Valentine’s Day Cupcakes and Cookies!


I hope all of my sweet yams are feeling loved today…and every day! I spent the day cuddled up inside with the fireplace glowing, the snow falling prettily outside and the kitchen full of pink and red baking supplies I honestly don’t even care much about Valentine’s Day, I’m just a sucker for pretty, girly … Read more

Holiday Gift Guide: My Picks From ModCloth!

**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. ModCloth has an amazing selection of gifts for everyone on your list in their 2014 Holiday Gift Gift. Shop using their handy categories, or check out presents inspired by trendsetting bloggers, including A Beautiful Mess, … Read more

Smart Weigh 500 x 0.01g Digital Pro Pocket Scale Review


Thanks to my various jobs, I spend a lot of time packaging and mailing mostly small items and thick envelopes. There’s nothing more unprofessional in my mind than sending a letter that ends up being postage due- which has led me at times to slapping far too many stamps on things just in case (which … Read more

Monk Fruit In The Raw Party! #InTheRawParty


** I received the products mentioned in this post for free in exchange for my honest opinion, thanks to MomSelect and InTheRaw. With a house full of growing young girls, I’m always on the lookout for nutritious ways to improve our eating habits and replace empty calories. I’ve seen a few In The Raw products … Read more

Brieftons InstantVeg Spiralizer Review + Giveaway! Ends 9/17


My dad has some kind of burning obsession with finding the holy grail of slicer-dicer-choppers. If you’ve as-seen-it-on-tv, it’s also probably seen the inside of his kitchen, and then MY kitchen when they invariably disappoint him and my mom foists them off on me. Me, I’m usually more of an old fashioned knife girl. Although … Read more

Barbecue Grill Light Review + Giveaway! Ends 08/29


This Barbecue Grill Light keeps making me think of my friend Ellen, whose grilling aptitude has taken on mythological proportions in my mind. I picture her with a massive spatula on one hip, a bottle of BBQ sauce on the other, firing up the grill during hurricanes, snowstorms, tsunamis, you name it! Now, I can … Read more

Propresser Stainless Steel Garlic Press Review


I don’t understand people who don’t love garlic. I have to assume they’ve only been exposed to inferior, dried up versions from dusty old store shelves. For me, the tingly bite of fresh garlic or the complex smoothness of roasted garlic are taste sensations beyond compare. I suppose some are turned off by the odor, … Read more

Cheesy Overstuffed Baked Potatoes


These are a long-time family favorite, perfect as a side dish or vegetarian option at cookouts but also a comforting meal in colder seasons.  They’re a decadent treat that practically make a meal all alone. Meat-eaters can add crispy, crumbled bacon. For a lighter version you can use a low-calorie butter substitute and reduced fat … Read more