October Stuff

Fall is here! // I recently made these vegan Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Ada. We frosted them with chocolate frosting and covered in a thick layer of sprinkle leaves.// I also made yet another batch of the Apple + Butternut Squash Soup in my slow cooker last night ....more

Three Years Later . . .

Today is the 3-year anniversary of when Ada had her surgery. I thought to honor the day, I'd re-post what I wrote about that day way back when. I'm currently looking at my gorgeous almost 5-year-old, and you'd never know we went through this nightmare ....more

How to // Roast Frozen Veggies

My sister-in-law is like the fittest, healthiest person I know. (She's also a Pilates instructor in LA -- so you know she's got some street cred!) We had a brief chat yesterday about health and stuff, and she really inspired me to get my act together.I have this vision of myself that's sort of, well, incredibly outdated. I was in my twenties, running marathons, lifting weights, and eating clean basically all the time ....more

Cheesy Drop Biscuits + Cider Variation

I've been on the hunt for a biscuit recipe that would be similar to Red Lobster biscuits. Have you had them? I mean, I haven't been to that restaurant in many years ....more

Country Store Essentials

My mom and I went to the sweetest little farm store over the weekend. It's only 10 minutes from my house, but it was my very first visit! Stephen and I have these grand visions of moving to the country ....more

SAHM Decision // Budget + Sacrifice

I wrote this post back in 2012 right after I decided to leave full-time employment to stay home with baby Ada. I thought it'd be interesting to post this again some four years later ....more

Apple + Butternut Squash Soup // Slow Cook

For dinner last night, I decided to go easy on myself and simmer together a soup in the crock pot. I mean, is there anything better in autumn than smelling something yummy cooking all day long? And this soup has a healthy dose of spices that make it extra comforting.You may have missed all my gushing last year, but I got a new slow cooker ....more

Our Weekend

Happy fall! I thought I'd check in for a quick hello. Eloise has hit a strange spot in babyhood between the 3-month growth spurt and 4-month sleep regression ....more

Running After Baby // Week 14

It's been a while since I've written specifically about exercise. I'm doing a lot of it, despite what the number on the scale might tell you. (But that's another post for another day!) (Old photo alert!) Accomplishments: I don't think I shared my 5K time from last month's race ....more

Our Hand-Painted Backsplash

This is one of my favorite DIY projects. So, I'm re-posting it for those of you who might be interested in doing the same thing in your home. I'll hopefully get an updated kitchen tour up soon, too ....more