Christmas in July, 2018

It’s a family tradition that we’ve had ever since I was little. In July we put up a small tree, make simple stockings out of paper, and have a night of family, Christmas music, and small gifts. Christmas as it is meant to be, instead of what it’s become. The tree was an absolute dream.┬áMy mother made these charming music-themed … Read More

Indoor Camping

We Yardleys really know how to rough it. Or at least we know how to enjoy ourselves. Ever have a day where you just want to build a blanket fort and crawl inside for the rest of your life? We have those days quite a bit. What’s more? We do it. Not only did we build a fort big enough … Read More

Christmas in July Wrap-Up

I adore Christmas, but it hasn’t been so much fun lately. It’s turned into a huge fanfare with tons of pressure and very little fun. This is why Christmas in July has become so important in our house. Every year, my mom would pull out the Christmas tree for a week. We would decorate it, listen to Christmas carols, and … Read More

Miss Murder's Easy Fruit Bites

“Mooooooo-ooooom, I want a treat but we don’t have anything.” Or “Let’s bake a pie, but that will take a million years!” Or “It’s too hot to have the oven on for very long, but piiiiiiiie.” I have it covered. This is a go-to treat that whips up quickly, is super easy, and still manages to taste decadent. Better yet, … Read More

A Perfect Pie Crust

You guys know I like to bake. A lot. And when it’s a gazillion degrees here in Vegas, I need to choose my projects carefully because the oven heats the entire house up and we die a hideous death. But pie? It’s so worth it! Pies taste like summer and there are few things better. I have a recipe for … Read More