Where do I start? I love to cook, hunt for bargains, try DIY projects, paint furniture, decorate our house, plan parties, and dabble in photography. Pretty much any project I can sneak by my husband.
I started this blog in 2008 as a way for my husband (aka Mr. Vanilla Bean or Mr. VB) and I to keep track of our cooking adventures. For us, cooking has always been special. One of our first dates was making a meal together and some of our fondest memories center on great meals we have had. Today, a typical date night for us is finding a new recipe, grabbing a couple bottles of wine and making a meal together.
Now, it's a little bit of everything. Interior design. Refinishing furniture and vintage finds. Sharing new recipes. Finding inspiration in life's adventures. Thanks for stopping by!