This and That

1. So I got a pretty new dresser! It was my anniversary present from Josh. I love the color! So fun! Now I need to go shopping for new clothes to fill it. That is part of the present, Josh just doesn’t know it yet…ha!

2. This is my kind of burger!


3. We celebrated Josh’s first Father’s Day on Sunday. Caleb and I surprised him with his favorite donuts from Banbury Cross Donuts in Salt Lake City. He loves their Cinnamon Crumb Doughnuts. If you are ever in SLC, you have to give them a try! Best donuts ever!

4. Summer is officially here! I want to eat ice cream cupcakes every day!

5. We have been staying up late watching the Thunder. Well, it’s late for me:) We are still confident that they can Beat the Heat! GO OKC!

6. Looking for a fun summer activity to do with the kiddos? Make play dough!

7. After I fill my new dresser with clothes, I think I need to buy this necklace.

8. We spent the last few days in Kansas City for an event with Gold Medal Flour. I will write a full post about our trip soon, but we got to harvest 2 acres of our own wheat. How cool is that?

9. I hate packing for trips, but I REALLY hate unpacking. Just thought you should know.

10. I need this smoothie in my life after all of my indulgences in Kansas City. They fed us too well:)

11. And Dorthy was right, “There’s no place like home.”

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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. LOVE the dresser! I just ordered a new storage piece for all my cooking stuff, props, etc. It’s been taking over the house.

    And I love that Josh is so clever he doesn’t even know he gave it to you yet ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Very cute dresser the color is so pretty.
    That us really cool about KC sorry it has been so hot and windy,
    at least it finally rained last night. Hope got to see some if our sights.
    Can’t wait to read a post about my neck of the woods. Well KC is big but wheat
    is usually up north in farm country which is my part.

  3. I just got back from 2 weeks on the road and never felt happier to sleep in my own bed ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the new dresser and the necklace!

  4. I love that wheat!! How cool is that! And I really love that necklace. And burger. And dresser. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Miss you friend! (beat the heat!!!!!!)

  5. Loved your KC photos!! Can’t wait to hear more. I hate hate unpacking. In fact, my bags are still sitting there since getting back from Portland. ๐Ÿ™‚ since our washer hasn’t been delivered yet, no reason to unpack. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. So sweet, Maria! I love these posts. I’ve never tried Banbury Donuts……..I think that needs to change!

    1. You NEED to try their donuts. I am not a donut person, but I like their cinnamon crumb donuts:)

  7. AAAAAAH! i’m so glad there’s someone else in the world who still thinks the thunder can win. i was telling nate the other night that i believe they’ll make a huge comeback and he basically laughed at me. not cool!

  8. That is the COOLEST dresser that I have ever seen!! I want it so badly! What a great present, and it seems like it’s the kind that keeps on giving, if you do go shopping ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. That is super cool that you got to harvest your own wheat! I love it. I am excited to read the post about your time in KC! I am in love with that dresser too! So beautiful! And I can’t wait to make that smoothie. Mmmm

  10. I saw a fresh fruit smoothie stand today and didn’t buy one. Now I’m craving smoothies too!

  11. I’m from the KC area! Can’t wait to read your whole post on your trip! Harvesting your own wheat sounds very cool!