winter is for family pictures

christmas card 2014

It used to be "fall is for family pictures," but then I procrastinated and it was winter before we got them done this year (don't be that guy that tells me technically winter hasn't started yet please). But we did them just in time to have some Christmas cards printed and mailed, so I'm considering … [Read More...]

Mezzetta holiday meal ideas

Holiday Meals & Memories with Mezzetta…

This Christmas will look different for our family; it's the first one without my grandpa and my other grandpa fell and broke his hip right before Thanksgiving so we're still not … [Read More...]

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

weekend read: Eleanor & Park…

This is it, this is my favorite book of 2014. It only took me until December to find it and I'm not even mad about it. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Gah, I don't even … [Read More...]

favorite things party ideas 5

annual favorite things party…

I'm going to go ahead and say that our Favorite Things Party is my favorite holiday event. Sorry family, you're nice and all, but this one is the best. My First Thursday friends … [Read More...]

#blacklivesmatter

#blacklivesmatter…

I've debated writing this because I'm scared. Scared that I don't have a right to write about it, tell my opinions on it, and engage others. But that is me trying to play it … [Read More...]

holiday potatoes

holiday potatoes…

You know how you only make certain foods around the holidays? You could make them year round, but there is just something special and extra delicious about making them around the … [Read More...]

Bittersweet

weekend read: Bittersweet (& giveaway)…

I've mentioned my love for Shauna Niequist many times. Years ago, I read Cold Tangerines and it spoke to me like no other book had. Since then I've read it every year. It just … [Read More...]

Whole30 tips and tricks

whole30 tips & tricks: how I survived the challenge…

The most daunting thing about my Whole30 round was the amount of time it took to prepare food. I'm used to cooking dinner every night and with my Weight Watcher's journey, I often … [Read More...]

black white sweater long

full belly secrets…

Favorite winter trend by far: big sweaters and skinny jeans. It's perfect for holiday weight gain. Because if you need to unbutton your pants, NO ONE WILL KNOW. (skinnies: … [Read More...]

12 Days of Trusty Chucks Christmas 2

12 Days of Trusty Chucks Christmas…

Everybody get their Christmas shopping done this weekend?? Eh, me neither. Give me a few more weeks and I'll get there. Mostly. Hopefully. But in the mean time, I want to say … [Read More...]

Stars and Swipes

weekend read: Stars and Swipes + Hugs and Misses…

I found the perfect Christmas gift for your history buff, Americana lover, or that someone who has a smart, slightly cheesy sense of humor. And that about covers everyone I … [Read More...]