2018 Summer Bucket List

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In the vein of my word of the year, the kids are crafting seasonal bucket lists. Well, that’s the plan at least, we’ve got our summer one ready and come fall and winter, we’ll brainstorm for those too. Bucket lists are great because they give us all something to look forward to, and, as you’ll see, apparently give me […]

Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad

My cooking is super seasonal. It’s all soups and pasta in the fall and winter and sandwiches and salads in the summer. So, since the warm weather has arrive (and seems to be staying), I’ve been rolling out all my favorite salad recipes! This week a friend and I made Greek Quinoa Salad in a […]

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Egg

Friends, I bought my Instant Pot in 2016.  Then I shamefully let it sit in the box. In the cupboard. For months. I knew I’d probably love it, but I was so hesitant to get started. New stuff is just hard. Especially for someone who likes schedules and predictability. And I just couldn’t bring myself to […]

Truly Custom Invites

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This post is sponsored by Basic Invite.  Eight moves in ten years, ya’ll. And we’re over it! The packing is killer. The transition is hard on everyone. The “Where are we going next and when?” is unsettling. But thankfully, it’s over! We’re ready to plant some deep roots and stay for a long while in this […]

Dip Your Way Through the Big Game

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  Take a moment and turn the calendar … do you see what’s happening the first Sunday of February?  That’s right, it’s the Big Game!!! You know the one ;) Now, if you know me at all, you know that football knowledge is not one of my claims to fame. I barely know the difference […]

Chicken Curry Rice

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I’ve been unpacking and sorting for days. Uh. Moving unearths the most tragic amount of random stuff and I’m bound and determined to give each and every thing an organized place or send it on its way.  As overwhelming as it has been to move over the holidays, it has been great too because my mom […]

Home Sweet Home

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So, we didn’t build a house like we had planned. But, we did buy a house! It’s such a long, tumultuous story. Maybe one day I’ll share it all. But the good news is, we’re home and someday, we’ll be settled. We’re tired and happy. We just got our Christmas tree today and the silverware […]

7 Hilarious, But True Things Moms Believe About the Holidays

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  Thanksgiving is over which means we’re full force into the Christmas season! I both smile at cringe at the thought. Because, well, is your to do list a mile long? Because mine sure is! We’ve got Christmas programs on the calendar, family visiting, a move (but that’s a story for another day), decorating, gift buying, […]

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

I have two fantastic things to pass on to ya’ll today. First, a super easy and wonderful way to send our love to those affected by the California wildfires and hurricane victims in Texas and Florida (because yes, although it’s not in the news anymore, many are still recovering from the devastation). And second, a […]

Goat Cheese + Pear Grilled Cheese Bites With Honey Butter Glaze

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   Oh. My. Goodness. I cannot wait for you to try this recipe! Grilled cheese has always been a comfort food of mine so when the weather cools and the holidays are around the corner, you can pretty much bet that grilled cheese is on my mind. But, as I’ve gotten older, wiser, and more […]