Perfect Cherry Cheesecake

Perfect Cherry Cheesecake

  Cheesecake is the best, isn’t it? But it can also be such a personal dessert–some like a stiffer cheesecake while others prefer creamy. As cheesecake is one of our favorite desserts, I’ve made several throughout the years with varying success. I’ve had some crack nastily across the top, some that turned out dry and mealy, others that required cooking in a water bath, and others that just didn’t fit the bill. A few years ago, I […]

Posted 18 June, 2016 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 19 Comments
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Bullet Journal Show and Tell

Bullet Journal Show and Tell

Over the years I’ve tried and failed at many different ways to get organized and to journal my life. I’ve always kept little notebooks with lists and I tried a planner last year, but I could never find a way to keep up that worked for me–or that I didn’t forget about in a few weeks. About six months ago, I posted about my Big Fat To Do lists and several people mentioned Bullet Journaling […]

Posted 9 June, 2016 by Trish in Crafty, Life / 38 Comments
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Happy Nine Years of Blogging

Happy Nine Years of Blogging

Nah nah nah nah, they say it’s my bloggiversary! Nine years, y’all. I won’t mention that that’s almost a quarter of my life. And now I’m feeling bummed about my upcoming big 3-5 birthday in August. Ha! I really struggled with what to do for today’s post. Confession–my bloggiversary was actually on Sunday. I procrastinated writing my post, debated not writing anything at all, re-read my 8 year post and wondered if I had anything […]

Posted 7 June, 2016 by Trish in Blogging Thoughts / 40 Comments
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Books I’ve Recently Read | Magic Edition

Books I’ve Recently Read | Magic Edition

Way back in March (I swear that was like a week ago), Kristen from We Be Reading hosted a little party called March Magics. Every year she dedicates March to Diana Wynne Jones, and with Terry Pratchett’s passing she decided to add him to the month. I’ve had Mort on my shelf for years, and I heard quite a bit about Fire and Hemlock from other bloggers during Book Blogger Appreciation Week, so I knew I needed […]

Posted 26 May, 2016 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 19 Comments
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On to the Next Book!

On to the Next Book!

  Happy Sunday everyone! We’ve had so much rain lately, but caught a dry spell for the weekend so took the girls camping. Maybe more on that soon? I don’t have a segue into today’s post, so let’s just get into it! The other day I finished a book (How Children Succeed) and at that particular time I was with Cara while she was napping. Because I wasn’t sleeping but I was stuck under the […]

Posted 22 May, 2016 by Trish in Reading Nook / 24 Comments
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5.19.2016 – Tenth Anniversary

5.19.2016 – Tenth Anniversary

  A decade. If someone had asked me ten years ago what I thought life might look like today, I don’t think I could have imagined. At 24, ten years seemed like a lifetime a way. And yet here we are a decade later. Three kids later. Hundreds of adventures later. Millions of laughs and a few tears. A few extra pounds, a few more gray hairs. But still so so so much love. Our […]

Posted 19 May, 2016 by Trish in Life / 26 Comments
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Ten E-Books I Couldn’t Resist

Ten E-Books I Couldn’t Resist

  Guilty! I’m absolutely guilty of buying ebooks on whim, especially if they are on Kindle daily deal (I used to subscribe to the Barnes and Noble daily deals as well but after my Nook battery exploded I haven’t read any Nook books). Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) is books we picked up on a whim. While I often buy books I know nothing about, I rarely buy […]

Posted 17 May, 2016 by Trish in Reading Nook / 19 Comments
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Finishing the Series

Finishing the Series

Hi hi hi!!! Here we are halfway through May–but I’m just going to go ahead and think of this month as half full. That’s a thing, right? Let’s make it a thing. Today we are talking about series/trilogy books. I know series and trilogies are different, but I’m using the terms interchangeably for this post. I know I haven’t been blogging a ton about books this year, but I’ve actually been doing a fair amount […]

Posted 15 May, 2016 by Trish in Reading Nook / 23 Comments
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Couch to 5K Running

Couch to 5K Running

  Over the past several years, I’ve started the Couch to 5K program many times. If you’re not familiar with Couch to 5K (C25K), it’s a program that has specific running/walking intervals to help couch potatoes to run an entire 5K distance in 8 weeks. It’s such a great way to jump start your running and I particularly like to use the program when I’m getting back into working out (such as after having a baby […]

Posted 12 May, 2016 by Trish in Life / 13 Comments
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Ten Websites I Love [That Aren’t About Books]

Ten Websites I Love [That Aren’t About Books]

  My feed reader is bursting full of awesome book blogs–one day I assume that my baby will nap and I’ll actually get to read some of them again. Snort. Though most of the blogs I read are bookish in nature, I also have folders for cooking, quilting, and the miscellaneous. When I saw that The Broke and the Bookish was asking for Top Ten Nonbookish Websites for today’s meme, I started compiling a list […]

Posted 10 May, 2016 by Trish in Blogging Thoughts / 21 Comments
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