Monday, January 23, 2017

We've Moved!

Are you a follower of The Sunshine Hill Chronicle? Do you enjoy cozy recipes and book recommendations and pictures of cats? Are you looking for a relatable lifestyle blog to follow?

Head over to Chasing Cozy for your daily dose of hygge.

(Image via Sabon Home)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

2017 Travel Bucket List

Sometimes, you just need a separate bucket list. While I've got my winter goals, several of which I've already completed, but I felt like I needed a separate list for the places I want to go this year. There are definitely a few! Some of these have been on my list for a bit but this year, I've got a new ride and I want to pack on some miles. Who's with me?

Iceland - We leave in 10 days for the country of sheep and geysers! We have our snow boots and our plane tickets and we're ready to start out the year with our most epic trip yet.

Newport Aquarium - I've been to the aquarium in Gatlinburg twice but I've heard that the Cincy aquarium is amazing. It's been on my bucket list for a few years so hopefully this year I'll make it.

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry - While I've been to Chicago a few times to visit family, I've never actually played the tourist. And I'd like to! I would especially like to visit this museum because museums are awesome.

Visit Chicago Family - Some of the best trips are quick weekends away to visit family. I plan on road tripping up at least once to visit my nieces and nephews this year.

Lincoln State Park - It seems like I start looking forward to next year as soon as I leave LSP. It's the annual Watkins vacation destination and it's the most wonderful relaxing experience ever. No cell service, no TV, just family and books and all the entertainment the state park has to offer.

Where are you wanting to go this year?

(Image via @helloemilie)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Living Room Reveal

Before and afters are just the best, aren't they? Especially when it's your own house! Last year our big project was combining our parlor and living room and golly is it different! Here is a picture I took just a few days after we got the keys in the spring of 2014. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

What We're Eating

Good morning! Everyone have a good weekend? I surely did. Dearest Carl and I got through all of Netflix's Series of Unfortunate Events and even had time to squeeze in Sherlock's last episode (which was a doozy). I also went with Olivia to Barnes and Noble and I did not come out with a book. That is a serious feat for me because books are my weakness. In all, it was a restful and lovely weekend!

This week we're eating our stuffed shells leftovers along with these delicious recipes. The sausage gravy recipe is the same my dad and my grandpa have made so it comes with extra cozy memories.

Monday: Broccoli and Cheese Soup
Tuesday: Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
Wednesday: Chips with Cheese Dip and Guacamole
Thursday: Fish and Green Beans
Friday: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

What are you warming up with this week?

Friday, January 13, 2017

Frivolous Friday

Oh what a week. So full of family and friends and warm food. Despite the nasty weather, it was a week to remember. This weekend Dearest Carl and I are snuggling up to watch Netflix's new Series of Unfortunate Events and wait out the ice storm they say is coming. Hopefully Sunday will hold a ladies lunch at church and then a trip to the bookstore with Olivia. Because some things are essential no matter what kind of precipitation there is.

What are you up to?

To be where you are

Hot and steamy and marshmallowy

Cozy, gray and perfect

2017 Books

Ballet in Kenya

Thank you Emily

Think Days

My soul in skirt form

Have a great weekend!

(Image via @andrewbchoi)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

A Printable Gallery Wall for Winter

After a good deal of dreaming and planning and shopping my house, I finally have a gallery wall above my sofa. You'll see it soon when I post my living room reveal! But now that I have one, I love gallery walls so much more. Especially when they're free prints. You just can't beat that. Here's a free printable gallery wall for winter and there are some gooooood ones in here.