How to get started with small-scale home-brewing (for busy thrifty people) Say 'homebrewer' to most people and they will think of a neighbor with an enormous garage filled with kegs. Someone who has entire Sunday afternoons to while away lovingly scrubbing glass demijohns, undisturbed by family members or other niggling items on the to-do list.… Continue reading Small Scale Home-Brewing: Getting Started the Thrifty Way [Guest Post by Hollie Stephens]
December 13. Midway through the month, less than ten days away from the Winter Solstice. I can't think of a better day than this for National Hot Cocoa Day. There is nothing better than a cozy day inside, watching fat snowflakes floating to the earth from a frosty window. Fire burning, lights twinkling on the… Continue reading Inspiration: National Hot Cocoa Day
Well, it's that time of year again! Welcome to my very first holiday-related post! I've had a request to post an Eggnog recipe from a fellow blogger, and since this is definitely my FAVORITE holiday treat, I jumped at the chance! It's just not possible for me to get in the holiday spirit without a… Continue reading Holiday Kitchen: Eggnog
I have always loved grapefruit so when Ketel One came out with their new Botanicals Vodkas, I was naturally excited for the Grapefruit Rose vodka. I recently bought a bottle, and let me tell you, it's nice. It is every bit as smooth as you would expect a Ketel One vodka to be. I was a… Continue reading Cocktail of the Day: The Easy Eden
My absolute favorite season is Autumn. I love the earthy smell of the falling leaves and the damp soil. I love the chill in the air reminding us that winter is coming. I love the comfort food that we are drawn to when the temperature falls. Most of all I love Mother Nature's fiery gown… Continue reading Cocktail of the Day: The Equinox
Maybe you are one of those people that gets a taste of the cooler weather and instantly longs for Spring to roll around again. Maybe you dread the coming winter. That's ok. Not everyone loves the cold. I have the perfect hot tea cocktail for you warm weather lovers to enjoy on these longer, colder… Continue reading Cocktail of the Day
It's 1:30am and I can't sleep. This isn't a good thing at all since I have to be up in four hours. I'm not sure how many of you out there have a spouse who is a violent sleeper, but if you don't, be thankful. I spend a lot of these nights on the sofa,… Continue reading Cocktail of the…NIGHT
Hey everyone! I'm Mrs. Pillar. I welcome you to my new blog! I am married to my best friend, and we live in Kansas City, MO. I am a stay-at-home wife who loves to cook, knit, decorate, and figure out crazy little ways to make our home beautiful, on a budget, but above all, I… Continue reading Cocktail of the Day and Welcome!