Favorite Morning Smoothies

Since I finally have a morning commute, I have become a big fan of smoothies. I love that I have something to do while I drive, and I don’t let myself drink them until the ride so I look forward to getting into the car. Below are three of my absolute favorite smoothies. Continue reading “Favorite Morning Smoothies”

Overnight French Toast Casserole

I have long watched as blogs and Pinterest alike have recommended overnight casseroles. It’s not that I haven’t ever had the desire to try them. It’s more that I never saw a need. I love cooking in the morning, and the idea that I would just pop something in the oven with no effort in the morning ruined the fun for me a little bit. We have some guests staying with us later this week, though, and suddenly, I felt a desperate need to try one! Continue reading “Overnight French Toast Casserole”

Local Spotlight: Northside Social

One of my favorite things that has happened since I left teaching is the shift in my schedule. As a teacher in Fairfax County I was out the door by 6:15 AM. This meant that I was gone long before my husband even woke up. I would often hear my friends say things like “I’ll stop by the dry cleaner on my way to work” or “I have to get in late tomorrow because I am going to the dentist before work” and I could not even imagine what that must be like. The only thing that was open before school was? Starbucks.

Now that I am a member of corporate America, my schedule feels wide open. I feel like actual hours have been added to my day. I imagine this might go away soon, but for now, I am reveling in it. My favorite part? Breakfast time is now a celebration! Continue reading “Local Spotlight: Northside Social”