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how to make your own hummus.

February 2, 2018
how to make your own hummus.

I like hummus, but I love hummus that I make at home! it’s simple + easy, with only 5 ingredients. there are two I stock up on: cans of chickpeas (aka: garbanzo beans) + tahini (which smells like peanut butter + is made of ground sesame seeds). the rest of the ingredients are “kitchen staples”: lemon, garlic + olive oil. I make a batch of hummus two to three times a week. we go through it. quick! it’s a snack to…

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christmas in colorado.
travels.

christmas in colorado.

our little family headed west for the holidays! we were gone a total of ten days. (two of which were spent in the car, driving 8+ hours, with a baby + a dog). we got back home late on new year’s eve. as you…

February 1, 2018
the 8th annual gingerbread house competition.
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the 8th annual gingerbread house competition.

the husband + I’s most cherished holiday tradition is our gingerbread house competition! we started it while we were dating + have yet to skip a year. it’s the prep work of strategically planning the exterior of your house, shopping for the goodies, turning…

December 20, 2017
christmas in new york city.
travels.

christmas in new york city.

the husband + I lived in new york when we were fresh out of college. well, he moved there and I followed. (basically inviting myself). we’ve been living back in the midwest for nearly five years now, but a piece of our hearts are…

December 18, 2017
the hall | des moines, IA.
des moines.

the hall | des moines, IA.

in early fall 2017, the hall opened it’s doors. right here in des moines, IA. the building was home to an iron foundry + railcar barn in the late 1800’s. and then, nothing! after what I can imagine was an insane + amazing renovation,…

December 6, 2017
how to make the most of the holidays.
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how to make the most of your holidays.

people have a crazy love-hate relationship with the holidays! it’s the hustle + bustle, the constant entertaining, parties for everything, sweet treats that giggle at your so-called “will power”, the reality of missing a family event because you can’t be in two places at…

November 29, 2017