Dying Easter Eggs is Boring.

I always loved dying eggs at Easter so Tim and I grabbed a Paas dye kit at Target and spent the evening watching eggs sit in cups. And boy was it exciting. Just kidding. Most of the time I forgot that I was doing it which is why we ended up with so many really bright colors. Butย that’s what happens when you leave them in for an hour. I remember it being a lot more exciting when I was younger. Though I’m not really sure why. But at least my hard boiled eggs are cuter for snack time!

P1000633editedMaybe when we have kids it will be fun again. But realistically it will probably be something that I dread because the children will make a huge mess and have colorful hands for days.

P1000605edited2But we’ll do it anyway because our parents helped us dye eggs. And it’s just the right thing to do.


Who wants to dye eggs now?




Gal’s Brunch!

Last weekend, I had some very sweet ladies over to our apartment for brunch! Tim had a Saturday class so it was the perfect opportunity to break out the gold sequin table runner and call the girls!

Brunch 1We have a tiny apartment so we don’t have a proper table but who needs one when you can have a coffee table picnic.

P1000272editedI made funfetti donuts. My sweet little cousins Bella and Eva thought they were so cute. Here is the recipe.

I also made these sausage balls (with turkey sausage) and some hashbrown casserole. It was carb overload!


That’s Eva and her second donut ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry Brittany!P1000261edited

I whipped up some quick place cards. I used my new white speedball ink.




What’s hilarious is that all of the girls (but one) thought that I wanted to have everyone over for brunch to tell them I was pregnant. Brittany even brought a gift! Haha. I’m not pregnant. But having brunch to make the announcement is a great idea. I’ll have to remember that! But last week I just wanted to have a fun brunch, no baby announcement.P1000277editedBella found my straw stash. The girls had a heyday making super long straws to drink their orange juice with.


Then they jumped on the bed.ย P1000276edited

And my sister who goes to college here in town brought over her laundry, I love when she comes over.

It was the perfect Saturday! I think I’m going to do this more often.

What are some of your favorite brunch recipes?

Be Mine Valentine

I LOVE Valentine’s day. Probably because of all the hearts and pink and glitter and the seasonal kitchen supplies at Target. I love it all!

I’ve been practicing my calligraphy and made this little card for my love. ย (It’s HOT pink, his favorite color. JK it’s my favorite color).


I’m going to make him these s’mores cookiesย (because s’mores are his favorite)ย and we’re going to a movie and then dinner at a sweet cozy restaurant in our little neighborhood. I can’t wait for Friday!

What are y’all doing for Val day?