things i’m loving lately {january 2016}

things i'm loving lately {january 2016}

Whole Foods Chocolate Truffles We have a new Whole Foods in town, which means I now have access to chocolate truffles.  Dangerous.  It sounds silly, but when we lived in Houston I have a distinct memory of standing in Whole Foods on a bad day and taking a sample of a chocolate truffle and it … more

chicken with pesto, mozzarella, and sun-dried tomatoes

chicken with pesto, mozzarella, and sun-dried tomatoes

I love the feeling of a kitchen challenge.  This is not it, but I just want to explain…I have big plans in the kitchen that rarely happen.  I want to make fancy desserts and meals.  I actually got a mushroom growing kit for Christmas and have big plans to grow mushrooms, and then make homemade … more

a year of dates {& other resolutions}

a year of dates {& other resolutions}

I’m not a huge New Year’s resolutions person.  I do generally try to think of a few things I’d like to change/improve upon in my life at the beginning of each year.  But a lot of things on my list of goals for 2016 are to just continue doing some of the things that worked … more

2015 favorites

2015 favorites

Here are some of my favorites of 2015, in order of when I experienced them… Favorite memories of 2015: Watching Evelyn learn to crawl–it would seem like her learning to walk would be the more memorable moment, but really it was such a gradual process that I don’t remember the exact moment she was officially … more

christmas 2015

christmas 2015

Christmas this year was perhaps my most favorite ever.  It was busy and crazy, but it was also slow and sweet at times.  People loved their gifts, which is always such a joy.  Evelyn loved her gifts, which was especially fun.  While she didn’t get the present thing completely, she did have fun seeing what … more