Posts by: Annalise

Light and fresh asian lettuce wraps filled with spring vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms and peas— a perfect weeknight dinner.

Spring Veggie Lettuce Wraps

I’ve been addicted to lettuce wraps lately and they’ve been on an almost weekly rotation in our house. They’re easy, healthy and full of so much flavor. And they have the special talent of disappearing in record time.

Spring Veggie Lettuce Wraps
Spring Veggie Lettuce Wraps

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A luscious sponge sheet cake soaked in milk and flavored with pineapple, coconut, and rum— a piña colada treat to whisk me back to the beach in Mexico.

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Coming home from Mexico was extremely hard. The week we spent on the Riviera Maya was the best vacation in recent memory and I wish it could have lasted a year.

I wish I was still there on the beach, with a margarita in hand.

A beach massage + reef snorkeling + as many margaritas as I want = the perfect last day of vacation. Never coming home. #vacation #mexico #puertomorelos
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We took the toddler with us and joined Steve’s folks at a resort just south of Cancun. The 5 of us had a blast sampling beaches and food up and down the coast.

We did everything, and nothing, in that week. We binged on guacamole, snoozed in the sun, danced in the waves, sipped on cold drinks, visited ruins, and snorkeled amongst tropical fish. It was low key, relaxing, and just what I needed. Continue Reading…


Isla Mujeres

I’m just back from a most wonderful vacation in Cancun, Mexico and the Riviera Maya. It was fun and relaxing, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it this week after I’ve unpacked and caught my breath. Until then, you can check out my photos on instagram.

On vacation

For now, let’s move on to my Sunday Spotlight of current happenings. Not surprisingly, Mexico is still on my mind. Continue Reading…


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