Photo by MacKenna Waterhouse

As a recipe creator (I write the blog The Toasted Pine Nut), I love the start of the new year. I love the blank slate. The fresh start. The feeling of possibilities (also how I … Continue reading




Photo by Four Generations One Roof

Happy New Year! The older I get, the faster time goes by. It’s crazy to me that it’s 2018. Today starts a clean slate as far as I am concerned and what better way to … Continue reading




Photo by Pumps and Iron

This is a guest blog post from health + wellness blogger, Nicole from Pumps and Iron. HomeGoods is one of those places where you walk in to get one or two items and then magically … Continue reading




5 Gift Ideas for $25!

December 11, 2017

Photo by Crazy Chic Design

The gift giving season is here, and I have 5 great gift ideas that are only $25 each! Whether it’s for a family member, a friend, or a co-worker, these gifts are sure to put … Continue reading




Happy Thanksgiving! The holidays are just around the corner – and whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving – we’ve got some tips and inspiration for the first big get-together of the season. Gather Around the … Continue reading




Photo by Matt Harrington

With the warm weather coming to a close, it’s easy to feel sad about the end of summer. In my opinion, the best way to deal with these blues is to jump head-first into Fall. … Continue reading




Friends. It’s been in the 80’s here in Massachusetts and it’s a little difficult to get in the apple picking mood when you are sweating and enjoying the AC indoors (I am not complaining…trust me) … Continue reading




Photo by Matt Harrington

Whether it be a reading nook for your children’s bedtime story because you had a similar space when you were a child, or patio seating area for your Friday night cocktails with your Dad, who … Continue reading




Photo by I don't know how she does it

Summer outdoor entertaining is so much fun. To make this seasonal event a success, I’ve prepared a “hands on food” event with some delicious smoked ribs and the perfect finger snacks for my guests. Photo … Continue reading




Photo by French Country Cottage

Over the weekend, I decided that I should become a gourmet chef. You know… whisking, stirring, sautéing and baking up a storm of delicious dinners, desserts and nibbles for any occasion. I went out and bought … Continue reading