Collab Dinner: Fall 2016

A few weeks ago, I announced a new collaboration with a dear friend of mine. After that announcement, Katie Ann and I spent hours and hours of planning and testing and DIYing and scheduling and tasting and note taking and wine sipping. And then everything came together for one glorious dinner.   It. Was. So. … Continue reading Collab Dinner: Fall 2016

An Ode to My Husband

Exactly four years ago, J and I went on our first date. When J first asked me out, I wanted to say: yes yes yes YES YEEEESSSS. But instead I asked him to wait two months. (Crazy lady, I know.) I had gotten out of a very short but very destructive relationship just a few … Continue reading An Ode to My Husband

Falling in Fall

Lately I have been hard pressed to find the courage or bravery to write. There’s just too much you-know-what going on in the world that trying to write about it or anything else seems too daunting and simultaneously too trivial. And if I am being completely honest—I am scared about perception if I do step … Continue reading Falling in Fall

We’re Cooking Up Something Exciting…

  Katie Ann, one of my dearest friends, recently approached me and pitched the idea of doing a collaboration. The task? Mix our skills and passions together to plan, create, and execute a gorgeous, thematic, and delicious dining experience. What do I love more than food and people? Food and people together, all around me, … Continue reading We’re Cooking Up Something Exciting…

We Went Camping

Yesterday afternoon, J and I fell through our front door, collapsing into a pile of blankets and totes, stale campfire smoke clinging to our skin. Even after hot showers, it still lingered, as if begging us to once again settle in next to a fire and disregard all pace of life. Four days and three … Continue reading We Went Camping

Can We Go Camping Every Weekend?

When I think back on my childhood, the memories that stand out always hail from the seemingly endless country summers, each one covered in a thin haze of lazy Midwest heat. They come muddled together— bicycle rides up and down the dusty driveway, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, weeding Momma’s flower gardens, racing to the … Continue reading Can We Go Camping Every Weekend?

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus + Family Weekend

Last weekend my parents and brothers traveled down to Nashville to spend the weekend with us. We played games, drank sweet peach sangria, visited the Country Music Hall of Fame, storm watched on the porch, and grilled marinated balsamic chicken. It was lovely. Every time I visit home or my family visits during the summer, … Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper Hummus + Family Weekend