home at last

Whew! We made it! We are settling into our new home and life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! ...more

salmon (or other fish) tacos with peach corn salsa

We've been trying to clean out our freezer before our move to Seattle and I put this together for dinner last night and it was DELICIOUS! You may not have all these things in your fridge/freezer like I did but the ingredients are pretty simple. I had some frozen marinated/seasoned wild caught salmon from Costco in my freezer so I used some of it for the tacos (pictured) but I also made another ...more

nielson genes

I was recently looking through my baby book and was surprised at how all three of my kids look like me at one age or another. William didn't look like me as a baby, but I think that this picture of me at age 6 looks a lot like him at age 4. Fritz looks a lot like my 2 year old picture and I've recently thought that Louisa looks like my baby pictures ....more

the best oatmeal chip cookies

It's no secret that I love oatmeal cookies. My big brother, Stephen, particularly loves oatmeal butterscotch chip (sidenote: since we're moving to Seattle and close to him, I anticipate lots of requests for these) and when he and his high school friends would come over to our house, I always made them. See, I was three years younger and really boy crazy.. ....more

we're coming for you, seattle!

Big news for the Bryant family! We are moving to Seattle! You guys, I can't begin to explain how excited I am ....more

turning 30 in seattle

We took a last minute trip last week to Seattle for my 30th birthday (this is the third summer in a row that we've taken a trip there and it's worth it every time! 2013, 2012). It was a fun fest of delicious food, gorgeous weather and beautiful scenery ....more

be right back: seattle

David and I (and Louisa) have been in Seattle since Wednesday night and we are having a grand time! We miss our boys and I'll blog about our exciting trip soon but until then... She's fattening up nicely! ...more

sofa ta-da! (reupholstery project)

Remember this old sofa I bought a few months ago? Well, the week before I had Louisa, my reupholster delivered it and I LOVE it! It's every thing I wanted ....more

oatmeal buttermilk muffins (with endless mix-ins options)

These muffins are good stuff. They're a simple recipe and you can put just about anything in them. I love to put blueberries in mine but there are endless combinations ....more

life lately: according to my iPhone

I haven't been great at blogging lately. Must be something to do with having a newborn and running on zero sleep... Even though I've been printing my Instagram pictures off into Chatbooks (love those!), some of the pictures on my iPhone don't make it into Instagram and some are just too cute not to show again ....more