photo an hour

6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM (^^ Adrienne took this picture!) 12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM (^^blurry Adrienne and her cousin dancing to Christmas music) 8PM (^^my […]


lunch lately

[sweet potato + sautéed collard greens + over easy egg] Lately, I’ve been able to squeeze in five, maybe six, bites of food in my baby-squished-belly before I am on […]


toddler-made gift wrap

I’m not one of those people who has their presents all formally wrapped, tagged and beautifully tied up in fancy bows. I really like plain white or brown paper with […]


Thumbprint Chocolate Lava Cookies + a chocolate tea (milk) party with Lindt!

Adrienne and I had ourselves a special little chocolate party the other day. Because when the holiday season rolls around, and temperatures are in the single digits…chocolate! Chocolate in your […]


brussels sprouts salad + maple roasted cranberry dressing

Oh what’s that? This is sort of like a sandwich I posted last week? Ya got me. But those cranberries! I can’t stop. They’re almost like dried cranberries, but jucier […]


white wonderland

Not our first big snow storm, but definitely the prettiest so far. It was only five degrees yesterday (-12 degrees if you include wind-chill), so we didn’t stay out for […]


thanksgiving sandwich

How your thanksgiving? I hope it was just perfect. Unfortunately, we all came down with some horrid stomach bug and spent the day in bed, trying to keep vegetable broth […]



  The holidays always creep up on me. Then, I’m always surprised (well, always, meaning the last year and this year) at how acutely I miss my mama. It seems […]


Banana Bread Bundt Cake (with a gooey cinnamon swirl!)

Cake (sort of)! It’s been too long! I actually had these grand plans to start a series today called baking with a toddler…and then my toddler miraculously slept in until […]


15 Minute Cheesy Garlic Biscuits

What’s the difference between a scone and a biscuit? That’s not a riddle…I’m seriously asking. In my brain, a scone is sweet and a biscuit is savory; but I know […]