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Belgian Waffles stacked with strawberries, blueberries and cream
  • Our neighbor gave us an old pop up trailer that needs some work. I like a project, so I am fixing it up so we can take it camping. I think it will be awesome!
  • We normally host a big 4th of July breakfast for our neighborhood, but we aren’t doing it this year. It’s a bummer, but we want to be safe. We will still make the boys waffles.
  • Reunited.
  • The boys are into Floor is Lava and Raising Dion on Netflix. They have also watched Zombies one and two about a million times.
  • Kids’ museums will be less hands on.


  • New this week, the perfect salad for the 4th, a great grilling recipe, and the ultimate summer dessert!
  • Cute chambray dress and top!
  • Jazz up your salads with these, these, and these!
  • I’ve seen a lot of people talk about this so I decided to try it and I have to say I am 100% a believer. Hooked for life!
  • I have this and love it…and now it’s on mega sale.
  • We have been going on a lot of family walks and to mix it up, sometimes we drive to different neighborhoods. I love looking at houses and landscaping.
  • Love this neutral skirt, this floral dress, and this striped shirt.
  • Definitely trying this!
  • Our raspberries are ripe and we love picking handfuls every morning.
  • Lots of lunch ideas!
  • Pretty eyelet dresses: one and two!
  • Whoa! I want a scoop!
  • What’s your Comfort Movie? I have so many! Pretty Woman, Big Business, Troop Beverly Hills, Clueless, My Best Friend’s Wedding…to name a few. Read the comments for lots of ideas!
  • ABLE is having a great sale! Love their stuff!
  • Triple berry equals triple love!
  • What are you doing for the 4th? We are keeping things simple, but it should still be fun. We will make a special breakfast, go on a hike, have a family BBQ, and do some small fireworks with the boys. Oh, and of course there will be dessert! If you need 4th of July recipes, browse our favorites HERE. Have a great holiday weekend!
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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. Which products from Billie do you like? I was just telling my husband how my skin is irritated from shaving.

    1. The razor! It is life changing! The best shave ever and they ship it right to your house! You have to try it!

  2. My six year old niece is obsessed with the two Zombie movies and can’t wait for the third. (I also like them too).

  3. I have followed your blog for a long time. At the present time I am reading your book. It is so helpful. The section on roasting vegetables is great. So practical and easy to follow.

    1. I am so glad you are enjoying our cookbook! We tried to pack it with lots of tips and extras…along with LOTS of recipes:) Enjoy!

  4. Awww thanks for the watermelon love, Maria! That key lime pie of yours look fabulous. I will try it this weekend! Enjoy your 4th of July!

    1. It has charcoal shave soap in it. That is all I use, but they also sell shave cream.