Friday Things

Joseph David - 7 months |

1. It’s official – Joseph is totally on the move! Ironically, the things that motivate him to crawl the most are the dogs’ tails and their toys. He ignores everything else and crawls like a little speedster to their tails or their rubber interlocked rings. I have picked him up, moved him, and tried to distract him countless times in the last 24 hours… he just turns around and starts right after them again.

2. The Pittsburgh Penguins built a new practice facility that is in pretty close proximity to our house, and it opened to the public a couple of weeks ago. A lot of players have been holding informal skates there each morning, and we’ve been waiting for Joseph to wake up from his morning nap in time to go up there and take a peek around. The stars finally aligned on Monday morning and we got to catch some of the skate… need to get Joseph ready for hockey season as soon as possible! :)

Joseph watching the Penguins practice |

3. Have you heard of Trendsend from Evereve? I’ve never been to one of their stores, but I saw someone on my Facebook feed mention this service. It’s the same concept as Stitch Fix, which I love, but it looks like the clothes are a little bit different. If you’ve tried it, let me know what you think!

4. I love this personalized birthday chalkboard poster!

5. I need to get back into meal planning and am totally going to use these meal templates from The Kitchn.

6. What kitchen trends do you like? I’m a big fan of rustic and mixed material.

7. Are you watching U.S. Open tennis this week? I’m always rooting for Roger Federer!

8. The Homeland season premiere is exactly one month from today… can’t wait!

9. Do you have any plans for the long Labor Day weekend?

10. TGIF! These two look to be in deep conversation…

Joseph and Einstein having a serious talk. |

60 Favorite Fall Dessert Recipes

A roundup of my favorite fall dessert recipes including bars, cakes, cookies, candy, cheesecake, pastries, cupcakes, pie and even ice cream!

60 Favorite Fall Desserts - bars, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pies and more!

Do you mourn Labor Day weekend as the end of summer, or do you get excited at the thought of ushering in the fall season? While fall doesn’t technically begin until September 23rd, I think the majority of us see Labor Day as the unofficial start to the season. And what better way to kick off the start-of-fall-weekend than to share with you my favorite fall desserts!

Fall baking is highlighted by flavors like cinnamon, apples, pumpkin and maple, and you’ll find all of those and more in the roundup below. Get ready for hot chocolate, hay rides, cozy hoodies and lots of baking!

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Salsa Verde with Hatch Chiles

A traditional salsa verde recipe with tomatillos and an extra little punch from seasonal Hatch chiles. It took me an embarrassingly long time to come around on green salsa....

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Bourbon, Pecan, Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

That’s a mouthful! Both literally and figuratively… I had been wanting to snag the Back in the Day Bakery cookbook for quite awhile now, and when I finally sat...

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Hatch Chile Mac and Cheese

Believe it or not, the first time I got my hands on Hatch chiles was at the end of last summer. While I had heard of them for the...

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The Weekend Dish: 8/29/2015

Happy last-weekend-of-August! I hope yours is off to a fantastic start! I’m pretty excited about our Sunday dinner tomorrow – we’re going a little rogue and having a taco...

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Joseph David - 7 months old! |

Friday Things

1. Joseph is on the cusp of crawling! He’s been rocking on his hands and knees for weeks, but a couple of days ago, he finally started moving his...

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