Creamy Poblano Soup & Taco Soup

Creamy Poblano Soup I love a good, hearty, hot soup in when the weather gets cooler, or for those freezing Winter nights of which we have very few here in Texas.  This soup was just amazing!  I modified a recipe from Epicurious, adding in about a pound of ground beef seasoned with garlic, cumin, andContinue reading “Creamy Poblano Soup & Taco Soup”

Beauty Basics – Fall & Winter Skincare

No make-up, fresh skin, that’s wearable in the early mornings of Fall and Winter, is something that I used to not be able to do.  Summer skin seems to retain more moisture and oil naturally, making going make-up free almost preferable.  Who wants their makeup sliding off in the heat?  But with the dry, cracked,Continue reading “Beauty Basics – Fall & Winter Skincare”


We are ready for Fall in our house.  My son was telling me how excited he was about Halloween coming up, and I totally share in his excitement!  I can’t wait for the cool breezes and the leaves changing. the cinnamon, apples, and pumpkins.  Sometimes we need a change, maybe that’s why I’ve always lovedContinue reading “Fall”

Halloween Cookie Cakes

This month we’ve made a couple of cookie cakes – one just the size of a personal pizza, and then one really large one (the size of a pizza pan) for a party.  These taste amazing, from a homemade chocolate chip cookie dough recipe from GOOP.  It’s truly easy to do – easier than makingContinue reading “Halloween Cookie Cakes”

The Perfect Autumn Treat: Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins

I’ve never fallen into the whole pumpkin spice everything craze before this year, but since we absolutely love homemade baked treats, I decided to do it this year… and we were so grateful we tried this recipe from Pop Sugar ! I made two different batters (splitting the recipe equally): one with the espresso powderContinue reading “The Perfect Autumn Treat: Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins”

Celebrate the Pumpkin

I’m loving our Fall 2014!!  There is something about pumpkins and looking forward to the activities of October that just gets me pumped & excited!  Almost every weekend in October is full of plans and pumpkin-y things, from the first weekend when we picked out pumpkins 🙂 ❤ to Oktoberfest at the Beer Gardens this comingContinue reading “Celebrate the Pumpkin”


I swear I can smell Fall in the air when I go out early in the morning on our patio.  I truly have a love for all the seasons – I appreciate the changes in each – but I think I love Fall a little bit better.  Summer has been wonderful, yes, even while pregnantContinue reading “Inspiration”

Ideas for an Easier Morning

  The morning – especially that quiet segment between when I awake and when others do – is like a sacred time of renewal, meditation, much needed prayer, and finally… creativity.  According to a study done by PHD, a media planning agency, 69% of women say they feel their least attractive when they wake upContinue reading “Ideas for an Easier Morning”