My Vintage Cookbook Collection

Roughly two years ago, I started getting into collecting and reading recipe books. Not only just for the recipes, but the stories being told within them through either text or the pictures and illustrations inside. It came about due to a few reasons: I needed inspiration for dinner (an ongoing saga), Susan Branch, and a […]

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Blue Cheese Biscuits

During a summer party at my in-laws house a handful of years ago, a guest brought these wonderful biscuits and I kept going back for more. I was stunned to find out not only how simple the recipe was but that it involved blue cheese, because ordinarily I’m not a fan. When I asked how […]

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Christmas In July|Home Decor (2017 Flashback)

Back in the Winter, I showed you how I decorated for Christmas 2018 and transitioned it into Winter. I mentioned how I might share what I did the year before just to document and compare, but life happened and here we are! Christmas in July it is! So, let’s get into my DeLorean and travel […]

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Red, White, & Mount Vernon

Hey, friends! I just got in from pruning my front flower bed that we put in this year (you can follow along on the progress on Instagram), and I can officially say that it feels like the Dog Days of Summer are here! We’ve also had a lot of rain, making our green babies grow […]

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Darling, Love Is Best | Valentine’s Day Decor

Valentine’s Day always reminds me of mine and David’s humble beginning when he became my first Valentine ever back when we were just fifteen. I innocently (I swear it) gave him a stuffed dog with a heart in its mouth that said “kiss me”, picking it up at Hallmark the night before without giving it […]

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Winter Things | A Culinary Adventure

Hello, friends! I’m currently sitting at my kitchen table writing with fresh snow falling outside my kitchen door. There’s only a blue-gray light left of the day and I’m craving a hot mug of coffee (but since I’m writing this on a Thursday evening, that might not be the greatest idea!). More snow is in […]

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And A Cat Named Peaches, Too! | Winter Inspired Pins

pin The first fluffy snowflakes of the year are due to fall this coming weekend! I find snowy days magical. They’re even extra magical when I have nothing on the agenda and I can watch nature put on a little show that makes the tree branches glisten like diamonds. The world seems to slow down […]

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How To Convert Your Christmas Decor Into Winter

The cookies, treats, and food have been eaten. The tree may be on its way down this weekend, if not before. We’ve prepared for the Holiday season for at least a month – poured over our to-do list, shopped, wrapped, decorated, visited with family and friends. And in a blink of an eye it’s all […]

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Halloween Talk & Fall Decor | 2018

One of my favorite places to decorate (and agonize over) other than my coffee bar is the entryway table. This year it’s a little more dressed up for Halloween, which I haven’t quite done before. So before I put the festive things away and rearrange it for November, I wanted to show you just a […]

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Losing Lucky | What Losing Our Furry Best Friend Taught Me

Eleven years ago, when we were just twenty years old, David had moved from a dorm room in college to his very own one bedroom apartment. It didn’t take long for loneliness to set in and my then boyfriend needed some company. So, January 2007, we went to PetSmart while I was in town visiting […]

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