• Craft

    Big Sentiment Card Layout

    cards saying "your little baby is big news" and "happily ever after"

    Cards with simple, clean layouts are my favorite. They’re easier to make because colors, stamps, and embossing can be swapped out to customize the look of your card. Many stamp sets include large sentiment stamps, and this is the perfect layout for those! *Excuse the weirdly lit photos. I craft in my basement [lair] and we haven’t reached the “give the basement a makeover/love” part of our house to do list yet.* The Process Let’s be real, I’m usually out of cards and need to make one pretty fast for someone’s birthday that was yesterday or a wedding I’ve already…

  • The Best Aldi Groceries
    Food

    My Favorite Aldi Groceries

    If you’ve never shopped at Aldi, you’re missing out. Aldi is a a German owned grocery store (they own Trader Joe’s too) that has become increasingly popular in the US over the last several years. I was very skeptical at…

  • Food

    Carrot & Cabbage Salad

    Growing up we ate salad a lot. There weren’t many vegetables (actually none) that I would eat cooked, so salad was how I would get my vegetables. I would eat all of the lettuce first, and all the good stuff…

  • Casey in front of some Raleigh, NC street art
    Travel

    A Travel Guide for Raleigh, NC

    We had a year filled with international weddings (in England and Bogotá) and home buying in 2017. That meant 2018 was a bit of a rebuilding year financially. And we got our puppy, Gimli so we didn’t do any traveling. To…

  • corn dip and chips
    Food

    Super Addicting Corn Dip

    This corn dip is so stinkin easy, I’m not sure you can even call it a recipe. I usually mix it up on weekend afternoons when I don’t really feel like cooking but want to binge eat in front of…

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    A Checklist of Goals for 2019

    I’m not normally one to make New Years resolutions. Most people say things like “get fit” or “be more present”. Those things are hard to measure. Without data how will you know you’ve achieved your goal? That’s why I haven’t…