pink donut bar

pink donut buffet

There is something about living on this oh-so-bright island that makes me want to douse everything in a liberal shower of pink (ok, I kind of feel like that all the time, but the pink-pull is even stronger with the festival of pink flowers, sunsets, and even houses, all around me). And then I found [...]

super salads: peach pecan & goat cheese salad

peach, pecan and goat cheese salad

One thing I have been loving this summer as we make our rounds in the USA is all the simple al fresco meals we have been able to share with friends. Grill some chicken and veggies, make a salad, pour some ice tea and enjoy time with friends chatting and laughing and just enjoying summer. [...]

super salads- the yummiest chicken salad

chicken salad with pecans, fruit, and yogurt

I cannot believe it is already June! Kirst and I were talking the other day and she said “Weren’t you going to do a salad series in June?” and I said “Yes! Still planning on it…” and then it dawned on me that June was just a day away! We have been back in the [...]

baked sweet potato chips

baked sweet potato chips

We have been eating a lot of sandwiches around here lately (panini all the way) and this is the perfect side. These would also be great with a burger. Word to the wise though- these take a bit of time, so don’t plan on making these if you are having 50 of your closest friends [...]

thanksgiving leftover station (with free printable leftover labels)

the ultimate thanksgiving leftover station (with free printables!)

Thanksgiving- the grand Holiday-of-Food-and-Family- is pretty much one of the best days of the year. Family and friends paired with pie, turkey, sweet potato casserole and more pie is kind of an unbeatable combo. Unless, that is, you figure out a way to extend the goodness of Thanksgiving past Thursday evening. Yes, I am suggesting a [...]

a sewing realization (and a darling dress)

vintage buttons, muted dress

I don’t consider myself a hoarder- not even really a pack rat. I have no problem hauling loads of crap stuff to donate to Goodwill each month, find a kind of weird satisfaction in clearing out and giving away, and would much rather have less stuff that we actually use than stockpiles for ‘someday.’ Except [...]

some good news and some bad news

kirstin and jordan

So, having Jord stateside for the last couple weeks was so. much. fun. Seriously, a few (unwise) people may fight me on this, but I have the best siblings in the whole world. The very best. Which brings us to the good news- even though the blog has been a little quiet, Jord and I [...]

how to make (really delicious!) ice cream cupcakes

absolutely delicious ice cream cupcake recipe

If you follow us on instagram, you’ve probably noticed that Jord is currently stateside (YAY!). We are living it up, trying to do every fall-ish thing you can imagine (turns out, there isn’t so much ‘fall’ in the middleeast), staying up wa-ay to late laughing, and just generally loving the chance to hang out. Since [...]

DIY diaper clutch

how to make a diaper clutch

Friends, I have found it! I have been searching for a looong time, and I have finally found it- the perfect, easy-to-put-together, everyone-needs-one baby shower gift! See, my friend Katie gives these fabulous baby blankets to everyone as shower presents. And as I’ve watched this stroke of genius move, I’ve often thought, “I need a [...]

grilled corn chowder recipe

grilled corn & chicken chowder recipe

After an extra long summer (which I love and Jord would hate), I think fall has officially come to Denver. Case in point- I wore leggings and boots yesterday. And my nails are painted ‘berry’ (ok, I looked and it’s called Suzy Loves Sydney, but that doesn’t give you much of a visual now does [...]