It. Is. Happening.
The newborn stage is officially behind us. I blinked and I suddenly have a baby girl who is talking, recognizing my face, and laughing daily. But let me tell you, I’m absolutely adoring every second of it!
Capturing these moments is important to me, so when Avery was just three weeks old, I couldn’t wait for Christian from Kaysen Photography to photograph her. The day and night before the scheduled shoot were utterly horrendous, though. I think I was running off of two hours of sleep when I called Christian and asked to reschedule. He was kind enough to push our shoot back a week.
The day finally came and, honestly, it felt a bit like the twilight zone. Avery was feeling mellow and photogenic bright and early in the morning. Christian is incredible at what he does; he knew exactly how to get the perfect shots. I am so grateful that he was able to capture this special time in our lives and I look forward to utilizing his talent in the future as well! The Little Umbrella featured Avery’s full shoot on their site but here are a few teasers below.
Head over to The Little Umbrella to see the full shoot!
Costco did it again. Every time I walk in to purchase two measly items, I walk out with $200 worth of food. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
And I’m usually okay with that when I’m walking out with my shopping cart bursting to the seams. The guilt doesn’t hit me until I get home and have to look for places to store five gallons of iced tea or a six foot box of oatmeal that I just bought on a whim.
Well, on this trip I thought it would be a good idea to buy 12 cans of sliced peaches. I had a vision while walking through the peach aisle (possibly a delusional one) of all the amazing things I could make with those peaches. All 12 cans. In my defense, I was starving when I walked into Costco, and that made me vulnerable and weak.
By the end of the trip the score was Costco – 1, Me – 0.
So after putting away $250 worth of food in the pantry, I started researching Peach recipes and came across this delicious Peach Cobbler recipe that is ridiculously simple to make.
I gave it a shot, and honestly, it was the best way I could have found to get rid of one can of peaches and to impress my husband all in one night. His reaction after his first bite tells me that I will be making this recipe often.
1 can of peaches down, 11 more to go.
My dad is an amazing cook. The world needs to know this fact. I had to wake up at 7:00 to go to a volleyball tournament almost every weekend when I was a kid, and The only thing to look forward to that early in the morning was my dad’s breakfast. He used to put the most random stuff together and it would always turn out amazing…it baffled me, but I sure didn’t complain!
One of my favorite foods he made was pancakes. He would put oatmeal and one bag of sweet’n’low in the batter. Sounds Weird, I know, but it was Amazingly Delicious! I was visiting him for lunch in between classes a few years ago and he shared his favorite shrimp taco recipe with me. If literally took us 20 minutes to make. anddddd IT’S. SO. GOOD.
How cute are these Taco Holders?
It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with soups. I actually had to force myself to try out non-soup recipes last year, I was THAT obsessed. And let me tell you, it was tough.
When you are cozy at home, catching up on your favorite TV shows, all you want to eat is something warm and comforting. Plus, there’s a delicious soup for every occasion. If I need something hearty, I make chicken and dumplings soup. If I need something to make me feel better, I make tomato basil soup with a fabulously simple grilled cheese sandwich. Maybe feeling blue? Easy— Potato Cheese Soup. There is (literally) a soup for everything.
This soup is light, creamy and has the perfect amount of spice. Everyone needs a little spice in their life, right? The best thing about this soup is you can freeze your leftovers and save them for another day. I made this soup in 30 minutes, and if you have leftover chicken already, you can make this recipe in 15-20 minutes. It’s a no brainer, friends. Make this recipe and spice up your life (zigga-zigga ah!).