Post Valentine’s Date

Post Valentine’s Date

  The day after Valentine’s Day, Tristan and I were able to drop the kids off at my parent’s house and go on a long date.  We weren’t quite sure what we wanted to do, so we just played it by ear in the beginning….

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Long quiet weekend

Long quiet weekend

This weekend has been quiet.  The kids left on Friday evening to spend 2 nights with my sister and brother-in-law at their house about 25 minutes away.  Tristan and I immediately skipped out the door to have our favorite dinner (middle eastern food – yum),…

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Amelie & her lolli

Amelie & her lolli

A few weeks ago I took photos of my kids and nieces and nephews for a Christmas project that I was working on.  I promised each of the kids a big blue lollipop if they would smile real pretty and listen to mommy/aunt Stephie.  My…

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Christmas Baking Day

Christmas Baking Day

Every year the women of our family all get together and have a big Christmas baking day.  We’ve been doing this since we were kids, and my tummy is so happy that the tradition continues.  We each choose a couple different desserts/cookies/confections to make, and…

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Recipe: Basic Pie Crust

Recipe: Basic Pie Crust

It’s always good to know the basics in cooking so that you can experiment more with the other elements in any given recipe.  I have used one pie crust recipe my entire life – and I’m talking since I was probably around 8 or 10…

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Last minute Thanksgiving decor

Last minute Thanksgiving decor

Thanksgiving is SO close, and unfortunately, it’s usually a holiday that gets overlooked when it comes to crafts and decor.  I usually end up getting out the Christmas decorations and skipping right over Thanksgiving.  Maybe this year I can find the time to make one…

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It’s just good

It’s just good

There are some people that just do Instagram VERY well – it should be their job.  You all know that Stephanie and I love Instagram and post photos like crazy people, but you guys – if it’s possible – I’ve become even more addicted in…

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It’s not Wednesday

It’s not Wednesday

Happy not Wednesday!  This week has been so nuts – I’ve been incredibly busy finishing projects, staying up way too late and drinking lots of coffee.  I hope your week is lovely, I’m going to get some shut eye.

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Favorite Halloween Candy

Favorite Halloween Candy

You guys, I have eaten TOO much candy corn this weekend!  I got a big bag of the autumn mix (and by the way, I don’t like the ones with chocolate on them – I’m a candy corn purist), and it’s pretty hard not to…

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Fall drinks to warm your soul

Fall drinks to warm your soul

Cool weather means warm drinks.  Literally – if you  look “cool weather” up in the dictionary (because they’re putting phrases in there now), it says: cool weath·er [kool weth-er] noun 1. warm drinks Okay, that was a lie.  Obviously though, we all drink more hot…

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