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?
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
My labor day weekend was just long enough to sink into the familiarity of comforting new rituals. J worked every day, so I started each morning watching the sunrise alone through our bedroom window and then lazily slumping around the kitchen, counting the minutes to my single cup of coffee being ready. It felt like … Continue reading Labor Day: Moving Slow
Of all the items in our pantry and refrigerator, I have two things I cannot live without: avocados and tomatoes. If those two go missing, I may as well give up on this whole eating food thing. Okay, maybe not entirely, but friends, J and I have a small obsession with guacamole, salsa, and every … Continue reading Waterfall Salsa