Archives for February 2016

the best oscars snacks

The Academy Awards ceremony is tonight – the most glamorous red carpet night of the year. The best thing about the Oscars besides the red carpet?  The snacks.  I compiled snacks to match some of the Oscar-nominated movies so your viewing party snacks can be Oscar-worthy too. Nominated for Best Animated Film: Inside Out – Roasted cauliflower broccoli stuffed…

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link love

via Welcome to the weekend, friends!  I hope it is good to you. This week, the internet reminded us that there are lots of reasons to feel happy when you are having a bad day.  Love love love so many of these. With so many primaries coming up, here is a guide for you to…

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haircuts: a rocky relationship and inspiration

As you can see from the title of this post, I have a love-hate relationship with haircuts.  I love when my hair feels healthy and is beautifully styled after a fresh haircut, but for the past few years I have dreaded getting my hair cut.  I had a great hair stylist in high school, and…

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sweet potato and beet chips

Sweet potato and beet chips, sweet potato and beet chips – I can’t get enough!  Until a few years ago I had never tried beets.  We never had them at home and I saw them on salad bars but never branched out to try them.  The first encounter I had with the brightly colored vegetable…

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link love

We are back on track with the regular link love schedule! Last week I switched a recipe with link love in order to get you a chocolate fix before Valentine’s Day, which gives us two link loves in one week, but now we are back on schedule! via Pinterest  This week felt so strange.  We had…

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love over rivalry: unc vs duke

Happy rivalry day! (or UNC vs. Duke basketball game day!) With a Duke grad and a UNC grad under one roof, Will and I very much have a house divided.  Until last year, our first spring of marriage, we had never watched a Duke-UNC basketball game together.  Neither of us likes losing to the rival team…

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link love

Since I posted a recipe on Friday instead of Sunday, to make sure you had enough time to make some chocolatey goodness for your Valentine, we missed out on last week’s link love.  Not to worry, here is some good ‘ol link love to brighten the beginning of your week. via Since it is President’s…

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dense chocolate loaf cake

What would happen if a brownie and a loaf cake married? This perfectly fudgy, dark, dense chocolate loaf cake would happen. This loaf is no-nonsense and perfect for Valentine’s Day with a significant other, with friends, or by your onsie (no judgment zone here). Valentine’s Day is so much more controversial than I think it…

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oriental rug roundup

Recently I have been on an interior decor Pinterest kick.  After living in our small space for a year and a half, without much room for redecorating, I love finding images of beautiful homes filled with ideas to use in the future.  I can’t wait until we can implement some of these ideas in our…

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king cake cinnamon buns

It was a sad ending to the weekend and the Super Bowl with a Panthers loss. Fortunately, we have Mardi Gras and these individual king cake cinnamon buns to look forward to on Tuesday! I have never been to New Orleans, but it is on my list of places to visit, and hopefully sometime soon….

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