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December 23, 2017

When Clay and I began shopping around for our first house one of the features that really helped to seal the deal on the place we now call home was the selection of mature trees in its backyard. The previous owners had the foresight to plant a stately oak tree, a blood orange, an apricot that is grafted with two other stone fruits (nectarine and peach in one tree!) and a persimmon.  We were shown the home on November birthday!  At that time of year the knobby old persimmon tree was covered in bright shiny orange fruits and its leaves were just beginning to turn amber, red and gold....

July 13, 2017

You know what this Sunday is right?  The season seven premiere of Game of Thrones!  Now's your time to ready all of your binge-worthy snacks and settle in to find out whether or not Jon Snow ends up marrying his Aunt Daenerys (my personal favorite fan theory).  At home in Maui, Hurricane Popcorn is the quintessential concession to be enjoyed at the movies. I think we can all agree that the Game of Thrones series is just as well-produced, and critically acclaimed as any good movie these days, so you might as well bust out all the ono-kine (delicious) snacks for this Sunday's big premier!...

June 24, 2017

Today is my amazing husband's birthday!!!  Clay and I met 12 years ago in college.  Which means we've been a team now for nearly half our lives.  I am proud of this, and I am also incredibly proud to be his wife.  This man of mine is super brainy, artistic, funny, generous, adventurous, supportive, loyal, and tall + dark + handsome to boot!  I count my blessings every day that together we are a family.  So to celebrate Clay's birthday today I woke up early to surprise him with breakfast in bed.

This dish is one of my favorite ever feel-good breakfasts.  It's...

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