our wedding!

Hey hey! I figured I would do a recap post about the wedding just for fun. I posted some pictures on Facebook but this post includes some NEVER BEFORE SEEN photos! Does that entice you? Okay let’s go. First I’ll say that we hired What Em Sees photography, kind of through sheer luck. She’s a…

sweet potato curly fries

Enter… two more kitchen toys. Is this like a fashion blog where you think “Okay yes she looks fantastic but so would I, if I had all these designer clothes?” Or is it like “she clearly doesn’t read fashion blogs.” The other day on my Instagram story (@spilllthebeansblog) I shared a photo of our new…

coffee ice cream sandwiches

I think I’ve made ice cream 5 or 6 times since we got the ice cream maker and I talked about it here. I’ve continued to use the NY Times recipe for vanilla ice cream and it is flawless. I did make one small tweak, which is adding some Haitian vanilla. I tried it when I…

beer waffles

Here’s your weekend breakfast. The Thursday before our wedding we decided to host a barbecue because we knew our families would be coming into town early and might like to see our house. As it turns out, many many people were coming into town early and we thought it would be fun to host EVERYONE….

homemade pasta

Married a week! People keep asking me how it feels and I think I should probably come up with a more satisfactory response than “the same.” But honestly we went back to normal life post-wedding. We are planning a honeymoon for September so for now it’s back to the status quo, a.k.a. watching Parenthood on…

what’s on my kindle, part 26

I meant to share this big fat post on the official first day of summer to kick off your SUMMER READING! But I forgot. So here you go, at least in time for the weekend! Last Breath by Karin Slaughter. She’s going to get a restraining order against me. I got SUPER excited about this…

06.16.18

“You know what’s better than happy endings? Happy middles. All the happy with none of the finality. All the happy with room left to grow.”  

pork & pineapple kebabs

Once upon a time, two idiot homeowners thought it would take about 4 hours and 1 gallon of stain to cover an entire fence and a second floor deck. Here’s where we were after that 4 hours and 1 gallon. My mom is shaking her head SO hard right now. Don’t worry, Mom, I haven’t…

potatoes au gratin

We are in full blown wedding prep mode- two weeks! Our house is basically covered in wedding paraphernalia and to-do lists. I’ve been working on escort cards, hotel gift bags, centerpieces, etc. And my mom is coming down this weekend for my final dress fitting and to deliver a whole carload of other stuff. We’ve…

tikka masala chicken wings

This is not a recipe. This is something I dreamed up in my head in the grocery store and was determined to do, and it came out so incredible that I had to share it with the world. During the Dark Ages (when my leg was broken and I couldn’t cook) the GS found a…