Marriage is hard. Marriage heals. Ode to Marriage.


I’m breaking up my cooking posts with some gut spilling honesty about how funny and hard and humbling life is these days. I was thinking the other day I needed a non food post for once to remind people I’m not just a novice baker! I suspected motherhood or marriage was where I wanted to…

2019 Goals February Check In


I desire accountability in my life…sometimes. But this feels like a safe place to do it since I’m mostly keeping myself accountable. I’ve decided that I would jump on here the beginning of each month…Lord willing…and give an update on how my 2019 goals are looking so far that point in the year. As a…

Happy New Year…a tribute to 2018


I think a lot of times in life I find myself focused ahead… What’s my next goal? What is the next benchmark to reach? What is the next thing to achieve? What’s the next fun thing to plan? That means I’m sometimes bad at slowing down and reflecting. Don’t get me wrong… I could sit…

The Novice Life…blog revamp.


You may have already noticed the visual updates to the blog but I thought I should post about the title change and thoughts of what I hope this blog will morph into. Previously this blog was focused exclusively on cooking. I love writing and sharing about those kinds of posts and everything food! Good news…