Tippin’s Copycat Corn Bread Recipe

Tippins corn bread recipe

There used to be a Tippin's restaurant in the Kansas City area which was one of my favorite places to eat.  What I remember most about their restaurant is the soups and corn bread.  Their corn bread was sweet and moist and came with a big dollop of honey butter.   Several years ago my friend Anne gave me a Tippin's corn bread recipe that she got … [Read more...]

How To Decorate Plants for Fall in 5 Minutes or Less

Fall succulent containter

Fall has always been a tricky a time for me when it comes to freshening up my outdoor pots.  Some of my summer plants still look great, but I want them to coincide with the fall season. This year I took a simple approach which takes about 5 minutes or less to decorate your outdoor or indoor plants for fall.  I was inspired by Ricki at Red Cedar … [Read more...]

Cindy’s Not Too Spicy Chili

chili recipe

Chili is a comfort food I enjoy eating in the fall and winter months.   I usually serve it with a side of corn bread.  I'll be sharing a copycat recipe of Tippin's Corn Bread later this week that a friend of mine gave me.  However, for today the focus is this chili recipe my friend Cindy shared with me. Cindy adds mushrooms to her chili which I … [Read more...]

Be Royal

Royals baseball field

Most of Kansas City is smiling because the Kansas City Royals are the 2014 American League Champions and are playing in the World Series tomorrow.  I think at one point in my blog I shared that you'd never find me writing about sports.   I don't know much about the rules of sports and it's not a passion of mine.  I enjoy the social aspects of … [Read more...]

Halloween Ideas Resurrected

Halloween party ideas

I'm resurrecting a few past of my past posts on Halloween for those of you that are new readers and for long term readers who may have forgotten about them.  I have been blogging for almost three years and even I've forgotten about some of the things I've posted.  Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays and I explain why I'm … [Read more...]

Tempting Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

lemon poppy seed bundt cake

My friend Angela made these adorable mini lemon poppy seed bundt cakes for a lunch I hosted back in the Spring.  It's her mother's recipe and a family favorite, including her dog.   She had the cakes cooling on her kitchen counter and while she was out her dog ambushed them and devoured all but two. We had some fun photographing one of the lone … [Read more...]

An Easy Way to Create a Color Palette for a Room

Sherwin-Williams chip it tool

Office image via Kendra Scott Creating a color palette for a room just got easier with my new favorite find.  While collecting images of offices I love on Pinterest,  I came across a post from Ask Anna on How to Create a Design Board. I could spend hours creating design and vision boards which is one of the reasons I run out of time to actually … [Read more...]

25 Fall Recipes

25 fall recipes

  I love the scents and flavors of Fall. The smell of apples and pumpkin spice make me want to curl up under a blanket with a hot beverage, something sweet and a good book.  It's my favorite time of the year.  I've found so many delicious looking Fall recipes on Pinterest lately that I couldn't wait to share them with you all.   When I … [Read more...]

My Favorite Book of the Year & Other Good Reads

favorite books

  I love to talk about books, read reviews of books, collect books and if I'm lucky I actually get a few books read.  I'm currently reading Gone Girl.  My Aunt gave me the book a year ago and I've been frantically trying to finish it so I can go see the movie.  I've heard the movie does a great job of portraying the book.  I'm enjoying Gone … [Read more...]

The Smile List

healthy hummus dip

It's been awhile since I've shared a smile list and lately I've had a lot to smile about.  I've been learning lots of new things at an Online Blog Conference and discovering new bloggers.  I'm guest posting for Brianne with Cupcakes and Kale Chips today and sharing this easy healthy hummus appetizer.  My friend Mary shared the recipe with me and it … [Read more...]