Is there anything better than the perfect chocolate chip cookie? The only appropriate answer to that question is HELL NO. Thanks to our finished kitchen, all I wanna do these days is bake… which also means I’ve been sloooowly perfecting this recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies. Today is also the Blog Hop Cookie Swap, so I teamed up with 14 other bloggers to share our favorite cookie recipes today! Last year I shared a more complicated Greek cookie recipe, so this time I’m switching it up with a tried and true classic.Continue reading “Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt Recipe”
What did you think of Joanna’s holiday tablescape yesterday? Personally, I love the festive simplicity of it. The holidays always come with so much bling and sparkle, sometimes it’s nice to embrace a palette cleanser and tone things down, ya know? I think there’s so much beauty in that. Today, I am sharing a foraged evergreen centerpiece tutorial that’s so simple and easy to recreate. With Joanna’s Scandinavian woodland Christmas theme in mind, I knew the primary goal was to have our centerpiece be a little reflection of the forest. After all, here in the PNW, that isn’t hard to achieve! In fact, all of the greenery we used was foraged, except for the juniper.Continue reading “Rustic Foraged Evergreen Centerpiece | DIY”
I’m changing things up on you guys and sharing my Christmas tablescape first! Usually, I like to share the floral centerpiece DIY first, then build to the full tablescape the next day. But for my holiday table this year, the two posts go hand in hand! Sarah designed the centerpiece, I set the table around that, then she added the final details. I loved styling a table this year and feel like that really comes across in how festive and cozy it feels.Continue reading “My Festive Forest Christmas Tablescape”
Recently, I had the opportunity for a mid-week, mini staycation at a new-ish destination just a couple of hours away from Seattle call Captain Whidbey Inn. It was SO beautiful, SO cozy, and SO festive that I knew I had to share with you! It was also the furthest I’ve been from Seattle since my lung surgery, so I was especially happy to be there. Breathing the fresh air of the PNW really brought some stuff into focus for me. Captain Whidbey is a truly magical spot where I will definitely be returning!Continue reading “Captain Whidbey Inn | Travel Guide”
To me, stocking stuffers are a tricky thing… I hate the idea of giving a gift that someone doesn’t really need in order to simply fill a stocking. That feels so wasteful to me and the antithesis of my goals to reduce the waste in our home. Instead, I always brainstorm stocking stuffer ideas that are desirable, fun, and budget-friendly. This year I thought it would be fun to share my favorites with you!Continue reading “My Ultimate Guide to The Best Stocking Stuffers”
You guys… what a freaking year it’s been. From our wedding to my lung collapse and surgery to traveling in Italy… I have so much to be grateful for this year. It also means that this has been an overwhelmingly intense year. And an expensive one, at that. Sean and I are still giving each other smaller gifts this year, but I have had so many incredible #blessings this year… that I just didn’t feel the need to share a personal gift guide (except for texting Sean a link to this pretty Dutch oven). Instead, I wanted to share how I am embracing my own self-care this holiday season by prioritizing myself and giving myself some gifts.
To inspire you to do the same, I’m being totally transparent today and sharing the 4 gifts I’m giving myself this holiday season.Continue reading “4 Gifts I’m Giving Myself This Year”
Every time I ask on Instagram what type of gift suggestions you need, I am most frequently asked for gifts that could work for anyone. Aka gifts that are kindaaa generic, but still thoughtful. You know, for your kid’s teacher, your boss, your in-laws, etc. I spent a bit of time researching and came up with this list of affordable thoughtful gifts that will work for literally everyone on your list!Continue reading “Thoughtful Gifts for Literally Everyone”