday, I wrapped all of my gifts and it ended up taking me about 4 hours […]

Bruschetta Chicken

In our house, we eat a lot of chicken. With chicken, you have to mix things up or else it tends to get real old real fast. I put together a recipe for bruschetta chicken to try something new and I really liked it. Bruschetta is one of my favorite appetizers so I figured I […]

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

I’m always looking for healthy dinners that not only taste good, but are quick and easy. This Lemon Garlic Shrimp fits the bill – I love it. I made this shrimp Monday night for dinner and I had it again for lunch today. Pair the shrimp with brown rice or vegetables and you have yourself […]

Turkey Vegetable Tray

Thanksgiving was a busy day for us. We went to my Aunt’s house in the morning and then we headed to Aaron’s grandma’s house that evening. I made a homemade apple pie (recipe found here) for my aunt’s house and for Aaron’s grandma’s I made a turkey vegetable tray. I decided to make this vegetable […]

I Am Thankful…

Everyone has both good days and bad days. When I’m having a bad day, I try to remind myself of all the things I have in my life that make me happy and should be grateful for. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I’d put together a list of things I’m thankful for.  Family […]

Greek Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Today for lunch I wanted to have something light since I know I’ll be eating a lot of not so good for you treats over the Thanksgiving holiday. I made my favorite – Greek salad. Normally, I use a store-bought Greek dressing, but today I decided to make my own. The lemon vinaigrette dressing I […]

Homemade Apple Pie

I cannot believe Thanksgiving is in 4 days! This year, I wanted to attempt to make a homemade apple pie. I decided to do a trial run to make sure that the pie was up to normal Thanksgiving standards. Each year for Thanksgiving, we go to my Aunt Jan’s house for dinner. After I made […]

Surprise 30th Birthday Party

Last night, Aaron and I had plans to go to Dan and Sarah’s for a game night (or so I thought). When we pulled up, there were a bunch of cars parked in their driveway. It turns out, they had put together a surprise birthday party for me! I was so surprised, I had no […]

Creamy BLT Dip for Game Night

Tonight we are going to Dan & Sarah’s for a game night. Usually when we have game night, we do it potluck style – everyone brings a dish to pass. It’s nice because then everyone gets to try out new recipes. Tonight, I’m making a BLT dip. Not only is this dip easy to make, […]

Annual Trip to Mall of America – Shopping, Dining & Sister Time

Every year I look forward to my annual trip to the Mall of America with my sister Jen. Each year in November, we take a trip up to Bloomington, Minnesota to start our Christmas shopping. It may seem a little early, but it’s so nice to get started so I’m not stressed later on. Not only […]

Goodbye Fall

Fall is my favorite season. I love seeing all the leaves change and the weather is pretty perfect. This fall, when I would take Buddy for our daily walks, I would always be sure to grab my phone so I could take pictures of all the changing leaves. In our front yard, we have a tree that […]

4th Annual Halloween Party

Saturday was our 4th Annual Halloween Party at Dan & Sarah’s house.  I look forward to it every year! It’s nice to get everyone together since it’s hard at times with everyone’s busy lives. My favorite part is making the fun food.  Sarah made sandwiches with eyes, spider oreos, candy corn dessert pizza, and my […]