My Menu Ideas series is full of fast, family-friendly dinners for busy weeknights.

Menu Ideas 29

May 20, 2019
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I’m excited to finally have a new Menu Ideas post to share with you guys. Every time we have a quick, delicious, weeknight dinner that I think is worth sharing, I add it to my list, and my list of

How our family cut down on single-use plastics.

How We Cut Down on Single-Use Plastics

April 22, 2019
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Happy Earth Day! About this time last year, we decided to make some environmentally friendly changes in our household. These changes have basically all focused on the same thing: single-use plastic. While addressing climate change, pollution, negative environmental impacts, etc

How we designed our backyard vegetable, fruit, and cut flower garden with rows of raised beds

Our Backyard Garden

March 28, 2019

I’ve been waiting to write this post for over a year! Every spring break, instead of going on a fabulous vacation, we spend the time getting our backyard garden ready. First we trim and weed, pull out old, dead plants

Warm, buttery, and covered in sweet cinnamon and sugar, this delicious homemade monkey bread is the perfect treat for chilly weather.

The Best Monkey Bread

February 7, 2019
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My kids have been delighted to wake up to snow several mornings this week. Living in Western Oregon, snowfall—especially the kind that sticks—is a rare occurrence. We don’t usually get more than a few days of snow each winter, and

A classic brioche dough with raspberry swirled throughout, topped with a sticky sugar syrup and crushed, freeze-dried raspberries

Raspberry Swirl Brioche

January 31, 2019
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I’ve finally done it. I’ve started watching the Great British Baking Show, and I love it. My mom has been telling me for years how darling it is, and I’ve finally carved out a specific time to watch it (while