Strawberry On Top: Beach Vacation

We just got back from Sophie’s 1st Trip to the Beach this past weekend. Since then I have been in the kitchen but I’ve just been cooking up some of our favorite dinners like Turkey Nachos & Game Day Chili. So instead of a recipe today, I thought I would share some of my favorite […]

Strawberry on Top: Birthday Fun

Sorry I’ve been a little delinquent about doing these behind the scenes posts, I’m hoping to get back to doing them weekly or at least every other week. I recently celebrated my birthday and this year I wanted to do something fun and more adventurous. We decided on kayaking and going up in a helicopter for […]

Strawberry on Top: Loving Lately

Hope you all are having a great weekend! So glad we have the Olympics to get us through since football is over and March Madness has yet to begin! For some weekend fun, I thought I would share some of the things I’m loving lately. These Way Better Snacks Tortilla Chips are a great healthy alternative […]

Strawberry on Top

I’m 39 Weeks pregnant now and very ready to meet our baby girl! I’m trying to be patient and have a good attitude about waiting but it’s getting harder! I know God’s timing is perfect though and her birthday is very close! The past couple of weekends Adam & I have been trying to have […]

Strawberry on Top: Pregnancy Update 35 Weeks

I can’t believe I am at 35 weeks! I went to the doctor and I’m actually already dialated 2 cm! Yikes! So the doctor told me I need to take it easy and only take short liesurely walks.  So I said, “So I don’t need to walk 3 miles anymore?” And he said, “No, Definitely […]

Pregnancy Update: 32 Weeks

Wow! I only have 8 weeks left!!! It’s getting really real, ya’ll!! I’m so excited that we don’t have long until we get to meet our baby girl! We have the nursery almost completed and I’ll share photos as soon as we get it all done.  The picture on the left is me at 30 […]

Blog Makeover

So you may have noticed that my blog got a big makeover if you visited my site over the weekend, but I wanted to officially launch my new site design today! Even my avatar got a new look! The wonderful Emily of Emily White Designs did such a fabulous job with everything!!! I told her […]

New Blog Feature: ZipList

Sorry no recipe again for you, I promise I will have one for later this week so don’t give up on me!:) I just wanted to let you know of a new feature here on the blog. I have partnered with ZipList, which is a great way to save recipes. It’s free to set up […]

Strawberry on Top: Currently Loving

Hope you all are having a great weekend! Any big Super Bowl plans? We are keeping it low key and getting some pizzas with some friends.  A good bloggy friend of mine, Nicole over at The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie has started posting monthly posts of what she’s into currently and I thought I would […]

Trick or Treat Recipe Round-up

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! You may or may not have noticed, but I have been a bit absent from social media this past week and have been slow to reply to comments. The reason for that is that I actually had minor laproscopic surgery last Tuesday.  I had a couple areas […]

Strawberry on Top: Pinterest Projects

I don’t know about you, but I’ve pinned tons and tons of ideas on Pinterest (you can follow me here).  Most of which, I have never even attempted to make! So I set out this week to remedy that.  Our house is slowly getting more decorated but I wanted to add a couple of things […]

SOT: My week in photos

Went to a fun 30th Birthday Party for my friend Tami at a gorgeous location and witnessed a beautiful sunset! Had my first of many hot cocoas of the season:) Not much better than homemade hot cocoa mix! Played tennis for the first time in months. Not gonna lie, I was inspired by the us […]

Strawberry on Top: Vow Renewal

I mentioned this on my facebook page last week, but my father-in-law surprised my mother-in-law (with Adam’s sister & our help) with a vow renewal ceremony and reception.  The ceremony was at a lookout in in the forest overlooking the mountains and lake and was so beautiful. Below is the gorgeous view from the ceremony. […]

Strawberry on Top: Going for the Gold & A Few Confessions

So now that the Olympics are over and I’m not glued to the tv every waking minute, I’ve decided to cut back on my tv viewing. Y’all I think I’m going thru withdrawals! It was the hardest thing to turn it off last night and just talk and read! And everything I was wanting to […]

Wooden Photo Boards How-To

For a long time, I’ve been begging Adam to help me build some wooden boards to use as backgrounds for taking food pictures.  We would say, yes let’s do that this week and then we would forget.  So a month or so ago, I finally said we are going to Lowe’s right now and getting […]

Strawberry on Top: St. John, US Virgin Islands

Hope you all have had a great week! I can’t believe it’s the last day of June, and it’s also my birthday today! I’m the big 3-0!!! I’m actually very excited to turn thirty and feel much more adjusted than I did in my early twenties. So excited for what God has in store for […]

Giveaway Time!

Has everyone finally detoxed from the Holidays? I had a nasty cold that sidelined me for several days, but I’m on the mend now. As I mentioned on Facebook, we went to hear Married Comedians last night at our church.  It was so fun! They had a sit down dinner and then Jermaine Purifory who […]

Favorite Recipes of 2011

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We had a fabulous Christmas and that picture above is us on Christmas morning. I can’t believe it’s almost 2012. This year has flown by.  We started out 2011 saying we didn’t want to be as busy this year.  Well, we won’t be saying that again because this […]

Strawberry on Top

So I just wanted to share with you guys the latest trend I’ve been rocking! That’s right…its the single walking boot…and its all the rage.  I know you all are jealous!!;) Haha! But for reals, I had a foot injury recently and I won’t bore you with the details, but I strained or tore some […]

Strawberry on Top: Favorite Things

I thought it would be fun for you guys to get to know me a little bit better and what better way to do that than to share with you a few of my favorite things! Also below I will list some of my favorite recipes I’ve seem floating around lately that I am excited […]

Strawberry on Top

Hey everyone! Hope you are having a great week…and it’s almost the weekend!! Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend!:) Love that song. Anyway, not too much happening over here, just wanted to pop in and say hello. Things are beginning to slow down, thankfully. I was even able to get in some much needed pool time […]

Top 5 Game Day Appetizers

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!?! I certainly am!! And nothing quite says gameday like a good appetizer in my opinion. So I thought I would compile a list of my top 5 favorite game day appetizers for your feasting pleasure in case you all are preparing for any game day festivities. Can’t wait for […]

Strawberry on Top: Our New House

Hey friends! Hope you all are having a great week! I don’t know about you but this has been one of the busiest summers ever! Of course with the move, getting our house settled, and a slew of other things. Also, I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it on here before but I used […]

Strawberry on Top: Birthday Edition

I had such a fabulous birthday!! I’ve mentioned this before but Adam & I celebrate an entire birthday weekend where the whole weekend is full of lots of fun things for the birthday girl or boy. Adam started my birthday out by having me wake up to balloons on our bed and our entire house […]

Strawberry on Top

So the above picture is the reason for my lack of posting the past two weeks. We got back from San Francisco Memorial Day at 5:00 am, went to sleep for about 3 hours and got up and had to move out of our house which was exciting but exhausting!:) We stayed with my in-laws […]

Favorite Recipes of 2010

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I am taking a break from baking this week and while I will be cooking some, I’m just going to whip up some of our favorites while we are off from work this week. So I thought I would share with you my favorite recipes from this year. Here […]

Creature of Habit

I don’t know if any of you can relate to this at all, but I am majorly a creature of habit. We love eating at lots of different restaurants, but at each restaurant once I find a dish I love I will get it each and every time that we eat at said restaurant. Even […]

How Does It Look?

I don’t know about you, but I love makeover shows. Whether it’s home or fashion I just love seeing things totally transformed into something new. I’m a sucker for all of those shows like What Not To Wear, Clean House, How Do I Look and Designed to Sell. So, in keeping with my love for […]

Girl’s Day with Kate Gosselin

Weekend before last, I went with two of my girlfriends to a book signing for Kate Gosselin of Jon & Kate plus 8. I just love that show. She was so gorgeous in person! We had a blast! We went to the book signing and then went shopping and went to eat at the Cheesecake […]

The Mixer: A New Cooking Website from Betty Crocker

Gloria at Fun and Frugal (which is a great site for deals and coupons) let me know about a new online cooking club from Betty Crocker. She is also doing a giveaway of kitchen gadgets through Friday April 17th at midnight if you want to enter, click on the link above. I thought I would […]

Our Kitchen Renovation: Before & After

This past summer, Adam & I decided to remodel our kitchen. This took several months as we did the work mostly on the weekends or after work. We actually completely finished this back in September, but I’ve had so much I’ve wanted to post, that I haven’t gotten a chance to post pictures of our […]

Blog Awards

I have recently been awarded two blog awards. I am so honored and humbled to receive these and wanted to pass them along to some other fabulous and refreshing blogs! I received the Lemonade award for being a refreshing blog from Kristen at Le Petit Pierogi and the Fabulous blog award from Beri and the […]

I’ve been tagged

Colleen from Cooking This & That recently tagged me to share 7 random facts about myself. So here we go… 1. I hate oatmeal, meatloaf and most mashed potatoes. I just can’t stand anything pasty-it’s a consistency issue. 2. I eat a peanut butter & jelly sandwich almost everyday for lunch. At least it’s natural […]