10 months old

10 months old and what a rolling machine this girly has turned into!...more

25 Terrifically Creative Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

We love, LOVE, love our teachers. At least one week a year we have a chance to honor and celebrate them....more


Shipping out Speakable orders is my new favorite way to start the day. Okay fine…there’s a better way, and it’s called brunch. Even if it doesn’t “start” the day until 3pm ....more

Monday Motivation Linky Party

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party! Thank you for being here and for sharing all of your talents with us. You continue to inspire us every week! ...more

Yakitori 焼き鳥

Sweet and irresistible chicken and scallion skewers (negima), you can enjoy this simple recipe on a grill or with an oven. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...more

Bali Diary: How to Make Black Rice Pudding

During my time in Bali, it didn't take too long for me to become obsessed with black rice pudding. So you can bet your bottom donut that as soon as I got back stateside, I set forth to recreating this bali magic in my own kitchen. As it turned out, the most difficult part was sourcing the ingredients ....more

Mosaic Monday: Parrot Tulips

I think I may have missed the ranunculus season this year, but I managed to find some parrot tulips last week, which I promptly brought home to brighten the kitchen and ultimately to photograph. ...more

Busted: It does NOT take 21 days to break OR make a habit

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit....more

Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting BB Cream Review

The Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting BB Cream ($14.95) is an interesting new concept that I haven’t seen any other brands do…yet....more

Early Pregnancy Symptoms That TOTALLY SUCK

By now, most people I know personally are aware that Mr. Sammich and I are expecting baby #3. ...more