This and That


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1. I hiked Grandeur Peak this week.

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2. Am I cheap or does 79 cents seem overpriced for mystery canned food?

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3. Caleb had rodeo day at preschool. He wore his cowboy hat for three days straight. I think he had fun.


4. Maria was out of town and she is not a fan of us wearing hoodie sweatshirts and shorts so we had our fill of hoodies and shorts.



1. I had a great time on my trip, I am sharing my recap tomorrow, so come on back! I have been enjoying lots of snuggles and hugs from my boys. It is always good to be home.

2. Read this book on the plane and loved it!

3. Caleb LOVES Halloween and insists we all dress up. Remember my funky chicken costume from last year? Yeah, I was a good sport. What should I be this year? I better hurry and pick out a costume before Caleb picks it out for me:) Are you dressing up? Any suggestions?

4. I was trying to detox from my trip, but then I made these. Oops!

5. I might actually enjoy doing laundry if this was my laundry room.

6. If I could go back to 7th grade, this would be my birthday cake.

7. Bought this shirt and it is sooooo soft. I want one in every color now!

8. I am sharing my Fall Faves over at Fashionable today! Check them out and use the code MARIAFAVES for 15% off of any purchase $40 or more. The code is good through Sunday so get shopping!

9. I want to make these for our new house.

10. I don’t camp, but this sandwich makes me want to go camping. The power of food:)

11. Ultimate dream home, according to Pinterest.

12. Dinner nights.

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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. My husband and I were “struck by lightning!” He made a lightning bolt out of foam boards and yellow felt, and I added charcoal smudges to a cut up white t-shirt, and did my worst to a cheap umbrella. It could be an adorable family costume with a cloud and raindrops, or just something fun for you and Josh! Can’t wait to see whatever you pick!

  2. My 6 yr old daughter saw mw looking at the galaxy cake and she’s now obsessed and said we have to make it for her birthday. …in August.

  3. Josh – Caleb is too cute in his cowboy hat and I have to admit that the three of you in your hoodies look really cute – I can’t believe how blonde Caleb is – wonder if he will stay that blonde.

    Maria – the book Delish- The Novel looks like something I would really enjoy reading – will have to add it to my outrageously long wishlist at Amazon…lol…I love the fall dress and scarf and Opi polish on your fall likes but I gotta admit i’m not a fan of the brown boots but I would probably love them in black…lol…yeah i’m into the monochromatic look sometimes. The ultimate dream house looks great from the outside and I love the kitchen but not the living room and dining room so much. The laundry rooms looks great – though it wouldn’t matter to me so long as it’s on the same floor as the rest of the house…that’s my biggest issue with laundry – I have to go downstairs in our house…lol