we’ll take a cup of kindness yet

It’s been one wonderful year, hasn’t it?  Mr. Lovely and I are actually flying back to NYC tomorrow, so our New Year’s Eve will be pretty mellow (secretly just how I like it).  I just have to say once more that I’m so grateful for everything 2011 brought into our lives, and we’re so blessed […]

2011: a year in review

I won’t lie — this was kind of a huge year in Lovely Land.  Looking back, January seems like it just happened and somehow also like it was a million years ago, maybe because we packed so much goodness into the year.  Here’s a little look back, for y’all who might be interested. January to […]

a good christmas

I’m so thankful for another wonderful Christmas this year with my family.  Our last couple of Christmases have been transitional, as old traditions are making way for new ones.  But regardless, cousins and aunts and uncles and grandparents and parents (and now babies!) all come together in whatever way they can, and we celebrate.  There […]

diy holiday packaging

Well hey there, Lovelies!  Hope you’re all coming out of your Christmas coma and that your holiday was just wonderful.  I had a fantastic time celebrating with my family, and you can keep an eye out tomorrow for some photos to prove it!  But today, we’re all about packaging. Remember the holiday baking bummer that […]

silent night

Well, Lovelies, it’s about time to put the old blog on pause for a bit while we all go celebrate the holidays.  I’ll be around a bit next week but posting will be lighter than usual — I think we could all use some time to be with the people we love and just relax.  […]

holiday baking plan b

Remember yesterday’s holiday baking bummer?  Well, you lovely readers swooped in to the rescue with some awesome suggestions, and here’s what we finally came up with:  Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites.  Also known as Turtle Pretzels.  Also known as Plan B. For those of you who need to be caught up, we made a batch of […]