My Favorite Room

As I’ve said in previous posts, it was love at first sight with our house. The moment we drove up and saw that quintessential wooden farmhouse exterior, with its big dormers and welcoming front porch, I was head over heels. And then we walked in, and it had a library. A library! The online listing…

Magic Cream Biscuits

The reason I call these Magic Cream Biscuits is because the ease and short time it takes for them to come together is truly magical. With just three ingredients, no resting time, and a quick bake in the oven, you’ll have fresh, flaky, warm biscuits for your family to enjoy any day of the week!…

Cuddle Up Chicken Vegetable Soup

This is always such an awkward time of year, food-wise. Part of me is stuck in holiday mode, still binge eating leftover Christmas cookies and every other carb I can get my hands on. While the other half, (knowing that come January I’ll be ready to shape up or ship out) is ready to start…

Jovie’s Room (the kids’ rooms, part 2)

There’s just nothing else as dreamy as a little girl’s bedroom. While I absolutely loved every single second of decorating Leston’s room, something in me just sang when it came to Jovie’s. Throughout the process I found I kept saying to myself, “Ahh, I would have loved this when I was a little girl!” or…

Leston’s Room (the kids’ rooms, part 1)

To know me is to know my hatred of all things plastic and primary colored. As the mother of a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, these things are shockingly difficult to avoid. But, I persist. That doesn’t mean depriving my children of the things they love (seemingly just to spite me, sometimes) like battery operated, florescently…

Lasagna Rollups

It is no secret that I love food. Asking me what my favorite food is, is like asking me what my favorite movie is. In both of these cases, on any given day, the answer will be entirely different because I just love too many to give any sort of stable answer. But, I think…

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…