Capturing a moment of my day has been one of the best decisions I have made. I started on March 1st, I’ve missed a few days here and there, but I don’t beat myself up over that. This process reminds me of how many sweet moments there are in a day and how quickly we […]

being a mama, home life

May 15, 2019

in April


I once heard the quote “stop the glorification of busy.” I feel strongly about this quote, I believe it happens, I believe it’s toxic, I believe it becomes a competition. I hear it in the aisles of Target, I see it on social media. When we run into an old friend, we instantly go into […]

being a mama, home life, writing

April 17, 2019

house of belonging


It’s the end of your life, someone hands you an album filled with a photo from each day of your life. The images are people you love, places you’ve been, things that you enjoy, things or routines that surrounded you every single day that you simply stopped noticing. Memories that became faded or even lost […]

being a mama, home life, writing

March 24, 2019

days gone by


A few years ago, Adam and I left the beach and drove past one of our favorite food trucks, the Rolling Stonebaker. On special, was a whiskey peach pizza. Adam ordered it, I ordered sausage. He LOVED it, once I took a bite, I have to admit, I loved it, as well. This recipe is […]

dinner, home life, meals, my own recipes

March 23, 2019

Whiskey Peach and Barbecue Pizza


Guys, I named this recipe “Potluck Brownies” because if you are going to a Potluck, this recipe will win. Is Potluck capitalized? Let me know. Not like “I WON THE WHOLE POTLUCK!” and you get a trophy for the win, although, I kinda think you would win that trophy with this recipe, but I chose […]

gold star recipes, home life, sweets

March 22, 2019

Potluck Brownies


Homemade crescent rolls are a great introduction into working with bread. The outcome is a fluffy and buttery, melt in your mouth bread that doesn’t require butter smothered on it or really, a meal cooked along side it. (as we learned the other night when the kids discovered them. An hour before dinner.) The first […]

bread, dinner, gold star recipes, home life

March 18, 2019

will the Real Crescent Rolls please stand up?


It’s meal plan day…this week is a bit more chaotic for us, so I’m planning for an easier week with simple recipes. Sunday – Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet (this recipe is OUTSTANDING. A wonderful kick, everyone, even the fussy one, loved it! Gluten free, too!) Monday – Homemade Pizza Tuesday – Pasta Fagioli […]

gold star recipes, home life, menu planning

March 17, 2019

on the table


Recently I’ve been asked how I do it all. The simple answer is that I don’t. I don’t do it all. In fact, YOU, my friends, asking me the question…YOU do more than me. I don’t volunteer. Because I don’t have time. I’m too busy at home, baking, having dinner with my kids, picking up […]

being a mama, home life, writing

March 16, 2019

doing it all


Once upon a time, cake and shortbread had a child and named her scone. She was not too sweet, but not bland, a little crumbly but perfectly perfect with a cup of coffee. Eventually, her family grew. Orange scones, lemon scones, chocolate chip scones, pecan scones, they were a happy bunch. And then last week, […]

home life, my own recipes, sweets

March 15, 2019

Simple Maple Walnut Scones


There is something magical, and surprisingly, easy about making your own salad dressing. The plus side is knowing what exactly you’re consuming and being able to adjust flavor, if you need to do so. Really, the only downside is that you can’t let it sit in your fridge for months and months, but that’s because […]

dinner, gold star recipes, home life, meals

March 13, 2019

Creamy Caesar Dressing