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Life, Wedding Planning

The Best Day Ever

I haven’t stopped smiling since Saturday. Our wedding was more perfect than I ever imagined. It still feels like a dream and I’m so ridiculously happy. In the days leading up to our big day, I barely slept. The forecast for May 30th kept getting worse — rain and storms […]

Life, Wedding Planning

Wedding Wednesday: The Final Countdown

We are just ten days away from our wedding. I still can’t believe it’s almost here! Earlier tonight, James and I were talking about how it hasn’t really hit us yet that we’re finally going to be married. We’ve been talking about and planning a wedding for so long that […]

Baking, Life

Muddy Fork Bakery Sourdough Workshop

For me, cooking has always been a form of therapy. On a bad day, throwing myself into an unfamiliar recipe helps free my mind — I can focus solely on the task at hand. With so many of us programmed to constantly multitask, it’s liberating. I spent all day Saturday learning […]

Life, Wedding Planning

Wedding Wednesday: Letting It Go

We’re just about two weeks away from the wedding, y’all. HOLY COW. I can’t tell you how excited I am for the big day to get here. James and I have been engaged for about a year and a half. It’s been great because we’ve been able to spread the […]

Recipes

Lightened-Up Beer Chicken Enchiladas

That pan of enchiladas barely lasted 24 hours in our house. I found myself staring at them in the fridge at 7 a.m. the other day, debating whether or not it was responsible to eat chicken enchiladas for breakfast. The answer is always yes. This recipe is one I tweaked […]

Life, Wedding Planning

Wedding Wednesday: The Food

James and I made our last trip home before the wedding over the weekend. It still hasn’t hit me that we’re getting married in a matter of weeks! We went home to finalize some details with vendors, finish up some DIY projects and do a little much-needed relaxing. One of […]

Wedding Planning

Wedding Wednesday: CAKE!

Our baker made the best mistake ever. When it was time for us to choose the flavors for our wedding cake, she accidentally gave us someone else’s samples. That meant we got to sample twice as much, with the help of our niece and nephew. Is that what heaven’s like? Picking […]

Life, Travel

BTown Eats: Cardinal Spirits

I’ve always been a vodka girl. In college, it was Burnett’s (just typing that makes me dry heave). In young adulthood, it’s Grey Goose. And, now, Cardinal Spirits.  And, they may soon turn me into a gin girl, too. Cardinal Spirits is a small distillery that recently opened in Bloomington, right […]

Recipes

Mom’s Lasagna

There are few foods more comforting than a pan full of homemade lasagna. My mom’s recipe is the best and substitutes turkey sausage and low-fat cottage cheese for a lighter version of the classic.

Dinner, Recipes

Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas

If I had it my way, I would eat Mexican food for every meal. I can never get enough of the comforting, spicy cuisine. This recipes is one my favorites — my parents have been making it for years. It’s easy, healthy and makes enough meat to feed an army. They […]