Sugar Cookies and Buttercream Frosting {low FODMAP}

Soft, sweet, and easy to make these Sugar Cookies are my go-to recipe for a blank cookie-decorating canvas each year.  The Buttercream Frosting is another blank canvas recipe that is creamy, buttery, and everything you look for in a frosting for … [Read more...]

Healthy Christmas Cookie?

Baking Christmas cookies is an event in my family.  We bake for the sake of baking and always end up with trays beyond trays of delicious and pretty cookies that we end up giving to friends, family, neighbors, and anyone who looks like they could use … [Read more...]

A Sweet 24th Birthday

Guess what this past Saturday was? My 24th birthday! If I could sum up my birthday weekend, I would say it was full of friends and family and definitely a sweet one!  Lots of yummy treats and fun and loving people to be around. Friday night, … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Hoppin’ John

Hello all! I am still gathering workout motivation mantras.  My goal is to round up 100 mantras and create a giant list of motivation for the new year to share with you.  Comment below with some of your … [Read more...]

New Year’s Plans 2013

I honestly cannot believe that tonight the big ball drops and it will be 2013! Growing up, my parents used to take my siblings and me out to a fancy dinner.  We would then come home, watch the New Year's show on TV and drink sparklin wine. … [Read more...]

Christmas Day 2012

Christmas morning, Brian and I woke up verrry early to make sure that we arrived at my parent's house just as my siblings and parents were waking up. My mom got us these mini Santa hats to wear on Christmas.  Aren't they hilarious!?The drive went … [Read more...]

Christmas Eve Recap: New and Old Traditions

This year was the second year that Brian and I have spent Christmas with both of our families.  We make sure to spend adequate amount of time with each of our families so that neither of our families (or us!) feels like we are missing out. A … [Read more...]

Even When it’s Cold and My Homemade Gifts

Today has been an amazingly productive day. I started my productive day with a delicious smoothie.  It has been so long since I last had one, so even though the weather is only in the 40s a smoothie is what satisfied my morning hunger. My … [Read more...]

Drumstick Dash and a Fun Filled Thanksgiving

Good morning!  I hope that all of my friends and readers in the United States had a wonderful, memorable, and filling Thanksgiving yesterday. My Thanksgiving was great from the beginning to the end. Brian's family friends arrived in town on … [Read more...]

Halloween Traditions

*Make sure to enter the Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Giveaway!  Tropical Traditions has been kind enough to extend this contest for an entire week!  The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 6. Happy Happy Halloween! I … [Read more...]