Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

Sharing 5 of my favorite Healthy snacks for during the week!

  1. Carrot Chips with Hummus! One of my go to snacks. I love trying new hummus flavors!
  2. Egg whites! Tony and I hard boil 2 dozen eggs to start the week and I love to cut them open, take out the yoke, then top the white with mustard and salt!
  3. Cucumbers with a greek ranch dip. Low calorie dips are definitely the key. If you are watching your weight try to stay away from regular dressings because they are full of fat and there are plenty of healthier options.
  4. Low fat cheese sticks. Typically about 50 calories, and full of protein.
  5. Deli meat. I love getting a pound of Turkey or Buffalo chicken. Great protein source.

xoxo, Kate

Favorites of 2020

Favorites of 2020

I know we are all ready to enter into 2021, but Tony & I wanted to take a minute to reflect on current favorites as we end 2020!

Favorite Baltimore Restaurant:

K: Tagliata // T: Tagliata

Favorite Baltimore Coffee Shop:

K: Daily Grind // T: Cafe Dear Leon

Favorite Cocktail:

K: Belvedere Dirty Martini with Blue Cheese Olives // T: Old Fashioned

Favorite Alchohol:

K: Veuve Clicquot // T: Tanqueray 10

Favorite Place to Cocktails:

K: The Bygone // T: The Elk Room

Birthday Memory:

K: Tony decorated our apartment and picked up sushi for dinner because my birthday was at the beginning of COVID // T: Poker Cake from Cake by Jason.

Favorite Home Cooked Meal:

K: Tony’s Sous Vide Filet Mignon // T: Steak

Favorite Grocery Store:

K: Trader Joe’s // T: Harris Teeter

Favorite Hobby:

K: Online Shopping & Getting Coffee // T: Poker

Favorite Take Out Spot:

K: Chiapparellis // T: Samos

Something you are Proud of:

K: Starting Budz & Blooms // T: Kate

Favorite Flower:

K: Peony // T: Dahlia

Favorite Trip:

K: Tie between Mexico & Camping // T: Mexico

Favorite Donut Shop:

K: Cloudy Donuts // T: Cloudy Donuts

Favorite Local Boutique:

K: Mint & Major/ Brightside // T: Mint & Major

Favorite Song:

K: Mood by 24kGoldn // T: Carousel by Aries

Favorite Artist:

K: Bryce Vine // T: MGK

In 2020 We Traveled to:

Mexico, West Virginia, Atlantic City, Ocean City

Goal for 2021:

K: Grow our Business/ Start a Website for Budz & Blooms // T: Play More Poker

xoxo, K&T

Cookie Season with Evergreene Homes

Cookie Season with Evergreene Homes

Holiday Cookie Season is one of my favorite times of year. When Tony and I toured our Evergreene Home for the first time the first thing I said when we walked into the kitchen was WOW I can’t wait to bake Christmas Cookies on that counter.

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite cookies for the Holiday Season, that of course include sprinkles! Hope you Enjoy!

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2–1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup Christmas sprinkles
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or a stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed. Add the vanilla and egg, beating on low until all mixed together. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar, and beat on low speed. Last add the sprinkles. Beat just until combined.
  3. Use a cookie scoop to place on baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Want to bake in a kitchen like mine? Come and be my neighbor! Stop by the model home open 7 days a week to see all the different options. Come be my neighbor! Evergreene Homes is currently offering $20,000 towards Closing Costs! Stop in to Brewers Crossing to learn more. Or check them out online here.

xoxo, Kate

Holiday Charcuterie with Litehouse Foods

Holiday Charcuterie with Litehouse Foods

Looking for a quick and easy Charcuterie board to build for the Holidays? You came to the right place!

1. Start with Litehouse Foods Center Cut Blue Cheese.

2. Add sliced summer sausage.

3. Add Pomegranate

4. Add Raspberries

5. Fold Salami and place on board

6. Add Crackers

7. Add Cotton Candy Grapes

8. Add cubed cheddar cheese, garnish with rosemary and Enjoy!

Voila, just like that you have your finished Charcuterie board!

You can shop for Litehouse Foods Center Cut Blue Cheese at your local grocery store, Safeway, Harris Teeter, Target, & Giant.

xoxo, Kate

20 Walkable Places from Brewers Crossing

20 Walkable Places from Brewers Crossing

When buying a new home in a city walkability is so important. I compiled a list of a few of my favorites in walkable distance to our new home in Brewers Crossing by Evergreene Homes.

Coffee:

  • Dunkin — .6 mile walk
  • Cafe Dear Leon — .7 mile walk // The best pastries in town
  • Starbucks at Target— .7 mile walk
  • PlantBar— .6 mile walk

Lunch:

  • Atwater’s— .6 mile walk // The best chicken salad in the city
  • Samos Greek— .6 mile walk // My favorite place for Greek Take Out
  • Akira Ramen — .6 mile walk // My favorite is the Nigiri 
  • DIpasquale’s Italian Market — .7 mile walk

Dinner:

  • Blue Hill Tavern — .3 mile walk // American Style Restaurant
  • Gunther & Co — .3 mile walk // My favorite Charcuterie board in all of Baltimore
  • The Chasseur — .4 mile walk

Drinks:

  • Mobtown Brewery— .1 mile walk
  • El Buffalo— .8 mile walk // Great for watching Football
  • Mamas on the Half Shell — .8 mile walk
  • Shipyard Pub — .3 mile walk // My fav crushes

Shopping:

  • Target— .7 mile walk
  • Best Day Ever— .8 mile walk // Gifts and Apparel for Women
  • Sprouts — .6 mile walk

Self Care:

  • Polished — .6 mile walk // My favorite place for Pedicures 
  • Dryland— .3 mile walk // Hair salon

Brewers Crossing has a few different options when it does to the rooftop space. You can have the large rooftop space like Tony and I do, or you can have a loft with two smaller rooftop spaces on either side. Stop by the model home open 7 days a week to see all the different options. Come be my neighbor! Evergreene Homes is currently offering $20,000 towards Closing Costs! Stop in to Brewers Crossing to learn more. Or check them out online here.

xoxo, Kate

Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020

Happy Turkey Day Friends and Family!

This was the first thanksgiving in over 10 years that I was able to spend with family. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be able to do so.

But with that being said I am so thankful for my mom. The last 8 Thanksgivings that I worked retail my mom ALWAYS with out fail hosted an early Thanksgiving. Even though she did that I still always felt like I was missing out on the holiday until this year. After truly spending Thanksgiving day with family I realized that it doesn’t matter what day it is. Thanksgiving day or not, it’s all about spending it with Family, and that’s all that really matters.

Thank you to my mom for always making Thanksgiving special for me.

xoxo, Kate

Holiday Dates at Home

Holiday Dates at Home

As the COVID numbers continue to increase, the amount of times I want to leave my house is decreasing. Staying home around the holidays might be what this year looks like. Sharing a few date night ideas for staying home.

xoxo, Kate

DO AC

DO AC

When it comes to traveling during COVID, there are not quite as many options as they were a year ago. One thing Tony and I have been trying to do this season is traveling close to home. Mini road trips, and getting the best bang for our buck! 

As most of you know, Tony is an avid poker player and he does pretty well if I don’t mind to say so myself. Thanks to his poker skills we are always getting offers to stay in Atlantic City for free, it’s for me. This week we were invited to stay at the Borgata for free which was our first time being invited to stay there! Most of the time we stay free at Harrah’s.

When that opportunity came available we had to take it! I wanted to take a few minutes to share what it is like at the casinos currently.

We had dinner at Angeline. It was my first time dining there. Italian style food, and it was delicious!

First and foremost, all of the casinos are going to be following all of the state mandates.

· In New Jersey dining closes at 10pm, and that applies to Casinos as well.

· No food or drinks on the Casino floor or in the restaurants after 10pm.

·       There is no sitting at the bar. So in the lounge areas (if they are open) it is table service only.

·       Only a select few restaurants are open each night.

·       Make sure you make dinner reservations, because with the limited restaurants, the space fills up quick.

·       Parking is only $5.

·       There is Plexiglas in between all table games. 

·       For the slots, every other slot machine is closed.

·       Masks are required.

If you are thinking that it is going to be the same as a pre COVID gambling experience, think again. But, if you are looking for a good night away to spend quality time with your other half, I would give it a try.

My verdict—I would definitely go back during COVID. This was my second time down to AC during COVID, but my first time staying at the Borgata.

xoxo, Kate

Coffee with K&T: #16 Cornerstone

Coffee with K&T: #16 Cornerstone

Cornerstone Coffeehouse
• Location: Camp Hill, PA
• 2133 Market St Camp Hill, PA

What We Ordered:
• Two Large Cold Brews with SF caramel, One Medium Cold Brew with caramel, and a breakfast sandwich.
• Total: $21.63

Rating:
• Taste: 9
• Aesthetic: 8
• Value: 8
• Customer Experience: 7
• Overall: 32/40

Review: Cornerstone is located right in Tony’s hometown of Camp Hill, PA. When you think of a local coffee shop this cute little shop really fits the mold. Such a great local wholesome coffee shop. Cornerstone is always busy, and it is one of the few local coffee shops in town. When I lived in Mechanicsburg I would frequent this cozy shop. We ordered a breakfast sandwich and it was honestly outstanding. There is indoor and outdoor seating available.

xoxo, K&T