VinoVinti & My Evolution as a Wine Drinker

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of VinoVinti. All opinions are 100% mine.  Thank you for supporting Simply Life! When I first met my husband, he told me he didn’t like wine.  We were living in Seattle, where there are plenty of local brewing companies; if he was going to have […]

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Crockpot/Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup


The other day I was battling a cold.  Thankfully, it never turned into anything serious and was just the annoying cough and runny nose that many of us are accustomed to this time of year. After living with my husband now for several years and having someone else witness me during times of sickness, I […]

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Simple Biscuits for Biscuit Egg & Cheese Sandwiches


A lazy weekend morning, started with a big breakfast, is one of my favorite things to do. I don’t take it for granted that I’m able to do this more regularly with my husband now. You see, when we first started dating, I worked in a group home.  The shifts were 7 days a week: […]

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Everything Pretzel Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches


Like the rest of you, I’m still in shock that the holiday season is upon us. I’m not quite sure how it happened that Thanksgiving week is actually here, and we have a very limited time until we’re thinking about our New Year’s Resolutions for 2014. Sure, I notice all the typical signs that point […]

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Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps | What Are Your Favorite Blogs?


I never read blogs until I started my own, and am in shock that it’s now been 4 {!!!} years.  I now read several blogs nearly everyday, and sometimes catch myself talking to my husband about the blog authors as if I knew them personally. When I first started reading blogs, they were mostly food […]

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Parmesan Gouda Squash Stuffing


What are your Thanksgiving plans this year?  Are  you hosting the big meal?  Bringing a tried-and-true classic dish?  Eagerly showing-up to enjoy the festivities and share what you’re grateful for this year? I don’t typically post holiday meal ideas before a holiday on this site.  Honestly, I just don’t think far-ahead enough to cook a […]

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Tabouli (Tabbouleh) | Stretch Yourself


I am a firm believer that it’s good to do things to stretch yourself.  To do things that make you uncomfortable.  Vulnerable.  Insecure. It’s how we grow. There are things that all of us (hopefully) feel confident doing, and that’s a really really good thing.  We should practice those things.  A lot.  Take pride in […]

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At the Kitchen Table


The other day my husband and I went to a friend’s house for dinner.  She is married with two incredible kids.  Both adults work and their children have numerous activities, interests and friends to hang out with. It was a Monday night and after chatting in the kitchen and sipping drinks in the living room, […]

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Boston


Like any other place, there are pros and cons to living in Boston. We moved here 6 six ago, with the intention of staying 1 year.  Well, that plan quickly turned into 2 years, and then 5 and now, well, we’ve finally learned not to have a plan. In that time, I’ve had a love-hate […]

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Easy Chocolate and Pistachio Truffles | Being Authentic


Can I tell you what I’ve been making a conscious effort to do more of lately? To be real with others.  To have people over  when our sink is leaking and there are piles of things piled in a corner.  To be in a conversation and ask “what does that mean?” at the risk of […]

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