Friday Faves // Vol. 15

December 15, 2017
friday faves

Hi there! Every so often, I like to post on a Friday about a few things I’m currently into. Nothing special. Today is one of those times! Here are five fun things for your Friday 🙂 Hearth and Hand with Magnolia. This collab with Target is ridiculous. I know it’s probably pretty basic to say this, but I want everything! I was standing there in the store going, “Well…maybe I can switch to all black silverware and serving utensils even though…

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Beating the New York Times: My Top 11 Crossword Puzzle Tips

December 1, 2017
nyt crossword

Alright, major nerd alert—I’m a total crossword puzzle geek! On a regular Saturday afternoon or during a break at work, you can probably find me working on a crossword puzzle. In pen. I like to hold it over Nate that I can finish one faster than he can 🙂 I wouldn’t say I’m a crossword master or anything (notice that my crossword puzzle book says “easy” puzzles haha), but I do get a lot of questions from people on how to…

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Walter Mitty Clementine Cake (Plus My Own Clementine Glaze Recipe!)

November 15, 2017
walter mitty clementine cake

I tried making this cake for the first time a few years ago when The Secret Life of Walter Mitty came out, and I’ve been meaning to share it here on the blog ever since! I fell in love with this cake when I first saw it in the movie, and when I looked up the recipe, I was impressed by how unique it is! First, no flour. The closest thing to flour in this cake is almond meal. Good news…

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Our Halloween Pineapple

November 1, 2017
carved halloween pineapple

Posting this a little late, but I couldn’t help but share this little Halloween pineapple 🙂 Nate and I couldn’t find a good pumpkin at the grocery store the day before Halloween, so we carved a pineapple instead! So if you’ve ever wondered whether carving a pineapple is actually possible…it is! Here’s a quick how-to in case you’re curious (sorry! didn’t document with step-by-step pictures!) Instead of cutting around the top of the pineapple and scooping out, start by cutting a…

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Chunky Cranberry Coconut Granola

October 1, 2017
chunky cranberry coconut granola

As you may have noticed, I’ve been experimenting with making homemade granola a lot lately. And today, I thought I’d share with you my first successful recipe! It’s loosely based on Minimalist Baker’s Super Chunky Coconut Granola recipe, but I think it’s different and evolved enough that I can post it as my own original recipe. Side note: I’m very pro giving credit where it is due, so you will never see me post a recipe here unless I feel it is…

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Tried & True // Minimalist Baker’s Super Chunky Coconut Granola

August 20, 2017
jar of homemade granola

I’m trying something new on my blog — a column called “Tried & True.” My goal is to try out new and exciting recipes, and as I find ones that I will totally go back to again and again, I’ll add those recipes to the “Tried & True” list. So here is the first installment 🙂 As I mentioned in my last blog post, I’ve been kind of on a homemade granola kick lately and have wanted to master making…

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Homemade Granola // Take 1

August 10, 2017
homemade granola

I just tried making semi-healthy homemade granola for the first time, and I thought I’d share my experience on this here blog 🙂 I was looking for something easy that used ingredients I already had on hand, so I tried out this recipe from Elizabeth Rider’s blog. This was definitely an easy recipe, which I loved! All you do is mix the ingredients together by hand, then bake for ten minutes or so. I opted for almonds and pecans for…

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My DIY Letterpress Wedding Invitations

August 1, 2017
letterpress wedding invitation suite

While being engaged was a wonderfully blissful season in my life, I’ll be honest—I’m not going to miss planning my own wedding. Guys! It’s so much work! I’m passionate about design and insanely detailed oriented, which means that I obsessed over just about every detail of mine and Nate’s wedding. And while many people say that it’s silly to obsess over so many details, I don’t regret it one bit because of how fulfilling it was to see all of my…

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Meet Nate.

July 24, 2017
engagement photos

Hi, there! Long time no post, I know. Things have been pretty crazy over here what with planning two wedding celebrations, traveling all over the place, moving across the country, settling into a new home, etc. Oh yeah, and I have been migrating my blog over from Blogger to WordPress (finally). So long story short, I’m not even sorry for not having posted in a while (: But now that things are settling down again, I figured it’s high time…

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Your 6 Month Bridal Beauty Timeline

May 31, 2017
bridal hair artist

Wedding planning is stressful to say the least, and to any of you brides out there who are currently planning your own wedding, I say best of luck and stay sane! If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent way more time focusing on catering and invitation details than you have on how you’re going to prep yourself for the big day. But as I near my own wedding, I’ve really been honing in on how I’m going to look…

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