This and That



1. Our good friend bought these really awesome pj’s for Caleb. He couldn’t wait until Halloween to wear them!

2. This is the best time of year for sports. We have baseball playoffs, college football, and pro football. Playoffs this past week have been great. I am cheering for the San Francisco Giants.

3. The Utes came away with a big win last week. Go Utes!

4. Are any of you sports fans annoyed by the late starts for some of these sporting events? Last week the Utes game started at 8:30 PM. Sheesh! So frustrating to this early to bed person and that Caleb can’t watch with me.

5. This is really interesting and one of my favorite podcasts.

6. Caleb is so excited for Halloween. I have no idea how he became so obsessed with Halloween since we really don’t do much for Halloween, but it is his favorite holiday. This year we are dressing up. We found some awesome costumes here. Can’t wait to show them to you!



1. I am loving my new iPhone 6 and I found the perfect case for it! SO true!

2. What a fun breakfast idea!


3. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I am teaming up with Tieks to wear my Ballerina Pink Tieks to raise awareness! Every 19 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer. Please encourage your loved ones to get routine check-ups and mammograms! And wear pink this month to show your support!

4. Going to make these with Caleb for Halloween! So spooky:)

fro yo

5. Let’s talk about frozen yogurt shops for a second. They really know how to get you! They give you these huge cups with a million flavors and toppings and charge by the ounce. Well, I have no self control so I go crazy like a kid in a candy shop. I keep adding flavors and toppings until it weighs more than me! My cup ends up costing a fortune and then I have a stomach ache for eating too much! Do I keep going back? You better believe it. I love fro yo! They have me hooked:)

6. I am in love with this house!

7. Our neighbors gave us a ton of pears! What should we make? Pear sauce and Brown Butter Pear Crisp is already on the agenda. Any other ideas?


8. Maxwell loves his big brother, even when he is poking him the face! ๐Ÿ™‚ Caleb can always make him smile!

9. I want to eat this salad for lunch.


10. Maxwell is two months old! Time is flying! He slept for 7 hours straight this week and it was pretty much the best night ever:)

oatmeal cookies

11. We made our favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookies over the weekend. They didn’t last long!

12. If you are a red velvet fan, this is the cookbook for you! And if you are already in Christmas mode, check out this book!

13. These little treats are too cute!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Thanks for calling my breakfast recipe “fun!” The kids adoooore it and it makes them happy to see when others love it like they do ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your two-month-old is the CUTEST! OMGosh! Your oatmeal chocolate chip dough looks CRAZY GOOD, I’m going to try making it!

  2. My favorite holiday is Halloween too Caleb! I wish you and Kay could trick or treat together ;). Kaylin is going to be a pirate this year (by request). I found a more “girly” costume, as our inlaws were a little disappointed that she had chosen to be a pirate haha. Yayyy cookies. Love the shoes! I want a pair!

  3. Love your this and that posts!! So fun … and those ballerina tieks … so cute!! Such a scary statistic, that every 19 seconds someone is diagnosed, I’m glad that we’re closer to a cure each day. I feel like cancer has touched us all, and it’s important for each of us to do what we can to help ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook?! Oh em geeeeeeee, that’s on my Christmas list for sure. I’m a die hard fan, can you tell? Haha.

    I love that picture of Caleb poking Maxwell in the face. Brother love before they “hate” each other.

    What about pear ice cream? Is that a thing? I don’t know, it sounds good though.

  5. That breakfast idea seems so fun. I am going to try it this weekend, hope my picky husband is going to like it.

  6. OMG. I LOVE that phone case! Too cute. And I really want a big ole bowl of froyo with all of those toppings. YUM!

  7. Maxwell is so cute, I loved the picture of him & Caleb. I make my grandma’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and they disappear in a hurry.

  8. I just have to say to Josh…….WATCH OUT! The Cards are coming for you this weekend!! you know we are going to beat some Giant butts ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehehe

    The kiddos are getting so big and as adorable as every!!