Monday, November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday

To celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I'm offering 20% off everything in the shop! Because I'm late to announce here, I'm extending the discount for my readers through Wednesday. Click the "Shop" tab to be taken to my Etsy shop. At checkout use code "Insider" to receive the 20% off. Hope you all are having a great start to holiday shopping!

Stay tuned for more insider deals and promos!  :)

Monday, November 12, 2018

Holiday Thoughts

My baby has been fighting sleep for the last few days and I'm in motherhood survival mode armed with red wine and leftover Halloween candy. I've been fortunate to have a great sleeper and he's been sleeping through the night (give-or-take a middle of the night feeding) since about week 3. But, every few weeks I'm kept on my toes with a change in behavior. It's definitely a test of patience and I try my hardest to keep my cool given the lack of sleep. Thank goodness for coffee and under eye concealer. Both of these have saved me through these trying days!
Speaking of, I haven't gone to Starbucks in a couple weeks but I have seen that the much anticipated holiday cup has returned! Have you been recently? I swear, the coffee just tastes better in a festive cup! I try to fight all Christmas urges until the day after Thanksgiving but I have to admit, it gets harder every year! I'm so tempted to just go for it- decorate, binge the holiday Hallmark movies, listen to ALL the Christmas music, and let the baking begin! But I'm staying strong, after all, I only have 10 days to go until after Thanksgiving! Which also has me thinking about the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals quickly approaching. I'm working on getting my holiday gift list organized so I can shop strategically this year! Is there anything better than saving money on something you were planning to buy anyway?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Where I've Been

I've been a little absent from this space. With working full time, running my Etsy shop on the side, being pregnant, and now as a new mother, life has definitely been busy! My style of cooking has shifted to making recipes that are familiar and uncomplicated. I'm lucky if I have the time to take a "glamour" shot (aka quick iPhone pic) for Instagram let alone post a step-by-step for this blog. However, I've found myself missing this little peaceful place I call my blog.

Writing, creating, and cooking is therapeutic for me. I love hearing from readers that they tried a recipe and liked it! My goal is to dust off the cobwebs and start posting helpful content again. My photos are not professionally staged or edited with fancy software but they are apologetically real. So much of my social media feed these days are very far from that. It's impossible not to compare how clean their houses are or how well they are put together (how does that new mom have time to bathe herself, style her hair, wear heels, and put on a full face of makeup?). I've recently found myself drawn to influencers that are keeping it real. Life is messy and it's refreshing to see the pile of laundry in the background or a plate of food that's actually being consumed.

When you come visit, you can expect to read about what I'm into, motherhood, and food. Recipes I create, recipes I've found and love, tips I swear by, and places I've eaten at.

Cheers to an updated place to hangout with me!