Garlic + Herb Challah with Sundried Tomatoes //

“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, [...]

Pain. Chaos. Coping. And finding the beauty. //

Can I be honest for a moment, friends? This week kicked my ass. No really...it did. But like anything in life, there are always silver linings and little moments of joy we can grasp onto in the midst of the "oh my god, what is happening?!" kind of lessons.  While this past week seemed to [...]

The Halloween Card

{The photo above is from Halloween when I was 4 or 5 years old. I was Pocahontas, my brother was Rocky (which explains the amazing black eye). I tried to copy him and do a peace sign, but I guess I only managed to get one finger up.} It’s interesting how the smallest moments can [...]

Breathing Life Into Your Home {Of Any Size & Budget!}

There is something ingrained within me to seek beauty within the cold walls of any building. Growing up, I remember the way my mama would breath life into even the most humble of homes...making Christmas ornaments out of pizza boxes, making everything beautiful at all times. When my home is beautiful, I am joyful, relaxed, [...]

Red, White, and Blue Salad!

Yesterday was an amazing 4th of July, spent with people I love so very much. Everyone who knows me is aware that I love holidays. When I see an opportunity to be festive, I grab it. That being said, to show my American pride, I made a red, white, and blue salad last night to [...]