Kids’ Mailboxes

I write a lot of notes. Always have. My mom still has a stash somewhere of a collection of the notes I wrote to her as a little girl, most of which say something along the lines of “I’m sorry, mommy. I’ll never do (fill in the blank) again. I love you.” Followed pretty immediately…

Cozy Crock Pot Roast and Mashed Potatoes

Few foods are as comforting and delicious to me as pot roast with mashed potatoes. While it is an old fashioned dish, it has always been a favorite of mine on cold, rainy, wintery days. Nothing warms the body and soul quite like it, and that feeling is timeless. I know that the Instant Pot…

Layered Ice Cream Fudge Cake

Because of the Holiday season, I wanted my first recipe post to be something festive, impressive enough for guests, miraculously easy and ready to serve when you’re ready to impress. This cake is wonderful for so many reasons. The first is its adjustability and customizability. It will take you from a Tuesday night on the…

Mom’s Red Glasses

My mom loves Christmas. Like, really, really loves Christmas. She’s one of those beautiful souls who starts the Christmas music in August, has every gift purchased by September, and the house completely decorated the day after Halloween. And the Hallmark movies? Don’t get me started. I love this woman more than life itself, but dear…

Let’s Do This…

Of all of these crazy interests and passions, my favorite, the one I can’t live without doing, is writing. Flannery O’Connor once said, “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” I assume this sounds rather crazy if this isn’t how your brain works. But for me, nothing…