Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Life is Beautiful

Through the window
I see you waiting
You are smiling
Cause I'm coming
Your eyes are a story
An ocean of memories
Pictures of faces and places
And all of the things
That make us feel like we have it all
-"Life is Beautiful" by The Afters

Ben and Joey. :)

Lucy is always trying to catch up with everyone! :)

John Paul and Lucy. :)

Lucy and our cousin Ella are only six months apart and already the best of friends. :) 

Just some photos from the last week or so...mostly of Lucy since she's the baby in the family and therefore the most adorable. :P 

-Mary Kate

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pinterest Favorites

Hey friends! I've been home for a little over a week now and it's oh so good to be back home.

Some of you may know that I have a slight pinterest addiction. But at least I actually try to do a lot of the tutorials, recipes, and tips that I pin.

One of the things I love to do at home is whip up delicious treats in the kitchen and pinterest has been a huge help in finding new exciting recipes.  A few days ago I finally used my ice cream maker that my parents gave me for my birthday (over six months ago).  Homemade ice cream is out-of-this-world amazing. I followed these two ice cream recipes (mint chocolate chip and classic vanilla) and they each turned out perfect.

And tonight I made Earl Grey Cupcapkes. They are moist and sweet with a perfect hint of earl grey tea. And I topped them with an easy vanilla buttercream frosting. Delish. :)

Certain family members tell me the only reason I bake is so I can photograph the results...this is not completely true. ;)

Although I tend to bake a lot more than I cook, I have enjoyed trying some pinterest recipes for dinner as well. The other night I made Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken for dinner and everyone loved it. And I haven't made this recently, but one of my favorite side dish to make are parmesan french fries.

So there you go, a few of my favorite pinterest recipe finds. :)

-Mary Kate