Sausage Brioche Dressing

20Oct Sausage Brioche Dressing
0 Comments 20 October, 2014, 12:26

This is one of my husband’s favorite dressings so I’m making it for him tonight. Who needs to wait for Thanksgiving to make a great dressing anyway?

One time I couldn’t find brioche at the market so I substituted with halvah bread. It was way too mushy and just didn’t work at all. I’ll never to that again. I have found that the brioche rolls from Trader Joe’s work best. YUM!



PROJECT LIFE: Finding New Motivation

14Aug PROJECT LIFE: Finding New Motivation
0 Comments 14 August, 2014, 19:03

I am so behind on my Project Life Album! I went to Hobby Lobby today and picked this mini kit up as inspiration. I just love it!


Now off to print some photos!

Flashback Friday – Mad About You

0 Comments 18 July, 2014, 1:25

Today’s flashback Friday is brought to you by Belinda Carlisle. In this video she has that wonderful 60′s look with the black clothing and big beautiful lined eyes. I’m such an 80′s freak.

PROJECT LIFE: Mother’s Day

02Jun PROJECT LIFE: Mother’s Day
0 Comments 02 June, 2014, 13:45

I don’t usually use a lot of pink in my layouts, so this page is a bit different for me, but I really love it! It all started with the pink handmade card my son made me.

I went to my stash and pulled some pins. I especially love Dear Lizzy’s Lucky Charm paper with the flowers on it. Then I added some letter stickers and enamel dots from Simple Stories and some wonderful words I found on pinterest and Voila. i was done!

Supplies include:

Hoppin’ John

0 Comments 01 June, 2014, 20:52

My husband loves his black eyed peas! Making a batch of these babies this week. The recipe is from Fine Cooking, Dec 2012/Jan 2013 issue. Instead of using chicken broth, I am using my homemade vegetable stock. It has tons of flavor! I bought loose dry black eyed peas from whole foods. We’re serving it with some organic collard greens and Carolina Rice.


PROJECT LIFE: 2014 Summer Bucket List

31May PROJECT LIFE: 2014 Summer Bucket List
1 Comment 31 May, 2014, 12:47

This year I want to be really intentional about our summer. What are some things we would like to do? I find that if I make things intentional they don’t remain on the bookshelf of my mind as a “that would be nice to do” task that never gets done!

I came across The Happy Family Movement Summer Bucket List Challenge and knew immediately I had to do it! There are things we’d like to do as a family and things we’d like to do individually. I’m going to include all of it.

1. Take the Farm Tour

2. Watch Fireworks

3. Achieve Silver status at Young Living

4. Read 20 books

5. Have a Picnic

6. Go Fishing

7. Eat S’mores

8. Watch a Baseball Game

9. Get Conceal Carry Permit

10. Spend the Day on a Boat

11. Take a Trip to the Ocean

12.Visit Grandpa and Uncle David

13. Vacation with the Raddi Family

14. BBQ at Dee’s house

15. Eat Icecream from an Icecream Truck

16. Go Hiking

17. Visit 5 Waterfalls

18. Go to the Zoo

19. Get a Pedicure with Dee

20. Make Sun Tea

I want to include this activity in my Project Life Album, so i made a cover title card for it. Each activity till have a card with it so it’s easy to spot throughout the album. I can’t wait!

Five on Friday

30May Five on Friday
0 Comments 30 May, 2014, 11:13

This week’s five on friday is all about peonies. I have completely fallen in love with these flowers. Gotta plant me some for next spring! Thanks instagram!





Wordless Wednesday

28May Wordless Wednesday
0 Comments 28 May, 2014, 11:01

Fresh Tortellini with Asparagus, Peas and Mint

27May Fresh Tortellini with Asparagus, Peas and Mint
0 Comments 27 May, 2014, 0:01

This recipe is great for the summer. It’s nice and light. It’s pulled from Fine Cooking, April/May 2012 Edition. Enjoy!


Monday Menu

26May Monday Menu
0 Comments 26 May, 2014, 23:51


Last week my husband took me away for a few nights so I didn’t make all the meals I had planned. So a few recipes made it into this week and I’m trying a few new recipes!

Monday – London Broil and Spicy Grilled Corn Salad

Tuesday – Grilled Pork and Fontina Sandwiches and Grilled Asparagus

Wednesday – Hoppin’ John

Thursday – Rib-Eye Steaks Rubbed with Coffee and Cocoa and Bacon Hasselback Potatoes

Fri-Sun – Going away for the weekend!