Archives for January 2016

bakery tour: raleigh edition

Our sweets post takes a different form this week. A few weeks ago I met my family in Raleigh for the afternoon and evening. During my childhood in the Triangle, downtown Raleigh had some restaurants, but not too many that were really wonderful. In the past few years though, the local restaurant, bakery and coffee…

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link love

Can you believe January is already almost over?  Eeek, where did the weeks go?!?  I feel like I say this at the end of every month.  January always starts out slow, peaceful and filled with purpose after the holidays, then picks up and life starts to get busy again towards the end.  That’s where we…

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life lately

It is meltingggggg. Winter Storm Jonas paid us a visit this weekend and left behind some snow and ice. After four days of sticking around, it finally started to really melt today. Don’t get me wrong, there are still some very precarious patches of ice and snow is still piled along the side of the…

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chocolate chip cookie bars

Sometimes you just need a little comfort food. Chocolate chip cookie bars seem like the perfect comforting food for all of this snow and cold weather. And when you run out of groceries and don’t want to leave the house in the snow, you do what you can with what you have ;) These chocolate…

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link love

Happy snowmageddon to my East Coast friends!  It is more like an icemageddon here.  I hope you are all staying warm, wherever you are.  via Pinterest I just love the internet.  It is usually such a wonderful place to be, full of ideas and inspiration.  I know it isn’t like that everywhere, but that is…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Care Packages

Can you believe Valentine’s day is less than one month away?!  I have been so engulfed in the start of the new year starting that Valentine’s day seems to be sneaking up on us.  Luckily, we still have plenty of time to prep without stress.  Growing up, my brother, sister and I would come downstairs…

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champagne cake with rose buttercream

It’s celebration time! I mentioned earlier this year that Pass the Cookies has been up and running for one year now, and what a better way to celebrate than with a naked champagne cake with rose buttercream and some beautiful flowers?  If dreams were photos, these would be them. Sometimes I look back and realize how…

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link love

You know what is even better than a Friday?  A Friday before a long weekend.  Three cheers for three day weekends!!! via There was a lot going on across the internets this week.  Here we go. First, we have the Powerball.  There was lots and lots of money to be won out there this week –…

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date ideas on a budget

After 8+ years of dating, Will and I have some go-to dates, but we always love new adventures and ideas. With Will’s clinicals beginning soon, we have been thinking of dates ideas we can use for the short amount of free time he will have after the Step exam and before clinicals start.  I have…

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coconut chai latte

Winter finally arrived and I just want to curl up in a blanket on the couch and wrap my hands around a warm mug of this coconut chai latte. I complained about the crazy warm weather we were having around Christmas.  I want it to be cold and feel like winter at Christmas time and…

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