A Quick Entryway Update
I had mistakenly bought these comically small (but beautiful!) brackets for my kitchen island so had wanted to use them for a simple shelf somewhere. Now not only do they finish out this wall, they also bring tie into the black hardware and the new entryway table. I’m still on the lookout for some sort of long, thin tray to put on here, and I probably will get a runner for the floor one day, but I’m loving my hallway so much these days and the view to the front door is one of my favorites in the whole house!
Why I bought a Truck instead of an SUV
So let me start off by saying I loved my old car! It was a 2011 Chevy Equinox that we got the winter after my oldest was born. I loved that I got to enjoy it when it was brand new, and I loved that it was old enough that I could throw 2x4s into it and not worry too much about scratching the dashboard. I was hoping to drive it for as long as I could, and I’m actually pretty angry that I had to say goodbye to it well before then. But when the time came to buy a new car, I was not psyched at all about getting another SUV. It was perfect for running errands and trips to Florida, not so great for hauling lumber, and I knew that as soon as I got a new one, even a used one, the first thing I would do is load it up with wood and ruin the interior.
The only thing that I felt remotely excited about was the idea of getting something completely different that could help me expand my business – so enter my brand new baby! It’s a 2015 Chevy Silverado, so it’s not brand new but it really feels like it is. My biggest fear was that it would feel gigantic to drive (almost like driving a UHaul) but for how big it looks, I feel totally comfortable driving it. Besides having to watch where I park and be aware of some more sharper turns, I am totally at home behind the wheel. It’s got a smaller cab, but my two guys fit perfectly in the backseat and they can both climb into it fine…..and I gotta admit I feel pretty badass at kindergarten pick up now!
Lemon Chicken Soup w/Spaghetti
This one was so good quick and easy I made it twice this month (and honestly could go for a bowl of it right now!) I love it without the chicken, but for my meat-loving husband I add shredded chicken instead of cubed – Giada’s Lemon Chicken Soup with Spaghetti
Pulled Pork Enchiladas
This is one of our all time favorites! I found this recipe years ago in a Better Homes and Garden Magazine and love to make it on lazy weekends for Sunday night dinner (if I can I make the pulled pork in my slow cooker the day before)
Pulled Pork Enchiladas
A few years ago Food Network Magazine had an issue with a year full of chocolate recipes – and as a full-fledged Chocoholic I made every single one. They were all good, but some were definitely better than others. Since we broke out the recipe for Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding this month I thought I’d share with you the chocolate desserts that we liked best and have made again.