Columbine Flowers | Garden Tuesday

The columbine flower is a shade loving perennial that readily reseeds in my garden....more

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Veggies

Between baseball games, multiple school drop offs and pick ups, working two part-time jobs, and pretending to keep up with laundry…I am ALL ABOUT my slow cooker these days. For sure the best meals we have at this life stage tend to be ones that require opening the slow cooker lid (and maybe adding a quick veggie, fruit, and maybe some sort of quick starch to the table) at 5 p.m. That’s because I can enjoy my family during the dinner prep hour instead of getting frustrated at interruptions. One of my family’s favorite meals over the years is this older Roasted Chicken with Veggies recipe ....more


Gesine Bullock-Prado’s Take on the Girl Scout Samoa Cookie I have been a fan of Gesine Bullock-Prado’s since she came out with her first book Sugar Baby– she is unapologetic about her love of all things sweet. Her newest book, Let Them Eat Cake,...more

Side Table Makeover {Rock Your Knock-off Tour}

I’ve been wanting to tackle this side table project for awhile but, quite honestly, I was nervous and a little scared to try it....more

Strawberry and Cream Muffins

Summer is here! Ok maybe not officially for another month or so, but it was 80s and humid today so I think that counts. I took Hugo downtown to the West Village and he they had the sprinklers on which to him, is probably the most exciting thing on the planet ....more

Ice Cream Parlor Birthday Party

This adorable ICE CREAM PARLOR BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Diane Holdsambeck of My Lady Dye. Oh my goodness I am positively swooning over this birthday bash! The printables/stationery in it are just darling and I love the simple mint cake and matching cupcakes! ...more

Guacamole Chicken Salad Filled Cucumber Cups Recipe

The beach outings, backyard barbeques, and park picnic time of year has arrived. I cannot believe this weekend kicks off our summer season, and I cannot be more excited for it! Our weekend schedules are about to get packed up with parties ....more

One Pot Spicy Pasta with Turkey Sausage

I am officially obsessed with one pot meals, and this one pot spicy pasta with turkey sausage is one of my favorites! I most definitely understand why one pot meals are a THING right now. Simplicity, fewer dishes to wash…I get it ....more

A Note to Those Fighting for Church

The four of us sat at the end of the hallway at our denomination’s conference center in those generic wooden chairs with scratchy cloth seats. We were doing our interview for our church planting assessment. The couple we spoke with planted a church in Florida years before, and I could see how much they loved.. ....more

Three Things…

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We went bowling on Friday night, barbecued on Saturday and celebrated a friend’s graduation on Sunday. The weather has been a bit cooler (it even rained one day) which us San Deigans are appreciating ....more