cupcakes-2-nov

Last week I finished a major recipe development and testing project for Glamour. I feel a little like I’ve made it to the top of a huge (and very tasty) mountain. I have been so busy this past month that I’ve neglected this blog, so to catch up, I’m going to be posting little bits and pieces of things that a.) happened, b.) were baked/cooked/sauteed and c.) dreamed up over the course of the last few weeks. Stay tuned! P.S. These banana cupcakes …



wedding-dance-nov

My husband snapped this photo of me on the dance floor at a family wedding in California a few weekends ago, dancing with my two sweeties: Russell and Carson. I love how Carson had his eye on a cute little girl (actually, in this photo, it kind of looks like a stare-down!). Carson loves girls. He was really shy at first, then he kicked off his shoes and started dancing with her. How sweet is that? Then, he met this little girl and it was love at first sight …



Did you love advent calendars as a kid? My mom always hung them up for us, and we loved opening the little doors every day in December until Christmas. We always had paper calendars, but I recently bought this one from The Land of Nod for my boys. So cute, huh? It's made of felt, and the pockets are big enough to tuck a little treat inside for each of them, though there will be no chocolate for my 11-month-old (sorry Russ!). It also looks really adorable hanging on the wall in our playroom. Don't you love advent calendars?