veggies and our csa

Every other Thursday, we pick up our veggies. The box of farm fresh produce smells so good. So. Good.

We’ve been supporting a local farm, Wood Duck Farm, for a few years now by participating in their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

I have vague memories of when I was a child and my mom bought in to [...]

recipe: chocolate cake


This is the cake I made for the recent birthday celebration. It’s my go-to chocolate cake recipe. It is so delicious I am now a cake snob. Boxed cake mixes just don’t cut it.

Auntie Liz’s Chocolate Cake

Mix together:

3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder

In a separate bowl, mix:

2 [...]

spy birthday party

My boy is 6. So we celebrated.

The invitations were simple (maybe you saw them if you are following me on Instagram). I used the wording from this spy party, but simplified it some, printed it on graph paper and called it good.

We hosted the whole party in our backyard. I made two giant coloring pages of [...]

my flowers

I love my flower garden.

Maybe it’s because the zinnias remind me of my mom. Maybe it’s because my boys like to dig in the dirt with me. Maybe it’s because watching seeds burst through the soil and mulch seems amazing and impossible. Maybe it’s because every time we pull into the driveway, the boys want to [...]

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