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    Nectarines with Fresh Cream and Mint

    It was only as I asked Michael to pick up whipping cream from the grocery store tonight that I realized the power that one ingredient has in bringing a festive feeling to an evening…

    June 18, 2015
  • Easter Egg Hunt for the Big Kids

    One of my goals lately has been to take more photographs of my family and friends. For a while there, photos were just for business or blogging. But I’m realizing how much I want…

    April 7, 2015
  • How to Say I Love You in Irish

    Happy Friday, everyone! I wanted to put together a little DIY Valentine in case you’re the last minute type, and in case your Valentine is particularly enamored of all things Irish. This will be…

    February 13, 2015
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies for Valentine’s Day

    I don’t always get very excited for Valentine’s Day, but this year all the pinks and reds seem springy, so I’m going with it! I baked up some of these sweet heart cookies last…

    February 4, 2015
  • Simple DIY / Valentine’s Heart T-shirt

    Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! I have a little simple DIY for your Friday that will take you all of twenty minutes to create, just in time for a Valentine’s date tonight. And if your…

    February 14, 2014
  • Homemade Holiday: DIY Chalk Marker Wreaths

    Hello, friends! Can you believe it’s only two weeks until Christmas? I have a simple and inexpensive DIY to share today. Inspired by the beautiful decals from Shanna Murray, I wanted to make an…

    December 11, 2012
  • Homemade Holiday: Georgian Gingerbread Houses

    Now that we’re well into December, it’s safe to really bring out the holiday projects and decorations. So I bring you, drumroll please, Georgian gingerbread houses! Well, more like Georgian gingerbread facades, really. But…

    December 4, 2012
  • Irish Gift Guide: Holiday Cheer

    Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a nice weekend and/or Thanksgiving, depending on where you were! I took a few days off to celebrate my 29th (!) birthday and have a belated…

    November 26, 2012
  • Four Date Ideas for Valentine’s or Not!

    {a fort and a fire. what more could you ask for?!} My Valentine’s Day plans are less than exciting and involve barely seeing my husband except for a few minutes to scarf down leftovers…

    February 14, 2012