Crab Apple Chronicles

This post doesn't need a ton of explanation... but basically we have a crab apple tree at the park near our house. Last summer I tried the first crab apple and it was delicious. This summer when I saw them ready to harvest I immediately went to make mini pies... Check out my photo story… Continue reading Crab Apple Chronicles

Glamping Done Right

Before I met Tyler I considered camping to be a weekend of sleeping in a tent, drinking coolers by the fire with my girlfriends, completely unprepared, eating hot dogs and potato chips... and mostly spent tanning at the beach all day. Along comes Tyler and all of a sudden we are glamping experts. Gone are… Continue reading Glamping Done Right

Oops I’ve DUNN it again…

It all started with a dog bowl. Now my Rae Dunn collection is near complete. For those who don't know the infamous "Rae Dunn" here is a preview... Cute, right? Bet you want them too! This is actually the last few pieces I picked up for my collection. Before this I wanted just the dog/related… Continue reading Oops I’ve DUNN it again…

Maple Carmelized Onions

As anyone who follows my instagram (@rusticandrose) would know, we eat a lot of charcuterie around here. I LOVE all types of cheese and cured meats. Recently we discovered the Wildly Delicious Carmelized Onions w/ Maple Confit. It pairs so well with a good cheese or meat tray! BUT at $6.99 a jar we were… Continue reading Maple Carmelized Onions

Feeling Fruity

I'm not talking the Louis Vuitton cherries - although those were adorable. I am talking the pineapple adorned bags at Zara and the strawberry covered Charlotte Olympia cat flats.  Seems like everywhere you look these days clothes and accessories are all coming up covered in sugary delight. Even Chloe has a subtly pineapple-clad crossbody.  These… Continue reading Feeling Fruity

The Northridge Inn

We couldn't have found a better place to spend an extra long weekend in February. After searching for Muskoka cottage rentals with wood burning fireplaces, I stumbled upon The Northridge Inn - located in the Township of Strong, just 30 minutes north of Huntsville. The Inn has 20 large hotel rooms, 4 cabins, and in the… Continue reading The Northridge Inn