Monday, April 20, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Year in Photos: 2014

In a year that could be remembered in many drastically different ways, I am going to simply ordain 2014 as: The Year We Got Scout, the Cutest Kitten Ever. Skip to October below to see her sweet mug.

(Here are the photo round-ups from 2013 and 2012.)


January (bowling with the fam)


February (weekend trip to Comfort)


March (SXSW)


April (board gaming it)


May (The Color Run)


June (taking care of Mom)


July (Fourth of July party)


August (at Winedale)


September (b-day group selfie)


October (the arrival of Scout)


November (Thanksgiving weekend)


December (family portrait)

Friday, December 19, 2014

This and That


parody of Serial.

Free holiday tag download.

Long exposures of firefly trails.

People reading poorly chosen books in public.

Pretty: DIY rosemary wreath gift toppers.

Cool posters.

Cinnamon rose rolls with frosting.

(Photo via Pinterest)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

It's finally cold in Austin! Which means it's time to start planning what'll make the cut for this year's Thanksgiving menu. And also time to put together this year's music playlist.

When my sister and I both lived in Brooklyn, we made a habit of listening to Dolly Parton every Thanksgiving. Because it seemed appropriate? Actually, I'm not sure why. But I do know there's nothing like standing in a tiny, warm kitchen with a spatula-mic in your hand singing along to “Jolene” with your sister with the smells of a turkey roasting and pumpkin desserts cooling swirling all around you.

So what I'm saying is that, this year, I'll be most thankful for Dolly. Obviously. And also maybe these pretty great recipes that I've turned to more than once during the holiday season.


Two-hour turkey and gravy.

Sausage and apple stuffing.

Martha's macaroni and cheese.

Roasted Brussels sprouts.

Pancetta crisps with goat cheese and pear.

Pumpkin cheesecake with caramel swirl.

(Image via Pinterest)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Cats on My Mind by Marc Johns

This is basically an illustration of what is in my head an embarrassingly large percentage of each day:


Print available here.

(Illustration via Marc Johns)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hot Honey: The Next Sriracha?

Honey on your pizza, anyone?

According to Grub Streethot honey is supposed to be the next Sriracha. And you know I love me some Sriracha. (I even put it in tomato sauce once on a lark and it was amazing! That is the power that Sriracha has over my mouthfeels.)

So basically, I'm not afraid to jump on the hot condiment bandwagon. And the fact that this HuffPo article mentions using hot honey on ice cream, chicken wings, ribs, a breakfast sandwich, and various roasted veggies without even making you click to the next page is enticing and horrifying to me all at once.

Bees Knees Spicy Honey

Mike's Hot Honey

Whole Foods will start carrying two varieties soonMike's Hot Honey (the OG) and Bees Knees Spicy Honey (from MixedMade).

Will you be picking up a bottle? I definitely will. Now I only need to decide if I should try it first on a giant rack of ribs or a bowl of Americone Dream ice cream...

(Images via here and here)
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