Make this galette, filled with fresh peaches and a hint of spice, and enjoy the last taste of summer!

Fresh Peach Galette

September 6, 2016

I know, I know. It’s September. The days are still sunny and warm, but the evenings are decidedly chilly. It’s time to trade in sandals and bathing suits for boots and cozy sweaters. Pumpkin Spice Latte and Spiced Apple are the flavors

My newest obsession is painted cement or ceramic tile. In kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, and more, they look amazing!

Dream House Update: Painted & Patterned Tile

September 1, 2016
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I have a new house-related obsession: painted, patterned tile. Walls, backsplashes, floors, showers—if you can put tile on it, I want it to be beautifully painted with intricate geometric designs. We have a little, half-finished kitchenette in our basement, and

Use small cutting boards to create mini charcuterie boards or cheese plates for a casual-chic gathering.

Mini Charcuterie Boards

August 30, 2016

At the end of June, I had the pleasure of working on a fun wedding photo shoot in Eugene. It was staged at a gorgeous home in the hills south of campus, in a beautiful, terraced garden overlooking the city. When

This Mediterranean Salad with Kale & Quinoa tastes just like the one served at Panera Bread. It's easy to make at home and is full of good-for-you ingredients like kale, quinoa, and almonds.

Mediterranean Salad with Kale & Quinoa

August 23, 2016
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Sometimes I feel like lunch is my enemy. I sit down every weekend and plan out meals for the upcoming week. Breakfast is easy and practically takes care of itself, and I put a lot of thought into dinner. But I

5 easy and delicious dinner ideas for your menu planning pleasure!

This Week’s Menu Ideas 14

August 20, 2016
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Happy Saturday! We are in the middle of a heat wave in Oregon, with temperatures soaring into the 100’s. With it being so hot outside, no one wants to spend hours in a sweltering kitchen, so we’ve been opting for weeknight dinners that are

Use a simple image transfer technique to make these darling mugs from Scandinavian Gathering by Melissa Bahen.

DIY Mugs from Scandinavian Gatherings

August 19, 2016

The past few weeks have been very exciting in book land, as blogger friends have received advance reader copies of Scandinavian Gatherings to review. The feedback has been so amazing, and it makes me look forward to the launch of

These barbecue chicken sandwiches are served on a buttered, griddled bun, and topped with creamy, homemade cole slaw. You'll want to eat them every week!

Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

August 9, 2016

If you follow my This Week’s Menu Ideas series, you’ve probably noticed that a few dinners pop up regularly in our weekly meal planning, like these delicious barbecue chicken sandwiches. I can’t help it! Every time I make them and eat them, I

Make a back-to-school care package to send to your favorite scholars!

Back To School Care Package

August 4, 2016

Believe it or not, it’s back-to-school season! We still have a few weeks of summer vacation left, but we have lots of friends all over the country who started school this week or who are going back to school over the