Happy New Year!

Happy New Year one and all! I hope you all had a lovely holiday season! I know I did… family time, friend time, a veritable truckload of delicious foods, a company holiday party, a Festivus party, my birthday, a quick jaunt to Tennessee for a friend’s birthday, a thrift store themed New Year’s Eve party, […]

Grandma’s Kolache Recipe

I know it’s corny and trite, but I really do love the holidays.  I know it’s even trite to ADMIT it’s trite, but I’m saying it anyway.  I won’t bother blathering on why it is I like year-end holidays more than others, but suffice it to say that the standard family/gift-giving/food/happiness reasons apply. But what’s […]

Festive Stuff

It’s that time of year, y’all. Here’s some of the stuff we’ve got going on for Christmas. A close-up of an awesome little garland from Heliotrope in Decatur. It is so precious that I can forgive it for being a little pricey and somewhat short. I hope these go one sale after Christmas, because I […]

Traditions Born of Necessity

Have you ever heard the story about a mother teaching her daughter how to make the traditional family roast? It’s the holidays and they’re spending some mother-daughter bonding time together making dinner.  They’re cooking the family’s traditional roast, a recipe that they’ve been making every Christmas season for years and years.  Things are moving along […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes & Brown Butter Icing

Finally, I have made my way into a new apartment.  I’m thrilled to be here, and will hopefully be able to stop tripping over boxes soon. The one major flaw in the apartment?  Tiny kitchen.  Tiny.  According to my father I’m going to have to “start making decisions”;  Sounds like there’s some Sophie’s Choice action […]