napa valley: food

Welcome to the second installment of our Napa trip: the food! In case you missed it, I shared our Napa winery experiences here. To give you a little background before we jump into the restaurants, we started each day with a great brunch and ended most of them with a DIY charcuterie board dinner complete…

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10 things I’m loving lately

Recently, I have been trying to write down three things I’m grateful for at the end of each day. I haven’t quite mastered the habit yet, but whenever I do it, I am reminded of some of the things that I have discovered lately or things that I keep coming back to because they make…

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salted oreo no-churn ice cream

You may be thinking, “salted Oreo? Is that really what she meant?” Yes. Yes it is. Spurred by inspiration from a Denver scoop and the realization that I couldn’t find anything like it when I got home, salted Oreo no-churn ice cream has become my latest no-churn ice cream obsession. Last month I traveled to…

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napa valley: wineries

At the beginning of June, my family took a long weekend trip to Napa Valley in celebration of both of my siblings graduating from college (and because everyone was available, which can sometimes be the biggest barrier for our family trips). Except for my mom, none of us had been to Napa before. Our goal…

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s’mores cookies

It is the week of 4th of July, which means it is high time for our annual s’mores inspired recipe! S’mores cookies are my new favorite way to enjoy the flavors of the summertime treat without having to start up a fire to roast marshmallows or going to bed with bonfire hair (you feel me?)….

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july goals

Happy July! July weather is here in full force with enough humidity to feel like you are swimming as you walk down the street. I love the slow pace of the summer that comes during 4th of July week. Emails slow down, the pool fills up, and everyone is in the mood for a good…

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caramelized onion blue cheese biscuits with roasted tomatoes

It has been a bit quiet around here as I navigate lots of travel, visitors, and weddings, but I’m back with recipes! These caramelized onion blue cheese biscuits with roasted tomatoes are a bit different from the sweets we’re used to having around here, but they are oh so good and make great use of…

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summer bucket list 2018

Though it has felt like it for a while now, Summer is officially here! via While I don’t always love the terribly hot, humid days or the massive amounts of bug bites that come with summer nights, I have learned to appreciate spending time outside during this relaxed season. I love the long days, the…

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summer travel inspiration

Every year when summer rolls around, I find myself on weekend trips and with the itch to see new places. I would love to be an off-season traveler (fall and spring would be beautiful, cooler, less crowded, and less expensive in so many places), but the nature of my academic-calendar focused job and Will’s school…

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june goals

May was a whirlwind of travel, celebrations, and visitors. Even though it was packed to the gills, it was probably still one of my favorite months of 2018 yet. It was so busy, but I still felt like I created a good balance of self-care and alone time and fun social activities and time with…

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