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]

Weekend Meals

Lamplighter breakfast sandwich

This Saturday was a fun one, although we were both feeling a little sluggish after a stomach bug. I was itching to get out of the house though, so we started the day off with breakfast from Lamplighter. This is my new favorite breakfast. For those … [Continue reading]

Easy Salad Kits

Salad Mix Kit

This weekend went by way too fast. Luckily we managed to get some stuff done, even though we were both still recovering from feeling a bit under the weather. We unpacked a few more lingering boxes, got the Christmas tree set up, power washed … [Continue reading]

Southwest Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Cream Sauce

baked sweet potato southwest

I found myself with an abundance of sweet potatoes this week and my first thought was to just eat plate after plate of sweet potato fries. While that might not be the worst idea I've ever had, I figured this was an opportunity to get a bit more … [Continue reading]

What I Ate in the New House

blanchard's coffee

Phew. What a week! I was planning on sharing what I ate on Sunday, but Sunday ended up being a bigger adventure than we thought! More on that in a minute, let's get to the food and link up with Jenn: Breakfast I had my standard bowl of Greek … [Continue reading]

Before & After: Living Room and Dining Room

dining room larger shot

I'm physically exhausted. This house stuff is hard work! But I'm so excited to share some before and after pictures with you. As I mentioned on Monday, Alex and I moved in last Saturday and after a week in the house and some lots of help from my … [Continue reading]

Wild Rice & Butternut Squash

butternut squash salad

This was our first Thanksgiving in Richmond and it was wonderful! My lovely sister in law hosted us all of us at her house and there was enough food to feed an army! I volunteered to make butternut squash, but I wanted to make something that didn't … [Continue reading]

What I Ate Between Coats of Paint


Phew. This homeowner stuff is exhausting. Alex and I spent the whole day working on the house, with the help of my parents. I have to say, I think we ended up with some pretty dramatic transformations! After 4 days in the house, we've replaced a lot … [Continue reading]

Welcome to the Thomson House!

Here's the master bedroom, leading into the sunroom

We've moved! Officially. We closed on Friday morning and it's been a weekend of labor every since. My feet hurt. My back hurts. My fingertips hurt. But we've loving every minute of this adventure! Apologies for the less-than-stellar photographs in … [Continue reading]

Currently: November

lowes boxes

It's closing day! We have our final walk through later this morning and then we're signing papers! This whole house buying thing is a little overwhelming but defintely exciting. ┬áSince life is a little crazy over here so I thought I'd share what we … [Continue reading]