goodbyes, comfort food, and seconds

the hubs left for germany this weekend.  so i made comfort food. it’s shepherds pie (adapted from SkinnyTaste- you can find the original recipe here) and it was delicious. i don’t like living alone.  it causes me to talk to my dog, which makes me feel like a crazy person.  it also causes me to […]

my latest Pinterest bust

i’m still working on making our little nest super cute and homey.  so i have this list.  and it keeps growing.  bleh. this week, i knocked something off the list with the “help” of my trusty ol friend, Pinterest.  have you seen the pin for painting roses with celery?  i found the idea here (thanks […]

from my home to yours

there weren’t many things about the marrying process that overwhelmed me.  sure, i had a few bumps along the way of unexpected stress (insert losing my photographer….twice and having no flowers the day before the wedding) but i didn’t imagine the registry would be one of them. it was.  our first trip to the store […]

i love free stuff. especially when it keeps me sane.

i remember the first time i found Pinterest.  i was appalled that i had to request to join the site, anxiously checked my email until i received the invitation, and then once i was in, i stayed up until 2 am looking and pinning.  it was marvelous. since, the obsession has evolved into brief daily […]

our best advice

before we got married, i asked around to see what worked for some folks, and what didn’t.  in the process, i learned a lot.  some people have crazy tactics…but it keeps them happy (my mother being one of them).  some people never thought to do anything other than what they do naturally, and found themselves […]

i have to hide his veggies

i’ve been wanting to make this recipe for a loooong time.  so long in fact, that i bought all the ingredients a while ago but never found the time to make it, so i had to freeze what i could in efforts to be thrifty. i originally stumbled upon the recipe here (thanks to SkinnyTaste) and […]