beer bread

If you’re snowed in, like the rest of us in Virginia Beach, there’s a good chance you have something simmering away in the crock pot. I started my chicken chili at 10 this morning and can’t wait to dive into its over eight hours of cooking deliciousness. Naturally, I didn’t think to get corn bread…

whimsically elegant style shoot

Dreamy color scheme, fresh florals and the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The setting for this styled shoot was absolute perfection!   Photographer: J. McBurney Photography Event coordination: Haddy Ever After Events Second shooter: Katie Tiller Photography Vintage rentals: Bluebird’s Garage: Vintage Rentals & Concept Stylinge &Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals & Styling Flowers: Fluttering Flowers Cake/cupcake designer:…

sweet potato chili

So when Instagram rolled out their new “stories”, I was slightly skeptical. No filters that make me look like a dog or have a flower crown? However, I realized that this was a great way to connect with my followers and friends that I follow. I saw @ZoeGrant_ making this recipe on her Instagram story…

#philandwhitgetlegit

The wedding hashtag says it all! When I met Whitney and Phil for the first time, I knew they were truly unique. As we sat in Starbucks discussing their big day plans, I couldn’t help but hold my breath in hopes they’d pick me to be a part of it. Just the story of how…

boozy peach cobbler

  This boozy cobbler recipe will have you feeling peachy! I love making this recipe for brunch or as a dessert. It’s actually very simple to make and the results are always consistent. I made this the other weekend with Pillsbury Gluten Free Flour, for my sister, and the taste was identical. So yes, if…

a not-so-basic pumpkin with a little spice

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, the first day of fall has come and gone, but the humidity and heat isn’t so quick to flee. After the summer we’ve had, I know even the tannest of summer lovers are welcoming a fresh fall season. I’ve always loved the cooler temps, maybe because…

easy-peasy caprese calzones

Hi Everyone! SURPRISE! Emma let me take over a blog post; how fun is that?? My name is Emily and sweet little Emma is a dear friend of mine. I Snapped (hayyy) a photo of a recipe I made a few weeks back and Emma asked me to do a guest post on it. So,…

mint with a color pop!

I’ve gotten a tad behind on posting my cakes, so this starts the beginning of me playing catch up! This cake was made for a special birthday back in April. The lovely birthday gal and I have known each other for years, so I was so excited to bake this cake for her! It’s made…

hydrangea cake

This cake was made for one of my dearest gal pal’s birthday. Her style is a unique and fresh mix of feminine with an edge. I love balancing hard and soft in my cake designs, so this was right up my alley. Five layers of fresh strawberry cake with a light strawberry cream filling stacked…