Antipasto Kabobs

I’ve been wanting to make antipasto kabobs for the longest time. I’m talking years. Yesterday when I was at the grocery store trying to come up with an idea for today’s post, I decided that even though I didn’t have anyone to serve them to, I was finally going to make these fun kabobs. Now, […]

A Fresh Look for the Basement Stairwell

Although it felt like a never-ending project, I’m happy to report that my basement stairwell is painted! Before we get into the details, I just want to apologize for the quality of the pictures. This is a tight space, so capturing it was a bit tricky. While the area has yet to be decorated, the […]

Pumpkin Bars

I can’t believe that I’ve been blogging for almost five years and have yet to feature a recipe for Pumpkin Bars. Well, as you’ve probably noticed, I’ve finally created one that I’m excited to share. I actually made these last week, but thought I’d wait until September to blog about them. After all, September is […]

August in a Nutshell

Happy Labor Day! I had intended to take today off, but then I thought it would be fun to do a little recap of August. I’ve really never done monthly recaps here on IBC, so if you hate them, let me know. I just figured I could catch you up on anything you missed during […]

Hustlin’ / 8.29

Here’s the deal. I had every intention of sharing my freshly painted basement stairwell with you today. That’s not happening because I still need to paint the floor which is going to be the most tedious part. I’m hoping to wrap the redo up this weekend and be back on Monday with a freshly painted […]

Chocolate – Peanut Butter Cake

After spending much of this week working on my basement stairwell, I needed a break from painting. I had the overwhelming urge to bake even though I’m doing everything in my power not to go into full-on “fall baking mode.” It’s tough, but I’m trying to wait until September. (Yes, IBC’s Third Annual Fall Cookie […]

How to: Polish Brass

Okay, it’s no secret that brass and gold are coming back in when it comes to home decor. Anyone who reads IBC knows that I have a tiny obsession with the trend. I really have been doing my best to control my urge to put gold and brass everywhere. While gold and brass are trendy […]

Caramel Apple Martini

I realize that I’m focusing on fall a little early, but I hope you’ll forgive me. It’s my favorite time of year, and it seems to go by way too quickly. In the fall, one of the most comforting flavor combinations (other than pumpkin with almost anything) is caramel and apple. As we head into […]

Prepped and Primed

Happy Monday, friends! Today I’m popping in to share a brief update about my basement stairwell makeover. Even though we are still not into pretty territory, things are looking a whole lot better. I spent most of Friday and Saturday (on and off) patching and sanding. I didn’t realize how much attention this space needed. […]