Love Triangle

First, I want to say thank you for all the love on yesterday’s birthday recap post. You are the best! Secondly, I want to share this space with you today. I’m not apologizing for it, but I am warning you – it’s not completely styled or looking its best yet. However, I did want to […]

60th Birthday Celebration

Friends, I wish I could tell you where last week went. I got into whirlwind party planning mode and could. not. stop. As I explained earlier last week, this past Saturday we celebrated my mom’s birthday at my house. I was clearly reminded that there’s nothing like having a party at your house to get […]

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats

As I’ve told you before, Valentine’s Day is not my favorite holiday. I’m sure that if I wasn’t single, it really wouldn’t be all that bad. Given my current situation, it’s just another day. This year, however, Valentine’s Day is going to be a special occasion because I’m planning a birthday lunch for my mom […]

Raspberry Cheesecake Martini

It’s cocktail time. With Valentine’s Day just a week away, I thought I’d whip up another love-inspired cocktail. I figured that my Sweetie Martini from last year needed some company. Lately, my brain has been overflowing with ideas. Recipes I want to try, mini-(and not so mini-) projects that I want to tackle around the […]

Skillet Reuben Dip

I started off with sweet. Now I’m going for savory. Welcome back to The Year of the Skillet. As I mentioned last week, this year I’m honing my skillet skills by researching and creating recipes that can be made in a skillet. I had so much fun using my skillet for the first time that […]

Colorful Winter Decor Ideas

I have to tell you, one of the things I’ve come to love so much about IBC is that I don’t really have a specific focus. Over the years I’ve struggled with trying to put this blog in a particular category. Is it a decorating blog? Is it a baking blog? Cooking? DIY? However, as […]

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

I’m convinced that you can dip anything in chocolate and instantly make it taste more delicious and look expertly styled and totally fancy. Don’t believe me? Feel free to prove me wrong. And while it might take a bit more time, it’s really not hard to do. Today, I’m combining two flavors that live harmoniously […]

Skillet Cookie Cake

I’d like to report that my efforts to live a healthier lifestyle (i.e., smarter diet and more exercise) are already showing some results. I hate to speak too soon, but I’ve managed to achieve 15% of my weight loss goal, and I’m generally feeling more energized. Last weekend I even managed to jog 17 miles […]