Crafting · Holiday · Quilting · UFOs

Springtime Studio Tour & Blog Hop

I am SO ready for spring. By March, I am always done with grey and rainy Pacific Northwest winters, and I long for sunshine and flowers. When Kippi and Lia suggested a springtime home & studio tour, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to brighten things up a bit! Even if it’s still grey outside, I… Continue reading Springtime Studio Tour & Blog Hop

Cooking · Freezer Meals · Main Dishes

Make-Ahead Ranchero Sauce Recipe

Every January, the urge to get organized hits full force. The holidays are a whirlwind of busy schedules and poor food choices, and I’m ready for some quick and easy healthy options. I love cooking, but even I need a break once in a while. When I’m in organization mode, it’s freezer meals to the rescue! I… Continue reading Make-Ahead Ranchero Sauce Recipe

Appetizers · Cocktails · Holiday · Parties

Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop

My favorite part of the holidays is inviting friends and family into my home. Today I’m giving you a sneak peek into my holiday celebrations, along with two other bloggers – Kippi from Kippi at Home, and Lia from Southern Yankee DIY.  If you visit my house this time of year, you’re likely to find… Continue reading Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop

Canning · Cooking · Holiday

Pears Poached in Red Wine

Delicately spiced pears poached in red wine make a truly special dessert, especially when topped with mascarpone and crumbled amaretti cookies. They’re also lovely sliced on top of a salad, along with blue cheese and walnuts. Traditionally, the pears are left whole and are served standing in a pool of glistening syrup. This is a striking… Continue reading Pears Poached in Red Wine

England · Paper Crafts · Paris · Travel Journals

Travel Journal for London & Paris

Another trip on the horizon means another travel journal to make! In November, I’m headed to London & Paris with my partner and daughter. This is our first trip together, our longest trip, and first time out of the country. I can’t wait! The main colors for this journal are red and blue, a reflection… Continue reading Travel Journal for London & Paris