what i’ve been reading {may & june 2016}

{Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont} This novel is about Jack and Deb and the way their marriage falls apart after Jack has an affair and how it affects their children.  What hooked me to read this book was an interview I heard with Julia Pierpont where she read the first few pages … more

potato frittata with bacon, feta, and scallions

potato frittata with bacon, feta, and scallions

So I am not at all an eggs-for-breakfast person.  Really I’m not a savory-foods-for-breakfast person.  I hands down always prefer something sweet, hence the breakfast bars I eat literally every day and the chocolate quinoa muffins that fill in the gaps from time to time (both are great sweet breakfast items with enough substance to … more

beach vacation @ cape san blas, fl

beach vacation @ cape san blas, fl

We just spent the past week in Cape San Blas, FL and now are having a hard time adjusting back to normal life (luckily…we have another travel adventure coming later in the summer!).  We were at the beach with Gerrit’s entire family, and in a way it was an exciting trip as it felt like … more

vacation preparation

vacation preparation

This past week has been tough.  Evelyn chewed a huge hole in her pacifier, so we decided it was time for it to go.  The first few days went okay, but after two days she was so distraught she started climbing out of her crib.  So we converted her crib to a toddler bed, which … more

chocolate peanut butter tart

chocolate peanut butter tart

It has been really good to feel like things have been settling down recently.  Don’t get me wrong, we have still had a lot going on; but in general I feel like we have been back to our normal life rhythms.  Which has also meant I’ve been back in the kitchen cooking and trying to … more