Meet Up Monday Link Party #75

 

1-meet-up-mondayHello!  How are you doing?  I am so glad that you are joining in the best part of Monday- The Meet Up Link Party #75!   What have you been up to this week?  I know last I promised to post about my experience making maple syrup!  I have to admit, my post isn’t quite finished yet because we have been so busy making SYRUP!:)  I am working on the post in between boiling and bottling!  We have been having a pretty good season despite the freakishly warm temperatures here in NY.  We have made about 5 1/2 gallons of syrup so far in the last 3 weeks. That’s a good thing!!!!   What have you been up to?  Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!    Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

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Meet Up Monday Link Party #74

 

1-meet-up-mondayHello!  Hope you are all doing well! Welcome back to the best part of Monday!  The Meet Up Link Party #74 is alive and rocking!   This week I have been REALLY busy making maple syrup!  We LOVE making syrup so much, we went a bit crazy and bought a hobby evaporator.  WE CAN HARDLY KEEP UP with all the sap…. and we are having a ball trying!  So far, we have made almost 3 gallons of syrup in the past week.  Hopefully we will have a few more good runs!  Stay tuned for my post next week!!!!!!   What have you been up to?  Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!    Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

DIY All Natural Lemon Sugar Lip Scrub

Has the cold winter weather made your lips chapped ? This DIY Natural Lemon Sugar Lip Scrub has restored My smackers to a healthy, smooth, and happy state.Has the cold winter weather made your lips pout with dryness or cracking?  Do they need some TLC?  Well, this winter, my lips are SCREAMING for some extra love!  The weather here in NY has been cold and dry, constantly sucking moisture out of my lips.  Making this DIY Natural Lemon Sugar Lip Scrub has saved my smackers, restoring them to a healthy, smooth, and happy state.  It is one of the best things I did to make my mouth happy!  I need to share this recipe with you…. (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #73

 

1-meet-up-mondayWelcome back to the best part of Monday!  It is snowy outside in NY, but it is a cozy party here at the Meet Up Link Party #72!   This week I have been busy making a batch of The Best Soft Guinness Stout Pretzels in anticipation for St. Patty’s Day next month!  SOOOOOOO  good!  What have you been up to? Now it’s your turn!  Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!    Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

Escape to The Emerson Resort and Spa *Catskill Mountains, NY*

Need rejuvenation for your mind, body, and soul? There is no other place to escape than The Emerson Resort and Spa in the Catskill Mountains. Pure Bliss...

Do you want to travel far, far away from the chaos of the grind and take a relaxing, rejuvenating vacation?  Well, WHO DOESN’T?!?!   The reality is however, that sometimes either due to high costs, lack of time off from work, family responsibilities, etc…,  getting on a plane and jetting off to some far away destination is not always possible.

But…. What if I told you that nestled right in the Catskill Mountains of New York, there was a hidden gem where you can immerse yourself in some of the most restful and relaxing experiences EVER and take in some of the beautiful views in the state!  You heard that right folks,  I have discovered the Emerson Resort and Spa, located in Mt. Tremper, NY and I want to share this gem with you.  Having traveled to 20 different countries around the globe and experiencing so many wonderful things, I can honestly say that my experience at the Emerson finds its way near the top of my “favorites” list!  Located 2 hours north of NYC, the Emerson provides the PERFECT escape that is both lavish (but not pretentious) and will not break the bank!  Allow me to share with you this serenity and bliss….   Escape to The Emerson Resort and Spa …..

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The Best Soft Guinness Stout Pretzels

The Best Soft Guinness Stout Pretzels.... Beer and Pretzels combined into one! It doesn't get much better than this! Enjoy with your favorite pint!

Bring a bit of Ireland into your home!  The Best Soft Guinness Stout Pretzels – Irish Beer and Pretzels combined into one!  It doesn’t get much better than this!  I was motivated to find a special treat to serve on St. Patrick’s Day. Soon after I served them to the family, they were GONE! I guess that proves that these babies are YUMMY! Easy to make, these pretzels were a breeze to throw together. Enjoy, and Sláinte! (more…)

Meet Up Monday LInk Party #72

 

1-meet-up-mondayWelcome to the best part of Monday!  I’m so glad to welcome you to the Meet Up Link Party #72!  Did you see all the great ideas land recipes last week?  They were fabulous!  This week I have been busy making a batch of DIY Natural Lip Balm.  This winter weather here in NY has been brutal on my lips! One swipe and my smackers are once again smooth! 🙂 What have you been up to? Now it’s your turn!  Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!    Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

DIY Natural Lip Balm *Moisturizing and Soothing*

Do you use lip balm like it's your job? This silky, smooth DIY Natural Lip Balm is moisturizing and soothing. Change that chapped pout right into a smile!

I use lip balm like it’s my job! There are always 4-5 tubes lying around between my coat pockets, nightstand, and various bags.  That is- unless I loose them. You all know the fright that occurs when you can’t find your lip balm!  :0   Store-bought natural lip balms cost about $4+ each, and that adds up!   I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own so I would always have a stash of my DIY Natural Lip Balm on hand, while not breaking the bank!  I am SO glad that I did.  I LOVE this recipe.  I don’t see myself having to buy store-bought lip balm again! It is moisturizing, smooth, healing, and tastes great! I love that I can make it in minutes and that I can make a variety of flavors to please my smackers!  (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #71

 

1-meet-up-mondayHey ALL!  Hope you had a great week! What have you been up to? This week, I have been whipping up some healthy and delicious Lemon Garlic Hummus.  Also, I have whipped up some not- the -most- healthy but delicious Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Bon Bons!  😊   They are DIVINE! I have posted the recipes in this week’s link party.  Now it’s your turn!  Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!   I WILL BE PINNING EVERY POST THIS WEEK!  Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

Decadent Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Bon Bons

These Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Bon Bons came out tasting SO delicious and were ridiculously easy to make. These will go in my repertoire! C'est magnifique! 

Are you ready to have your tastebuds travel to a fancy confection shop in Paris?!?!?  Well, let’s go!   I recently needed to make a dessert to take to a friends house, and I thought I would try my hand out at making something chocolatey and delicious.  I searched through my stash of recipes, sifting through tons of recipes that seemed too complicated to make.  I was looking for something quick, easy, and simple to whip together.  I was intrigued by a recipe I found from France- in French, but I lacked some of the ingredients necessary.  Well, I pretended I was a French candy maker, and I made my own version using what I had in my pantry.  These Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Bon Bons came out tasting SO delicious and were ridiculously easy to make. These will go in my repertoire for ever more….. C’est magnifique!  (more…)