Stuffed Peppers Recipe (In the Crockpot)

Last weekend, I resurrected a recipe from my (no longer active) Crock Pot Virgin archive to make stuffed peppers, and they were just as wonderful as I remember them! This time, I used ground beef, but these are going back into the rotation for meal planning for sure! Here is the original post from 2012: [Read more…]

Hippos and Bunnies and Cuteness – Oh My!

You guys, remember that really cool hippo I crocheted for my niece last year? (Still one of my all time favorite things I’ve ever made with my own two hands.) Well…my mom loved it so much that she started making more of them!


AND…she makes these super adorable bunnies:


Ridiculously cute, right?

Well…lucky you, she has decided she’d like to start selling some of these cuties! Here is a flyer with more information and more pictures: Edie’s Crochet Animals

And there’s still plenty of time to get an order in for a memorable Christmas present (although act fast before she fills up!).

2015 Audiobook Challenge: Q3 Check-In

I can’t believe it’s time for the Q3 Audiobook challenge check-in! It’s October already? What??

This year, I set a goal to read 52 books, and as part of that I’ve separately signed up for an Audiobook Challenge, which is being hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens. I set a goal for 15-20 of my books this year to be audiobooks, which they call the “Socially Awkward (Don’t Talk to Me)” Level.

I’m so excited to report that I’ve completed SIXTEEN audiobooks so far! WOO HOO! I hit my audiobook goal! You can see what I’ve listened to on my Goodreads shelf where I’m keeping track for this challenge.

And yes, I’m still behind in my total goal of 52 books for the year though. As you may recall, I was in a reading funk for a good chunk of the year, but I think I’ve finally broken through that; so now to see if I can catch back up!

Announcing Azalea Pine Bathworks

I’m so excited to announce that I’m just weeks away from launching Azalea Pine Bathworks! We’re launching with a handful of products in time for the holiday season, with LOTS more in store for 2016! Sign up for our newsletter to be the FIRST to know when the site is launched, and receive a coupon for 10% off your first order!


You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram! I’ll be posting some sneak peaks soon. :-)

Soap Panel RESULTS

Soap Panel

Yep – it’s finally time to learn the results of the June soap panel. As a recap, here is what went down:

  • 35 wonderful people volunteered to try out six variations of soap bases (22 of you completed the survey – THANK YOU!)
  • While each soap variation was colored just to tell them apart, there were no scents used as I was focusing on how the soap FEELS; and looking to identify if specific ingredients were worthy of being included

So what did the results show?

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