What I'm Loving + Giveaway Winner

Happy Wednesday! I thought I'd take a moment to share a few of my favorite things...random things from clothing to books to home decor. Here are my top 5 things I'm loving right now:

1. These hoodies are THE best! They are so comfortable and I wear them just about everyday. It's my uniform. I have several colors and I absolutely love them!

2. This little home decor deer is so cute! I found the perfect spot for it in our little hallway, paired with a photo canvas.

3. This cookbook is my new favorite! It's great when having company over. All the recipes are written as such that you can make your dishes ahead of time and enjoy time with your people instead of spending all your time in the kitchen.

4. Nothing like a good pair of Chucks. These slip-ons are another part of my "uniform".

5. This scarf is surprisingly warm. It says lightweight, but it's cozy!

What are you loving right now?


And the winner of the Makewells Art Print is...

Natalie H.

Congratulations Natalie! Your print has been mailed off! Thanks to all who participated in the giveaway!


Our Office Space + a Giveaway!

You may remember our guest bedroom update a few months ago. This room also doubles as our office/work space, but has not been very functional.

After being inspired through Pinterest and a new found co-working company called WeWork (they provide cool office spaces for individual entrepreneurs and have offices all over the world), I was motivated to make our small little desk area work for us.


Valentine's Cookie Bark

Remember that time I made Mint Chocolate Cookie Bark? Well, I updated it for Valentine's Day!


If: Gathering

This weekend I attended a powerful Women's Conference called IF: Gathering. Thankful for my husband, who was on daddy duty, which he does well and with no complaints. Not only did he hold down the fort, but he cleaned the fort and I came home to a clean house! I love that guy!

But back to the conference...IF: Gathering was a two-day conference based in Austin, Texas that we watched in a room full of women via simulcast. Some of the speakers included: Jen Hatmaker, Christine Caine, Ann Voskamp, Bianca Olthoff and many others.


Recipe Revisit: Cowboy Caviar

I've got some great recipes on my little corner of blogland and as this little blog has grown, I've learned a lot along the way (and still learning!). One thing I'm always trying to sharpen is my photography skills. So, I'm attempting to revisit some of my favorite recipes and update them a bit.

This Cowboy Caviar is, by far, the most popular recipe on my blog. I first posted it in 2011, but the photos were so dark. I made it a while back and decided to snap some photos in better light.


Strawberries and Cream Doughnuts

Happy Monday friends! It's February and I have a sweet treat that I'm sharing over at 30 Days...heart-shaped Strawberries & Cream Doughnuts.

They are easy to make and use simple ingredients. And the best part? They are baked, not fried! 

Click here for the recipe.


Meal Prepping and Planning

In order to stay on track with my eating, make healthier choices and meet my goals, I started planning and prepping parts our meals. This has been a huge help to me, so I thought I'd share a few simple recipes and things you can do to make your meals easier to manage. Just because it's healthy, doesn't mean it can't taste good!