We are nearing the end of May (how is that even possible?!) which also means our big season of birthdays is over.
The topic of motherhood is in the air. Just in the last week both my friends Sara and Megan wrote about the subject so beautifully.
The photos in this post were from a recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and in light of that I wanted to share with you a few lessons I would have loved to hear when my three babes still had fingers that looked like little sausages.
I get it now. I’m now in the mix with all the rest of the parents who are bustling children to and from activities and attempting to make dinner time possible.
I think now is as good a time as any to make the formal announcement that I’m working on another cookbook!
*We’re falling into spring with our friends at Chateau St. Jean. This is the first in a series of three springy date night recipes.
What are you going to do when four 1st grade girls are about to take over your house for an epic play date?
Gabe and I used to fantasize about the day when our kids could get out of bed and help themselves to breakfast.
These are literally the things I tell myself, “Ashley, you can’t post another pasta recipe. Don’t you remember the cauliflower pasta from just a couple weeks back?
…. and find yourself in the process. Indulge me if you will with this post that is quite different from the rest, except maybe it isn’t.
*This post is another in our Date Night series with Chateau St. Jean. For those of you who love a good glass of white wine you will love this recipe which pairs beautifully with their full bodied Chardonnay with aromas of peach and vanilla spice on the nose.
I hope you don’t mind if I keep this post brief. You see currently sitting in the sun, body tired after an afternoon in the pool with the kids.
*This post is created in partnership with Canon. I’m so incredibly proud to write that as I’ve been a Canon user from the beginning, going all the way to my first film camera.
To be perfectly honest, I’m not much of a cake person. In fact for my wedding I put in a request for pints of Ben & Jerry’s to be served in lieu of the traditional towering cake but was vetoed.
Taking a nudge from my friend Melissa (The Faux Martha) I plunged deep into my pantry and did a major overhaul.
In an effort to stay good on my resolution to make this place a better resource and more practical for you all I am hoping to include more every night dinner options.
Life, right? I had the best intentions of sharing this recipe with you all before the holidays and then whoooooosh there they went.
Gabe recently suggested we come up with some sort of rating system for our dinners. Not as a way of judging my successes and failures in the kitchen but rather to celebrate the rare times when everyone cleans their plate.
A gaping void in the corner exists where the tree once stood while its soft scented needles still require vacuuming.
When it comes to the end of the year I’m just so excited to say good riddance to the current year and a big waving arms hello to a bright and shiny new year.