All posts in: Miscellaneous

How to Make a Cheese Board

This cheese board was for a girls’ night, so I kept it light with 4 cheeses, a little fruit, a few nuts, and some crackers.  Meats like salami and prosciutto are a great addition. Some people like… Read more »

James Remodel 2016 Part 4: The Kitchen

This whole remodel business started with the kitchen.  Our previous kitchen was not functional for our family.  When we built our house in 2004, we had one baby.  We didn’t know we’d eventually be a family… Read more »

August 7, 2016 | Miscellaneous

#JamesRemodel2016 Part 3: Master Bath

Remodeling the entire master bath wasn’t exactly in the plan.  We had some damaged tiles we were going to replace, and were planning to repaint the cabinetry.  But then, after we got into the shower,… Read more »

June 4, 2016 | Miscellaneous

#JamesRemodel2016 Part 2

After Christmas, we moved on to redecorating the kids’ rooms.  I’m really proud of how these turned out because my budget was tiny and it was all DIY.  I repurposed furniture from all over the… Read more »

May 19, 2016 | Miscellaneous

#JamesRemodel2016 Part One

If you follow me (@amypopejames) on Instagram, you know we are finishing a major kitchen and master bath remodel, which is part of our grand plan to redecorate/remodel our entire house in a year.  I’m… Read more »

May 18, 2016 | Miscellaneous

Thanksgiving Prep Strategy

  Cooking Thanksgiving dinner can be overwhelming for beginning (and even seasoned) cooks.  Your best plan of attack is to be organized and keep it simple!  I’ve got some tips to help keep your Thanksgiving… Read more »

November 18, 2015 | Miscellaneous

Local Event: NWAR vs. Hunger

This post is sponsored by The Pack Shack, but all opinions are my own.   The Pack Shack is Rogers, Arkansas based non-profit focusing on providing nutritious, easy to prepare, and good tasting meals to… Read more »

February 25, 2015 | Miscellaneous

How to Set Up a Hot Chocolate Bar

  This may be the best dessert I’ve ever done for a party.  It’s really pretty, and who doesn’t like hot chocolate?  It was certainly a guest favorite, too.  All you need is my Slow… Read more »

December 15, 2014 | Miscellaneous, Snacks & Drinks

Girard’s Gift Basket Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago I told you about the amazingly fun time I had in Seattle as part of Girard’s Culinary Collective, and I’m excited to tell you that Girard’s is giving away 20… Read more »

October 20, 2014 | Miscellaneous

Seattle Culinary Collective

When I was invited by Girard’s to join their Culinary Collective in Seattle and attend the International Food Bloggers Conference, I had no idea it would be a weekend long experience.  From the moment they… Read more »

October 2, 2014 | Miscellaneous