Castle Hill Inn Chocolate Chip Cookies

    These chocolate chip cookies are inspired by those made at Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI. They are thick, soft and full of chocolate chips and pecans. Pure heaven for chocolate chip cookie lovers. |

    A few weeks ago, Ryan and I had the pleasure of staying at Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island for a friend’s wedding. It is a delightful boutique hotel with beach cottages lined up along the serene Newport shoreline. Upon our arrival, we found the most heavenly cookies waiting for us in our cottage. With just one bite, these cookies scored a place on my top five cookies of all time list.

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  • Interiors

    Brand Crush: Serena & Lily

    Serena & Lily is one of my very favorite brands for home decor, bedding and bath. Their products are clean and fresh with subtle patterns and design nuances. These are some…

  • Getaways

    Newport, Rhode Island

    We recently spent the weekend in Newport, Rhode Island to attend a friend’s wedding. I fell in love with this charming town! This “City by the Sea” has a cute downtown with a vibrant art, shopping and dining…

  • Pineapple Apple Mint Juice (PAM). A DIY juice similar to the PAM in the lineup of juices from the Blueprint Renovation cleanse.. |

    P.A.M. Juice

    Last summer, Ryan and I attempted the 3-day BluePrint “Renovation” juice cleanse. We were fresh off a long trip to visit family and friends in Chicago that involved many nights eating…

  • Warmer temps are coming! Time to get that body in shape! My fave picks for colorful and chic workout gear.|

    Sporty Spice

    I am so OVER this cold weather. The only thing that has kept me sane is quick trips to the gym. I tag the kiddos along and they play in the daycare while…

  • Honey, Almond and Cranberry Granola. I love these for the delicious clumps of sweet, chewy goodness! I like to eat it with some vanilla yogurt. YUM! |

    Honey, Almond and Cranberry Granola

    Change is a brewin’. It may be the anticipation of warmer seasons or it could be the new full-time mom gig. But, whatever it is prompted me to give my health…

  • Pops of yellow for Spring! |

    Sunny Side Up

    I am digging deep from within to bring some sunshine and happiness to the blog today! I have a couple of close friends who really need a pick-me-up right now. While…

  • Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting | A double dose of chocolate perfection with every bite of this dessert! |

    Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

    (Disclaimer: This entire post was written with an inquisitive and endearing 3-year old sitting on my lap. Please excuse any spelling errors, word omissions, run on or incomplete sentences.) Today, Faye had…