Last Minute Valentine's Inspiration

As much as a planner I love to be, lately I’m feeling like I’m always running late and behind the ball. Maybe that’s just the chapter I’m in. Either way, Valentine’s is tomorrow and as much as I’m not a fan of consumer-driven holidays, I do appreciate the reminder to spread a little extra love…

Not Feeling Resolutions In 2020? Try Self Love

Source I haven’t written in a while and it’s not as if I’ve forgotten, leaning on the all-consuming holidays and life’s busyness as an excuse. It’s more that I simply can’t seem to extract a coherent train of thought from end to end with which I can then tie into a pretty bow of a…

This Homely Little House

Photo credit to our wonderful neighbor, Larry Tonight I found myself standing at our crappy little stove thinking, we’re going to miss this. There’s a really fun upgrade to the oven temperature electronic panel that makes it almost impossible to select the desired bake temperature. For example, if I’m going for a bake temp of…

Patience Is A Virtue, It’s Just Not One Of Mine

I made passion fruit ice cream today. It was my first time making ice cream- as an adult. I was totally convinced I would need to purchase rock salt because that's how we did it when I was a kid (*old lady statement right there). Instead I bought this freezable mixing bowl assembly that works…

The FU In Family Fun: You No Longer Get Vacations, You Get Trips

Photo cred: Tyler Dobson “You no longer get vacations, you get trips” This was a piece of soberingly true advice I received once we were promoted to parents. After a rough family vacation to Cabo last year I was more than a little weary to reattempt family travel. Thankfully, now older and wiser, this year’s…