Canning Tomato Juice

I was really hoping to do another step by step process in my IG stories to show everyone how easy it is to can tomato juice, but the tomatoes in my Grandma’s garden decided not to cooperate with my schedule this year…pretty rude if you ask me. My Grandma was able to can some juice and open kettle tomatoes (that’s what pictured above and right below), but by last weekend when we had planned to can together, the tomatoes decided to Read More

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Taco Stuffed Avocados

Here’s the thing, if you’re serving dinner for friends or family or friends who are family on taco Tuesday and you want your presentation to be on point then you should definitely make these taco stuffed avocados as pictured above. They’ll look great on the table with the rest of your delicious spread. If, however, you’re making dinner for Read More

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New Home Pre Construction Meeting

We had our pre-construction meeting about 100 months ago – or maybe it was just in March! It feels like ages ago especially now that we’re into trim work and flooring at our house! They told us this meeting would last three to four hours and we were there for every bit of four hours! My best piece of advice on this step is Read More

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New Home Design Meeting

Design Studios are full of inspiration…and beautiful kitchens! Exhibit A in that featured photo above.

If you’ve been reading these new build posts in order, the next step in the process is to meet your design consultant and choose EVERYTHING for your home over the course of two hours, give or take thirty minutes. Don’t worry, what you put on paper during this meeting still isn’t Read More

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Canning Green Beans

In June, I wrote on Instagram that canning posts were coming to the blog in July and then a few weeks ago I started to get nervous and edited that text to say August! But it’s July 30th, I canned green beans with Grandma on Friday and now Read More

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Homemade Oven Fry Mix

It’s virtual Thursday, y’all! For my fellow 9-5 office workers, you likely understand that term. It’s also known as virtual Friday eve. Virtual Thursday is so much better than real Thursday, because it means your work week got trimmed down to a reasonable 4 days and you’re about to have some extra Read More

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New Home Consultation

Before we jump into this post can we all just take a minute to soak in that beautiful view? (ignoring the weeds that will be a pretty lawn soon enough!) Is that really my future backyard? It’s such a blessing to have a home filled with people you love in a setting like this. I’ll remember Read More

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Joanna’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

You didn’t think I could stay away from the Magnolia Table recipes for too long, did you? The book is sitting on top of the media storage furniture (technical terms) at the end of our kitchen counter (#apartmentlife) so it’s constantly begging for another recipe to be tried! We had a pretty low key 4th of July celebration that consisted of Read More

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