2015 was a pretty great year. We moved back to the United States, saw Ian’s sister get married, went on several fantastic stateside trips, packed in the family time, started a new home in Virginia, and most importantly, had our first son, Lane. So much of this year was waiting for him to arrive and… More Thoughts on 2016.
This year for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap I decided to send out some of my all time favorite holiday cookies: Rosemary Shortbread. Shortbread can be eaten any time of day and I especially like how this one is a bit savory. Also, if you’re thinking of participating in the cookie swap next year… More Rosemary Shortbread with Flaky Sea Salt.
We are traveling like crazy people this month so our house is majorly lacking in holiday decor. No tree, stockings, or twinkly lights this year. However, I did finally find time to make this wreath. Gathered up some evergreen, spruce, and heavenly bamboo and got to work while Lane slept in his basket outside. It… More Holiday flowers.
I’m sorry this blog has been quiet recently. It’s a 24/7 job taking care of a newborn! He is a sweet little guy though and we are getting the hang of this parenting gig. Our Thanksgiving was filled with family and turkey and wine in beautiful Richmond, Virginia. I hope yours was lovely as well.… More The Holiday Season.
The past few days have been t-o-u-g-h. When you haven’t gotten a full night’s sleep in, well, almost a month, life is difficult. The chronic waking up wears on you. You’re in survival mode. Ian also went on his first work trip since Lane was born on Monday & Tuesday and it took a lot out of… More Acts of Kindness.
It’s been a somber weekend, yes? More horrific acts of violence rehashed on the news 24/7. We’re left wondering and questioning and feeling and hugging our loved ones a little tighter. Paris and Beirut were their recent victims and who knows who the next ones will be. I hope one day we can live in… More Sunday Things.
With colder days and less sunlight descending upon us, it’s time to love on indoor houseplants. I’m striving to up my houseplant game this winter. There’s something about seeing greenery in the drab winter days that cheers me up. We did some damage at Lowe’s the other day, but we now have a wonderful little… More Weekly Flowers.
We’ve had a warm house full of family the past two weeks, being spoiled with home cooked meals and lots of help with Lane. There are some serious bags under my eyes and we are still searching for our rhythm on several things. Postpartum life and recovery is no joke. However, I’m finally feeling a little… More Life recently.
One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is make wreaths. We’ve made them at home, for friends, and even for my sister-in-law’s wedding last year. They truly are so easy and inexpensive to make. Have you seen how much wreaths sell for these days? $65 and up. Crazy. Before Lane arrived I… More Wreath Making!
These last 9 days have been amazing, exhausting, sleepy, challenging, snuggly, hard, humbling, and filled with love. It still amazes me that he is finally out in the world! Lane is a joy and we are so happy. All things considered he’s as easy going as an infant can be. Sleep deprivation is no joke, but… More The Past Week.