Fall Cheese Board

It's been perfect weather lately to stay inside, light a fire, pour some vino, and enjoy something like this.....

Crock Pot Habits

After a good ten years of being advised to utilize a crock pot, I have finally paid heed.  Last night we had sausage and pepper pasta and tortilla soup is on the menu tonight.  I am obsessed with this thing.  So my question is...do you leave your crock pot unattended?  All day?  Usually I'm home but I left it for a while today without really worrying about it.  However, some people do (and, admittedly, that is one of the reasons I never used it in the past).  They say it uses as much electricity as a lightbulb, but I don't put a gallon of liquid in my lamps...

October Birchbox

We're back with another Birchbox review.

This month our box included: a new mascara (really great, although a little odd coming off), an organic facial scrub (great for your travel bag), a Redken shine spray, all natural lip exfoliator, and some fun mints.   I am loving the fact that a lot of the items we've received are great for travel -- things we would buy anyway for our weekends away!

What did you think of your Birchbox shipment this month?

The Red Cups

Living in a college town, I had to share this article.  Solo cups are a college staple, in so many ways. 

I actually once heard of a foreign exchange student who was asked "What are you most looking forward to experiencing during your time in America?" 
She replied, "Going to a party with the red cups!"

Dinner Tonight

excuse the camera phone photo
Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas....Yum.

Baby Boy Gifts!*


*not for either of us

Tailgate Recap

Charlottesville ushered in Fall weather this weekend, and the 'Hoos added another win to their record.

The tailgate was a win, per usual. This week, our menu included:
Crudite with hummus and spinach dip
Fresh Fruit
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Traditional 7 Layer Dip with 6 layers (we are not an olive loving group)
Cedar Planked Grilled Brie with Peach Chutney
Pork, Veggie, and Chicken Kabobs
Pasta Salad with Feta and Roasted Peppers
Apple Slab Pie
Other assorted desserts, and, of course, cocktails!