Mrs. Bond?

So, the amazingly handsome and dreamy Mr. Daniel Craig was in Baltimore today and I just about fell out of my chair when I found out and promptly went to go stalk him.

My amazing and talented friends then proceeded to give me this amazing photo. Apparently they were saving it for a Christmas gift, but they had to let me have it early…

James Bond

I think we look quite perfect together…

I’m so glad they did. I’m framing it. haha

Cyber Monday Tone It Up DEAL!

Tone it up Cyber monday

You’ve heard me once. You’ve heard me 1,000 times…I love my Tone It Up trainers! ♥ 

Today, Katrina & Karena are hosting a very special deal:
Everyone that joins the Tone It Up Plan will receive a FREE GIFT PACKAGE! This includes their new workout DVD, a TIU water bottle, a TIU hat, a TIU decal as well as a coupon and packet of Perfect Fit Protein (the best protein I’ve ever had…honestly).

And that’s on top of the 7 Day Slim Down & free lifetime membership – which is worth it in itself! If you’ve been thinking about joining the plan– this is the time!

If you wouldn’t mind, I’d love if you told them I referred you too! Just make sure to put my full name “Kate Bear” and email “katekatebear (at) gmail (dot) com” in the box where they ask ‘Who Referred You’? This MUST be done at checkout!
Click here to find out more about today’s deal! 


[Recipe] Sausage & Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

Hold on tight, I’m about to give you the best stuffing recipe you’ll ever find (You’re welcome). 

Someone made this for a friends-giving about 4 years ago and I’ve been making it evers since and it’s always been a big hit! Now, two days post-Thanksgiving, it’s still going strong. I’ve discovered it’s not just for the table with turkey…it is nothing less than the “little black dress” of the holiday :)

It’s great on the table, but it’s also a delicious side with eggs for breakfast (come on…sausage, cornbread, eggs…it’s perfect!), on an open face turkey sandwich for lunch, etc. I’d eat it for days if I had made more! Hope you enjoy!

thanksgiving feast

Sausage & Cornbread Stuffing

  • 1-2 lbs sausage (if you can get it loose from a local butcher, that’s best!)
  • 1 C carrots (chopped)
  • 1 C celery (chopped)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 bunch fresh sage (chopped)
  • 4-5 corn muffins
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 C chicken stock

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

  • Cook sausage in skillet and break up into small pieces.
  • Drain excess oil from sausage with a paper towel.
  • In a separate pan, cook carrots, onion and celery, seasoning with salt, pepper and sage until carrots are medium soft.
  • In a large bowl, crumble muffins.
  • Add sausage and vegetable mix to bowl then mix in eggs and stock.
  • Place mixture to baking dish.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until browned.
  • Enjoy! (over and over!)

So this is (one of) my favorite Thanksgiving dishes! What are yours? 


Happy Thanksgiving!

“It is a miracle if you can find true friends, and it is a miracle if you have enough food to eat, and it is a miracle if you get to spend your days and evenings doing whatever it is you like to do, and the holiday season-like all the other seasons-is a good time not only to tell stories of miracles, but to think about the miracles in your own life, and to be grateful for them.”

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! ♥

wild dog

I hope you enjoy the holiday as much as our dog did in my parent’s back yard…

(amazing quote found & stolen from the fantastic Noble Pig):)

Give a little love

My November Birchbox just came in the mail and, as always, I was very excited!

This month, I got some lovely presents including a cool mascara with a mirror ON the stick (genius), etc.

All those things were cool BUT the thing that really caught my eye was a little box…this reusable gift box was put in my pack in the spirit of giving for the holidays!

birchbox present

SO CUTE and thoughtful!


And, honestly, who couldn’t use a little uplifting present every once and while. :)

manatee joke

I’m packing this little guy up and someone will get a gift tomorrow. I hope they’ll pass it on…