Grandma’s Chocolate Drop Cookies {Recipe} #RealCookieSwap


One of my very favorite cookies also happens to be one of Ben's --> score! AND a family recipe --> double score! When I met Ben he had long been enjoying what his family called Chocolate Drop Cookies. His grandmother had made them as he was growing up and it was such a treat to eat them. … [Read more...]

DIY Yarn Ball Snowman Craft


I am a knitter and so clearly I am addicted to all things yarn. I love the look, I love the feel, I love using it for everything I can. I've got a yarn stash that can feed my knitting for years to come. It started when I was in my early 20's as I took classes at The Lamb's Wool in Lansdale and has … [Read more...]

Must Have Baking Supplies List For The Holidays


Every year around this time I start to get ready for holiday baking. I get for cookie swaps, hosting dinners, and maybe a girls night out or two. I love to be prepared. Nothing is worse than getting ready to make cookies and finding out that you don't have _______. So, of course I always make sure … [Read more...]

Food Truck Road Trip and Tres Leche Cake with Coffee Sauce {Recipe}


I heart food trucks. I loved them in Philadelphia and now I love them in Boston. My mom and I have frequented the SoWa market twice now in Boston and both times enjoyed fare from the food trucks there. I love the diversity of the food as well as the craft associated with serving an amazing piece … [Read more...]

The Great American Light Bulb Swap Coming to Boston

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Have you made the switch to LED bulbs yet? A few years ago we thought we were doing a great thing - we switched to CFL bulbs. And when it comes to energy efficiency, we were doing a good thing. Better than the traditional screw in incandescent light bulbs for sure. While the CFL's were budget … [Read more...]

7 Inviting DIY Christmas Wreaths


I love a good holiday wreath. I really LOVE a good holiday wreath! Every year as we head out to get our tree, I make sure that when we cut it down (yes, we totally cut our own), Ben saves tons of those bottom branches for wreath making. I usually have enough to make two full wreaths. Depending on … [Read more...]

The Vintage Homestead: Some New Equipment and Progress


We are at the point where I feel like everything that needed to be done before winter and needed to be bought before winter has been. Now it's time to settle in and see where we are in terms of our real budget and abilities to redo some of the things we want inside the house. We need to evaluate … [Read more...]

Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffers For Kids {Gift Guide}


I have decided this year that I am filling stockings with fun yet planet friendly things for the kiddos. There are so many really cool, small, stocking stuffer sized items that are purposeful that the kids will be excited about and I'm here to share a few of my favorites that I have seen out there! … [Read more...]

Monster Make a Match Game – Mama May I {Review}


I have long been admiring the work of Jessica Perkins as she opened her online shop, Mama May I. Filled with handmade learning toys for ages ranging from infant through childhood, it is a shop based off of naturally ecofriendly priciples as well as a mission that I believe in. Jessica was … [Read more...]

Adventures in Comfort Food and The Steakhouse


One of my favorite things to check out is a good cookbook. It’s exciting to try new recipes that you may not have tried before. You never know when there will be a good one that will become one of your family’s new favorites. I love flipping through them, reading the ingredients for the recipes and … [Read more...]

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