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Friday Gem: The Boy’s First Pet


Hello friends 2014 if going to be a good one for the blog. I have lots of goals and dreams one of which is to post 5 days a week as often as life allows. I have so much to share so why not work a little harder and get the goods out there for you to enjoy too?! I have a semi-structured idea of what I plan on sharing each day of the week and Fridays are going to be a bit different than the other days of the week. This is not a journal blog... but it is a lifestyle Continue Reading →

Guest Post at Lil Luna

peanut butter blossoms

Today I’m over at Lil Luna sharing some amazing cookies. Check out the post (and Kristyn’s fun blog) HERE. And I’ll be starting off the weekend with a BANG, so be sure to check back tonight for an awesome giveaway coming your way!

Currently: New Years Edition


Thinking… How much I love organizing. I know lots of people aren’t into resolutions and such, but this time of year is just a natural regrouping for me. I bought a new bookcase and lots of plastic totes to organize all the kids toys after Christmas. I have wood blocks, Mega blocks, Duplos, Cars/trucks/little play things, trains, and play food in totes and that’s all. I basically got rid of everything else (donated it all) and I love it. Kids don’t need lots of stuff to be happy and I’m glad that I can see it. We get out a Continue Reading →

Bless this Mess On Etsy

detailed chicken

For years I have wanted to open an Etsy shop and now it’s something I can check off that list! This Christmas my awesome cousin, Kaber, and I are working together to sell some really fun and really gorgeous laser cut wood ornaments. Kaber runs the laser and I run the shop (photographing, managing, mailing, ect…). We talk all of the time about designs and ideas. The shop has been open for about a week and I’m so pleased to say that we’ve already made a handful of sales! I thought I’d do a little advertising here so that you Continue Reading →

Candy Cane Meringue Cookies

Candy Cane Meringue Cookies 4

I’m so excited for today’s post! I was asked to be part of an online cookie exchange with a group of some of my favorite blogging ladies. And you know what that means for you?! You get a bunch of great cookie recipes all in one place… keep reading, your goodie plates will thank you. Today Kristy from Sweet Treats and More is here sharing one of her favorite cookie recipes – candy cane meringue cookies. I had the honor of meeting Kristy last December at a real cookie exchange. She’s very fun and kind in real life and her Continue Reading →

Currently… baby edition


Thinking… that I have over 30 amazing recipe posts ready and waiting to share with you, BUT it feels funny to skip over such an important event in my life. That’s why you get a little baby update today! If this isn’t your thing, stay tuned, November is going to be good to you and your recipe collection! We welcomed baby Paul into the world on Friday morning (how has it almost been a week already!?) and life has been so full since then. Thank you so much for all the love and support you’ve shown. I just love sharing Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa, Black Beans, and Corn

Hello all! A few weeks ago my friends over at America’s Test Kitchen sent me an email asking if I wanted to try out a brand-spankin’ new cookbook that was just released and they also wanted to know if I’d host a giveaway. It took me about a half of a second to respond with a big old yes! If you are new to the blog then you might not know my love for America’s Test Kitchen, fondly referred to as ATK. A few years ago my husband bought me three of their cookbooks for Mother’s Day and it was Continue Reading →

Not What I Expected

freckles replacement

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then this isn’t totally new news, but I feel like it deserves a post of its own. Saturday was an awesome day filled with productivity and check marks next to major projects that have been clogging up my mind and to-do list for way to long. We did some major cleaning and weeding at the garden; I mowed down knee-high weeds like it was my job. We built a portable chicken run (post coming soon!) to accompany my coop and moved all the chickens, young and older, to the garden property. Productivity Continue Reading →

Healthy Tetrazzini with chicken and broccoli

healthy chicken and broccoli noodles

Hello all! After a long holiday weekend filled with family reunions, swimming parties, and a birthday party I’m feeling super ready to eat well again. I love to enjoy party food but I also love to get back into a healthier routine once the parties are over. And there’s no better time to start than today. Here’s a great recipe for healthy tetrazzini with chicken and broccoli for you to make tonight. It’s quick, easy, delicious, and healthy! The bones of this recipe come from my Aunt RaNae out of our family cookbook that my sister and I printed a Continue Reading →

Fremantle Prison Tour

Good day mates! I’m still enjoying my stay in Perth, Australia and thought I’d share some of the adventure with you. I was debating whether or not to post trip pictures here - it is a food blog after all - but I’ve decided to go for it. If you were in Australia I’d want to see your pictures! Yesterday I went to the Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, Western Australia (WA is the state). When we were in Sydney two years ago I went to the Hyde Park Museum, which was the prison in Sydney, and it was one of my favorite stops. There Continue Reading →