Bourbon Persimmon Bread

I love free food. I don't mean the kind like the free hot dogs they were serving at a festival we went to this past weekend (the line went around the block). No, I'm talking about foraged food ....more

What I Learned from 24 Hours Without the Internet

One of my goals for my 31st year on this planet was to stop worrying so much about documenting life, and instead spend more time actually living it. I struggle with (and I think a lot of us do) needing to feel validation through technology. I sometimes feel like if I don't Instagram a picture of it or have an app to track it or write a blog post about it—the event didn't matter ....more

Blue Cornbread

Okay, I know. This bread looks crazy. But please, pretty please, don't let the weird blue color turn you off ....more

Oatmeal Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

We just hit fall, and it feels like we're already in pumpkin-overload, doesn't it? I tend...more

Learning to Take Cake of Myself

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. All content and opinions are my own. Read more about my sponsored post disclosure policy in the BTHR Bylaws ....more

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

My wedding day was really low-pressure. Part of it was because of the location—we held our wedding between two trees in my parents' backyard (which is now my backyard). Part of it was because we only invited our closest friends and family—we had about 40 people there total ....more

Turkey Taco Chili

I know that chili is a pretty personal dish. In some regions, it's sacrilege to put beans in your chili. Other people like chili so hot it makes your eyes water ....more

Lunches Lately

When I was working on coming up with a (totally reasonable, not crazy) plan to get back in shape after pregnancy, once of the action items in my plan was to pack my lunch everyday....more

July 2014 Income Report — $428.54

It's time again for my monthly income report!...more

Our Favorite Baby Gear: Newborn Edition

Wading through the "must have" lists when making a baby registry is a pregnancy rite of passage. There are so many baby accoutrements that it can feel crazy overwhelming. And new parents will pretty much take any advice they can get on what is really a necessity and what can stay on the Babies R Us store shelves ....more