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  • the 8th annual gingerbread house competition.

    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…

  • how to make the most of the holidays.

    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…

  • a day in the life: kara swanson.

    a day in the life: kara swanson.

    a day in the life: kara swanson. I recently had the chance to chat with the sweet + highly inspirational, kara swanson. she is the founder + certified health coach behind life well lived.…

  • easy weekday breakfast pockets.

    easy weekday breakfast pockets.

    breakfast is the hardest meal. there are so many things you must accomplish from the moment you (finally) roll out of bed until you head out for the day. although, I’d love to cook…

  • even better moscow mules.

    even better moscow mules.

    if there is one thing I learned this summer, it’s that: moscow mules should be made with alcoholic ginger beer! I’ve been making them “wrong” this whole time. let’s just say, these are the types…

  • black bean burgers.

    black bean burgers.

    while I was on maternity leave, the baby + I settled into quite the morning routine. we’d take the dog for a walk. once we got home, it was breakfast + the today show.…

  • grown-up pink lemonade.

    grown-up pink lemonade.

    IT’S SUMMERTIME! with it has come blue skies, fluffy white clouds + heat. all have been welcomed with open arms after a very dreary, rainy spring. we’ve been spending as much time outdoors as possible. from…

  • veggie + sausage soup.

    veggie + sausage soup.

    when it comes to weeknight dinners, I can + will eat soup year-round. it’s not a food just reserved for the colder months. it’s too easy to throw together + make your own for…

  • the 7th annual gingerbread house competition.

    the 7th annual gingerbread house competition.

    it was touch & go for a while there. I wasn’t quite sure if the husband + I’s 7th annual gingerbread house competition would even happen. we do it every year + it’s our…

  • simple holiday appetizers (part II).

    simple holiday appetizers (part II).

    as I mentioned in part I (see here) .. it is important to have a “bag of tricks” – a few recipes you can throw together in mere minutes with the ingredients you already have…