coming and going

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Summer is here again and I swear it can’t be real. The seasons fly by almost as fast as the days and I feel like I’m always a step behind. Trying to slow down and savor little moments in a hectic world that is always racing sometimes seems impossible. But I won’t stop longing for that slowness and working toward it. Today I took twenty minutes to myself to read a chapter in a book, sip on an iced Cameron's Highlander Grog, and admire the glowing sunlight filtering into my bedroom. 




Coffee Talk

Friday, May 4, 2018


Good morning, friends! Today I am making a list (you surprised?) of family activities to fill our spring and summer. But more importantly, I’m making this list very budget-friendly too. With more house projects and vacations on the horizon, and the ever-growing need to save, this year I am working to meet one of my year-long goals of spending less. I have a good start to my list so far, but I’m really hoping to bulk it up! Here's what I've got so far:

spring, a love letter

Friday, March 30, 2018


I have a thing for stripes. And for lavender iced coffee. And for fresh Spring tulips. And for reading good books in my bed in the middle of the afternoon. 

Spring is slowly waking up and it feels like our whole house is too. The late sunset, the windows cracked open just a bit, the fresh blooms poking up from the thawed ground. We've tucked away our snow boots, mittens and big, puffy coats in favor of denim jackets, shiny rain boots and umbrellas. While savoring the cool air from outside as my curtains waft in the breeze, I jotted down a new recipe for a deliciously scrumptious lavender honey iced coffee to share with you.

Lemon Curd Cupcakes Recipe

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Who doesn’t love a good Easter basket? Country Crock® sent us this beautiful basket filled with all of the fixings for delicious Lemon Curd Cupcakes! We couldn’t wait to get started. I’m going to share the recipe here for you, step by step, so that you can enjoy them too. I’ve never made a cake batter with ricotta cheese before and it was absolutely divine. Plus lemon curd dropped inside each little cake, topped with homemade frosting with berries… what’s not to love?! Let’s get started!



Easter Outfits with Janie and Jack

Wednesday, March 28, 2018



Years ago when I was pregnant with Lorelai, my mother and I stumbled into a Janie and Jack store while traveling one hot summer day. Of course we were stopping a lot that day to check out itty little baby clothes, but something about the Janie and Jack store felt special to us. Magical. I wanted so many wonderful things that day, but I settled on the sweetest little cream jumper. I remember purchasing it in newborn size even though I knew how unpractical that was, but I couldn’t resist because it was the sweetest little thing I’d ever set eyes on. I adored that jumper throughout the rest of my pregnancy, often holding it while wondering who the little person would be that would soon fill it. Ever since that day, Janie and Jack has been a special place for me. I absolutely adore browsing through their latest collections and picking out the most special pieces for my babies for special events in their lives. This year, their spring collections are picture perfect. I mean… baby pink scalloped flats. Rainbow plaid suspenders. Cornflower blue bow ties. Heaven. We had such a fun time picking out the perfect outfits to celebrate Easter. I’m going to cherish these ones forever.


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