Easter Feasting

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We had the most delicious meal to celebrate Easter, that I just had to share the recipe!  This was my first real go at cooking lamb, but I was thrilled (and a little surprised) at how well it turned out.  I figured thousands of reviews and a 5 star rating on the New York Times food blog was trustworthy enough for me to try it.

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See that crusty brown crust?  Turns out slathering a piece of meat in organic herb butter is a really, really good idea!  Kerrygold butter making my life better once again.

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For the golden yukon potatoes, I tossed them in extra virgin olive oil and a generous helping of salt and pepper, then baked them at 425 degrees for about 40 minutes, tossing them once midway.  I did the same thing with the broccoli and it had a great flavor.

If you decide to make the lamb yourself, let me know how it goes!  You can get the recipe here.

Happy Easter!  He is Risen!

Christmas Home Tour 2017

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Christmas is less than 10 sleeps away!  That shows how close it really is (and that it's obviously been a little quiet around here lately). Lots of life has happened since then though.  We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary -  yay!  And with it being Hugo's first Christmas with us, we've been playing Santa for our little pup. I think he's going to love the salmon jerky in his stocking!  

I thought it might be fun to share some pictures of what we've done to spruce up our home and get into the Christmas spirit!

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In other news, maybe I missed my calling to be a Christmas ornament designer (like my missed calling to name Essie nail polish colors for a living).  Anthropologie and Magnolia Market are blowing me away with their Christmas and Winter collections!  No surprise there.  And in other Magnolia news, I want to buy everything from their Hearth and Hand collection at Target.  I ended up going home with the wreath pictured above.  I might just keep it up year round!

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Merry Christmas!

Fall in the Appalachian Mountains

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Last month we got to visit some of our closest friends at a cabin in Kentucky, nestled a few hours away in the Appalachian mountains and let me say, it was so relaxing. Just that single day away from everything, with Derrik, with good friends - it was good.  I found myself breathing more easily, taking my time.  It was a good break before the end of wedding season, and the beginning of traveling, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (my favorite time of year!).