Uncommon Goods: Gift Ideas

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I’m a sucker for a good gift magazine. Give me all the airline catalogs with their random kitchen gadgets, $230 foot warmers, and over-the-top cat mazes. I’m a happy lady when there’s a way to add quirky to a gift. This magazine, Uncommon Goods, was a great browse with Christmas coming just around the corner.

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Wednesday Whereabouts: Cookbooks + Cameras

corey douglas

Guess who’s excited that the AAASSSTTTRRROOOOOSSS have made the playoffs? I swear this kid is their Fan Numero Uno. His adorable hat is too big for him, but it’s by far his favorite item of clothing. This little guy will sit down and watch the game along with than any other big-bellied fella around. He’s

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Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort + Life Lately

hyatt regency hill country

This past week was a tough one to put it mildly. Thursday (October 19th) was the 2nd anniversary of my brother’s death. (Anniversary is a weird word to use because I like to think of anniversaries as happy times). Anywho, Corey and I drove to San Antonio to spend some time with my sweet Momma at the

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Tuscan Chicken Cakes + Tomato Basil Relish + Golden Aioli

tuscan chicken cakes

This recipe is the thing of dreams. It’s super low-calorie, good for you, and it’s easy enough for a weeknight [oh, and yummy, too]. You can prep everything ahead of time, so that when it’s time to eat, all you’ve gotta do is brown the chicken cakes in a skillet then cook ’em in the

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Good Feels for Saturday

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With all the malarkey swirling around the Internet + TV these days, I thought it would be nice if we could share some of the non-malarkey-type things that go on – AKA spread the good, not the bad. Here are a few things I’ve seen that have warmed the corners of my little heart lately.

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Friday Fall Favorites

corey douglas

Pumpkin patches + adorable kids – is there anything better? I think not. Definitely not. Corey’s school puts on the most adorable pumpkin patch every year with themed pumpkin displays, a slide made out of hay, and even a bicycle ride. It’s adorable! Just look at that sweaty little man trying to pick up all

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Red Beans + Rice & A Little Food for the Soul

red beans and rice

I have a confession: I’m pretty sure I’m deep-down a Louisiana native. Not sure how it happened, but I’m pretty sure I was transported or kidnapped or something. Maybe I lived there and worked in some rich guy’s kitchen in a former life. Either way, I love me some Creole cookin’. Also, every time I

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Life Lately

ikea kallax bookshelf

We’ve kept it pretty low key the past week plus since this poor guy has had a tummy virus. Obviously, it’s not getting in the way of his mood or his appetite, though! I sure do love dem cheekies! Also… no one mentioned “stool samples” whenever I signed up to be a Mama. Gross. I’m

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Mashed Potatoes

mashed potatoes

Allllllllrighty then. It’s that time of year again, folks. Time for roasts, stews, and my personal favorite, MASHED POTATOES. To make the BEST, and I mean the FREAKING BEST mashed taters of your life, you’ve gotta have this recipe. The key is all in the tool to get the “mashed” effect… I’ll give you a

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Halloween Decor + Thoughts for Thursday

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Hellloooooooo October and all things spooky, pumpkiny, and ghouly! I love this time of year so much I can’t even handle. I literally decorate our house differently every month between August and December. I’m getting more obsessed every year. Sorry, not sorry. I bought a ton of stuff at the end of last year’s Halloween

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