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Weekend Digest + Simple Weeknight Recipes

mom

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Maybe you celebrated your mom – or maybe you honored some strong female role models who have been present in your life. If Mother’s Day isn’t your thing, I hope you did something that made you happy. While Aaron and I didn’t physically spend Mother’s Day with our moms, we sent cards…

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What’s for dinner Wednesday

sweet potato fries

We’ve made it to Wednesday, friends. Does this week seem like it’s gone on forever to anyone else? I’ve got a half day of work on Friday, and my in-laws are headed to Houston for Easter weekend. If I look back to this time last year, we had just said goodbye to my Soy Boy, and I was still coming…

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Life Lately + A Hello Fresh Recipe on Repeat

wedding shower

Happy Wednesday! I’m coming at you with a change of plans for this week. For one, it’s my bestie’s birthday today. We’ve been friends since our freshman year in college, we were roommates in our 20s, and she was my maid of honor at my wedding. Together, we’ve done a lot of living! We have a bday dinner tonight at…

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V-Day Recap+ Healthier Banana Bread Recipe

healthier banana bread

Did everyone have a nice Valentine’s Day? Aaron and I did. While we didn’t do anything extravagant, we made it special. If you read my post on Monday, you saw that we started our day off with some warm cinnamon rolls. I was able to get a run in on the Peloton after I finished working for the day so…

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Easy No Bake-Noodle Lasagna Recipe

easy no bake noodle lasagna recipe

Happy Tuesday, friends. If you’re back to work today like I am, you’ve spent half your morning confused about which day of the week it actually is and may or may not have gotten some meetings mixed up. We’ve got one more day of nice weather here in Houston before the rest of January turns cold. And by cold, I…

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Thursday Thoughts + Jam Surprise Muffins

guava jam

I had one of those days yesterday where I found it really hard to get into my work zone. I’m having a hard time regaining focus this new year. So, I did what always works when I need to clear my mind, and I took the dogs out for a walk. Houston weather is back in the 70s (for about…

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Christmas Crack and Other Holiday Treats

christmas crack

Baking for friends, family and neighbors has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. My mom and I would get busy in the kitchen each Christmas, after spending weeks planning which treats would make the cut each year. This tradition became even more special, as it usually marked my return home for the holidays once I was in college.…

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Holiday Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

pumpkin cheesecake squares

I used to have the hardest time remembering how to spell dessert. I’d find myself going to write it – and second-guessing about whether it had one “s” or two. One day, someone told me the most clever way to remember. Dessert has the double “s” because you always want seconds of dessert. And, since I’ve got dessert on the…

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