Warm and Spicy Southern Corn Dip

Ohmygosh you guys, I am SO not a cook(although my skills in this department are improving)! And, I’m definitely not a baker! But, when it comes to dips and party food…….well, I have been known to make a mean dip! I was inspired to start sharing some of my favorite recipes here on the blog so that my friends and family (and you guys) could have a permanent place to access them!

That being said, I’ve also never written a recipe before. Many of you know, I’m a “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of gal and I think that’s why I prefer cooking over baking. I often use a recipe as a suggestion rather than a rule. You’ll have to keep that in mind for this blog post! šŸ™‚

I recently made a version of this dip, for the first time, when having friends over – they are the perfect audience to try new things out on! Needless to say, it was easy to choose this as my first recipe because there wasn’t any left! I made some slight tweaks to jazz up the dip the second time around and thus was born: my Warm and Spicy Southern Corn Dip!

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10 Most Used Kitchen Organizing Tools

Let me start this off by saying…. letting someone into the cabinets and cupboards of your kitchen is super intimidating! But, if I’m being honest with you guys, I did it, because this is one of the areas in my home that I actually feel like I have a handle on! (Don’t even ASK me about bathroom/medicine cabinet organization……yet). I’ve lived in my current (and only) home for nearly TEN (whoa) years and in that time I’ve been able to work – and rework – the way my kitchen is organized, which has made it feel manageable and efficient!

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A Few of My Favorite Things, A Gift Guide for the Ladies

With the holidays just around the corner, you might have heard (more than once) “What do you want for Christmas?”. There have been years, in the past, where I had no idea what to tell anyone to get me. I don’t know why, but, this year I didn’t seem to have any trouble coming up with a short list of items I own (and already love) or would like to have. And, after hearing that you gals have trouble finding things as well, you convinced me to share a gift guide for the ladies/mamas this year!

I wanted to try and include items at various price points, but y’all, if this is a gift why not spring for something you’ve really been wanting and would never buy for yourself? A few of your family members may even want to go together and purchase one item! So, without further ado….. Continue reading

10 Transitional Fall Wardrobe Must-Haves

Calendar wise, Fall is officially here y’all! But lets be real, it’s officially the time of year where you need a sweater in the morning and regret it by 3pm! (and then, need it again by 8pm) So, it’s important to build the foundation of your wardrobe with items that can transition through the temperature fluctuations but also become items that can hold their own into winter! The pieces also need to be versatile enough to use over and over in different ways to create new looks (because, girls, money just doesn’t grow on trees, amiright?!?). So, without further ado, here are my ten transitional Fall wardrobe must haves! Continue reading

5 Budget Friendly Ways to Refresh Your Living Room

Recently, a friend of mine reached out to me and asked if I’d help give her living room a little refresh. My answer was, “OF COURSE!”. Her living room was always beautiful but she expressed wanting to make some changes and updates in order to make the space feel more serene and peaceful. Guys, BLESS this woman, I’ve never done decor or styling in anyone’s home but my own and working with her was so easy and fun! Continue reading

The Easiest and Best Way to Hard Boil Eggs

Picture this: A tired mom stumbles out of bed and wakes her school aged kids to start the whole morning routine thing. As she’s gulping down coffee she opens the fridge to see what she can throw together and call breakfast and provide nourishment for their little brains and bodies. There’s a flash of relief when she realizes she has done some semblance of meal prep – or, in actuality, hard boiled a few eggs. She grabs the eggs and then promptly spends the next 10 minutes prying tiny pieces of egg shell off the egg because it desperately wants to remain attached, apparently. And finally, she manages two mangled egg whites and plops them on a plate, thinking, “There’s got to be a better way!”.

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