DIY Coconut Honey Face & Body Scrub

  Ah, yes, the coconut oil obsession continues.  I made this scrub as a quick DIY addition to some Christmas gifts last year and have been using it regularly myself ever since.  It’s the perfect thing as we start to … Read More


11 Months

Oh, Babette, It half breaks my heart and half thrills me to no end that you will be ONE in less than a month now.  Today, I held another little baby (you smiled at her at first, and then decided … Read More


Roasted Tomato and Cheddar Strata (Egg Casserole)

Ohhh, August tomato sickness strikes again.  We’ve gone through pounds upon pounds of tomatoes in the last few weeks, and I’m still not over it.  Roasted tomatoes in everything, including this delicious strata.  We’ve made this a million times – … Read More

Summer Layers

(Hey, thanks for your seriously lovely comments on yesterday’s post.  It is just so so inspiring to know that there are others out there with weaknesses and strengths, some even similar to my own!  Mostly, it’s just really nice to … Read More



On Sunday morning, Dan was up about half an hour before me with the kids.  We have 9am church and even though it’s really not that early, we always always seem to be in a rush to get out the … Read More


Creamy Coconut Peach Frozen Yogurt

We made these popsicles last summer and loved them.  But popsicles are often messier than I’d prefer at the dinner table (especially with a few snail-pace eaters over here, AHEM, Nat), so I thought I’d whirl it into a frozen … Read More


Play Date to Date Night: Bermuda Shorts

Shorts aren’t usually my first pick for a date night, or any time, really – I’m much more of a skirt person.  But this summer, I’ve been really loving a couple of pairs of skinny bermudas I have.  I especially … Read More


Toddler Screen Time

[Whoo boy, first toddler eating and now toddler screen time?  Since when did I become such a not-afraid-of-controversy blogger?  (I didn’t; I’m still deathly afraid.  This just happens to be important to me.)]A couple of months ago, Janssen posted about … Read More


Book Lovers Day

    Blouse/Necklace: Forever 21 (here and here); Skirt: Banana Republic (old); Shoes: Steve Madden (old); Belt: Target (came with another skirt) I’ve been a total bookworm for as long as I remember.  My mom has vivid memories of spending … Read More


Smoky Sweet Corn Chowder

I’m generally a strictly hot-soup-belongs-in-the-wintertime sort of person (although chilled soups, such as peach and strawberry and cucumber are planted firmly in my mind’s summer, but one could say that’s more dessert than meal) (will I ever create parentheticals shorter … Read More