• Snacks: Taco Cheese Popcorn

    There is an awesome popcorn shop on Block Island called Pop Off The Block… we discovered them a few years back when they had a store front in Watch Hill. They have the most creative (and tastiest) popcorn flavors… Caramel Apple being my favorite… but one of our kid’s favorites is Cheesy Taco Popcorn. I was determined to figure out how to make it. It is the perfect after school snack! I think I nailed it! It does require one “special” ingredient, powdered cheddar, but you can order on Amazon! I use homemade taco seasoning (see recipe below) because I always have a jar of it in my kitchen (we…

  • Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

    The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is here! Are you are a card holder and ready to shop NOW, or have to wait (like me) for the sale to open on the 19th? If you are waiting you can create a “favorites list” so your ready to go when the sale opens! Always a great time to shop for higher end brands you may not normally splurge on! Since we don’t really know what Fall and Winter will look like I have included a bunch of different options… If our Fall looks like our Spring we will be cozy at home: (Click on corresponding number to shop item!) 1. / 2. /…

  • Maple Peach Crisp

    I came down on Sunday morning to find our brand new peaches already starting to spoil… even though they weren’t ripe! Heat and no air conditioning is not produces’ friend unfortunately. I hate wasting food so what better thing to make but a crisp? A close riff on my favorite Bourbon Apple Crisp… it’s delicious and I couldn’t wait until dessert… I had it for breakfast for with coconut yogurt and blueberries. Perfection.

  • July Favorites

    Hey hey, here we are half way through Summer! How is everyone doing? All a little different, but we are making sure we are still having an excellent Summer. Here are my favorites from this month!       Outdoor Movie Projector – What kid doesn’t love staying up late for an outdoor movie. This thing is awesome! Face Masks – I mean this one is obvious right? You have to wear one so let’s make it fun.  Shan Swimsuit – I actually have this in a different color but it is THE BEST swimsuit I have… so flattering, so comfortable. I feel like a million bucks in it! HBO’s…

  • Summer Salads: My New Staple

    I have had a lot of questions and requests for what this salad is… probably because I constantly post it… because yes, I really am eating it every day. This salad all starts with Alison Roman’s ” Secret Ingredient Pasta”, that I am now making WEEKLY. It is just that good, and the leftovers mixed with vinegar soaked curly kale are even better. It is bright and tangy, and for those that swear they don’t like sun dried tomatoes please try it anyway. They melt right into the fresh tomatoes. Let me back up. I have been reading Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your…

  • June Favorites…

    June is always a whirlwind with school ending and the start of Summer! All of my favorites from the month either made my life easier, just made me happy or provided a great escape of entertainment away from the news cycle! Never Have I Ever – Netflix–  Oh my gosh is this show adorable! We binged this teen coming of age comedy-drama so quickly and were so sad when it ended! Don’t miss it! Living Proof Perfect Hair Day In Shower Styler – I have fully embraced my curly hair during this quarantine (and to be honest, the heatwave) and this product really makes it so much easier to keep…

  • Week Fourteen Coronavirus Hiatus: Enough.

    Week fourteen…. are we still even on a hiatus here? Everything is reopening with careful measures and we all need to adjust to a “new normal”. We will not wake up and have this be over… which I guess I sort of thought would happen when I started this post series fourteen weeks ago. So no, this isn’t a hiatus anymore; it’s the new way of being. Gosh, that’s intense. This past weekend the fatigue of the past 14 weeks of events just caught up to me – I just couldn’t do anything. I have been so focused on keeping my household afloat in every aspect… keep it running, keep…

  • Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020

    I think I may say this every time I compile a men’s gift guide… guys, well they can be hard to shop for. Here are some ideas for that favorite Dad in your life!   DECOMEN Multi-purpose Neck Gaiter with 10 PCS Safety Carbon Filters – My husband LOVES this for a face mask. No ear loops, no fuss, just pulls up off your neck when you need it.  “Everybody Has A Dream Down By The Sea” by Summer Strauch – Perfect print for their (maybe new) home office. Sonos Pro-Ject T1 Phono SB Turntable –  What’s cooler than a vinyl collection? A super cool way to play them thank…