Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Have you ever wondered how brussel sprouts grow?  Yeah, me neither.  Strolling through Trader Joe’s produce section, I found these babies on the end cap.  Who knew brussel sprouts could be so beautiful? Speaking of beautiful… and weird… and tough.  Enough of that.  That’s what the stalk looks like after you pull the sprouts off. Back […]

Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze on Smoked Turkey

Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze on Smoked Turkey

My husband John loves to smoke and grill meat.  He got a smoker from his dad who is a garage sale pro and probably got it for next to nothing.  Here he is getting the fire going in our backyard fire pit.  He brined the turkey and then put a rub on it before smoking […]

Homemade Chili Oil

Homemade Chili Oil

My sister and I spent a month in Paris when we were in college.  I loved the food, the slower pace of life and of course all the cafes.  This might sound strange, but we actually ate in a lot pizzerias.  Even compared to New York (don’t hate me NYC), the best pizza I’ve ever […]

Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Pasta

Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Pasta

It’s been a while since I posted.  We have moved from the DC area down to Jacksonville, Fl where we both grew up.  It’s been a whirlwind of moving, staying with my parents and moving again.  We are so glad to be settling into our new home, and this was our first family meal in […]

Slow Cooker Red Curry with Turkey Meatballs

Slow Cooker Red Curry with Turkey Meatballs

This recipe is definitely for the spice lovers!  I give it a rating of at least 4 peppers like the Thai restaurants use.  I am a red curry fan.  I almost always order the red curry and always something curry at a Thai restaurant.  When I was pregnant with Camden, my girlfriends took me out […]

Weekly Recap – August 11, 2014

Weekly Recap – August 11, 2014

I didn’t get a lot of pictures of us doing stuff this week, but we still did a lot of bug stuff and learning.  I made this Hermie lap book from 1+1+1=1.  They both had fun looking at it. Arabella likes to quiz Camden on his colors and was trying to teach him numbers.  She […]

Hiding Technology in Your Home

Hiding Technology in Your Home

One thing that I hate to see in my house is cords and cables.  I know I need them for charging my phone, watching TV and playing music, but I like to pretend they are not there.  That’s why I like to decorate around them.  See the little box under the books? Here’s another little […]

Weekly Recap – July/August – Bug Theme

Weekly Recap – July/August – Bug Theme

The Weekly Recaps have been MIA on the blog lately.  We’ve had a lot going on in the past few weeks.  We found out we are finally moving back to the Jacksonville, Florida area with a job transfer for John, we made an unexpected trip to Florida for my grandmother’s funeral and all came down […]

Peachy Sweet Tea Mint Julep

Peachy Sweet Tea Mint Julep

This is a fun grown-up drink I made with some leftover peaches, bourbon I had from brining our turkey at Thanksgiving and sweet tea I made for lunch one day.  It’s tastes like summer time in the South.  I can imagine drinking this in a rocking chair on a front porch while the sun in going down. […]

Master Bedroom Budget Makeover

Master Bedroom Budget Makeover

I’ve been working on redoing our master bedroom since before Camden was born.  I’ve posted a few posts hinting at it over the years.  I thought I should photograph and post it before we move in September.  I had frames on the wall for months before getting pictures in them, and a week later we […]