A Room For Living

We’ve tackled the dining room and the kitchen + cabinets, but the living space on our first floor has remained relatively untouched since we moved almost a year ago. It all started when I decided to look for cat-proof blinds for the space and didn’t turn up anything. In our last house, the cats systematically ruined 80% of the faux wood blinds we put up, so I didn’t want to go down that road again.After some research, we chose faux wood plantation shutters from Home Depot ....more

Spinach + Cheddar “Buttermilk” Biscuits

You guys know I’m a biscuit fiend. (What gave it away? These 10,000 biscuit recipes?) I made this delicious slow cooker soup yesterday (I’ll post that recipe soon, too), and I always serve soup with biscuits, cornbread, or some other bready bread bread on the side ....more

8 Must-Have Kitchen Tools

I’ve been getting some emails with questions about kitchen and cooking stuff lately, so I thought rather than replying individually, I’ll post the answers here. Today’s “question” is more a conglomeration of different ones about what kitchen tools I use, why, and which are the best buys. Here are my top picks for things I use most every day in my cooking and baking.(Also check out my list of Useless Kitchen Gadgets!) BeaterBlade I bake something almost every day ....more

What’s Good // What’s Not

I hit the two week milestone in my miscarriage recovery yesterday, and I’m finally starting to feel like myself again after what seemed like never-ending weeks of weight and worry. (BTW: Ada’s new “thing” is making the goofiest faces she can whenever there’s a camera around. Cheesing pretty hard here, eh?) Unfortunately, part of my post-surgery checkup was to get an HCG draw in the lab ....more

Maple Pecan Oatmeal Chocolate Chippers

What a mouthful! Oh, and the name is pretty intense, too. I’ve been getting back to eating my fair share of fruits and veggies, but baking has always been a sort of therapy of mine ....more

Weekend Things

I have already accomplished some stuff from our...more

Kitchen Updates

It’s been a while since I’ve written about our kitchen renovation. We made a few more updates recently that I’m excited to share, and I think the space is coming along nicely. I actually really liked the wooden cabinets when we moved in, but after a while we noticed that the kitchen doesn’t get much light for most of the day ....more

Kale Massage 101

I feel like a new person since I started eating vegetables again. My favorite side dish to most any meal these days? A simple kale salad made with cherry tomatoes, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar ....more

The Dark Cloud

I will just admit that lately (for a while?) I’ve felt like there’s this dark cloud over my head following me around. And the thing is, this isn’t depression or negativity talking. It isn’t all in my head either ....more

Miso + Peanut Noodles

When I lived in Ithaca, there was this awesome shop at the farmers market that sold these delicious peanut lime noodles. And I was absolutely hooked. Saturday morning would come, we’d hop on our bikes to go shopping by the shore of Cayuga lake, and I’d always get those noodles.It’s funny how when you go through something difficult in life, you resort back to your comforts from old times ....more