The Christmas Advent Calendar

Happy December! And welcome to the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. 🙂 As we go through our first holiday season in our new home, I am so looking forward to finding and starting traditions we can have each year as our family grows. One classic tradition I’ve actually never done is an Advent Calendar!Continue reading “The Christmas Advent Calendar”

Pumpkin Spice Macarons

Okay, I’m going to put this disclaimer right up front: THESE ARE HARD! Not specifically this pumpkin version, but rather macarons in general. They’re the most temperamental bake I’ve ever made. But I think I’ve finally gotten it right! This batch was the best I’ve done yet. Of course I’ll list all of the ingredientsContinue reading “Pumpkin Spice Macarons”

Sweet Potato Soufflé

I made this recipe three times last year over the holidays and that STILL wasn’t enough. Everybody loved it! People were constantly asking me to make it again. It’s particularly fitting for the holiday season, but this dish makes a killer side any time of year. (And if you have a sweet tooth, this mayContinue reading “Sweet Potato Soufflé”

Busyness Isn’t Better

I’m not sure if it was one crazy smart person, or the culmination of those over time, but it was an intense power move to associate a heightened sense of status and importance with the idea of busyness. Think about it – we envy the mom who seems to ‘do it all’, a comment aboutContinue reading “Busyness Isn’t Better”

Outback Steakhouse Bread Recipe

New + beginning bread maker here. 🙋🏽‍♀️ This is only about the third time I’ve made some type of bread. Previously I’ve tried rolls and biscuits – one worked, one failed dramatically, neither were flavored. This recipe was made as a loaf (but can be easily adjusted into rolls) and includes flavors of molasses, honey,Continue reading “Outback Steakhouse Bread Recipe”

The Best Fall Event in North Carolina

I may be biased here. I’ve done this for years and years and years now. It first started off just tagging along with my mom. Then I ventured off by myself. Now I get to take along my almost-hubby. 😍 (Sweetest thing ever – if your significant other is even somewhat into this sort ofContinue reading “The Best Fall Event in North Carolina”

Best Fall Coffee Tips ☕️ 🎃

Happy fall y’all!! It is my FAVORITE season of the year and I spend as much time as I can in aaaall the coffee shops. I always get so excited when Hobby Lobby has their fall themed aisles way too early (you know, in early August or maybe even late July) just because I knowContinue reading “Best Fall Coffee Tips ☕️ 🎃”

Gift Boxes for Mom

For my mom’s birthday this year, I decided to be as creative, crafty, and coordinated as possible. Imagine picking one of those DIY projects from Pinterest and trying your hand at it. As all of those projects go, it didn’t exactly turn out perfectly. But moms never really care, right? The original idea was IContinue reading “Gift Boxes for Mom”

Musical Birthday Box

Jonathan is a professional musician so, obviously, music is his whole life. I fully enjoy music and can appreciate its endless intricacies, however, I have no formal music training, teaching, or knowledge whatsoever. In other words, he’s basically a genius and I’m basically a dunce. But that’s okay!! Because that means when I do putContinue reading “Musical Birthday Box”