Creamy Peanut Butter Tart

My husband grew up eating at Yoder’s in Sarasota, Florida. The restaurant is a local institution, and they’re known for their peanut butter pie. He still loves that pie to this day, although we don’t get to Florida nearly enough to satisfy his cravings.

I wanted to treat him to something sweet recently and thought of that pie. It was a little selfish, too, I’ll admit. I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter?

Rather than compete with Joel’s memories of Yoder’s, I decided to make easy no bake Creamy Peanut Butter Tart instead. It was hit!

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Best of the Weekend

Welcome to Best of the Weekend!

Did you have a good week? Mine was very busy.

I got a much needed haircut, went to a birthday dinner, worked a lot, and even went to see an old favorite band play last night. I’ve been taking it easy today, and this weekend I’ll be playing catch up.

What are you up to this weekend?

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Tips for Organizing a Small Kitchen

As far as kitchens go, mine is teany tiny. However, as far as New York kitchens go, it’s a decent size … for which I am very thankful!

Nonetheless, when I moved into this apartment it took a lot of effort to make the space work. There’s practically no counter space, only a few small cabinets, and the narrow galley layout has room for only one cook (my husband is fine with that!). If you’re dealing with similarly tight confines, I’m sure you know just what I mean.

Today, I’m sharing my favorite tips for organizing a small kitchen.

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30+ Ways to Brighten a Winter Wardrobe

Everything outside is dull and dreary (including the all black wardrobes most New Yorkers wear in winter!), and I’ve been itching for spring weather. Sadly, that’s quite a long way off judging by the single digit weather we’ve had here.

In the meantime, I’m trying to revive my closet a bit. A little color here and there is my favorite way to ward off the winter doldrums at this time of year!

Are you trying to brighten a winter wardrobe, too? Here are some tips that have worked for me:

  • Choose pieces that can be worn now and into spring, too.
  • Pair bright, springy colors with winter neutrals like black and grey.
  • Make lighter spring clothes work now by adding lots of layers.
  • Add color to your makeup routine and brighten up your complexion.
  • Cheer yourself up with hidden color in clothes linings, socks, or even lingerie!
  • Do something super fun, like adding a fake floral tattoo to the inside of your wrist.
  • Add a pop of color the easy way … with your accessories!
  • Take an inexpensive weekend getaway and pack a bright and cheery bag.

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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Chili

Did you know that February 26 is National Chili Day? Probably not, unless you are a true chili fanatic.

I read about this special holiday somewhere, and I thought it would be fun to come up with a recipe to honor such a wonderful day. ;) Chili is the perfect comfort food, and this winter, I’ll take all the rich, warming meals I can get.

My Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Chili is a delicious vegan meal in a bowl, and it’s just the right thing to satisfy you up on a freezing cold day!

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Winter Walk in Central Park + Jamba Juice Gift Card Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jamba Juice. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you noticed me complaining about the weather lately? I just can’t seem to help myself. It has been positively frigid here in New York, and I’ve had a hard time focusing on anything other than the icy temperature and my freezing face!

Thankfully, it warmed up a little earlier this week. Nothing crazy, but two digits are definitely better than one when it comes to winter temps!

I decided to take advantage of the relatively balmy weather (ha!) and go for a winter walk in Central Park. But first, I need a little fortification, so I stopped by Jamba Juice to try their new Cold Pressed Juices.

I can’t wait to tell you about the delicious juice I tried, and keep reading, because I also have a Jamba Juice gift card giveaway!

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Best of the Weekend

Hello and welcome to Best of the Weekend!

I don’t know about you, but I’m so glad Friday has arrived and the weekend has begun. I’m definitely ready for a little rest and relaxation, good food, and maybe a movie marathon. Of course, I will be checking out all the amazing posts you’ve linked up here, too!

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Hello, Friday! Link Roundup

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by today.

This week seemed to go by in a blur, and I’m a little in shock over how fast this year is passing. How is February almost over? Last year seemed to fly by, and this year appears to be doing the same so far.

I’ve been working on a few (not so fun) projects. For one thing, I need to get the taxes done (ugh). Then, my apartment needs some organizing. I’ve been trying to motivate myself to get rid of old clothes, craft supplies, books, etc., but it’s been slow going. Hopefully, I’ll get a jolt of worker bee inspiration this weekend … I sure won’t be spending any time outside with the freezing weather we’re having!

There’s not a lot else going on with me, but make sure to come back tonight for Best of the Weekend (starting at 8:00 pm EST), and stop by tomorrow for a fun giveaway!

Okay, let’s move on to my favorite posts of the week!     Sunglasses Display | Hello Little HomeIsn’t this a fun window display?

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2015 Oscar Ballot and Envelope with Free Printables

Are you getting excited for the Academy Awards this weekend? It’s pretty much the only awards show that I watch every year. The dresses, the movies, the antics … I love it all!

This year, I decided to kick things up a notch. This 2015 Oscar Ballot and Envelope is the perfect addition to any viewing party, even if you’re just hanging out with the fam in your pajamas.

Keep reading for easy step-by-step instructions, plus free printables!

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