Monday, July 23, 2012

Life Lately...

Over the weekend the hubs and I spent time with family and friends celebrating the life and accomplishments of his great grandmother (who was 100 years old!) who passed away earlier last week. We also relaxed with friends Saturday night by the fire with singing and lots of guitar playing. I obviously enjoyed taking pictures of my man alll night long. Haha! Have a great week everyone.

Jef with one "f"

So last night was a fabulous night here in our home...well at least I thought so... it was The Bachelorette Finale night! Whoohoo! I looked forward to it allll weekend. Cheesy, I know. I was rooting for my cutie boy, Jef for weeks and am super pumped that he got his girl! I just loved how down to earth and unique he was. Definitely a keeper, Emily! Don't let me down!

Jef is also the founder of People amazing company determined to help others and save our planet. Check out the amazing site here! Below is a quick peek into the People Water Mission...

"People Water is a company based on the simple idea that the easier it is for people to help each other the more they'll do it. Everyone needs clean water, not everyone has access to it. That's why we started Drop for Drop–where people who are fortunate enough to have clean water can share with those who are not. In a desire to give back to the planet while helping those in need we found one of the most eco-friendly plastic bottles out there–a bottle that is both biodegradable and recyclable.
So every time you drink People Water you are helping someone else and saving the planet."


"Because people water is more than just a business. it's a company founded on the idea that true success isn't only about making money. it's also about giving back. helping others. and hopefully, when all is said and done, leaving the world a better place than we found it."

A cutie pie, smarty pants, annnnnddd trying to save the world? Wow, what a babe. Love ya lots, Jef with one "f".

Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Pie Catastrophe...

CATASTROPHE. 1: the final event of the dramatic action especially of a tragedy . 2: a momentous tragic event ranging from extreme misfortune

Misfortune? I think so. Read on...Last night the hubs and I hosted dinner at our house for some of our most favorite friends that we had not seen in quite a while. All day I prepared excitedly for their arrival. Part of my preparation was making my very first summer pie. Recipe seen here. Boyyyy, was she a beauty. I can still smell her lovely aroma. (Yes, it was a female pie evidently ;) ((sigh))...keep reading...

Well, our friends finally arrived and the night was going perfectly...great conversation, laughs, and good food. Finally it was time for dessert, whoohoo! I popped my sweet pie into the oven for a quick warm up so it would be just prefect for my guests. A couple minutes went by and yessssss, it was time! I opened the oven and......wait. Stop. Just a lil' tid-bit of info here...not sure if you noticed, but I used a cheap, thin, foil pie pan that one gets at the grocery store for like 10 cents...uh huh...take a peek at the travesty that occurred next...

The pie pan suddenly folded completely in my hands like a soft tissue for goodness sake! All I could say during the pie's nose dive into the bottom of my oven/oven drawer was "What do I do?!!!!!!!!! What do I do!!!!!!!?" My beautiful summer pie was no longer. It was devastating, really. I am happy to say, and quite surprised actually that I didn't freak about the situation! We all just laughed...and laughed and laughed and made comments about how freakin' expensive the almond flour was that went into that sweet thing. I think as we continued telling stories about the pie it ended up being worth close to $700 or something, haha ;)

I am so grateful to have been with such great friends during such a "difficult time". Sometimes all you need is a good laugh with great company to make the moment jussssttt right. xo

And besides, we had s'mores by the fire can't beat that.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


This 4th of July I made two deliciously healthy dairy/grain/gluten free desserts. I added my own sugar-y glaze to the second one and found it added just the right kick of sweetness that my first attempt was lacking. Find this great summer recipe here. Did you look? Come on, Read it! You will learn so much! I greatly appreciate Caitlin's way with words and her beautiful photography...perfection.

Simple Sugar Glaze
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2-4 tablespoons water
Melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix until smooth and of desired consistency (a thick syrup). Drizzle over cooled cake.

Happy 4th of July...

...made the Mr. hang all of my flags...what a good sport.

from us, to you. Enjoy & stay safe.

Monday, June 25, 2012

What's going on?



I know, I know I've been MIA lately. I can't help just how much I've been enjoying my summer vacation thus far! Hmmm, a girl could get used to this for sure. Here are some recent insta pics from my iphone.  Baking, cooking, friends, and trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle in-between...that about sums it up.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


School is out for summer vacation! Whoohooo! This teacher is sure one happy girl. I'll be popping up on here a lot more...thank goodness! I've miss it! Stay tuned... xo