Hurricane Prep from a Lifetime of Prepping

In my 44 years, I’ve lived through my fair share of hurricanes and tropical storms, and I’ve learned a thing or two over the years.  We all know the obvious prepping advice. These tips are from my hard fought lessons learned. Food Boxed Food.  Yes, buy canned goods, but don’t forget boxed goods.  Cereal, Pop…

Uncommon Gifts at Uncommon Goods

Sponsored Post It’s THAT time of year again.  Holiday decorations are already showing up in major retailers.  This past week, I’ve already seen Thanksgiving decorations and pre-orders being taken for Christmas trees.  Seriously?!!?!  I’m lucky to have my tree up by Christmas eve! I usually start my Christmas shopping in August because I love deals…

Dark Chocolate Espresso Torte with Strawberry Coulis 

For most, there are certain foods that naturally go-together…bacon & eggs, strawberries & champagne, burgers & fries. But, for me, it gets a bit more dark…as in DARK chocolate and rich DARK espresso.  I absolutely love the stuff!  Dark chocolate & a glass bottle of Cabernet…espresso & dark chocolate dipped biscotti…dark chocolate & a rich stout..dark chocolate rimmed cup…

Breakfast Egg Rolls

Egg Roll Wrappers may be my newest pantry staple.  Aside from making traditional egg rolls, these beautifully simple sheets are extremely versatile.  In case you didn’t know, egg roll wrappers (yes, the ones in the produce section of the supermarket) are basically sheets of pasta and can be used in sooooo many ways, and as…

Forget the Cookies & Ornaments…Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers

I’ve never been one for tradition, so it’s only fitting that I go a little outside-the-box when it comes to teacher gifts during the holidays.  As a parent of two rowdy, ADHD, challenging boys, I recognize the importance and patience of the boys’ teachers.  Honestly, I should probably be giving each of them a bottle…

Gratitude & Thanksgiving 2016

While it may seem completely unconventional and a massive departure from tradition, spending Thanksgiving in Savannah’s Forsyth Park has become our little family’s tradition.