Tips for Pantry Organization by virginiasweetpea.com

Tips for Pantry Organization (+ Other Home Organization Ideas)…

Have you been working to get your home organized for 2015?  For me it is an ongoing process! My pantry is now as organized as it is going to be and I’d like to share a few tips that work for me for keeping things neat and easy to find.   My pantry wasn’t terribly […]

Sweet Gum Wreath for Winter

Sweet Gum Wreath for Winter…

I am delighted to be a part of A Celebration of Winter blog tour hosted by Barb of The Everyday Home.  Today I’m sharing a Sweet Gum Wreath for Winter that I made for our front door. Making a wreath from the seed pods of a sweet gum tree is a project that I’ve intended […]

Vintage Valentine Wreath by virginiasweetpea.com

Pinterest Inspired Vintage Valentine Wreath…

It’s time for another Rock Your Knock Off Tour!  This time the projects shared are Pinterest inspired.   My wreath was inspired by one that I pinned from Plow and Hearth Catalog.  You can find the pin here and if you aren’t already a follower on Pinterest, I invite you to do so.  (I love […]

Low Calorie Hot Chocolate by virginiasweetpea.com

Low Calorie Hot Chocolate…

What is it about cold weather that makes me crave hot chocolate?  It’s so warm and chocolaty good yet can be so bad for the diet, particularly post Christmas where most all of us did our share of overindulging. I’ve tried low calorie hot chocolates from the grocery store but haven’t been all that thrilled […]

Winter Dry Skin Relief Giveaway by virginiasweetpea.com

Winter Dry Skin Relief Giveaway! 3 Winners!…

Has it been cold enough for you?  I don’t know about you, but this gal is ready for warm weather. The combination of cold air outside and dry air inside makes for dry winter skin.  This time of year I can’t seem to use enough lotion. O’Keefe’s contacted me offering to give a prize pack […]

Easy Salsa Chili by virginiasweetpea.com

Easy Salsa Chili – Great for a Weeknight Meal…

  Whew!  It’s the first week back to work in 2015 and I’m already exhausted.  Two weeks off spoiled me and made me forget how tiring it is to get up early and to be on my feet all day working with young people.   When I finally get home in the evening I not […]

Wood Slice Wreath for Winter by virginiasweetpea.com

Wood Slice Wreath for Winter…

What wreath to use on the front door for winter isn’t always an easy decision.  For the past several years, I used a sweater wreath until February when it was time for Valentine decor.  This year our front door is adorned with a wood slice wreath crafted from what was once a science supply. Most […]

Lucky Soup by virginiasweetpea.com

Lucky Soup with Black Eye Peas…

Happy 2015!  It’s a new year and if you follow tradition, you’ll have black eye peas for one of your first meals.  Several years ago my friend invited me over for a New Year’s meal where she served Lucky Soup, a traditional family dish.  At the time I didn’t realize that I liked black eye peas, I […]

Top Ten Posts for 2014 from virginiasweetpea.com

Top Ten Posts for 2014…

For me 2014 went by so quickly!  It is hard to believe that in just a few short days it will be a new year.  At the end of the year it is fun to look back at which posts were popular. Let’s see which of my posts made the cut for the top ten […]

Vintage Christmas Decor by virginiasweetpea

Vintage Christmas Decor…

  Wow!  Christmas is less than a week away and I’m finally sharing the last of my Christmas decorations.  Earlier this month I shared outside and our porch, my kitchen, and my mantel.  Come on in and let me show you a bit more of my  home decorated for Christmas. A music stand inherited from […]

DIY Fire Starter

DIY Fire Starters (A Great Gift Idea)…

How is your Christmas shopping going?  I’m way behind, probably because I’d rather spend my free time crafting or cooking rather than shopping.  If you are looking for a simple gift that is great for a friend or neighbor, consider making  DIY Fire Starters. If you don’t need a gift idea but enjoy an evening by […]

Nestle Toll House DelightFulls with Peanut Butter Filling

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Nestle Toll House DelightFulls…

This post is sponsored by Nestle Toll House, but my love for their DelightFulls filled morsels is all my own.   #TollHouseTime, #NestleTollHouse #DelightFulls A favorite holiday tradition for most families is baking.  My mom used to bake batches of cookies for us to enjoy and so did my grandmother.  When my grandmother arrived for her […]

Low Calorie Russian Tea

Low Calorie Russian Tea…

My first memory of Russian Tea was my grandmother bringing it to our house along with tin after tin of cookies when she came to visit at Christmas.  Granny packaged her Russian Tea in a Sanka  bottle and we enjoy an occasional cup the rest of the winter. I always enjoy Russian Tea but I […]

Christmas in the Kitchen by virginiasweetpea.com

Christmas in the Kitchen…

  Welcome to my Christmas kitchen!  Last year we traveled for Christmas and I chose not to decorate, so it has been a real pleasure this year to make my home festive for the season.   It’s been several years since I’ve shared kitchen pictures with you, so I’ll give a little bit of our […]

Olive-Red Pepper-Mediterranian Dip

Olive and Red Pepper Mediterranean Dip {With a Kick!}…

Thanks to Mezzetta for sponsoring today’s post and for inspiring me to create a unique recipe for the holidays.   #MezzettaMemories  #SharingJoy http://ooh.li/b8dfb40 In my family a relish tray is a staple on a holiday table.  We all enjoy the olives and homemade pickles that are staples on the tray.  I think my love of olives […]