Last minute college basketball party? No problem! #SnackMadness #cbias

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This is a sponsored post. I'm an Ohio State grad so when I checked the college basketball schedule and saw that the Buckeyes were playing Arizona last Thursday I convinced my husband to have an impromptu basketball party for a few friends. Added bonus - these same friends could meet our new son, Edison, who was born on March 11. Woohoo, right? We have a few friends and co-workers we love to … [Read more...]

Nora Fleming adds style & whimsy to holiday entertaining


If you're kitchen cabinets look anything like mine, there is probably one just for holiday entertaining. A big pile of platters full of hearts, turkeys, birthday cakes and snowmen. It's ridiculously overwhelming. Not to mention that it's such a waste. All these platters you pull out maybe once or twice a year. I can't tell you how excited I was when I got an email from Nora Fleming. One … [Read more...]

Chocolate fondue in a flash with Velata!

Maraschino Curve Velata Fondue Warmer {photo credit :}

You've heard of Scentsy, right? Well did you know that they are also the genius behind Velata? Chocolate fondue has never been easier! Dessert in less than 10 minutes. My husband and I fired up our Velata Fondue Pot by simply plugging it in. No flames here. Which while even thought the ceramic warmer does get warm to the touch from the 25 watt bulb (yes, a light bulb!), there is no open … [Read more...]

Giada De Laurentiis for Target ~ Easy Entertaining {Review}

Giada De Laurentiis

Each year, I ask Santa for a new kitchen,  a bigger kitchen, a more massive cookie baking kitchen. So far he's not listening. But maybe what Santa is really trying to tell me is I need to think about easy entertaining. Simple. That I can still make delicious dishes without a gourmet kitchen. He must have put in a good word to Giada De Larentiis for me. Enter the Giada De Larentiis … [Read more...]

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