My Husband’s Favorite Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese FrostingOn average, I’d say I make about one red velvet cake per year. Printz Charming loves red velvet, as evidenced by his dessert-related Pinterest boards. In the past I have made him red velvet doughnuts (dismal failure), red velvet brownies (success! Check the recipe box), and red velvet crepes (another dismal failure).

But when I just want to make him a traditional red velvet cake that I know will turn out well and that he will enjoy, I use this recipe. This particular cake was baked with love for our anniversary in September and then taken to our church retreat because no one should eat a whole cake, even on their anniversary haha. (Did I mention I don’t actually like red velvet?) Continue reading

Decluttering My House: My Dresser

IMG_4894I have a hard time getting rid of clothes. For the past several months, I have been holding off on decluttering my clothes (something I really needed to do!) because I have been trying to figure out what my body is going to be like after a second baby.

I know that my weight fluctuates and will continue to fluctuate with every pregnancy, through breastfeeding, etc. I’m continually growing and shrinking, which necessitates clothes in various sizes. Even my shoe size changes when I’m pregnant. As I make clothing purchases, I really try to focus on styles that will work with my ever-changing body.

Change is a good thing! So let’s get started! Continue reading

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Hey guys! I’m back from my unplanned and unintentional blog break. You know it has been too long when your husband mentions your lack of blog posts, haha. I‘m still here! Still alive! Slow Cooker Pot RoastSlow Cooker Pot RoastWhenever I cook for someone with dietary restrictions, I get a little nervous. I don’t mind altering recipes or trying new ones at all, but I worry I’ll forget and add something that I shouldn’t. What if I send my guests straight to the emergency room? Aaahh!!

Sometimes food restrictions are a blessing in disguise though. In this case, I found a new way to cook pot roast that is 100 times better than the way I used to cook it! My old pot roast recipe was okay, but a little bland and a little dry if I’m completely honest. This one leaves it in the dust! Continue reading