the yummiest churro bar


So once upon a time, back a few months ago, we had a Churro Bar as part of Piper’s Sparkle Party. But then I never shared it on here. Churros and a whole buffet of dipping sauces need to be shared, y’all, even a few months late. And this is perfect for those of you […]

happy 2015!

2015 word of the year- connect

If you’ve been around here for very long, you know that I lo-ove New Years. List making, organizing, reflecting, goal making, fresh start-ing, glitter- all of these are right up my alley. And this year is no exception. So far I’ve organized and deep cleaned my studio (which is also the playroom), made five lists […]

merry christmas, friends

merry christmas friends

Whether your Christmas is snowy and white or beachy and tropical or something different than either of those all together, we are sending all of our merriest Christmas wishes your way today. Even though 2014 was very different (and in many ways, easier) than last year, my thoughts from last Christmas about Jesus coming to enter […]

crepe bar- a christmas brunch tradition

make your own crepe station for Christmas morning!

Are you guys as in love with holiday traditions as we are? It’s funny because there I am not a creature of habit at all (the term “free spirit” has been used to describe me my whole life)…but Christmas traditions are a whole different story. I LOVE them. My husband and I decided that crepes […]

the easiest holiday dessert- buttermilk chess pie

the easiest holiday pie- buttermilk chess pie (this homemade pie comes together so easily- it is the perfect pie to add to your Christmas menu!)

Before I met Adam, I had never even heard of buttermilk pie (or any chess pie, actually). But it is so yummy, and so very easy to make. It’s the perfect holiday dessert because homemade but with so little effort! Also, it’s Burke’s favorite dessert (well, tied with Texas Sheet Cake, yet another never-tried-before-Adam treat). […]

coconut pecan date balls

coconut pecan dateballs

A few years back, a friend came to visit us in the Middle East and upon seeing just how many dates we eat, receive, have available at the store etc. she immediately wrote her grandma and asked for her date ball recipe. Since then, I have made these date balls roughly 9,000 times. They are […]

christmas wassail- our family’s recipe

Christmas wassail- a family recipe

If I had to pick a smell that is Christmas to me, I think wassail would be at the top of my list. It may be even higher than the smell of evergreen? Just maybe, though- haha. We’ve shared our wassail recipe before, but as I was making up a batch, I thought I’d highlight […]

our tropical Christmas- a tour and link up

saipan christmas tour

Y’all, I am so excited to share a little glimpse of our tropical Christmas today (and I can’t wait to see your Christmases as well!). Especially since this year’s Christmas looks a little different than our holidays in years past. In fact, if I had to describe our December so far in three words, they’d […]

DIY anthropologie inspired leather belt

DIY anthropologie inspired leather belt (so easy to make AND would make a great gift!)

Ever since we arrived on Saipan, I’ve been plotting to have family pictures taken on the beach. However, when I finally put together that our fall travels would require our pictures to be taken at the end of October, I had approximately one week left to piece together our outfits. You know where this is […]

homemade caramels (and a free label!)


Hi friends! This year, we have a wonderfully busy holiday season between my mama coming to visit for Thanksgiving and my brother, sister-in-law and darling niece coming for Christmas! I can hardly wait. In honor of my sister-in-law’s visit, today I am sharing something from the archives. Her homemade caramel recipe! It makes the perfect […]