Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday Favorites: Fall, Fall, Fall!

Happy Friday, friends! I am so happy to be sitting down to write this post. I've been so super busy these past couple of weeks, it is so nice to take a minute and reflect on all of the good. I got to squeeze in a quick phone call with my friend Lauren this week and I so loved that she reminded me to look for good amidst the business. So, that's what I'm doing today - I'm sharing the good despite the busy.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

O-Venture Key Ring Review

Let's start this post with a back story about me - I carry everything that should go in a purse in my hands. Yes, I carry a purse but especially when I'm running into a store or to work, you can find me with my keys, my wallet and my phone in my hands. I hate digging around in my purse while people are waiting on me (whether I'm paying for something at a store or opening my car for friends to get in). So, I often keep everything in my hands just in case.

On several occasions, my friends have asked why I bother carrying a purse when I carry everything anyway. Good question! I saw Andrea from Momfessionals carrying an O-venture key ring earlier this year and I knew I had to have one! My key ring arrived a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't love it any more!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Vegan Mac n' Cheese

I'm back with a recipe today that I am quite literally ready to jump up and down about. I made this vegan mac n' cheese on Sunday evening for dinner and it was such a great surprise. I may or may not have done a little happy dance right at the dinner table. It has been a hot minute since I've had mac n' cheese. I used to love mac n' cheese, but I haven't eaten it in 8 months - ugh 8 months without mac n' cheese! That's why I was happy dancing on Sunday night! And I'm ready to happy dance all over again just sharing this recipe with you!

Let me start by saying this isn't the mac n' cheese we know and love. It's different. This recipe is from a blog called Vegan Yummies (you can see the original recipe HERE) and the author,  Lindsay says it best herself - "We all know that, in reality, not a single one of the vegan cheese alternatives out there tastes like real cheese." This is so true! There just isn't a cheese replacement that really tastes like cheese. All that being said, this vegan mac n' cheese is seriously reminiscent of the real stuff. And regardless of how comparable this vegan mac n' cheese is to regular mac n' cheese; it is SO good! Everyone in my house gobbled it right up - even the Bean! She took a couple bites before saying 'Wait! Are you guys eating real mac n' cheese?" Hahaha I had her fooled for a couple of bites!

Now let me also mention that I am sitting down to right this post after writing 2 academic papers so writing colloquially in this post feels SO strange! If you find some big, vargon-y words thrown into this post we can attribute it to my just having written two 5 page assignments, but I'll do my best to tone down the academic talk!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Music for Monday: Dance with Me Tonight

I was going to start this post by saying Do you wanna hear my new favorite song? because that's what we say in my house whenever someone has a new favorite song to share. BUT while this song is new to me (I heard it for the first time last week), it isn't actually new, new. It came out it 2011. So definitely not brand new but I have been loving this 'new to me' song!

A couple weeks ago, I shared some music that I was panning to use for my skating kiddo's show at the end of the year. I thought I had all of my music picked out until I heard this song! This song is so much fun. It's pop-y, light and I just know my littles on the ice would pull off the cutest routine to this song! I'm still undecided as to whether or not I will pull the plug on my initial plans, but it might be back to the drawing board for me and I wouldn't mind one bit because I could listen to this song all day long!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Top 5: About Me

Today, I'm sitting down to wrap up 5 posts that share a little glimpse into me as a person. Where my blog's main purpose is to share recipes and talk food, I've ended up sharing little bits about me along the way. I've discussed this before, but I really work hard to find a balance between sharing enough to keep readers interested but keeping my life personal. For the most part I blog about food and I think my personality comes through in writing style, but every once in a while I go wild and share a more personal post. So, here are 5 posts that have nothing to do with food and everything to do with me...