Mi Casa

J and I officially moved into our new loft a little over a week ago. It’s been a pretty great experience so far, minus our run-in with a scorpion on our first night. Before moving in, we lived in his parents’ house while construction was being done on the loft. Though it’s practically just the…

Mexico on My Mind

If you’d have told me 10¬†years ago that I’d be married and living in a foreign country, unable to speak the language, I probably would have shrugged my shoulders and responded, “It’s possible,” but I wouldn’t have truly believed it. Moving to Mexico has been a possibility since I considered the idea of marrying my…

Taking Sides

{Thanksgiving side dishes with a twist} Today is Thanksgiving and in the spirit of the day’s festivities, I’d like to share two of my favorite side dishes that are a must-have on my Thanksgiving table. These are not your everyday green beans and cranberry sauce! Thanksgiving Green Beans: 4 lbs green beans¬†(we’re feeding A LOT…

Why, Thank You

{Fragrant gifts: candles and herbs} With Thanksgiving just a day away, many of us are starting our preparations early – brining the turkey, cleaning the house, setting the table, making five or six trips to the grocery store, pulling out our hair, etc. If you’re not hosting Thanksgiving, it’s easy to show a little appreciation…

Sew Much More

{Simple chevron baby quilt and an adorable herringbone baby quilt} I don’t consider myself particularly crafty. I’ve tried to pick up knitting a few times, but my scarves always ended up as pot holders because I’ve never had the patience to see it through to the end. I prefer something that offers more instant gratification…