Salted Almond and Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. Now that Memorial Day is over and done with (I hope you had an excellent holiday weekend!), we can officially whip out the ice cream recipes, right? I love, love, love making homemade ice cream! ...more

In the Chicken Coop

I caught you guys up on the happenings out in our garden last week, and this week, it's time to update you on our other big Springtime project—the chickens! If you missed it, back in early April, we got a dozen chicks (supposedly all hens, but that ain't the case, as you'll learn in a moment) on a whim. We didn't have a brooder, we didn't have a coop, but we did have a passion for taking care of our cute little balls of fluff! ...more

Salmon Spinach Artichoke Dip

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Nut Thins. I am so excited for this week's posts, guys! I've partnered up with my good friends at Blue Diamond Almonds...more

Grilled Veggie and Pesto Flatbread

If you walk into our house on any given Friday evening in the summer, you'll find us eating these flatbreads. They are, without a doubt, my favorite summer meal. They aren't the simplest of meals to put together (there are, admittedly, a lot of moving parts), but the flavor that comes together in the end is worth all the chopping, roasting, and grilling ....more

In the Garden

Wow. I can't believe it's been almost two months since I last gave you guys a garden update. A lot has changed since March out in our growing space, so let me give you a little run down of what's up ....more

How to Plant a Container Salsa Garden

We're working hard to get all 5,000 square feet of our garden planted this week—we're running a little bit behind (we normally try to have it all in by the first weekend in May), but that's okay! We'll still be swimming in veggies in a few weeks. I'll update you more on the garden goingson in a post next week, but for now, I wanted to share with you a smaller scale gardening project I did last week—a container salsa garden! Our garden is a good trek away from the house, so every season, we also do some container gardening up near the house for easy grab-and-go veggies....more

Roasted Asparagus Hoagies

Well this is a weird little recipe, now isn't it? I blame it on the asparagus explosion that is happening in our garden right now. I love asparagus season—LOVE—but like every other veggie in a garden, there comes a time where you have more of it than you know what to do with, so you start to do crazy things like make asparagus hoagies ....more

How We Made $1549 in One Weekend (AKA: My Awesome Yard Sale Tips!)

Last weekend, my sister, my parents, and I held a two-day yard sale. It was a ton of work getting ready for it, but, in the end, it was totally worth all the sorting, pricing, and organizing, because we collectively made $1549 over the course of 10 hours (on two different days). We had almost nothing left at the end of the sale, and we all managed to clear a whole bunch of junk out of our houses ....more

How to Plant a Container Salsa Garden

We're working hard to get all 5,000 square feet of our garden planted this week—we're running a little bit...more

Baby Bites: Baby Led Weaning Breakfast Ideas

I get a lot of parenting questions sent my way (which I find highly amusing, because, um, hi, I'm totally clueless), but none more than the volume of questions I get about baby led weaning. Baby led weaning (or BLW for those in the know) is an alternative method of introducing solids to babies. Instead of doing the more traditional baby food/pureed food step, you skip that entirely and start off your baby with "real" food with modifications—pieces that are large enough to not be a choking hazard, food that is soft enough to get "chewed" by gums, skipping family allergens ....more