The dad in our house makes biscuits and gravy about once a week. He has really perfected it. He even made it for himself on Father Day and I took some pictures and notes to share with you! It is his own recipe that he almost didn’t let me share:) I requested a paleo version and he did not disappoint. Come get both recipe’s and see pictures from our breakfast.
Happy Memorial Day friends! The town we live in is so charming and especially right now. Everyone has their pride of being an American hanging on the front of their homes. I took some pictures of about 20 of my favorite homes- the homes that stop me dead in my tracks and offer so much inspiration! I even matched up some of the paint. Come take a walk with me around my neighborhood!
Do you set new years resolutions? I like to pick a word of the year. I do set other goals too, but a word of the year is one of my favorites to do. I know that seeing those words and goals is the best way to help you achieve them. Come see all my simple ideas of displaying your word! This is a fun activity for the entire family.
I started my Instagram account on a whim. We had been in our new home in CT for about 4 months and I needed a creative outlet. I was unsure of if I should just use my personal Instagram account and share design ideas that way. I bounced ideas off of my good friend Rachel and she was SO great to encourage me. Within the first 6 months I had close to 50k followers then a little over a year I had 100k followers. I shared things I learned along the way and also some of my TOP pictures from my Instagram account.
I am excited to share this post with you…because it is what YOU all liked the most from my blog this past year. Some posts I knew would make my top 10 and some surprised me. Come see what you all liked the most and check out the 32 other bloggers that I linked at the bottom of the post who shared their top posts too. A lot of inspiring posts!
Hair is a big deal at our house. I have always had a lot of hair- my husband will tease me and call me “Simba” from the Lion King after I blow dry it. It gets pretty frizzy! I was excited to partner with Dove’s #LoveYourHair campaign to encourage mothers to pass along hair confidence to their daughters. Come see how we really try to love our hair, without tears and where I end up doing their hair most mornings in our little cape.
I think Christmas cards can cause a big stress for families- because most of the time they require a darling family picture. I almost went there and jumped on the stressed out Christmas card train. But I didn’t let myself. I stopped and thought “how can I make this the easiest and fun for my family?” And it totally worked! Come see what we did this year, how I display all our Christmas cards and the very first photo we ever took in front of our home.
I recently shared on my Instagram a piece of advice I heard from one of my favorite Podcasts. They said “Do something every day that cannot be un-done.” Basically it will make us Happier if we are able to do something that is different than the day before. So I thought something I look forward to is hosting and reading books and discussing them- both are things that cannot be un-done. Come read how I started my new bookclub and past favorite books I have read.
I shared last blog post how excited I was that my mom was in town. The girls went back to school today giving my mom and I some time to go shopping at one of our favorite spots. I brought my camera along and snapped some pictures of things that inspired me. From succulents, fall colors, bees, dishes, cutting boards, smells and food…always food. It was a perfect September day, the weather was breezy and about 72 degrees. We even tried “the best cookies” in Connecticut. Come see what inspired us and where to find the best cookies in YOUR state!
We were invited us to this beach house that our friends stay at every summer for a week in East Haven, Connecticut. It is about a 45 minute drive my my home. Last year when I went I was pleasantly surprised at how charming it was! I knew this year I would make sure to take the big camera to some pictures to remember it and to share with all of you. You will love the kitchen!
With Instagram and Facebook it made me question if birth announcements are a thing of the past? Like writing letters. But there is something about getting an actual birth announcement in the mailSince I can’t send a birth announcement to all of my readers in the mail. I thought I would share it here with you and what I wrote on the back. Thank you for helping us welcome Finn into this world!