Construction: Finishing Touches

Finishing touches comes down to all the “little” things. At this point your contractors will be installing mirrors, closet shelving, screens, etc. and doing final paint touch ups in preparation for cleaning. While this was exciting, the finishing touches phase was a little Read More

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The Making of our Dream Kitchen

The posts in my home building series are filled with lots of words and as much as I love to read, sometimes I also just like to look through photos! And if that speaks to you too, you’re going to love this post! I thought it would be fun to look back at our kitchen being built from start to “finish”. I put finish in quotes, because we still have Read More

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Cranberries

There are a couple things in life I’ve just been drawn to for as long as I can remember. One of those things is the holidays. When I was little I would spend an entire afternoon decorating my room for Christmas setting up my own tree and hanging lights, my Grandma always sewed us holiday pajamas and my CD player only held Christmas CDs. I distinctly remember the fireplace burning and music playing in the background every Christmas morning as we opened gifts and waited for breakfast to be ready and I can never Read More

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Superhero Muffins

These superhero muffins – no, I didn’t come up with that cool name myself – are in the newest cookbook added to my little collection, ‘Run Fast, Cook Fast, Eat Slow’. It’s written by an Olympian marathoner and her college roommate now chef. I discovered it last time we had dinner at my sister in law’s house and honestly every time they say Read More

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Taco Stuffed Peppers – Halloween Edition

After I moved in with Allen over eight years ago, I quickly got in the habit of looking for recipes or ideas to make ‘fun food’. Hailey was, and is, a pretty picky eater so I wanted to get creative to help her branch out a little bit and also because it was just plain fun. I made colored pasta, smoothies (with veggies, shh) in cute glasses accessorized with Read More

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