Tea for Two

Last week, we had countless snow days & had to get creative to keep the girls entertained. We enjoyed an impromptu tea party, captured…

How to Arrange Tulips

Maybe it’s because for the last month, there has been snow on the ground more days than not, but I’m ready for a little…

Chocolate Wine Caramels

I just can’t resist caramel. On a sundae or cheesecake, in bars, cookies & pies, or just {shhhh} on a spoon. I wanted to integrate caramel…

Heart Shaped Brownies

Sometimes the best things in life are simple. The girls teach me that every day. What I often take for granted, looks much more…

The Best M&M Cookies

One of the perks of celebrating your birthday in late January when you’re a girl is all of the pink options available. Adalyn requested…

Valentine’s Day Picnic

Looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day? Cozy up with a little picnic in the park. Spiked cocoa, pastries and the one you love.  …

DIY Birch Vase

This past Spring, I kept waiting for my birch tree to bud, but it didn’t make it through the winter. I have always loved…

Decadent Flourless Brownies

These are no ordinary brownies. Think of them as a thinner chocolate torte. Creamy, rich and decadent.  When we were at our favorite breakfast…

DIY Photo Coasters

I enjoy giving personalized gifts. This easy photo gift idea only takes 30 minutes hands on time, but can be cherished for years. The…

The Best Cheesecake Recipe

This recipe is special to me, because it was my aunt’s, who I love and miss dearly. I’m always careful to document my recipes,…

Class Valentines

Rather than spending $10 on a box of Valentine’s, I wanted to give Adalyn’s classmates a little something – and I didn’t have to…

Phyllo Brownie Recipe

One of the things I miss most about living in Columbia, Missouri is Addison’s. It’s where Chris and I had our first date years…

Updating Decor for Spring

Alright, I know it’s late January, but I’m already dreaming about easy ways to update my home for Spring. I always justify this by…

Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

I adapted this recipe from All Recipes. Sometimes I make it with cinnamon/sugar, and other using brown sugar for more of a caramel twist….

Tips for Icing Sugar Cookies

It’s no secret that I’m not fond of royal icing. While it’s beautiful, it just doesn’t taste like a treat to me. If I’m…

Easy & Amazing Sugar Cookies

Chris touts these as bakery quality sugar cookies. I enjoy how easy they are to make. I have a number of sugar cookie recipes,…

Third Birthday Party for Friends

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of hosting Adalyn’s first friend birthday party. I’m not sure who had more fun! Because she is…