Category: Life

2017 Winter Favorites

Hey, friends!  ♡ Hope that this finds you well and warm on this wintery January day.  I had family in town this weekend and am a little behind with the new recipes this month, so I thought I’d pop in today and share a few of my seasonal faves, plus...

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Loving this Instagram account so much.  Just ordered a letter board for myself this month too! Wanting to know all of your best recommendations for what to cook with my new Instant-Pot (<- on sale again this week on Amazon!).  I’m already feeling like this thing is going to be a life-changer....

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Spreading the word about this Kickstarter that launched last week!  It’s for our church band’s latest album — Mike Crawford and the Secret Siblings.  (Shhh, I’m a secret sibling, and sing on a few tracks.😎)   My friend, Mike, and the 50+ musicians in our church have been working on this...

2016 Fall Favorites

Happy Friday, friends! I hope this finds you well, and someplace nice and cozy and warm as we head into this October weekend ahead.  I’ve been feeling a little under the weather this week, and haven’t felt much like cooking.  So for something different today, I thought I would...

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Loving these new little booties I got this fall so much.  And speaking of booties, ’tis the season again for my favorite foot duvets!!  If you happen to be in the market, trust me, these are the comfiest slippers ever.  I pretty much live in mine all winter long. Having so much...

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Wishing that I was still back sipping espresso in France, you know, like we were doing in this adorable little cafe near Monet’s water lily garden two weeks ago today.  :)  Oh my word, the trip was absolutely amazing.  And as soon as I sort through the zillions of photos that we snapped...

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Counting down the days until Barclay and I leave for PARIS on Friday!!!  Oh my goodness, our trip itinerary feels like an absolute dream come true.  We’re going to chill in Paris for a few days, then take an 8-day Viking River Cruise from Paris to Normandy, then spend a few easy days in Bordeaux,...

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Learning about the world of scotch cocktails (<– never thought about those two words going together!), thanks to my friend, Beth.  She recently subscribed to Shaker and Spoon, and decided to host a handful of gatherings last month to share her craft cocktail creations with friends.  Such a fun idea, and such yummy...

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Celebrating my 2-year friend-iversary with Josefa, my favorite spunky 92-year-old from El Salvador.  We were connected through Unbound — an organization that I wholeheartedly recommend checking out — and I was so thankful to receive her latest letter this week reporting that she’s feeling better lately after Unbound connected her with a...

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Celebrating my one-year datingiversary with this handsome man, and feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for this amazing year we’ve shared together.  Life with him just seems to get better and better, and I’m not taking a moment of it for granted.  ♥  I’m already looking forward to another year of adventures ahead! Feeling very inspired (ahem, while...

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Digging our brand new streetcars that just opened their doors last week in KC.  There’s a stop right outside my building, and the energy with everyone milling around outside all day long has been so fun. Making this salad multiple times a week lately.  5 ingredients, 5 minutes to prep, and it always...

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Admiring every page in this new cookbook.  My friends, Jeanine and Jack, absolutely outdid themselves. Catching up (years late, I know) on the final two seasons of Downton Abbey.  And um, wow, I forgot what a total soap opera it is!  But still, loving every minute, and obsessing as always over...