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Culinary Crash Course Series: Knife Basics

*By: Megan Deppen* Do you ever feel intimidated in the kitchen when it comes to using certain knives? In the final installment of our Culinary Crash Course Series, I will be discussing knife basics, which will cover must-have knives you should have in your kitchen and how to properly cut an onion, red bell pepper,…

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Delicious Cinco De Mayo Instant Pot Carnitas!

*By: Megan Deppen* In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I'm sharing this delicious Instant Pot crispy carnitas recipe. My husband found this recipe about a year ago and it's one of our favorite go-to Taco Tuesday meals. Top off your meal with a refreshing margarita or a Corona and you'll have the perfect Cinco De…

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Fancy Feature of the Week: The 3 Must-Have Accessories for Spring

*By: Megan Deppen* If you're looking to elevate your look this spring, there are many trendy and chic accessories to choose from. But where do you start? We have highlighted some fab hair, purse, and jewelry trends to experiment with this season. These must have additions will take your outfit from drab to fab! Hair…

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The Benefits of Interval Training

*By: Megan Deppen* Are you looking to burn more calories without spending hours at the gym? If the answer is yes, then you may want to consider adding interval training into your workout routine. Interval training involves short bursts of exercise, followed by a brief recovery time. For example, if you're doing high intensity interval…

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Fancy Feature of the Week: Spring Jumpsuits

*By: Christi Shingara, Linz Bordner & Megan Deppen* The jumpsuit, aka the "one-piece wonder" is taking over spring fashion and it's no surprise to see why. An easy, effortless, and chic look with just one-piece is all you need to have your fashion dilemma solved! Jumpsuits are versatile and can be worn for casual or…

Fancy Feature of the Week: Warby Parker Eyeglasses

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Warbyparker.com This week's Fancy Feature is Warby Parker eyeglasses. I kept seeing commercials about Warby Parker and hearing about their fashionable glasses, so when I was due to purchase new eyeglasses this year, I was excited to give them a try and see what all the hype was about. Warby Parker not…

Culinary Crash Course Series – Why You Should Consider Meal Planning

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Etsy.com Welcome to the first installment of our Culinary Crash Course Series. In this series, we will share some basic cooking tips including knife skills, pantry staples, types of pots and pans, etc. I don't consider myself a novice in the kitchen, but there have been many things I have pondered…

Spring Fashion Feature: Pretty PASTELS

*By Christi Shingara, Linz Bordner & Megan Deppen* Spring is finally here and we can't wait to break out the delicate and ladylike pastel hues in time for the Easter holiday. Think of Monet's Water Lilies, soft and cool or an exquisite assortment of candy-colored macarons. Whether keeping it monochrome and sticking with one shade…

No-Fuss Corned Beef Hash

*By: Megan Deppen* Corned Beef Hash is the perfect go-to dish for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. This recipe is super delicious, easy to make and the best part is you can have it for breakfast (add an egg), lunch, or dinner. Believe me, you’ll be wanting more than just one serving of this dish!…

Tracking Fitness with The Apple Watch

*By Megan Deppen* Photo: Apple.com The Apple Watch has many functionalities, but one of the features that I love the most is the fitness tracker. I have the Apple Watch Series 3 and just recently, the newest Apple Watch Series 6 has come onto the market. But for this post, I will speak to the…