I worked on this guide to The Best Slippers for The Sweet Home a while back, but it seems like a perfect time to share it here—it's going to be -10 here tomorrow night! Since I work at home, I wear slippers everyday and consider myself to be a pretty good judge of their merits. Find out more about our top picks in the very extensively researched story here. (The top pick is my current absolute favorite.)
I have a fun post up on the Honest Company's blog this week with easy toasts to make for the holidays. I've been having a lot of fun making non-sweet holiday treats and these are a nice break from all of the cookies that seem to be ubiquitous at this time of the year.
Find the full story on these holiday toasts here.
It's suddenly November, which means that it's almost time to start planning the next big food holiday. But since this is also the season when schedules can get super packed, I hope that the tips I included in recent story for Parents will help.
Check out "How to Hack a Homemade Thanksgiving When You Have Zero Time" here for shortcuts, quick tips, and some fun ideas for getting the kids involved in the meal.
I had the pleasure of writing a few posts on babies and eating for Momtastic recently—which is a topic that is at the forefront of my mind with my 4 month old! Check them out below:
7 Signs of Solid Food Readiness
Since having a baby in the spring, I've really streamlined things in the kitchen. I wanted to share some of our current favorite recipes—which are perfect for the adults and the sometimes finicky little eaters in your house—in a brand new recipe collection called Yummy Family Food. It's a quarterly cookbook that is available in digital and printed magazine forms and it's filled with fast, easy, and easy to customize recipes that even the littlest eaters can enjoy. Which means less time cooking and happier meals!
I've been working on content (recipes, writing, and recipe ideas) for Barilla over the past year and this one here is a favorite. Find more of the work (and yummy ideas for all things pasta!) over on their website.
In the latest issue of Do It Yourself (which has the mostly lovely cover, right?) I have a new decorating story. It was so fun to learn more about the mind behind this creative space and to hear about how she put that stunning herringbone wall together. Check out the whole issue on newsstands now!
In the current issue of Midwest Living, there's a lovely story about a Minneapolis florist and the workshops that they hold in their new studio. I loved getting to chat with Jackie about the event and her flower philosophy—and to see her gorgeous work.
Look for the May/June issue on newsstands (if you're in the Midwest).
There's a new entertaining magazine on newsstands now from Better Homes and Gardens that includes a tomato tasting party that I helped create projects for and style. I loved working on this story because the projects were simple, yet pretty, and we got to rely on fresh summer herbs for much of the color and beauty.
I also got to borrow an impressive collection of blue mason jars from a local vintage shop, which turned out to pair wonderfully with nasturtiums and the herbs,
Look for the issue on newsstands now!
If you see a copy of the March issue of Delicious Living in your favorite natural food store, make sure to pick it up! I have four super yummy make-ahead lunch recipes in the issue that are perfect for eating all week long. My family's favorite? The Slow Cooker Channa Masala, for sure.
I've been trying to do more baking projects on the weekend with my girl—because I know that as soon as the weather warms up, we'll be spending much more time outside—and these Raspberry Lemon Baked Cake Doughnuts were a recent favorite.
Find the full recipe over on the Better Homes and Gardens food blog!
I shared a post over on the Honest Company blog this week featuring these super yummy Smoothie Bowls. We've had a load of sickness in our house the past two months—which is one of the main downsides of daycare!—and this sort of simple breakfast has been helping us to feel a little bit better.
I had my first posts go live on The Kitchn this week, which is one of my very favorite food sites, and I loved getting to share a few thoughts about feeding toddlers with a new audience. You can see all of the posts under my author page here, but the topics range from the one thing I've done to relax about my daughter's sugar intake, to why I don't call her picky, and stress-free tips for eating out with little ones.
Find the links to the full posts right here.
Pick up the latest copy of Better Homes and Gardens for some easy tips on making a prettier bed (and for some really yummy looking healthy recipes!). I wrote up this story a few months ago and I love everything about the mix-and-match style of that bed. And also the wall!
I recently worked on this story for Parents.com to help parents of little ones tackle the sometimes loaded issue of starting solids. We share 5 super accessible foods to start Baby Led Weaning (if you choose to go that route over purees) and share tips about food prep and serving sizes.
Check out the full slideshow on Parents.com right here.
If you're in need of a few last minute gift ideas—or want some gift ideas to tuck away for the rest of the year—check out the latest issue of Do It Yourself. I loved working on this story because, let's face it, making pretty things is a really fun way to spend a day! But also, crafting works a different part of my brain than writing or recipe development does, so it's always a joy to get to be creative in that way.
These pages are just a peak at the projects included in the story so be sure to look for the issue on newsstands now!
Head to your newsstand now—especially if you are in the midst of deciding which health plan to go with for next year—and pick up a copy of the November issue of Real Simple. I have my first byline for the magazine sharing advice from experts on how to make the most of your benefits, including medical, your 401k, and all of the other perks you may not even realize are available for the taking.
Last week I shared a really fun and super easy Halloween breakfast on the Honest Company blog. I have to admit that creating this sort of "fun" food is not something that I ever thought I'd do as part of my job, but it's a really fun challenge! The post had almost 4,500 likes on their Instagram page and was one of the most popular things that I've ever shared on my Yummy Toddler Food page, so clearly playing with our food in this way is something that appeals to many moms—though I think the easy factor was pretty key!