Fall Favorites ~ 2018

Fashion & Lifestyle

Hey Girlies! Last Fall, I started (or at least attempted to start) a seasonal blog post containing my current, favorite things. Somehow, it dropped off my radar. So I never did post a winter, spring, nor summer post. SORRY! If you recall, Baby Blue arrived last fall. And, we still had Baby Berry for a few months. I think that about explains itself. LOL So, here we go again. I’m sharing my favorite things, this season. From food items to home decor, my favorite book, DUPES, beauty and fashion items, baby products, and more. 

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Food & Home, Rachel Maria's Recipes

The past two Sundays have been eventful at The House on High Street. We hosted an intimate football gathering followed by Baby Blue’s First Birthday Party. For both, I prepared a delicious buffalo chicken dip as an appetizer. I went through dozens of recipes for this. (There are a ton of them!) But, you know me. I like to make things my way. I have a fairly good success rate at making it just right. So, unless my family and friends were just trying not to hurt my feelings, this Buffalo Chicken Dip is one of the best recipes around!

Let's Get Cozy ~ Cozy Home Decor Ideas

Food & Home

Over the past few weeks, Scott and I have been putting a lot of time into The House on High Street. Not sure if it’s the same with everyone, but since we are not indoors as much during the summer, home projects are not on my priority list. The temperatures are finally beginning to drop. The holiday season is approaching. We’ll all be spending more time indoors. Now is the perfect time to give our living spaces a little more TLC. Believe it or not, it only takes a few home decor accents to make things COZY! 

I recall the first time I set foot in the House on High Street. A three-story, two-hundred year old home, with 12-foot ceilings, and decades worth of neglect. This was a huge difference to the one and two bedroom condos Scott and I lived in, prior. They were fairly easy to make cozy! I had confidence in the vision we shared in our renovation, decor, and design. But, I was concerned that a house of this size would never be cozy enough to feel like a home. 

We're Having a FALL at The House on High Street!

Food & Home, The House on High Street

So fall is officially here, but I am chomping at the bit to see these leaves turn colors and feel the cooler, crisp air. (It’s still pretty warm in New Jersey!) This is the time I get into full homemaker mode. From decorating and pumpkin picking to baking with all of those delicious, Autumn ingredients. Regardless of the slow pace on its arrival, we are officially having a FALL at The House on High Street.

Fun Ideas for Your Next Football Gathering

Food & Home

I love football season! Probably because Scott and I tend to lay low on Sundays. It’s just the perfect thing to do, aside from church, as a family. I also enjoy inviting friends, from time to time. On Sunday, Scott and I will be hosting an intimate Football Gathering at The House on High Street.

On one hand, I want to keep it simple. (I have Baby Blue’s First Birthday Party the following weekend!) But, of course, I couldn’t keep myself from looking at Pinterest. Holy cow. Have you seen some of these football gathering ideas? They are so stinkin’ cute. And, fun! I had to share some of these ideas with you~ From quick and simple to the more time-consuming and complex. 

How to Take Care of Bleached Hair

Beauty & Fashion, Fashion & Lifestyle

I’ve been coloring my hair, in some shape or form, since I was a teenager. From henna rinses and box dyes to bleaching highlights that recently took me from brunette to a blonde. You’d think I would have lost my hair by now, but by some miracle, my hair still looks fairly thick and healthy. Ok, maybe it’s more than just by miracle. Perhaps it’s just knowing how to take care of bleached hair. 

My 3 Day Detox

Fashion & Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

I decided to do a three-day detox, this week, and I’m happy to report I made it! Having autoimmune disorders, from endometriosis to PMDD, and hypothyroidism (to name a few), I learned that clean eating is one of the best ways to alleviate symptoms. But, let’s be realistic, not all of us are made to live on carrot juice. Nevertheless, I did partake in a 3-Day Detox, this week. I’m going to share the basic guidelines I followed. What I ended up eating, each day, along with how I felt. 

Crock Pot Chicken & Stuffing

Food & Home, Rachel Maria's Recipes

Last week, I shared my top ten, favorite, fall recipes. Today, I’m sharing the easiest way to make one of them. In the crock pot! It’s a delicious chicken and stuffing dish. I made it, yesterday, during the Eagles game because I did not want to be standing over a stove and missing out on the game. I’m telling you, this is so easy and delicious that you may be adding this into rotation, for your fall and winter dinners. 

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