Irish Soda Bread – A Recipe & A Little History

I don’t know about you, but I love St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve got some Irish in my blood and since I’m a redhead I look pretty good in the color green, so it only makes sense that I’d look forward to March 17th every year. While I’ll proudly be wearing all the green clothes I […]

6 Things I’m Grateful for This Week

A few years ago I decided to start a gratitude journal. It seemed like a simple idea at the time, but it turned out to be a real eye-opener, especially on days that there didn’t seem to be all that much to be thankful for. This is what I’ve been struggling with a lot lately. […]

Wordless Wednesday – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Rooms with a Wild View

12 Engaging Books to Read in 2016 + My 5 Favorites

While 2015 included some difficult challenges, it was also a year I succeeded in reaching a few personal goals and even got to take a really amazing trip with my family to Walt Disney World. I definitely need to share more about that trip very soon, but today I’d love to focus on a reading […]

The Best & Most Healthy Coffee Cake You’ll Ever Eat

I love to bake for my family. So much so that several years ago I started a tradition of making homemade muffins every Saturday morning. Aside from a few rare weekends I’ve pretty much kept that tradition alive, but since there are only so many different kinds of muffins they like, every now and then […]

Wordless Wednesday – Elephant Kisses


Even though it’s already February 1st, I should start off by saying Happy New Year since this is my first personal post in 2016. I’m feeling a bit out of sorts because the new year is off to a bit of a rough start, but the good thing about that is there’s a great deal […]

Wordless Wednesday – Can You Guess Where This Photo Was Taken?

Apps to Cure the Winter Blues & A Teen Cell Phone Contract

I realize we aren’t technically all that far into the winter season yet, but I’m already over it. Okay, I guess I should be honest and say I was probably over it before it began because living here in the Northeast means that winter is usually quite cold (it’s currently 16 degrees outside), includes a […]

Weight Loss Apps & Why My Husband Loves Garmin Connect

With the end of 2015 fast approaching, many people are probably already thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. Have you made a mental list in your head or have you written down any resolutions for 2016? Personally I’m not much for making New Year’s resolutions. Mainly because I don’t always follow through, but also because […]