I have been making this soup for some time now and it is one of those comforting recipes that my husband and I never seem to tire of. I found the initial recipe for kale chicken soup on Pinterest and have revised it to the point that it is an almost entirely different recipe than […]
I know, I know – I went underground for a while there. Quite frankly, I had given up. Since, oh, Harper was born (three years ago!) I have been winging it and making it happen – but it was a struggle to take the time to photograph, document, and write about everything I was juggling. […]
Each year since we’ve had the girls we have been revving up the enthusiasm for Halloween over here at the Bell house (it helps that Halloween is a big deal in our neighborhood – people have corn mazes and grave yards in their yards. Seriously!). Before having kids I couldn’t have cared less about Halloween, […]
A little over a year ago I received a catalog from a new company, “Cuyana”. In a sea of daily catalog deliveries, Cuyana’s managed to catch my eye. I was intrigued by their minimal offerings and tagline of “Fewer, better things”, and set out to learn more about the brand and their highly edited, beautifully […]
With the cooler fall weather approaching (very slowly approaching), I recently decided it was time to harvest my herb garden. I never have a problem using all of my basil. The girls LOVE their “green pasta” which is a basil & spinach pesto that I make from scratch and serve with penne. Avery (almost 4) […]
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As the weather turns warm and afternoons stretch into long, lovely evenings, the porch becomes the new living room. We gravitate toward them to enjoy simple, beautiful things like a cool breeze on our face, the smell of jasmine wafting through the air, the sound of children laughing and playing, and to watch a beautiful […]
Gift guides tend to start popping up as the holidays approach but I find myself giving gifts all year – the holidays are just fraction of my annual gifting. I guess that means I am blessed to have many occasions to celebrate! Here is a list of my go-to gift options, for everyone from the […]
There’s nothing like a week’s vacation to help you hit the refresh button. La Dolce Vita, or The Sweet Life, is a phrase that, to me, describes the Italian mindset. Italians treasure all of the simple things that make life beautiful – food, family, friends, music, nature, etc. This approach is in perfect harmony with […]