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 winter has been chomping at the bit to make an early entrance.

today marks the first official snow day, with schools and business closed all around town. over two feet of the white stuff is in the forecast around my house. snow plows hum down the roads, shovels are at the ready and we are as ready as can be.

if you have been a reader here for more than a minute, you may have picked up three things: all my recipes are gluten-free, i have an unfortunate affinity for sweets, and i am NO fan of the cold. Read More +

smuggs

disclosure: smugglers’ notch was an inaugural sponsor of  blog brûlée. i was not, however, compensated or asked to write this post. opinions expressed are my own.

gra·mer·cy  [gr-uh-mur-see]

archaic. (interjection) – used to express gratitude or surprise
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 i believe strongly in the power of gratitude. of being thankful for what we have. of expressing appreciation.
it keeps our souls healthy and it brings joy to the front.
so on mondays, the dreaded return to the grind day, i plan to begin with an attitude of gratitude. not always food-related, but sometimes. maybe a product i love. possibly a place i miss… always gramercy!
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 today i am thankful for an amazing place near jeffersonville, vermont… smugglers’ notch resort.
i’m thankful for two reasons (at least):

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hi-hat cupcakes 4disclosure: as co-founder of blog brûlée  i was compensated by davidson’s safe eggs for their sponsorship of the event. i was not, however, compensated or asked to write this post. opinions expressed are my own.

 

i’ve apparently hit a milestone. a big birthday that goes down in the books of one’s life.

i am FORTY.

i still vividly remember attending my dad’s 40th birthday party. my mom knocked it out of the park (literally) by renting out a skybox at the astrodome in houston for an astros game. she surprised my dad with friends and family, and even a personalized birthday message on the jumbo-tron. Read More +