Christmas Card Bloopers

Christmas Card Bloopers

I was deleting some photos from my computer recently and came across a file of Christmas card photos from this past year. They perfectly capture just how difficult it is to get a dog to pose for a decent photo. and finally, a decent one for the memory books. It was a Christmas miracle.

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

If there’s one thing my husband loves in this world, it’s a Reese’s peanut butter cup. So I thought I’d attempt a peanut butter cup cheesecake to top off our at-home Valentine’s Day date. You’ll need: For the crust 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 2 Tbsp melted butter 2 Tbsp sugar For the filling 1 … Continue reading

Crockpot White Chicken Chili

Crockpot White Chicken Chili

If I told you I had a crockpot for over a year and didn’t use it, would you believe me? That’s crazy talk, I wouldn’t believe me either. It’s been really cold here in Indiana, so I decided to break it out and whip up some White Chicken Chili for dinner recently. You’ll need: 1 … Continue reading

Ombre Calendar [Free Printable]

Ombre Calendar [Free Printable]

While writing out our summer travel schedule and events, I discovered that our calendar only goes to the end of June. See a need, fill a need, so I created this Ombre 2013-2014 Calendar using Adobe InDesign. Download and print one for yourself below, in either Blue Ombre or Pink Ombre.  Designed to print landscape … Continue reading

Dean & DeLuca

Dean & DeLuca

I love almost everything about Nashville, but one thing that it’s missing is a Dean & DeLuca!  There’s just something so lovely and energizing and refreshing to me about a really good gourmet food store.  Not a grocery store.  A gourmet food store.  Like Williams-Sonoma (one of my very favorites), only Dean & DeLuca serves … Continue reading

Mason Jar Strawberry Shortcake

Mason Jar Strawberry Shortcake

After a long winter (that is still trying to hang around TN!), we finally have in-season Florida strawberries in our grocery stores!  I may be biased, but I do believe that Publix has the best and most fresh selection of berries, and in fact I usually will make a second stop there on grocery day … Continue reading

Valentine’s Printables

Valentine’s Printables

I’m always on the hunt for cute, seasonal prints for our house, so for Valentine’s Day, I decided to design my own.  I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out! So in honor of love, I thought I’d do you a solid (as my husband now likes to say) and share them for free!  Who … Continue reading

All-American Pie Crust:  A Southern Staple

All-American Pie Crust: A Southern Staple

I rarely keep prepared pie crust in our fridge or freezer.  I have been known to use the frozen pie crust (bonus: it comes in its own pan) or the Pillsbury Pie Shells from the refrigerated section of the grocery store.  Both of those work just fine, and in a pinch, I’m sure I’ll grab … Continue reading

Chess Pie:  A Southern Staple

Chess Pie: A Southern Staple

If you are from the South, chances are you love Chess Pie (or at least have tried it, though I know very few people who have tried it and don’t love it). I’ve had it dozens of times but have never before tried to make it.  I needed an idea for a dessert to take … Continue reading