The Morning Buzz

I know we all have a sense of loyalty to those familiar websites we scroll through each and every morning before we attack whatever the day has for us.  But, if you’re not looking, you could be missing some hidden gems that will bring you the best in food, fun, and just life in general. I’ve made it my mission to deliver those stories straight to you in an effort to hip you to what you may be missing out on. Sharing is caring! Enjoy!

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Spring is in full bloom here in Chicago! The weather is beautiful, the trees are filled with lovely flowers and honestly, I couldn’t be happier (spring is one of my FAVORITE seasons after all). Since the weather has been absolutely GORGEOUS, I decided to finally unpack our patio set from the garage and prep the background for all the fun outdoor spring and summer activities I have planned. Spending more time outside in my backyard is definitely one of my favorite things about this time of year. I love having lunch (or dinner) outside on the patio set or curling up with a good book while relaxing in the shade. I also LOVE hosting little get-togethers and outdoor parties during this time of year (nothing says spring like a fun backyard cookout!). After spending the weekend setting the patio set up, I decided what better way to celebrate spring (and finally decorating the backyard) than by hosting my first backyard get-together of the season. Of course it’s not a backyard bash without a few spring cocktails! Speaking of celebrations, today (May 10) Simply Sinova turns THREE! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for three years now (man, does time FLY by!). When I first started this blog back in 2013, I NEVER could have imagined all the wonderful opportunities, fun experiences and utter joy one little blog could bring me! Read More….

Honey Garlic Green Beans via

Our Little Everything

Once upon a time, I asked Daryl what he wanted me to make as a vegetable side dish to some kind of meat recipe I was planning to make for dinner.  Out of the blue he responds, “How about some green beans with honey and garlic?” as if I had made them before.  I hadn’t, but it sounded good to me, so I played around and these de-li-cious Honey Garlic Green Beans were created.  I need to ask him to start making up food he wants me to make more often! Read More....


Today, I am sharing 3 of my favorite stretches that help alleviate lower back pain and cramps. Now, don't worry! These stretches are easy and you don't have to be a dancer or even an athlete to do them! Don't be intimidated one bit. You've got this! Read More....