essential oils // tiff's tips

My tip to you tonight is to get your hands on some Christmas Spirit essential oil. I truly have never smelled anything better. This is a blend of Orange, Cinnamon Bark and Spruce. A few drops in your diffuser will change your life. This cute little bottle costs $10 and contains about 90 drops of essential oil. 90! I typically put five drops in our diffuser, which will diffuse and make our little home smell incredible for about four hours. So that's like getting 18 candles from this one little bottle PLUS there are numerous health benefits that go along with each of these single oils. But hey, if you want to keep on breathing in those icky chemicals from candles, I'm not going to tell you to stop. But really. Stop. :)

more about oils over here.

little chef number two

Little chef number one was pretty darn cute. And so is this one.
Do you think I'll be lucky enough to have THREE boys cooking for me some day?
Let's all say a little prayer.

around our home // a winter season

We have been turning on Christmas music every morning while we eat breakfast and Porter says his favorite song is Jingle Bell Rock. He is getting pretty good at dancing along to the music, while baby Keller bobs up and down, trying to keep up with his big brother. Our front yard is now covered with a blanket of sparkling white snow and we can't help but put sprinkles on pretty much everything we bake. Porter's favorite thing to do right now is cut out Christmas cookie shapes from tortillas, "ice" them with butter, and throw some sprinkles on top. This was my lazy idea when I didn't feel like making real cookies. Ha! But he loved it and now asks to do it every single day. Our refrigerator is covered with red+green toddler artwork and our furniture is overflowing with pillows and blankets and anything that makes our home more cozy. Oh and the twinkle lights. Give me all the twinkle lights. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.


life lately

five minute artisan bread

Oh remember that time I wrote that post and said that life was finally slowing down a bit? ha. ha. Ha. So if you're like me and don't have time to make homemade artisan bread, just buy a loaf of bread at the grocery store and call it good. But if you do have time like my husband, who somehow has time for everything but foot massages for his wife ... if you're like him and love keeping busy by learning new things, try this! Google five minute artisan bread and pick one that looks good and easy. They all look good. And they are. SO GOOD.