Currently
SERIES

Currently

(A glimpse at my annual Thanksgiving table setting) The week since Thanksgiving has absolutely flown by – as the days tend to do this time of year. In the days following Thanksgiving, my family received a couple pieces of very exciting news. One being that their offer was accepted on a log cabin in the mountains that will hopefully be…

View Post
6 December 2013
Share:
Currently
SERIES

Currently

(An early morning shot of my hometown through a rainy windshield) The last couple weeks have flown by so fast I’ve barely had time to fully embrace the season. Between prepping for the holiday, some disappointing news, and adjusting to caring for my new little one (Luna), I’ve had just enough time to get a few hours sleep and eat…

View Post
27 November 2013
Share:
Currently
SERIES

Currently

(Gone Girl + latte + chocolate croissant) This week felt incredibly so incredibly long and tedious that all of the days started to blur together. Whenever I work straight through a weekend, I always feel so much less accomplished and relaxed. To combat feeling like time was moving backwards, I turned to what I know best: celebrating the season with…

View Post
7 November 2013
Share:
Cinnamon Raisin Rolls
FOOD

Cinnamon Raisin Rolls

Lately, I’ve been finding that I’ve been lacking compelling choices for breakfast. It’s either my typical fruit and yogurt if I’m on the go, or homemade buttermilk pancakes if I have a leisurely morning in. Not that I don’t love both of those choices, but with all the other flavors and spices of the season, I decided it was time…

View Post
29 October 2013
Share:
Currently
SERIES

Currently

(Ferris Wheel lighting up the night sky at the N.C. State Fair) Though a couple of nights this week felt significantly more like the beginning of winter than a fall evening, I still managed to get bundled up for some nostalgic fall activities. I wrapped up my vacation with my first trip to the fair in years (I’m still patting…

View Post
28 October 2013
Share:
Pumpkin Spice Biscotti
FOOD

Pumpkin Spice Biscotti

I was having one of those days a couple weeks back that had been great, but had also been long, and I was needing a way to unwind and have some quiet time. I had recently seen a post for this recipe, and decided it was exactly the comfort food I was looking for. The recipe was very easy to…

View Post
24 October 2013
Share:
Weekend Rewind
SERIES

Weekend Rewind

As I’ve already mentioned, this weekend was in my definition, a perfect fall vacation. It held just the right combination of eating, relaxing, getting out of town, and spontaneity. ┬áIt kicked off Saturday morning with a chilly breakfast outside, followed by exploring downtown, experiencing Cooke Street Carnival for the first time, and of course, pumpkin picking. Sunday, Ryan and I…

View Post
23 October 2013
Share:
Currently
SERIES

Currently

(Luna: the most wonderful new addition to my life) So much has happened this past week that it’s impossible to pick just a few things that are making me smile. Though I have loved every moment of the last few days, one thing stands out as the most amazing. My new (and first) adoption from the SPCA: Luna. Though I’ve…

View Post
21 October 2013
Share:
Sweet Potato Cake
FOOD

Sweet Potato Cake

My love of anything fall-related and covered in icing has been well documented. As much as I’d like to be able to resist and try something completely different, I can’t. When I found this recipe in Cooking in Season – The Fresh Market, I knew it would have to be made. With cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest, pineapples, pecans, raisins, and…

View Post
14 October 2013
Share:
Currently
SERIES

Currently

(Picking out an extra-large mum to brighten up my patio) The last few days have flown by, as they typically do this time of year. My to-do list constantly grows with festive things to accomplish, and the days seem to have less and less hours. Taking advantage of what free time I did have this past week, I found opportunities…

View Post
11 October 2013
Share: