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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Baking with Fresh Fruit 101

March 24, 2017
blueberry muffins

If you’ve ever visited the “recipes” section on this blog, then you know that I love to get creative with cake recipes! I love thinking up creative flavors for cakes and then finding the right recipe to make them a reality. I have kind of a system when it comes to creating new cake recipes. If I want a nut flavored cake, for example, I will add ground nuts and alter the flour proportions accordingly in order to let that…

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How to Save Money on Your Wedding (without DIYing Everything)

February 17, 2017
bridal bouquet

So…I happen to be in the midst of wedding planning right now. (I guess that’s the first time I’ve mentioned that on the blog??) And I have to say, the expenses add up fast! Nate and I are getting married in Boston, which is a pretty expensive area wedding-wise. Plus, it’s a destination wedding for everyone, including us. So the DIY options are slim, and Nate and I (okay, mostly I) have had to jump through some hoops to keep…

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Free Printable: Redbox Movie Christmas Gift Tags

December 9, 2016
redbox gift tag

Today I have an easy DIY gift idea that literally everyone on your Christmas gifting list will love! It’s an especially great idea for neighbors. My roommate back in Utah decided to do this for her neighbors, and she enlisted my help for the design portion. I present…Redbox movie code gift tags!…

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How to Prepare for a TV Baking Segment

November 24, 2016
baking on tv

I’ve done seven cooking segments on local TV now, and I’ve been asked a number of times how TV segments work. So I wanted to share some info with you! You’d be surprised at how easy it is to land a baking segment on local TV as a food blogger. If you cook or bake and have a stellar recipe that you can share on camera, go ahead and try contacting a local TV station or two. Local daytime and…

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