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ABE’S PUPPY MUFFINS – HOMEMADE DOG TREATS

I love my baby Abe @abethenewfoundland on Instagram he is our 3-year-old Newfoundland.  We are so sick in love with this fella it’s hard to find words.  Yes we have grown children so don’t get me wrong but we never thought we’d be “those people” but we are!  LOL  So one of the ways I love to spoil my baby…

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CHICAGO & THE MARRIOTT BLACKSTONE HOTEL

A few months ago we traveled to the windy city for the National  Restaurant Show since we are opening our 4th Black Hog BBQ and lucky us it’s in Chicago.  I had only been one time before but fell in love then and couldn’t wait to go back.  As you know I love Marriott properties and since they own almost all of the…

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‘HEALTHY” HOLIDAY PANCAKES

Merry Christmas Everyone, Are you in charge of Christmas breakfast or going to brunch?  We are eating soooo much right now and I wanted to share a hearty filling healthy alternative to my regular pancakes.  Try to sneak a little clean eating in there somewhere.  Some may scuff but don’t knock it til you try it and this way you can have…

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PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD EVEN BEFORE COFFEE

YES, LADIES,  IT’S OCTOBER YOU MAY FEEL LIKE A ZOMBIE BUT HOW NOT TO LOOK LIKE ONE……..UNLESS IT’S OCTOBER 31ST.  This post is about how to put your best face forward most of the time.  Fake it until you make it. SLEEP WITH YOUR HEAD ELEVATED:  Yes you have been told this over and over again but gravity always wins…

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MY FAVORITE THINGS GOING INTO FALL 2018

Hi All, I know it has been a hot minute since I posted – can you say over 1500 spam msgs wrecking havoc on the site.…… Ugggg why?  Anyway, Fall is here!  I love the change of seasons, don’t you?   Fall in Maryland is one of my favorites – this year even more so.  It has been a long summer hot as…

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RAINY DAYS & DIOR ALWAYS MAKE ME SMILE

It’s Raining It’s Pouring & I’m Online Shopping for DIOR, Some of you know my love for the big designers & some do not.  Dior being at the top of my list.  I don’t look at these things like status, in fact, that’s not it at all.  I look at them as liveable/wearable art.  I truly love the history, the craftsmanship…

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THE INTERNET – FALLING DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE….

Well, Hello Darlings, I don’t know about you but some days I look up and I’ve been on the computer for over an hour bopping from one thing to another.  I’ll be on the internet reading fantastic blogs, recipes, decor ideas, DIY, anti-aging product websites, youtube videos.  It’s like one click leads you to another and another I know that’s why my ADD…

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Whats In Your Weekend Bag

Hello Thursday, It’s almost the weekend and I’m thinking of my plans.  We are talking about heading to the water and I was like what will I pack on the fly.  Are we gonna hit the Casino on the Eastern Shore this weekend?  Hit the beach and boat – grab some oysters and watch the sunset?  Hmmmmmm so let’s prepare for all…

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THIRSTY? HOW ABOUT A WATERMELON OR GRAPEFRUIT “AGUA FRESCA”

 Summer is officially here! This means I get my fruit on baby!  I try and stay hydrated buy H2O can be soooooo boring.  Here is a way to jazz up your water with not too much sugar.  These can also serve as fantastic cocktails if you choose to make them boozy……… This refreshing drink is served by roadside vendors all over Mexico. I…

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SAD

UGGGGGGGGGGG  I”VE HAVE HAD IT! This weather is driving me nuts – the long cold freezing winter here in Maryland aka “the DMV”.  I mean it was brutal – that wind alone cut right through me.  Then we had a few nice days but bam high 80’s humid and then rain for 2 weeks straight!  Now it’s grey skies again,…

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