Valentine’s Treats

Valentine’s Treats

I’m so excited to share these white chocolate dipped Rice Krispie treats and Oreos with you guys! They were so much fun to make and turned out even more adorable than I expected. I love the white and pink together and sprinkles are always a fun detail to add. Plus, they were absolutely delicious. We’ve been snacking on these the past two days and I’m not mad about it. Bonus: I got to wear this adorable apron my sweet friend got me for my birthday! I’m obsessed.

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Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Soups and stews are a couple of my favorite things to make, especially during the colder months. I love the limitless options of what you can do with them, the aromas that fill the house for hours, the fresh ingredients and the fact that I usually have enough leftovers for a few lunches. The beef stew I’m sharing is very hearty with a rich, creamy base and it’s packed with veggies and greens, which always makes me feel good about what I’m eating. I adapted this recipe based on what I had at home and it was a huge hit. The original recipe is delicious, too!

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Home Workspace

Home Workspace

We moved into our home about six months ago and have fallen more and more in love with it each day! However, we are currently trying to come up with a solution for a challenge we’ve come across. When we moved in we decided against using one of the extra bedrooms as an office. We both have family that travels in from out of town and we wanted to make sure they’d have a place to stay when they visit. We figured we could just set up shop with our laptops at the kitchen island when needed. No big deal right? Fast forward to Rob starting a new job which allows him to work from home every day and us realizing the kitchen island scenario just isn’t ideal. You live and you learn.

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Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps

Those who know me well know my favorite place to be is in my kitchen, cooking or entertaining! It’s a place I can have fun, relieve stress, get creative and make memories with my family and friends. My kitchen is undoubtedly my happy place. This past weekend we had so much fun celebrating my birthday with family at our house. The menu was exactly what I wanted: pizza, wings, western salad, chocolate cake, my favorite pie (more to come on that), beer, wine, and cocktails. Did I mention wine? LOTS of wine. By Sunday our bodies were craving a healthy-ish meal to kick off our week on the right foot, which brings me to this recipe.

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HELLO

HELLO

Hello and thanks for taking a peek at Welcome to Whitneyland, a lifestyle blog where I’ll share my everyday adventures in food, fashion, travel, and home decor. I live in downtown Indianapolis with my husband and two pups and love a good donut, sparkling cocktails, and a well-worn pair of jeans. I’m glad you stopped by and hope you make yourself at home here!

GIFT GUIDE: VALENTINE’S DAY 2019 FOR HIM

GIFT GUIDE: VALENTINE’S DAY 2019 FOR HIM

With Valentine’s Day only a week away I thought I’d post another gift guide, but this time for him. All picks shown are from Amazon so you’ll have plenty of time to order and get them delivered before February 14th. I enlisted my hubby’s help on a few of these to give you a complete assortment of options at various price points.

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Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day 2019

Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day 2019

I can hardly believe Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks from now. Didn’t we just put Christmas decorations (and cookies) away?! My hubby and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s as far as gifts or dates go. But, that doesn’t stop me from getting heart eyes over all the pinks and reds popping up this time of year. I did a little “window shopping” from some of my favorite retailers to round up a handful of wish list ideas. I may even treat myself to a couple I don’t have yet!

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Opening a New Door

Opening a New Door

I know the old saying goes “when one door closes, another opens”…or something like that. But, I don’t think doors have to close or things have to be left behind for opportunities to be discovered. Sometimes, you just have to reach out and turn the knob to step into a new adventure. That’s exactly what I’m doing to start Welcome to Whitneyland. In the past, I made excuse after excuse to tell myself why not to start blogging. I thought I didn’t have time, no one would be interested in reading my posts, my content wouldn’t be polished enough or I wouldn’t even have content to being with, I was too late in the game…the list goes on. Finally (admittedly after several years), I’m ready to turn those thoughts around and have made the decision it’s time to take the plunge. So here I am, and it’s the BEST feeling!

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