Beyond the Sugar

Creating a Sleep Haven with Sleep Number & Upcoming Giveaway Details

October 30, 2012 64 comments
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My Baking Addiction shares tips for creating a Sleep Haven with Sleep Number.

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Sandals La Toc in St. Lucia

July 15, 2012 33 comments
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If you follow My Baking Addiction on a regular basis, you may remember that Brian and I traveled to St. Lucia back in April. Immediately following a couple of Facebook posts and Instagram photos, my inbox was filled with questions from readers about Sandals La Toc and St. Lucia in general. Vacations are expensive, and […]

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Farm to Table with Gold Medal Flour in Kansas City

July 3, 2012 13 comments
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If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you may remember that I was in Kansas City a couple of weeks ago with Gold Medal Flour and a few blogging friends.

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St. Lucia Vacation

May 3, 2012 23 comments
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If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you might already know that Brian and I recently traveled to St. Lucia for an amazing week of Caribbean bliss. Being a teacher, I’m lucky enough to get about 10 days off every year for Spring break. And this year, we decided to escape the damp, chilly […]

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A Dog For My Dad

January 2, 2012 82 comments
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I meant to post a recipe for Rum Raisin Cheesecake days ago – even adding a teaser post about the recipe on Facebook and then the little fellow above came into my life. And I was pretty much dominated by those big blue eyes and puppy breath for a full 72 hours. My dad had […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: Living Room Edition

December 5, 2011 8 comments
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Brian and I are in the middle redecorating the living room. What started out as a new sofa has turned into a full on makeover. Even though I’m all about instant gratification – we’re taking the process slow and purchasing items that we’ll love for years to come. My style has definitely changed since I […]

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Beyond the Sugar: My Obsession with Seasonal Scents

September 8, 2011 40 comments

I have and always will be a seasonal kind of girl. Many of my favorite kitchen and food memories are often related to the seasons. From weekly summer trips to roadside farmers’ stands with my mom to rolling a gazillion pumpkin rolls in the fall with my Nana – these moments all have seasonal connections. […]

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Beyond The Sugar: Bedroom Progress

September 5, 2011 16 comments
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You may remember a post from back in June, where I discussed our decision to redecorate our very unattractive bedroom. Since I am the epitome of indecisive, this project has taken a little longer than either of us expected; however, I’m pretty certain that most of the details have been nailed down – maybe. If […]

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Moments of Joy: Our Trip to Oglebay

July 13, 2011

Earlier this month, we packed up the Edge and the pups and hit the road for Oglebay Resort in West Virginia. We expected to spend the week relaxing, visiting with family and taking in some serious sunshine. However, things got off to a bit of a rocky start – between the stormy weather, two cabin […]

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My Newest Addiction: Keurig Brewing System

June 1, 2011 46 comments

Are you a coffee drinker? If so, I am guessing you know exactly what a Keurig Brewing System is. I’m a fan of coffee, but rarely drank it at home except for Sunday mornings. You see, I have an issue with getting out of the house on time for work… or, well, pretty much any […]

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A Peek Inside My Inbox

May 26, 2011 223 comments

One of the most common email subject lines to appear in my inbox is photography. Although I truly love hearing from you guys and helping you out in any way that I can, I kinda dread this topic. Not because I don’t love photography, but because it’s a concept that’s difficult for me to explain. […]

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Beyond the Sugar: Farewell to Our Safari Bedroom

May 14, 2011 36 comments
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About 4 years ago, Brian and I moved into condo that is nestled in a quiet neighborhood on a huge lake. We were smitten with the laid back, quiet feel of the development and the beautiful scenery. Over the course of a few months, we worked to transform the condo into our own by removing […]

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Changes to RSS Feed

April 1, 2011 67 comments

Last week it was brought to my attention that a website was importing my entire feed into their own blog and essentially passing the content off as their own. I spent a great deal of time scrolling and clicking through this site to find out they had taken many, many entries…from recipes and giveaways to […]

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