Hosting the Perfect Tea Party

Hosting the Perfect Tea Party

It was December when the idea hit me like a snowball to the face. I wanted to host a tea party. A fancy tea party with finger sandwiches and cute deserts and teacups. All the women who I worked with along with the wives of the men I worked with would be invited. It would be a chance for us to all get together, spending time enjoying something out-of-the-ordinary, and to enjoy being a little fancy. Continue reading “Hosting the Perfect Tea Party”

London Fog Shortbread Cookies

London Fog Shortbread Cookies

The weather has been getting warmer (kind of) here, and the snow is slowly making it’s descent into the earth. That means that on the weekends, I have no motivation to do anything other than make a cup of tea and settle into my chair with a book. I’m currently reading through The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and it’s this interestingly-mystical-magical book that takes me to another world. Continue reading “London Fog Shortbread Cookies”

5 Reasons Why You Need a Meal Planner (& Free Printable)

5 Reasons Why You Need a Meal Planner (& Free Printable)
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Before Chesh and I moved up to Michigan for our jobs working with Cedar Campus, I never had to worry about grocery money. I made a decent amount and didn’t have to worry about over-spending on groceries. And all things considered, my budget was pretty high for only one person. When we moved up to the Great White North, our annual salary got cut WAY down from what it used to be (that’s what I get for loving camp so much…) I had to budget and STICK to my budget. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why You Need a Meal Planner (& Free Printable)”

Easy Shrimp Alfredo

Easy Shrimp Alfredo

My mother makes fettuccine alfredo like you wouldn’t believe. I mean the good kind too, with fresh cream and milk and fresh grated cheese, not the stuff from the jar. When I went to college, I tried the stuff from the jar, and thought to myself, “Self, you will NEVER, and I mean NEVER, be able to make fettuccine alfredo from a jar like mom’s recipe.” Continue reading “Easy Shrimp Alfredo”

Friday Favorites: 8 Teas for your Tastebuds

Friday Favorites: 8 Teas for your Tastebuds
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As many of you know, I caught the plague right around New Year and have been struggling to climb out of my hole of cough drop wrappers and used tissues. Not a pretty sight, I promise you. Continue reading “Friday Favorites: 8 Teas for your Tastebuds”