Healthy Ideas for 2015


Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in 2015! Alex and I counted down the last seconds of 2014 while watching Beatles cover band which turned out to be awesome. We spent New Years Day with Alex's family- bowling, playing … [Continue reading]

What a Year

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My goodness. It's been quite a year. Looking back, it's kind of hard to believe all this stuff fit into one calendar year. Here's what 2014 contained: Alex proposed to me on Friday, January 3rd.   It was an absolutely wonderful night and I … [Continue reading]

Easy Lentil Soup

easy lentil soup

I'm literally eating this soup as I write this blog post. Alex is in the kitchen fixing the dishwasher and I'm sitting at our new dining room table eating lentil soup. Sounds like Alex got the short end of the stick. On Friday, I made shepherd's pie … [Continue reading]

Merry Christmas from the Thomsons!

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I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with friends and family! Alex and I spent the day with my parents, my brother and sister in law, and our two adorable nephews! Alex knocked it out of the park with presents. He got us tickets to go see … [Continue reading]

Christmas Firsts


There are a lot of firsts happening over here. For Alex and I, it's our very first Christmas together. (Last Christmas we celebrated separately and then I flew to Minnesota to see him on the 26th.) It's also our first Christmas in Richmond, which … [Continue reading]

Chili and Cornbread Skillet

chili and cornbread skillet

I can't believe we're only a few days away from Christmas! The weekend flew by, filled with lots of fun times with friends. My friend Adrienne threw a cops + robbers party (to celebrate her husband graduating from the police academy!) and we had a … [Continue reading]

Vegan & Gluten Free Shepherd’s Pie

gluten free shepherd's pie

My best friend came to visit from Norfolk on Wednesday and she's currently gluten free and avoiding dairy. Combine that with my vegetarian-ness and I suppose our dinner options seemed a bit limited. But earlier in the week, a couple from church had … [Continue reading]

Saturday Recap [What I Ate]

How is it already Wednesday? I swear this week is flying by, and I don't think it'll slow down until after the holidays! I'm so excited, because my best friend who has been in Norfolk is coming to visit tonight! It'll be nice to have some girl talk … [Continue reading]

Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

banana chocolate chip muffins

I'll be honest, I haven't been cooking much lately. We've been graced with quite a few dinner parties, so my contributions have mostly been side dishes and wine, although I did whip up a batch of these simple sugar cookies for a Christmas party we … [Continue reading]

Being in the Moment


Grab a cup of coffee- let's chat. You've seen the cute quotes on Pinterest and coffee mugs, about "being in the moment" right? Every time I see one of those I think "Yeah, I totally need to work on that" and then I open 9 more internet tabs and go … [Continue reading]