Things have been a bit busy lately.  With what?  I’m not totally sure, but I do know that I’ve been having that recurring feeling of things piling up a bit and wishing that there were more hours in the day.

The funny thing about when things get busy for me is, I tend to cook more.  I think that it helps de-stress me and sort things out.  So, if you follow me on Instagram and start to notice a whole bunch of cooking photos, you’ve got a good idea that things are a bit hectic.  I think that it also helps me feel better in the sense that, even though things are busy, the hubs and I can sit down and enjoy a nice meal together and connect (code word for no phones during meals) (except for pictures of course!).


my dad’s seriously famous caesar (I promise to give you the recipe soon!)

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super simple tomato and thyme tarts for lunch


we had way too much fun jumping for a friend’s birthday


taco tuesday (we tried these taco boats and loved them!)


daffodils always make me smile


I slow roasted these babies (3 hours) – and then we top them with a bit of homemade ricotta and fresh basil


a surprise love note from my sweetie (insert heart melting)


stuffed artichokes (pre-bake), another fav around here (kudos to my father-in-law) and one I’ll definitely share the recipe for – the stuffing is addictive!

I hope that you have all been having a great week!  What kinds of things do you do to help keep sane when you’re busy?  Do you have any favorite things that you do to relax and mentally de-clutter?

9 Replies to “Lately”

  1. Those stuffed artichokes look absolutely amazing!!

    xo Lacey

    1. Thanks Lacey, they are soooo good!

  2. Every food item in your pictures makes me hungry! I also tend to cook more when I’ve been busy to de-stress and unwind so I’m right there with you!

    1. Thanks so much Nikki! I’m glad that I’m not the only one cooks to de-stress!!

  3. Cooking and Jumping – sounds like a good way to spend the week!

  4. Looks like a good week with good food. I want to try the tomato thyme tarts!! :]

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    1. The tarts are so easy and soooo yummy, definitely give them a shot!

  5. Those flowers are so beautiful! Whenever I’m in need of “relax time”, I like to paint my nails, light a candle, and listen to chill music :) Have a great day!

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee

    1. Thanks Edye! A candle and chill music sounds really nice too, great suggestions!

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