• Craft

    Easter Egg Window Hunt

    putting Easter eggs in the window gives kids something to hunt for

    With everything that’s going on in the world, I’m enjoying the creative ways people are coming up with to help out or provide joy to others. From small businesses pivoting to make masks to people setting up relief for restaurant workers to neighbors leaving sweet presents on others porches – people are coming together. A friend sent me an Instagram post about putting stuffed animals in windows for kids to hunt for on walks around the neighborhood. I don’t have any stuffed animals around (besides dog toys), so instead I put pictures of Easter Eggs in my windows so kids…

  • An easy peanut butter sauce.
    Food

    Peanut Butter Sauce

    Ever have those nights where you’re craving something sweet after dinner but have no desire to bake? Or do much more than shuffle to the kitchen? That happened to me recently. I had Cinnamon Toast Crunch and peanut butter on…

  • A bowl with couscous, red peppers, & Boca's Chipotle Falafel Bites.
    Food

    Chipotle Falafel Bowls

    While we’re not vegetarian or vegan, we are trying to eat more meat free meals. Lately we’ve started exploring the “fake meat” frozen section at the grocery store. Boca’s Chipotle Falafel Bites were intriguing to me. The mix of chickpeas…

  • the best burgers in Richmond
    Food,  Travel

    The 5 Best Burgers in Richmond, VA

    Richmond, Virginia has TONS of fantastic places to eat. It’s a city that’s always popping up on some foodie list or another. Sometimes that overwhelming amount of choice can be debilitating. If you’ve decided a burger is what you’re after,…

  • Printing card sentiments gives you more options, and more control than stamping.
    Craft

    Printing Card Sentiments

    I’ve made cards for several years now after a coworker invited me to a card making class. I find a lot of ideas on Pinterest, but sometimes don’t have sentiment stamps to work with card layouts I like. Recently I…

  • a slice of peanut butter cheesecake with vanilla whipped cream
    Food

    Peanut Butter Cheesecake

    Peanut butter is the absolute best. I usually don’t keep much junk food in the house [because I have no self control]. So when I’m really hard up, a spoonful of peanut butter is all I got. And it does…

  • a new mirror brightens up a tiny powder room
    House

    Powder Room Update On a Budget

    Our powder room is the tiniest I have ever been in. No joke you can sit on the toilet and wash your hands at the same time. I still wanted our itty bitty bathroom to look nice. Since it’s such…

  • Pizza dip goes great with salty pretzel crisps.
    Food

    Insanely Awesome Pizza Dip You Have to Try

    I may have definitely did eat an entire sleeve of crackers with this pizza dip after [while] I photographed it. It’s just that addicting. Warm gooey cheese with tomato sauce and flavors like basil and oregano. Just like pizza, but…

  • The 11 Best Money Making Apps
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    The 11 Best Money Making Apps

    There are tons of reward apps and websites that promise you cash or gift cards. The ones I’m sharing are what I’ve found to be most worth my time. In 2019 I made over $200 using this list. These are…

  • December 2019: a dark book series, RVA pie shop, lots of cards & crafting, and a little fitness
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    Goal Summary for December 2019

    December always seems to be a busy month (but aren’t they all?). We went to see Hamilton at the beginning of the month. It was face paced, witty, and spectacularly executed. I just got back from visiting family and have…

  • Walking along the James is a Richmond date idea that doesn't cost anything.
    Travel

    Richmond Date Ideas Under $10

    We thoroughly enjoy exploring our city, but we’re trying to cut back on how much money we spend while we save for the wedding. The last thing you want on a date is to feel guilty for how much money…