End of Year Lists: Books Read

It's been a busy summer, fall, and winter! As we gear into a season of hibernation (hello, hygge life), it's fun to look back over the last year and compartmentalize every detail into an end-of-year list. Maybe not every detail. But books, movies, food, drinks...things like that, yeah. We're no Obama, but here's the list … Continue reading End of Year Lists: Books Read

Cirque Americana x99

Each year, our marvelous Springfield Art Museum throws a party with a purpose, called "99x." The purpose is that the museum raises money to restore permanent pieces for the next 99 years. So clever! Both of us have been fortunate enough to put our creative crazy visions to work for the last two years. They … Continue reading Cirque Americana x99

Easy Bruschetta

Living in the midwest affords us plenty of farm-fresh fare. This year, my family re-joined a CSA (community-supported agriculture) at Millsap Farms. We belonged a few years ago, and it was such an amazing experience. Each week we'd receive a box of fruits & vegetables. To offset the cost, we'd work the farm a few … Continue reading Easy Bruschetta

Not even Semi-Homemade

If you've been following along, you know we love to entertain. Part of the fun is menu crafting, deciding what to make from scratch, what to collaborate on with the grocery store, and what to just unpackage and put on a pretty plate. Last week Stephanie hosted a Bunco party for some friends, and because … Continue reading Not even Semi-Homemade

Makin’ Whoopie (Pies)

There was a period of time where we made a lot of whoopie...pies. (har har) They're just SO tasty, and fun to make. And with such a variety of flavors, the options are endless! (Trust me...we've tried to make them all.) The best still, though, are the classic version. A chocolate cake-ish sandwich, with marshmallow … Continue reading Makin’ Whoopie (Pies)

Time for Tea

There are so many talented and inspiring ladies that we want to meet in our city, so Stephanie has started hosting tea parties at her house, as an excuse to invite them over and get to know them better. They are a fun way to mix & mingle in a unique setting. Stephanie has a … Continue reading Time for Tea

Birth of Venus

The first time I remember seeing the depiction of Venus de Milo was in the movie "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen". It left such an impression that when I saw the painting "The Birth of Venus" by Botticelli, I was like, hey! It's like that scene from the movie! (Everything always comes back to the … Continue reading Birth of Venus

Wine to Go Go

One summer evening, I joined a friend for an outdoor Shakespeare on the Park. It was a beautiful night, they were performing A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the lawn was packed. My friend had already set up chairs and blankets and as I arrived, she handed me an insulated tumbler. Ah, thanks, I'm so thirsty! … Continue reading Wine to Go Go

Party Time All the Time!

Add a little party to your day. Put light-refracting crystals in your East & West-facing windows, and at the two sleepiest times of day (8am and 5pm), HELLO DISCO! It's hard to be in a bad mood when rainbows of light are dancing in your house. Little tear-drop crystals are easily found at thrift stores, … Continue reading Party Time All the Time!