coffee, sisterhood, and how to have a latté fun with your daily brew

DIY: ‘dinner table question cards’ jar

  'Tis the season for gift giving, friends!  Homemade, heartfelt gifts are my favorite this time of year…especially if they are the type of gift that keeps on giving. I don’t know about you, but when my little family gathers together for dinner, it is usually my most favorite time of the day.  It’s a time for us to relax, laugh, tell stories and catch up on the day’s ups and downs, not to mention that it is good for our spirit, brain and health.  I’m blessed because I have … [Read more...]

Christmas in the Kitchen

Happy Wednesday, friends!  I hope you’re all cherishing these last few weeks (or, dare I say days?) before the Holiday madness begins.  We’ve had our tree up and decorated for almost a week now, and it feels so warm and fuzzy in the house.  I wish there was a way to make these days last a little longer. One room I always try to decorate during this time of year is my kitchen.  It sounds kinds funny, but I truly spend most of my time here, so to sprinkle it with holiday cheer is always kind of … [Read more...]

4 things to do in your home to beat those ‘winter blues’

It seems as though the winter season in Ohio so far has been colder and more snow filled than in year’s past- don’t you think?  Even though the snow is beautiful and we’ve been enjoying all of the fun that comes along with it, I’m already starting to get anxious for spring to begin.  It’s funny because you would not believe how many people I hear this from who come into the coffee shop.  Pretty much everyone around here is ready for spring.  Buuuut as we all know, we’ve got a solid 2 more months … [Read more...]

How to take photos like a pro (sort of) using the camera on your phone

Don’t we all LOVE photographs?  I’m going to admit it…I have them hung all over my home and I have multiple multiple holes in the walls to prove it (sorry hunny).  Life is SO short, so for me capturing every milestone and moment (big or small) is important.  If my husband and checkbook would allow for it, I would hire a professional photographer every month as well as holidays.  But as much as I may dream, unfortunately for me (and I’m guessing many of you too) this isn’t something that’s ever … [Read more...]