Double Chocolate Muffins

Healthier chocolate muffins that are just perfect for on-the-go breakfasts – nice and hearty so they’ll keep you going!  Need I say more?

I made these on Valentine’s Day, and I made them a bit more festive with the red and pink cupcake wrappers, although we didn’t actually eat these on Valentine’s.  I made us some rich, totally sinful (and perfectly delicious) brownies, instead.  Nope, these chocolate muffins are for snacks on rotation (or at work for Alex). [Read more...]

Things I’m Loving: Minted Edition

I’ve been wanting to share things I’ve been loving lately, whether it be food, clothes, books, etc., but I just never got around to actually sitting down and typing up a post.  The last time I shared some prints was back in 2013, can you believe it?!  The lovely folks over at Minted asked me if I would like to share a few of their products, and I got really excited – I’ve been lusting after their beautiful prints and cards for a long time!

A little bit about Minted first – they’re an online marketplace full of products by independent designers.  They have all of the paper goods you could need – announcements, thank you cards, holiday cards, invitations, notebooks, party decor, etc. – and they also have fabrics, art prints, and home decor!  It’s really easy to lose yourself in the art marketplace; there are so many great pieces, from abstract art to typography.  They have monthly art and design competitions where everyone can vote for their favorite designer’s pieces, and the winning pieces are then sold on Minted.

I found something in just about every category that I adore, but here are a few of my absolute favorites:


First, I love a good typography print.  I love that you can pick out different frames to go with these!  Is it really pathetic that it took me a couple minutes to figure out the bookshelf one said READ?

textured blocks // emerson quote // feeding time // better than whiskey // 4 seasons : winter

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Vegetable Ravioli Soup

I’m back today with a hearty soup that’s sure to warm you up on those cold winter days!  Since starting back up into rotations (which go from now till May), I’ve been making a huge batch of soup about once a week for Alex and I to take in our lunches during the week.  The little office space I have at my current rotation is a bit chilly, and with the frigid temperatures outside too, there’s nothing better than warming up a big bowl of soup for lunch.  I may also have increased my thick, bulky sweater collection by about 300%.  Seriously.  Who doesn’t love a good sale on sweaters?!

I’ve made some old favorites like taco soup, and I’ve also been trying out some new things.  I made an excellent minestrone using potatoes instead of pasta a few times, but we’ve gobbled up every batch before I could take photos since it’s usually dark soon after I get home – eventually!  Today, I had an impromptu snow day after getting stuck in our drive way AND on our street and finally giving up after we got a good foot of snow overnight, so I made sure to make a big batch of soup AND photograph it.  And lemme tell you – it’s a good one, guys! [Read more...]