Archives for April 2016

golden birthday

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes!  Today is my golden birthday – 24 years old on the 24th of April. I have always loved birthdays, but this one seemed especially special – your golden birthday only happens once.  My birthday weekend was filled with love and good food with lots of people I love.  I…

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link love

This week has been a crazy whirlwind, and I don’t think the whirlwind is ending anytime soon.  I sometimes want to do it all, and sometimes that can be overwhelming.  I’m planning what feels like tons of events at work, trying to move – but painting every night before we can, training for a race, trying to…

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brown butter banana bread

Brown butter banana bread – say that five times fast. I’ve been into brown butter lately. If there is butter in my kitchen, it will be browned. The crackling melting butter smell fills the house and the nutty flavor gives depth to and enhances any recipe. Cookies, cakes, bars, roasted vegetables, pasta, even brown butter…

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link love

Happy happy happy Friday! It was an exciting and great week.  I got genuine compliments, committed to a new home, and now I get my first full weekend off since March.  I don’t even know what to do with myself. That’s not really true. I have way more plans than I could ever get done in…

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spring fashion wishlist

The flowers are blooming, the pollen is flying, crisp mornings turn into warmer afternoons – spring is here! And with it come lots of fashion shifts. clockwise from top left 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 sold out, similar | 11 Thick…

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yogurt panna cotta with lemon curd and caramelized croissants

Welcome back to this space, friends! Stick around and have some yogurt panna cotta with lemon curd. I’ll even throw in a caramelized croissant for you! I’m sorry for the unintentional hiatus over here – I had concepts and ideas for last week’s posts and life was so crazy and busy that I didn’t have…

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march madness: chocolate chip cookie edition

Happy national championship game day!  WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Let’s go Heels!!! Can you tell I’m a little excited? Let’s celebrate with a chocolate chip cookie…or ten. Will and I were talking about how poorly our years in school lined up with our teams’ basketball national championship years.  UNC won the national championship our junior year of high…

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link love

Happy April and happy April fools’ day! via We all need a little harmless fun in our lives, right?  Well, maybe not the Chinese.  Too soon?  Growing up, my mom was the QUEEN of April fools pranks in our house.  We should have been expecting the short sheeted beds, colored milk and rubber bands around…

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