Around the country, most people are stuck at home and the boredom is really starting to set in during this quarantine period. We’ve been trying to find new things to do and we’re especially trying to find new ways to get outside to break up the monotony of staring at a computer or tv screen all day. I’ve been rummaging through our garage and pulling out all of our favorite games to play in the backyard and thought it would be really helpful to share some of our favorites with you guys, in case you’re stuck in the same boat too. So I put together a list of 25 outdoor activities that you can order on Amazon! (And they’re all Prime too which means that they’ll only take a few days to arrive!) They’ll work for kids, families, or adults and they’re perfect to have on hand to keep you busy during quarantine, but they’ll also be great to keep stored away for the next time you can actually have people over and host your next backyard bbq too!
I’ve officially been working from home for two full weeks now and my company is set to stay home for at least another month. (Thanks Corona!) In the beginning, I was allll about working from home. Saving time on my morning commute, strolling down to my desk in pj’s, and happy hours whenever I felt like it. And while working from home absolutely does have it’s perks (like those above), it also sucks feeling like you’re stuck inside sitting and staring at a computer all day. Lately I’ve been trying to find ways to spend the hours after work and during my make-shift “lunch breaks” to get up and get active, which totally helps to keep my mood lifted. One thing that helps? Good music! Today I’m sharing something I put together to inspire you guys to get active too. This get up and move playlist is filled to the brim with songs that always seem to inspire bad dance moves and lip sync performances of the best kind.
So grab your dancing shoes (or cozy slippers, like the ones I’ve been living in), get up and move! [Read more…]
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If you’re not interested in boiling eggs and worrying about dye staining your counters, this fun and easy “egg” decorating tutorial might be the perfect Easter project to try this year! I’m not sure about you guys, but REESE’S Eggs are a hot commodity at my house during the holiday, so I thought it would be fun to switch things up a little bit and decorate some peanut butter rainbow Easter eggs this year! They’re such a fun canvas to get creative with and let your families’ imaginations run wild!
Life’s been a little crazy lately, as per usual, and I feel like I’m playing catch up around here, but there’s been SO much going on in our little rental house. Josh left for Florida to head back to work for the upcoming baseball season, I started a new job here in Charlotte, which I’m still getting used to after taking the last four months off, and we’ve been knee deep in alllll the house plans, which I’ll be sharing more about soon. But despite how chaotic things have gotten, I wasn’t about to miss out on posting the recipe for this Valentine’s day passion cocktail, which also happens to be the February cocktail of the month! It’s easy to make and makes enough for two! Which means you can share it with someone special, your bestie, or just refill your own glass when it’s getting a little low.
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After getting married last year, I became a stepmom, which added a whole new element to dinnertime at our house. I hadn’t prepared many dinners for kids before and now trying to find something that my stepson will actually eat is a challenge (he’d eat chicken fingers for every meal if he could). This easy cheeseburger pasta recipe is simple to make, delicious, and it comes together in no time. And with the name “cheeseburger” in the title, it’s easy to get the kids on board too! It definitely reminds me of a boxed version my mom used to make when I was little, but it’s SO much better and just as easy!
Due to the lovely rainy weather in Charlotte lately, there was a slight delay in getting this month’s calendar cocktail shot and posted on the blog, but it’s finally here! (And I even shot a video too! Find it below.) These grapefruit rosemary mules are crisp, refreshing, and I love the citrus kick from the fresh grapefruit. The cocktail recipe is an easy one and I’m sharing the easy way to make your own rosemary flavored simple syrup too!
I tend to entertain a lot during the fall and winter months. Between October and February tons of holidays and events can creep up and can become a little overwhelming when you’re responsible for feeding a crowd. Today, I’m sharing how to set up a DIY chili bar, which is one of my favorite easy entertaining ideas to use all season long. (Super Bowl anyone?!) They don’t require a lot of effort on your part and can be made to appeal to a variety of diets and tastes. I’m also sharing a delicious recipe for my favorite turkey chili too!
The title of this post should probably be, “The books I read (and all the ones I never got around to reading) in 2019.” I had lofty reading goals for the past year and usually do when each new year hits. It wasn’t exactly a stellar reading year (which you’ll soon see), but I’m still going to celebrate the books I read in 2019 in between all of my crazy life changes that happened over the last 12 months. Even though I didn’t get around to reading everything on my list, at least I was reading something! I plan to share my reads with you guys each year moving forward, so although I didn’t read a million books this year, it still seems like a good place to start and will helpfully hold me more accountable moving forward! [Read more…]