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Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

Seriously, it seems like each year flies by faster than the last. I think that's just a side effect of getting older.

The last six months have been a little crazy at my day job, but it has been a good crazy. I was promoted and that means additional responsibilities. Because of that I feel like I've been off my blog game. Almost like baker's block.

Don't worry - I'm not going anywhere. I still need and love this creative outlet. But I feel like I need to get organized and find a way to juggle it all.

I'm a big planner and without a plan things don't happen so I'm going to take the month of January to get organized. Plan posts, think through my social media and lay out the next 12 months.

But before I break, I had to share a few family pictures with you. Over Thanksgiving we took family pictures at my parent's house. My wedding was the last time we had professional photos so I was excited to get some new shots. I love this shot of us on the tree lined driveway.



Sunday, December 18, 2016

Cherry Mash


Family recipe for Cherry Mash

Updated post - same great recipe but updated photos!

So last year my mom crushed my dreams/memories. I called her all excited to get the family Cherry Mash recipe. It's one of my most favorite recipes. It's a super sweet candy but I always look forward to it around Christmas.

And what does she say….”It’s on the back of the Cherry Chips bag.”

I was like – what!?!! I thought that was a family recipe. What a bunch of crap. But to keep my memories intact I whined and she emailed me the "family recipe" anyway.

I’ll have to you know – the family recipe is actually different than the recipe on the back of the bag of cherry chips so there, mom. So I guess my memories aren't crushed.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Unique Gifts for Him from Uncommon Goods

Thanks to my friends at Uncommon Goods for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 

So far my promise to do all of my Christmas shopping online is going strong! I do have an excess number of shipping boxes and packing paper but it's totally worth it.

I still have a few people on my list - the guys seem to be the hardest to shop for. The hunt is on for something cool for those guys. Uncommon Goods is my go-to for such gifts.

I LOVE that on every item you can see the story behind the item - where it was made and who made it. Uncommon Goods offers some of the coolest handmade, recycled and organic products often made from sustainable materials.

Uncommon Goods makes it easy to shop - they have a whole section for Christmas Gifts for Men, general Christmas Gifts and Christmas Gifts for Dad.

This Pistachio Pedestal is genius. Now the discarded shells have a home. My dad would love this.