Summers at Baring

Summers at Baring

To me, spending time at the lake is the ultimate escape. Tucked away in a quaint and quiet community, the family lake house is most definitely a sight for sore eyes coming from the hustle of the city. There's this overwhelming sense of relief as soon as you cross the railroad tracks which flank the northwest [...]

Whoa, Look at Those Smoke Rings

Whoa, Look at Those Smoke Rings

Ok, so for months Eric has been talking about getting a charcoal smoker for the house. We went to the American Royal back in October (the world's largest barbecue competition), and saw hundreds of teams basting, grilling, smoking and creating all sorts of deliciously barbecued meats and sides. After lots of YouTube videos and several not-so-subtle [...]

Birthday Blooms

Birthday Blooms

My mom has always had a love for gardening and flowers. Several years ago, we started a tradition of exchanging pots of beautiful blooms for holidays like Mother's Day and birthdays. This weekend, my mom invited my brother's girlfriend, Megan, and me for a girls' afternoon to pick out flowers for pots to celebrate our [...]