The Best Free Stuff

May 3, 2016

[via DesignLoveFest]   I like free stuff, don’t you? Free T-shirts, food, books – you name it, I’d probably take it! How lucky are we to live in a world with all of this amazing free stuff at our fingertips every moment of every day?! I love finding new ways to organize life and make […]

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Lovely Links

April 29, 2016

YOU GUYS IT’S FRIDAY. Praise the Lord, amen.   This week was a little nuts; Nate was out of town for a couple days and during the time he was gone baby boy came down with an ear infection. Which meant little sleep for mom, lots of screaming and crying for both boys, and the […]

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Uncle John’s Brasciole

April 28, 2016

This post is sponsored by FLYJOY; all opinions and stories are my own. I have a soft spot in my heart for funny stories; my dad would always end our bedtime routines with a funny story about himself as a boy, usually getting into trouble with his brothers and sister, and they stand out as […]

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Berries with Maple-Sweetened Mascarpone

April 27, 2016

I blame this one on Christina.   See, before this post the only person I had ever heard of using mascarpone for non-special occasions was Giada de Laurentiis and let’s face it – homegirl uses the stuff in EVERY recipe. I just didn’t think it felt attainable. It felt too far above my head.   […]

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6 Things I Can’t Get Enough Of

April 25, 2016

Happy Monday friends! You guys, this weekend – ugh, just so good. Great weather, great time with my guys, great food (probably a little too much of it, but you know…weekend), great friends. I was listening to this episode of Jamie Ivey’s Happy Hour podcast with Jo Saxton, and she asked Jo what she felt […]

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Lovely Links

April 22, 2016

[photo from The Influence Network] SUNSHINE. You guys, earlier this week it was pouring down rain for days on end and we had so much going on with the boys and doctors checkups and things to do – in the rain – and I just got so overwhelmed and tired and near crazy! And then? […]

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Whole Wheat Blueberry Lemon Muffin in a Mug

April 21, 2016

Show of hands: who finds those massive (see also: the size of your face) Otis Spunkmeyer muffins practically irresistable? You can’t see me, but I’m waving my hands wildly in the air. I know they’re not good for you, but those moist and crumbly and almost-too-sweet muffins are just so good. Have I told you […]

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The 9×13 Dinner

April 20, 2016

Back in August of 2015 Nate and I dove headfirst into a Whole30 challenge, and y’all? It’s called a challenge for a reason. We researched and planned our brains out, but nothing really prepared us for trying to do a challenge like Whole30 on a budget and with two kiddos in the house.   Have […]

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Parenthood as Art

April 18, 2016

I doubt it’s a secret – many of you long-time amazing readers know me well enough to know that when I fall silent (even silent-ish) there’s usually something going on behind the scenes. Anything from death to pregnancy to birth has caused me to fall behind in my recipe-making, photography, and ability to share as […]

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Lovely Links

April 15, 2016

Can we talk summer for a minute? I’ve so been enjoying spring that I totally forgot about what comes next: sweltering hot days, long hot nights, and trying to figure out the exact thermostat temperature that ensures we won’t melt in our home but also doesn’t drive the energy bill through the roof. Sounds fun, […]

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