home sweet home: project herb box

One of the many projects on the list for our new home is a kitchen garden. We cook quite regularly so a produce-yielding backyard would certainly prove both convenient and cost-effective. We thought an herb box would be a great way to start! Continue reading to see how we built an elevated box for our herbs!

Recipe: Infused Water

FullSizeRender-2I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time drinking the recommended amount of water each day. We all know that dehydration causes a multitude of problems – weakness, dizziness, fatigue, sluggishness, inability to sweat, and more. If these things can be fixed by simply drinking more water, we’re crazy not to be drinking it, right???

I’ve found that I drink more water, quicker when it is infused with citrus and herbs. I can’t get enough! Here are a few of my favorite infusions… 

friday favorites: cuppow

Cuppow-LOGO-300This Friday I want to share with you the absolutely brilliant product that is Cuppow!IMG_1234dipadj

I discovered Cuppow several years ago when the company was still in its early stages. I immediately fell in love with the idea – it’s pure genius! Cuppow has saved me in so many situations – from half-asleep nightstand water spills to instantly creating a sippy-cup for a toddler. I love this company!

Recipe: Basic Bruschetta

IMG_2391Tomato season is on it’s way and with it comes many tasty tomato recipes!

Today I’m going to share a delicious bruschetta recipe that my mom often makes. There are all kinds of bruschetta variations out there, but when we’re at home Matt and I always go back to this straightforward, basic bruschetta…


Moo Business Cards

MOO_Logo_575I ordered business cards for the blog today! I’ve always adored Moo’s mini cards and I thought it was high time I ordered some for myself!

I love the fact that you can have up to 100 different designs on the back of your card. I only ended up with 8 variations using some of my photography, but I think they’re pretty fun! What do you think? Order some for yourself and get 10% off by clicking here!


Classic Cocktail: Aviation

IMG_6183I was pleasantly surprised this weekend when my husband brought home a gift from his travels! While in Portland Matt picked up a bottle of Aviation Gin. You guessed it – this gin has been created specifically for one of my favorite classic concoctions, the Aviation Cocktail!

Naturally we mixed up a couple of Aviations as soon as we walked in the door. Best Aviation I’ve ever had – the gin truly lives up to its name!

I’ve listed below the recipe we use for our Aviations – there are many different variations out there but this is our favorite:


spend some. save some. give some. what i wish i could tell my 12 year old self

Spend-Give-SaveBudget. I shudder at the word! Before I got married I had a phobia of my own bank account. I was terrified of logging in – terrified of facing those single digits (or even negative digits on occasion.) Let’s just say I got really good at talking my way out of overdraft fees. Looking back, I think a simple budget and a little discipline would’ve gone a long way. Speaking of looking back, let’s look alllll the way back to those first days of making money…

Resource: Death to the Stock Photo

PastedGraphic-9Death to the Stock Photo is a fresh alternative to “big box” stock photography websites. Not only are their photos completely gorgeous, but a portion of their premium membership fees help fund creative projects around the world. Now that’s the kind of company I love to support!

Simply subscribe to their email list and each month you’ll receive a new series of photographs to use on your blog, social media or other outlets. Want the specifics on how to appropriately use their photos? Read the “Plain English” License here.

Friday Favorites: Book Series

FF BooksI still haven’t decided what makes one a “reader.” Is it nature or nurture that imparts the love of books? Perhaps it depends on how well-taught one was in reading comprehension. All I know is that I have loved books for as long as I can remember – particularly books in a series. Here are some of my favorites… what are yours? 

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