Category: Life

2017 Spring Favorites

Happy Friday, everyone! ¬†ūüíõ Thought I’d take a break from recipes today and chime in with an update on life behind the scenes around here this spring. First off, can I just take a second to shout from the rooftops how THRILLED I am that we’ve finally sprung forward?!?...

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Our engagement pics are in! And they’re making me all –>¬†ūüėä ūüėä ūüėä ūüėä ūüėä. Truly, Barclay and I love them so much. ¬†And, I’ve gotta admit that I especially love them because — as opposed¬†to 95% of our photos up until this point — they’re not selfies! ¬†...

2017 Winter Favorites

Hey, friends! ¬†‚ô° 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.ūüėé) ¬† 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 (<Рnever 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. ¬†‚ô•¬† I’m already looking forward to another year of adventures ahead! Feeling¬†very inspired (ahem, while...