Archives for March 2017

spring bucket list

via It is officially spring and we have already had the rain showers and pollen coatings to prove it! Each fall, I like to create a list of things I want to do before the next season starts. I’m not sure why I haven’t done this for every season, because these seasonal bucket lists are some…

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sprouts farmers market

We’re doing something a little different today. We’re going on a tour of the newest grocery store in town! On Tuesday I had the opportunity to tour the new Sprouts Farmers Market in Raleigh before it’s grand opening on Wednesday morning. The grocery store is the first Sprouts Farmers Market in North Carolina and it…

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cereal milk cake with lucky charms filling

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day – are you ready?! Pull out your green and whip up this fun cereal milk cake topped and filled with Lucky Charms marshmallows! There are a few foods that remind me of St. Patrick’s Day. Shepherd’s pie, Irish soda bread, and Lucky Charms immediately come to mind (though Bailey’s, Guinness,…

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happy pi day!

Happy Pi Day, friends! I am celebrating with a round-up of some of pie recipes that have graced the blog in the past. We will start with one of my very favorites, brown sugar cinnamon and raspberry almond hand pies (aka homemade poptarts!). Next is my twist on the classic pecan pie – chocolate bourbon…

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link love

Well friends, we’re headed into the weekend. As I just told you about 10 ways to increase happiness, I can’t help but be frustrated and saddened by tonight’s ACC tournament game outcome. To help my mood I am planning my weekend and making to-do lists. Isn’t that the normal way to cope?   via Before…

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10 ways to increase happiness

Recently, I have been trying to focus on happiness. The news is filled with negativity, and it can be easy to focus on what went wrong in a busy day rather than what went well. There are so many ways to increase happiness, or just focus on the happy things that are already going on…

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march goals

February was a whirlwind. Looking back at my goals for the month I initially didn’t feel like I had accomplished that many of them. But, I feel like I made progress on the goals even if I didn’t accomplish all of them, and I realized that I was productive in many areas that weren’t listed…

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galette des rois

Well, better late than never, right? I don’t think many people would mind extending Mardi Gras one day for this galette des rois, or French king cake. The golden puff pastry dough rises around the cake and creates a beautiful facade. Filled with creamy almond paste and raspberry jam, the galette des rois is delicious…

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