Recipes

Romanian Meatball Soup – Ciorba de Perisoare

One of the perks of being eastern European is that my grandmother and mother have some amazing authentic recipes that have been passed down to me. One of my all time favorites is the soup I am featuring in this post today: Ciorba de Perisoara (Romanian Meatball Soup). I am truly delighted to share this favorite traditional Romanian dish with you! Food brings people together and every time I make and eat this soup I am brought back to memories…

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Lifestyle

FAQ’s Answered

Whenever I get questions from my readers, they are generally around the same topics and I have been keeping track of my most frequently asked questions so that I can answer them all here! I broke the questions down…

Style & Beauty

Star Ruffle Dress

Happy Monday! I haven’t done a style post in a little while because I’ve been so busy and to be honest, haven’t really been dressing up much since the holidays. If I’m not at work, I’m home with the…

Lifestyle

New Year, New Goals

Happy New Year! I know we are already a couple of weeks into the New Year and I haven’t posted much on here or on Instagram. I’ve been really busy at work (year end) and also have been working…

Travel

Collins Lake Resort Winter Getaway

The week before Christmas we spent four days at The Grand Lodges at Collins Lake Resort. We have decided to make this an annual family tradition. The lodge life is so relaxing. We woke up each morning and ate…

Travel

A Day in Hood River

We took a four day trip to the lodge at the mountain the week before Christmas (lots and lots of pictures of that coming soon!) and drove up to Hood River one of the mornings to take the kids…

Lifestyle

Christmas Morning

Christmas morning started bright and early at 7:00am with the sound of Charlie’s little feet running into our room and tucking himself in bed between us. Shortly after that, I heard Claire call “mama” on the monitor so I…

Lifestyle

Magical Christmas Tree

The tree becomes the center of our living room this time of year. The colors, ornaments and lights make the room feel so magical. I considered doing a clear and white only themed tree this year but, when I…

DIY

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Last weekend I had so much fun attending a Christmas Wreath Workshop hosted by Lora of Sophisticated Floral Design in Portland. I’ve made wreaths in the past but never with real greenery and supplies, just fake store bought items.…