sunday morning, no. 8

sunday morning, no. 8

Happy Sunday friends! Thank you for stopping by for the eighth post in my weekly Sunday Morning series where I share links, recipes, and thoughts from the past week. 

Since last Sunday I was in Colorado Springs with my family, this weekly post covers two weeks of recipes and updates! We had a wonderful time in Colorado Springs with my parents and my little brother, we got to see him play football for the Air Force Academy and had the most incredible dinner at the famous Broadmoor.

sunday morning, no. 7

sunday morning, no. 7

Happy Sunday friends! Thank you for stopping by for the seventh post in my weekly Sunday Morning series where I share links, recipes, and thoughts from the past week. 

This past week I spent in Athens working, cooking, and preparing to plant our garden! We got everything planted this weekend and we are so excited to see all the sprouts come up in the next 10 - 14 days or so. I'll be sure to keep you in the loop on my weekly emails as well as on my Instagram

sunday morning, no. 6

sunday morning, no. 6

Happy Sunday/Monday friends! Thank you for stopping by for the sixth post in my weekly Sunday Morning series where I share links, recipes, and thoughts from the past week. 

I spent this past week in NYC for work visiting my team up there, meeting with clients, and catching up with friends. It was definitely a good time. We ate, drank, talked, and ate some more. Such a good feeling being surrounded by people who encourage you to be your best self and accomplish your goals and dreams. I'm back in Athens feeling refreshed and excited.

sunday morning, no. 5

sunday morning, no. 5

Happy Sunday/Monday friends! Thank you for stopping by for the fifth post in my weekly Sunday Morning series where I share links, recipes, and thoughts from the past week. 

This post is going up Monday because this past week has been a whirlwind! I'm writing this from the ATL airport at 5:15am waiting to board my flight for NYC. I'm going up for the week for work and to spend time with friends. It's my first time back in the city since we moved away so I'm so excited!

sunday morning, no. 4

Happy Sunday friends! Thank you for stopping by for the fourth post in my weekly Sunday Morning series where I share links, recipes, and thoughts from the past week. 

This past Wednesday we moved to Athens! We are still getting settled in and loving our new apartment. It is walking distance to Frank's office and only 2 minutes walk to a bookstore, grocery store, multiple restaurants, a bakery, and coffee shops. The dream truly. 

bread + butter pickles (v + gf)

bread + butter pickles (v + gf)

This past weekend I was lucky enough to spend time with Frank's Aunt Tammy and learn all about how to pickle! I've been a dill pickle fan since I can remember and since I live in Georgia now, I thought I should probably learn how to make bread and butter pickles, which, to my amusement are gluten free AND dairy free....so much for bread and butter right? An homage to the southern cooking culture you would say. 

sunday morning, no. 3

sunday morning, no. 3

Happy Sunday friends! Thank you for stopping by for the third post in my weekly Sunday Morning series where I share links, recipes, and thoughts from the past week. 

This past week very similar to last: working in Atlanta, reading cookbooks, writing, working some more, watching tutorial videos on frosting buttercream cakes and testing out four different versions of vanilla cake with citrus buttercream and lemon curd! We still have cake in our fridge left over after many many taste tests. Please, someone, take it away. 

sunday morning, no. 2

sunday morning, no. 2

Happy Sunday everyone! So happy you stopped by for the second post in my weekly Sunday Morning series where I share links, recipes, and thoughts from the past week. 

I spent this past week working in Atlanta, reading cookbooks, writing, and testing out recipes to share with you all! We drove out to Athens on Friday and brought some items to our storage unit and to spend some time there because we move in 10 days!!! We are overjoyed and excited to finally be there. 

why i stopped drinking coffee

why i stopped drinking coffee

I started drinking coffee at approximately 16 and never stopped. Three months before I turned 23, I was experiencing a whole slew of digestive autoimmune symptoms and after hours of research, reading, and sorting through functional medicine approaches, I landed on a strict elimination program that would help reset my body, digestion, hormones, mood, and overall wellbeing. The real kicker? No coffee. 

vanilla cake with blackberries, fig jam + coconut whipped cream (gf + df)

vanilla cake with blackberries, fig jam + coconut whipped cream (gf + df)

last sunday i turned 23! what a weird age to turn. we spent the past week celebrating in amelia island, florida with frank's family and friends.

we sat on the beach, played dominoes, laughed and tried to stay away from as most technology as we good for a solid refresh and let me tell ya, it felt amazing!!!

frozen mint moscow mules with honey ginger syrup

frozen mint moscow mules with honey ginger syrup

rule #124 never turn down a good moscow mule.

right now i'm writing this from my family's home in coeur d’alene, idaho this past week has been a crazy whirlwind. we packed up our apartment into a little uhaul two weeks ago and made the 36 hour trip from nyc to atlanta!

it was the most exciting and bittersweet saying goodbye to our sweet apartment and friends we made over the past year, so thus when we got to atlanta, we needed a little bit of a fun drink to let loose lol.

*cue frozen moscow mules*

frank and i have had so much fun testing recipes for our upcoming beach trip to amelia island, florida and stumbled across a couple recipe inspirations for frozen moscow mules. they are cold, refreshing, and also fun to drink in a group. we enjoyed a little too many.

blackberry honey cashew cheesecake + links!

blackberry honey cashew cheesecake + links!

hi friends, happy wednesday!

we are gearing up for our big move tomorrow, and i'm partially homesick already for nyc. this past year has been the most challenging and rewarding time of our lifes and we have had to say the hardest goodbyes this weekend: to our friends kevin and tori, moira, our waiter Walter at The Mansion, to the lemon man who works at the deli below us, our maintenance men, my team at Plural, the whole shebang. 

toasted coconut + lemon cream cake

toasted coconut + lemon cream cake

i ordered the sweet laurel cookbook last weekend and have been dying to break into it all week. i'm truly prepared to take a deep dive into gluten-free and dairy-free baking, that i bought an entire gallon of maple syrup that is currently living on the top shelf of our fridge, and will be there indefinitely (sorry frank!)