Author: Renee

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dessert

Picnic Week: Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

  The long weekend is so close, I can almost taste it. School is ending. It seems the sun is finally shining on the mainland. Summer is about to arrive. It’s calling to you to get out and enjoy a feast on a blanket. Here are a few quick do’s and don’t’s for your picnic. […]

Southwest Pasta Salad
Dinner

Picnic Week: Southwest Pasta Salad

There are a few things you need in order to have a totally awesome picnic. Plenty of food is a no-brainer. Also, don’t forget the wine, and/or beer, and/or cider. And bring all of your awesome friends because that makes everything perfect. Here are a few more things to check off your list. A big […]

burger with pasta salad
Dinner

Picnic Week: Burgers

Do you love to entertain? Do you live in a tiny duplex without a dining room table? Yeah, me too. I have an easy and beautiful solution. Invite all your friends on a picnic and entertain outdoors in the park. It really couldn’t be easier. We brought everything we needed on our two scooters. We […]

Lemon Polenta Cake
Dessert

Lemon Polenta Cake (Gluten-Free)

My husband bought us the most wonderful present the other day. Really it’s for his chameleon, but I like to pretend it’s for me. I just can’t wait until it starts working its magic. We now have our very own lemon tree! It’s being protected from the chickens so they don’t try and eat all […]

Gel Nails
Money Savers

Hot Hands

Let’s face it. It’s a lot easier to look good if you have money. Well-tailored clothes made of quality fabrics, luscious face creams, Brazilian blowouts, and regular mani-pedis do not fit into my budget. Luckily, there are occasionally ways around this dilemma. I’ve already shared my love of BirchBox for cheap beauty products, but I also love to […]

Dinner

Spicy Chicken Chili

In my experience, British people are easy to impress. All you have to do is put a bowl of spicy chicken chili in front of them, and they think you’re a genius. It’s so simple. When my husband and I first started living together, we spent the first few weeks marveling at all the things […]

Starters & Snacks

Backyard Awesome Sauce

You have all those herbs growing in your backyard, so now what are you going to do with them? Why make an awesome sauce, of course. In fact, let’s go ahead and just call this one Backyard Awesome Sauce. I’ll tell you how I made mine, but please just take it as an inspiration. I […]

Chickens, Money Savers

Grow Your Own Awesomeness

Today we are going to be focusing all of our awesomeness on our back-gardens. Have you ever walked into a grocery store, wandered around in the ‘fresh herbs’ section then run out of the store crying because you are poor? No? Well neither have we…*coughs*…but just to make sure that nobody else has to endure […]

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