Archives for April 2018

cinco de mayo recipe roundup

Cinco de Mayo is coming up this weekend, and to ensure that we are all ready I’ve put together a quick Cinco de Mayo recipe roundup. Cinco de Mayo is a funny holiday that my family never paid much attention to growing up (and still doesn’t do anything special to celebrate), except for the rare…

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meal planning and meal prepping part i

I am so excited to introduce you to a little series on meal planning and meal prepping! It can be easy to get into a rut when it comes to meal planning and deciding what recipes to make for weeknight dinners. I love getting inspiration from how others plan and carry out their meal planning…

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caramelized lemon tart and the story of our lemon tree

This lemon tart has been two years in the making. Not to scare you, you will be able to make yours in one afternoon, but ours began when we brought a lemon tree home more than two years ago. We got the tree when we found out we were going to move and would have…

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8 artists i’m loving lately

I have been on the lookout for a print or piece of art for a blank wall of our guest bedroom for almost a year now. My search has taken so long partially because I’m picky and want the piece to be perfect, and partially because I know it will be an investment and if…

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our favorite Trader Joe’s items

Trader Joe’s is a magical place. There wasn’t a Trader Joe’s near our house growing up, but I took fiddling lessons in the same shopping center as one of their stores in high school. After my lessons, my dad and I would pick up a fun snack for the 35-minute car ride home. It wasn’t…

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coconut cream pie

I have three favorite pies: chocolate chess pie, bourbon chocolate chip pecan pie, and coconut cream pie. Not just any coconut cream pie, but the kind with a flaky crust, golden toasted coconut, rich, pastry cream-like coconut filling, and the fluffiest homemade whipped cream. My love of coconut cream pie is not necessarily because of…

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lemon poppy seed coconut macaroons

Coconut is a divisive ingredient. I am obviously strongly on team coconut, but a few members of my family are vehemently opposed to the contentious ingredient appearing in any recipe. I get it, but I will forever continue to make coconut goodies for the good of the rest of us ;) Sometimes I can hide…

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april goals

Happy April! April is my favorite month of the year – the temperatures are finally warm, flowers and trees are blooming, and my birthday rounds out the month perfectly ;) After what seems like a longer winter than usual, I’m so excited to finally have some spring weather. Sometimes I don’t even realize it until…

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