Cookbook Review: A Year With Six Sisters’ Stuff

Are you ready for a fun new cookbook in your life? If you are (and let’s face it, we all need some inspiration in the kitchen now and then), you will love A Year with Six Sisters’ Stuff: 52 Menu Plans, Recipes, and Ideas to Bring Families Together! The cookbook has full color photos of each recipe, which I consider a must. But what makes this cookbook unique is that it is more than just recipes! The book is laid out as meal plans to make life a bit easier, and even has some fun dinner conversation prompts, and craft ideas to make meals special.

Six Sisters Stuff

Each meal has a main dish, a side, and a dessert. The recipes are easy to follow and range from really simple, to some that take a bit more work, but none of them use exotic or hard to find ingredients. The cook book is jam packed full of what I would call “comfort foods”. You know the kind, the good, basic, tasty foods that you grew up loving. In addition to old favorites there are a lot of new finds too.

So far everything I have made has been a success. The white chocolate oatmeal cookies were especially loved by everyone who tried them. We loved the baked “fried” chicken quiet a lot as well. Although I have to admit, my eyes always go to the desserts first! Oh the desserts! I was drooling all over the place looking at them.

This is a seriously great cookbook, one that has already become a favorite in my kitchen. I can’t wait to try all of the recipes, which is really saying something (I can be a picky eater at times). If you would like a chance to win your own copy of A Year with Six Sisters’ Stuff: 52 Menu Plans, Recipes, and Ideas to Bring Families Together, just use the form below.

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About the authors: started in February 2011 with six biological sisters (Camille, Kristin, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra) who love to cook, craft, and create. After years of living close to one another, they suddenly found themselves living in different parts of the country and used the blog to stay in touch and share ideas.

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of this cookbook for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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Conference Packing with PrAna

I’m heading to a fun blogging conference in April called SNAP. Having been to my fair share of conferences, if there is anything that I have learned it is this: be comfortable! Yes we all want to put our best foot forward when meeting fellow bloggers and brands, but trust me, if you aren’t comfortable you aren’t putting your best foot forward.

My first rule of thumb, dress like yourself. Seriously. A conference is not the time to try out some cute style that looked awesome on someone else but that isn’t truly you. Be yourself.

Second, pick a palate and go with it. For example, my main pieces are black bottoms, black and white tops, with a pop of pink. Almost everything I am taking comes from one of my favorite places, PrAna. The clothes are comfortable and easy (they don’t wrinkle much when packed either). They go perfectly from playing in the outdoors, to looking great at a party.


Once you have your basics planned, bring a few things to dress things up or down. This of course depends on the conference you are attending. For example, SNAP is having an 80s style pajama party on the first night. I can easily use my capris for the bottom, and throw on something neon on top.

It’s also important to know the weather of where you are headed. A little layering goes a long way. Conference rooms can be chilly, or downright hot, so having a cardigan that goes along with your chosen color palate is a great idea.

Lastly, yes, all of my picks are from one place. Not a must, but if you have a favorite store, why not make it simple? And don’t be afraid to ask your favorite store for a discount, or even some clothes, to wear to your conference. You’d be surprised how often they will say yes!

Disclosure: PrAna did provide a top and bottom, plus a generous discount, in exchange for this post. I for one am excited to be looking great, and feeling comfy, while at SNAP!

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Fresh from the garden.

My wonderful “aunt” gave me this vase. I love how the top serves as a frog. Luckily my garden is full of daffodils right now and I was able to put the vase to work right away.


They are oh so cheery, which is especially great on a day like today where we have had rain, and even a bit of snow. What is your favorite spring flower?

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