March seemed to fly by, but not so fast that we didn’t savor the slow thawing of the earth and the promise of warmer days to come. There is something marvelous when the color of budding leaves makes its appearance on the trees, seemingly overnight. All of a sudden, there is an abundant chirping of birds and cacophony of frogs too. A striking shift that creeps in unawares. It never ceases to surprise.Read More
Happy Saturday! We have a decent spread this month’s Mixed Media, and we’re hoping some conversations might begin. We found more than a single gem, which we hope you will enjoy as well. And don’t miss the final note to honor St. Patrick’s Day!Read More
Sophie recently clued me in on this small village in Poland, Zalipie, where nearly every surface of their buildings is decorated with brightly painted flowers.
It looks like such a bright and cheerful place! Which got my wondering…why don’t more of us take risks with our interior (and exterior!) decorating?Read More
When people find out that all three of us wore the same wedding dress, their reaction is usually the same: surprise, incredulity, amazement.
Shortly followed by a series of questions—some more and some less delicate—all searching to comprehend something so unexpected.Read More
We’re switching things up a little for our monthly recipe round ups. Going forward we’re going to offer a round up of recipes in three categories: 1. ones from our blog (usually with some variation or suggestion), 2. ones from other websites (recipe wins we would make again), and 3. ones that we want to make (they have seriously caught our eye) but just haven’t yet. May they all be a source of inspiration for you! (Especially if you find yourself in a meal planning slump…where we have been way too many times.)Read More
Since it’s nearly Valentine’s Day and the world is awash in all things pink-hued, I thought it’d be fun to start off this month’s Looks we Like with some design tips for incorporating pinks into everyday life.Read More
Like I said last year, I don’t usually make resolutions on the actual day. So, at the end of January, I’m finally writing this post.
If you’re curious how last year’s resolution concluded, I’ve written my thoughts on the remaining books at the end of this post. I managed to make it through most of my absurd challenge — reading all but two, one that I finished early this month and one I don’t plan to complete — and was resolved I would never repeat it again. (At least, not while I have young children.)Read More
My sandbox read this afternoon* was a charming vintage book my MIL picked up at an estate sale, knowing it was exactly the sort of thing I’d love.
*there’s a very large sand pit in the backyard; many afternoons are spent here while the little girls dig around.Read More
It’s November! Pause for a second and let that blow your mind. Also, momentarily freak out about having less than 8 weeks until Christmas and then remember you have almost 8 weeks and Amazon so there’s nothing to worry about.Read More
Today, we’re introducing “looks we like,” a line up of some things that caught our eye, including beauty tutorials, fashion finds, new hair-dos, home decor, diy projects, and so much more! And since it’s October, we’re throwing in some fun costume ideas, so check that out below.Read More
We’re changing up our Saturdays here on Beneath the Crust. Instead of just this & that each week, we’ll rotate through a few different series: Recipe Roundup, Looks We Like, This & That, and Mixed Media. We figure this way we can incorporate a broader range of interests and material.Read More
I’m not a very decisive person. I overthink everything. It’s stressful and unproductive. Maybe it would make sense if I had a position of high risk. But that’s not my life. My setting is the toothpaste aisle in the grocery store; my conflict is what to cook for the week; my nemesis is picking a restaurant for date night. The paradox is that I’m also a big planner. Lists give my days structure and my life meaning. The problem is when I’m trying to pick the best toothpaste or plan the most cost-effective meal plan or figure out exactly which food I’m craving most. All the options and variables collect in my head until I nearly explode. And then how often everything ends in disappointment…! The toothpaste doesn’t make my teeth sparkle white, meal plan gets thrown off, the restaurant doesn’t live up to expectations.Read More
Today my bread rose up into the puffiest plumpest little loaf you ever did see. It’s the third time I’ve made this recipe (easiest softest white bread) and it has turned out differently each time.Read More
When a kid's birthday approaches, I can't help brainstorming cake ideas. And something about kids just demands that it be a shaped or themed cake. To me, at least. I can't help it! I wonder if an old family photo of my older brother grinning behind a sprawling cake train has anything to do with it. Very likely.Read More