On My Writing Process + Blog Tour

There’s a Blog Tour of sorts going on, and it’s all about writing! Did you just read that sentence and go “Uh, what the heck is a blog tour? Do I get to visit your house? I feel confused.” Don’t worry, I had no idea what it was either until I got a sweet email from my friend Ellen. Ellen writes the blog In My Red Kitchen. She’s Dutch. I married a Dutchman. We like to bond over our love of all things Dutch (see: eating CHOCOLATE sprinkles on TOAST — yes, that’s real).
Anyway, she explained to me that a blog tour was a way to connect readers to blogs they might have never found, all while learning a little bit about the blogger who is writing the post. At the end of your post, you pass the torch to another blogger. Does that make sense? I’m not sure it does. Are you guys onto me yet that I don’t really know what I’m doing. Shhh. Don’t tell Ellen. I’m going to answer a series of questions that she sent me and hope I’m doing this right. Ready. Set. GO! […]

Happy Valentines Day + Enter To Win A Cuisinart 14 Cup Food Processor!

Happy Valentines Day, Friends! I hope you’re feeling loved today, because I love the heck out of you. Yeah, that’r right. I’m dropping L-bombs all over the place. Shouting it from the rooftops. Standing outside your window with a boombox. Getting together with some of my internet friends and giving away a sexy 14 cup food processor. You know, all the classic affectionate gestures.

Since my husband is out of the country on business being all fancy and schmancy, this is going to be my first Valentines Day alone in nine years. We’re not crazy about Valentines Day, so we morphed it into the much more exciting holiday which we aptly named Steak and Lobster Day. It’s exactly what it sounds like.  I wrote about it last year when I made you these waffles. It feels weird not celebrating this year. Someone should be here to look lovingly into my eyes as we eat steak. #Marriage. But alas, It’s just not in the cards this year. So, you, my friends get to be my valentines. I hope you’re cool with that. Should I pass you one of those notes where you can check off Yes, No or Maybe? I can live with a Maybe. Or we could just make one  four of these desserts from my Valentines Day Recipe Round-Up and express our affection with donuts. Perhaps I will make donuts be my valentine this year. Totally normal. […]

Be My Valentine | The Let’s Get Romantic Recipe Round-Up!

Holy Cupid! It’s totally almost Valentines Day. I know this because my calendar is telling me it’s February. I’m totally on top of things. Don’t worry (okay, maybe worry a little).  I feel like I am losing track of time and space, but that’s nothing new.

Have you ever noticed how polarizing this time of year is? There’s that awkward divide between the people clamoring to get into a schmancy restaurant with an expensive prefixed menu and the slightly bitter people who feel like going out and throwing old crusty sandwiches at anyone who dares play a little tonsil hockey in front of them. Boom. Did you just grab that girls butt? You get this old pastrami right in the face. I totally get it. I’ve been on both sides of this holiday. Not that I ever chucked sandwiches… but, I’m not going to say it’s never crossed my mind. Now, as a boring-but-kind-of-in-a-charming-way-married-person, I kind of fall somewhere in the middle. It gives me an excuse to write my husband a love letter (not that I should need one) while also capitalizing on the sale of both steak and lobster. We literally call it Steak and Lobster Day. I find this to be way more exciting than a bunch of roses or even one of those singing teddy bears. Feed me some turf with a side of surf and that speaks to my heart. Is that a fillet? Let’s makeout. […]

Minted Giveaway!

I’m super excited to be teaming up with Minted today! For those of you who haven’t been formally introduced to Minted, I suggest you head on over to the site to check it out. They work with independent artists and graphic designers to create some of the cutest invitations, stationary, holiday cards and art prints that I’ve seen on the interwebs. No joke. As of recently, they even added Save The Dates to their repertoire! The cool thing about their site is that their designs are highly customizable, so within minutes, you could create something that is stylish and professional-looking and perfect for your special occasion. […]