FBF: Halloween 2017

*Cue the White Tears™ #youmad? I alway lament not having creative Halloween costumes from year to year, as well as not having a stash of lazy-man costumes (i.e., mass produced costumes that I can just throw on when needed). But last year, some time during late summer, I had a genius idea. Or at least…

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Homemade Red Velvet Cake

I’ve been trying to find the perfect red velvet cake recipe that doesn’t involve food coloring, and still tastes chocolate-y. I found this beautiful looking recipe on pinterest a few years ago, that involved a goat cheese and thyme frosting instead of your typical cream cheese and beets for the redness. It had some mixed…

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Planners & Schedules

Keeping a planner has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. Even as an elementary student, we were all given spiral bound planners customized with the school’s logo and holiday schedule in it. We’ve been taught that keeping a planner, writing down homework/to-do lists, scheduling activities, scheduling study and leisure time,…

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Plant Seeds. Watch Them Grow!

When we first went house hunting, one of my must haves was a space to plant a garden. We hit that mark and superseded it. Our house sits on a double lot, we don’t have a backyard we have a massive side yard where another house entirely could fit. That first spring, we dug out…

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Project 5×5: Results

Today’s the day. Today’s my 25th birthday. (It’s also ironically my 125th post). Today was the deadline for my somewhat of a stretch, but still achievable 25 day countdown of goals to achieve, that I titled, Project 5×5.: Lose 5 pounds Lose 5 inches Do 5 new DIY crafts Make 5 new recipes Finish last…

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4×3 – New Recipes: Black Bean Brownies

I’ve seen this recipe pop up multiple times over the past 3 years, always meaning to try it but never taking the time. It had gone out of my mind completely until a friend of a friend mentioned that she had just made a batch. So I looked up a recipe, realized I already had…

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4 x 2–New Recipes: Jamaican Oxtails

I LOVE Jamaican food. Well, really I love most food. Anyway, while I’m partial to curried goat whenever I find a Jamaican restaurant, goat isn’t exactly easy to come by. The butcher shop I go to (Cleaver and Co.) always has cow and thus always has oxtails. Even better, it’s a local, grass fed, grass…

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4 x 1–New Recipes: Fig & Pecan Tart

On number 4 of ‘Project 5×5’ I’ve completed one of the five new recipes challenge; four to go. Yesterday I got my Hollygrove Market Box, which for you non-New Orleans residents is a $25 box of produce you can buy with a predetermined list of fruits and veggies that are obtained from nearby farms. There’s…

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