Whenever I am looking for a delicious dish, I always turn to Ina. Seriously, every single dish that I have tried of hers is always pretty amazing. I am so confident in the deliciousness of her food that I have actually made Ina recipes that I have never even tried before and served them to company. Isn’t that the number one rule for entertaining: NEVER serve something that you have not made before? I mean, if that isn’t the truest test of faith! I do have to admit that this behavior even makes the most faithful nervous but Ina has never led me astray.
Well last week just wasn’t my week. On Tuesday, the AC died. Yep. The joys of home ownership. So while the repair people were quick to tell us that we needed an entirely new air conditioning system, they couldn’t replace the unit for an entire week. That’s right. No AC with a forecast in the mid-eighties (and one in the low nineties) for the next seven days.
My baby girl is ONE! I can’t even believe how fast the past year has flown by. Each and every day with this little girl keeps getting better and better. She has so much personality already and is always laughing and smiling – unless of course, it is her first birthday party in which she refused to crack a smile for a single picture. Stubborn. We are in serious trouble.
I had always said that I would probably have a small party with family only for G’s first birthday. I had done a lot of event planning in a past job and have been over it ever since. Two months out, I started browsing on pinterest and things started spiraling out of control!
The past two weeks have been crazy and there has been little time to post! Between snow days and work obligations and swim classes for G, I have barely had time for sleep. Okay, that is a bit dramatic but you get the idea. The big day is here and I would be the worst if I didn’t get this recipe up before the weekend. I mean, could you think of a better breakfast in bed treat from your loved one?! Hint hint.
1 Socks // 2 Pink Gingham Bubble // 3 Baby Hunter Boots (!) // 4 Pink Sparkly TOMS // 5 Burberry Dress // 6 Heart Hat and Mittens // 7 Heart Blanket // 8 Navy Heart Hat and Mittens // 9 Monogrammed Hat // 10 Pink Minnetonkas // 11 Pink Dots + Heart Suit // 12 Red Heart Suit // 13 Heart Striped Onesie // 14 Ban.do Heart // 15 Valentine’s Book
We love a holiday over here, and the countdown to Valentine’s Day is officially on. Now that G is here, holidays are even more fun to celebrate. I’ve gathered a few of my favorite Valentine inspired baby goodies for your viewing pleasure. And the good news is that many of these items can be worn year round.
For some reason starting solids with Grace was so overwhelming to me. What do I start with? How do I cook? No salt, no oil, try something for four days until you try something new, allergic reaction or no allergic reaction, don’t try uncooked greens before nine months or try them before nine months. I mean, how do you cut through all of the noise? Continue reading
You should probably make this now. Why? Because it is delicious, obviously. Plus, it pleases both the man and the woman. It is healthy, but it tastes decadent. It is packed with all the flavors of chili then tossed with quinoa and baked with a little bit of cheese. The perfect comfort food. Yes, I went there.
1 KitchenAid Mixer // 2 Sucre Spoons (+ their adorable Etsy shop) // 3 Pie Crimpers // 4 Hustlin Tea Towel (and here) // 5 Heart Mug // 6 Handkerchiefs // 7 Spatula // 8 Cookie Cutter // 9 Pink Sugar // 10 Card // 11 Ribbon Heart Tea Towel // 12 Straws // 13 Heart Nesting Bowls // 14 Ice Molds // 15 Red Stripe Kitchen Towels // 16 Pink Cake Stand // 17 LOVE Sparklers
Whether you are planning a romantic dinner for two or a night in with your girlfriends for Valentines, it is always fun to get a little festive with some pink or heart-shaped flair. Here are some of my favorites from around the web to punch up your kitchen or add a little excitement to your table.