My New Niece

This past Monday, the newest addition to our family made her debut. Isabelle Ramsey Hoey (“Baby Izzy”) blessed us with her arrival on October 29, 2012 at 8:34 a.m., weighing in at 7.5 pounds, measuring the tallest of the girls in our family at 19.75 inches long, and absolutely, unbelievably perfect. She is the sweetest, most amazing thing in this…
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Simple Almond Loaf Cake Recipe

Last night I got the urge to bake (shocker) and decided to dig through my pantry and pull out the ingredients for one of my favorite go-to simple treats: an almond loaf cake. Sugar – check. Milk – check. Flour – check. Baking powder – check. Butter – check. Eggs and almond extract – crap. You better believe I got…
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13 Dresses: Part 2

(This post is long overdue – forgive my tardiness.) Do yourself a favor and press “play” below and listen to the song while you read this post. A) It’s a great rendition of the all-time classic. B) You’ll understand later in this post. (Disregard the video … it’s the only one I could find.) 12 weddings in a year-and-a-half. Crazy,…
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Beginning a New Chapter

Today is very bittersweet for me. It’s a Monday, which typically isn’t the best of days for anyone, nor is it a day that many look forward to. I can’t say that I have been looking forward to this Monday, but I can say that it is a Monday that means a lot to me, one that holds a special…
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13 Dresses: Part 1

Remember the movie 21 Dresses? You know, the one where Katherine Heigl is in 21 weddings and has a closet full of bridesmaids dresses? Well, that’s been my life for the past year and a half. Only I haven’t been in all of the weddings and there it hasn’t been quite 21. (And in the movie she was in every…
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