big bear mountain

Since Whitney had the entire Thanksgiving weekend off, we decided to make a quick trip to Big Bear. It hasn’t snowed enough for snow activities (minus fake snow tubing), but we wanted to check it out anyway. We did some Christmas shopping at their annual Christmas boutique, which had a lot of vendors with handmade […]

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our thanksgiving

We spent Thanksgiving day at my grandparents’ house with my aunt, uncle, cousins, brother, his girlfriend, and niece (Kipling got to come too!). They ended up ordering the meal from Boston Market (which was actually really good by the way), and we brought desserts. I made this fudge and The Pioneer Woman’s pumpkin pie and […]

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a christmas advent calendar

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m so excited and thankful that we get to spend today with family and eat a bunch of food! We were going to try and cook the entire meal to have at my grandparents’, but it was turning out to be too much of a hassle. So instead, they are ordering the meal […]

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easy fudge recipe

If you’re looking for an easy, last minute dessert to whip up for Thanksgiving tomorrow, here is one of my tried and true favorites. It’s so simple to make, the actual recipe is called “Easy Fudge” and only contains 4 ingredients (5 if you want the nuts). I make it every year, and it is […]

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things that make me happy

Gifts. Both giving and receiving (if I’m being honest here). My mother-in-law gave these to Kipling, and baby girl went through those two bones (on right) in about .5 seconds. I love holiday shopping and gifting and only wish I could afford to buy gifts for everybody. Family time. We don’t live in the same […]

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my instaweek

I am super excited to announce that I have finally joined the world of smart phones! I know, I can’t believe it myself that I have been so far behind. But my husband promised me that once we were married and he started working, he would pay for me to finally get one (because honestly, […]

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fortune dinner rolls

Last year I braved making my own dinner rolls from scratch for Thanksgiving. Why would I subject myself to that when the stomachs of 30 people were depending on me? Especially when I had never baked with yeast before? You tell me. But by some twist of fate, or by a super easy, delicious roll […]

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things that make me happy

If gathering with friends and family and filling your stomach until it’s about to bust doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will! So besides Thanksgiving (which I’ll talk about later), here are some things that have made me happy this past week. Using our crock pot for the first time to make this […]

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happy thanksgiving!

I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t be more excited for the Thanksgiving meal today. We are spending it with my husband’s family, and I am contributing dinner rolls (I’ll share more in another post). But today I’ll leave you with some fun turkey hats I crafted with the boy I nanny. Like on […]

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