Simple food, present mind, and passionate heart

Simple food, present mind, and passionate heart

Year: 2019

How to do Thanksgiving table decor on a budget & my favorite red and white wines to add to any holiday feast <3

How to do Thanksgiving table decor on a budget & my favorite red and white wines to add to any holiday feast <3

I was just on the phone with my good friend Courtney and realized that I better get this blog out because Thanksgiving is next week already! I was sure that it was still two weeks out. That means that I need to get my butt […]

Tips to easily find season friendly wine and my favorite fall to winter pairings and recipes

Tips to easily find season friendly wine and my favorite fall to winter pairings and recipes

Fall seems to have left us pretty quickly here in MN. In my mind, as soon as the first snow flies, it’s time to start feeling all the Christmas joy. Since we’ve officially had our first snow, I figured it’s a good time to share […]

7 Easy ways to change your home with the season

7 Easy ways to change your home with the season

Changing your decor with the seasons can sound expensive and possibly overwhelming but there are some simple touches that can change the feel but not break the bank. It’s a great way to bring the outside in and create a welcoming environment. In the summer, […]

Sparkling Grapefruit Margarita and Pineapple Rice Bowls

Sparkling Grapefruit Margarita and Pineapple Rice Bowls

I am finally hopping on here again after a few week hiatus!  I often start my blogs like that but I want to point it out since it speaks to what I am trying to be all about which is, giving myself grace to not […]

Fourth of July fun; 4 fruits, 5 ways!

Fourth of July fun; 4 fruits, 5 ways!

There is little more nerve racking to me than waste.  It’s an awful complex to have ha ha I’m sure it sounds cost effective and environmentally sound but if you ask my family about some of the random meals they’ve been forced to endure because […]

Happy Third Birthday to our little Super Hero

Happy Third Birthday to our little Super Hero

I wanted to share some of the wins from the last party we hosted for our little guy Asher, because it was an overall big win for me personally. I really enjoy hosting gatherings with people that I love, and sometimes hosting can feel stressful […]

Chocolate Strawberry Energy Bites

Chocolate Strawberry Energy Bites

Chocolate Strawberry Energy Bites   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   This easy recipe is great when you have a sweet tooth or need a little extra energy in the morning! Author: Jenny Broden Recipe type: Snack Ingredients ½ Cup […]

Nisswa Getaway and Wedding Planning at Grandview Lodge

Nisswa Getaway and Wedding Planning at Grandview Lodge

This past weekend we took a trip up north to visit all the spots for our wedding and also to celebrate Joe’s 34th birthday. We gained a ton of insight into what we have left to plan and also found that time spent away from […]

Mother’s Day French Toast, Orange Whipped Cream and Wine Pairing

Mother’s Day French Toast, Orange Whipped Cream and Wine Pairing

It’s been a while since I’ve hopped on here but things are finally starting to find a rhythm in my life and I’m taking full advantage to get on here and share the things I love. Writing is so therapeutic and food & wine for […]