Top 6 Home Improvements with the Best Return

Many home improvements are little more than money pits. Some improvements don’t even appeal to many homebuyers. Over $200 billion is spent every year on home renovations, but how many of those dollars are spent in a way that truly improves the value of the home? Many people are shocked at how little their improvementsContinue reading “Top 6 Home Improvements with the Best Return”

Recipe Pin: Crème de Cassis (Black Currant Liqueur)

I recently went berry picking at our favorite local farm.  Not only did I come home with the most delicious blueberries and raspberries, but I also found myself with a pound of black currants. If you’ve never had these little creatures, they are like a cross between a teeny Concord grape and a cranberry.  NOTContinue reading “Recipe Pin: Crème de Cassis (Black Currant Liqueur)”

Books That Make You Go Hmmm…

Over the years, I’ve read some books that really make me think.  Sometimes it’s simply me wondering how the author came up with the story being told.  Other times, it’s wondering how stories continue after the book ends.  Every now and then I wonder why I continue to read a crappy book when there are soContinue reading “Books That Make You Go Hmmm…”

Savory Pin: Instant Pot Potato Soup

Snow Day!  Snow Day!  Who doesn’t love a snow day?!?  I’ll be honest, this is one of the big perks of being a teacher in the northeast.  I’m sure I’ll be regretting my snow dance in June, but I’m loving today! It may surprise you to know that there are a few rules a snowContinue reading “Savory Pin: Instant Pot Potato Soup”

Holiday Pins: Christmas Card Display

If you are like me, you love getting all those amazing Christmas cards.  Especially the ones with photos of friends and family.  You probably like to share them with people visiting your home during the holidays, too. Up until recently, I’ve always had a hard time finding a way to display these treasures of my mailbox.  I’veContinue reading “Holiday Pins: Christmas Card Display”

Home Decor Pins: Styling a Curio Cabinet

I am by no means an amazing decorator, but I think I do a decent job making my home a comfortable place to be.  As we all know by now, I use Pinterest for almost everything (told you I’m addicted).  I recently got tired of looking at my overcrowded, uninspiring curio cabinet.  It was aContinue reading “Home Decor Pins: Styling a Curio Cabinet”

Sweet Pins: Ground Cherry Pie

School is back in full swing, and I can’t seem to find a minute to myself.  People tell me that someday, I will miss these days.  I’m not so sure.  Having nothing to do every now and then sounds pretty sweet to me. I finally found some time today to take care of some of the produceContinue reading “Sweet Pins: Ground Cherry Pie”

Sweet Pins: Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Let’s be honest.  No one really loves zucchini.  We just tolerate it because… well… sometimes we have to.  Right now, every meal I make consists of zucchini.  Zucchini casserole, zucchini muffins, zucchini bread (so far 3 different types), grilled zucchini, stir-fried zucchini, zucchini pizza, even zucchini “apple” pie. Why?  Not because I love it orContinue reading “Sweet Pins: Chocolate Zucchini Brownies”