“A Mommy’s Guide to Taking Better Pictures” 7

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I look through the photo files on my phone/computer and am sorely disappointed in myself.  I mean, of all the things I photograph in life, shouldn’t priceless memories with my husband and children rank right up at the top?  And yet I find that the photos I do […]

A Mommy's Guide to Taking Better Pictures - by Taylor Jackson

Babymoon in Memphis, TN

Babymoon Getaway 2

Are you familiar with the Babymoon trend?  Essentially, it’s a mini-vacation you take right before a new baby enters the family.  A bit of a “last hurrah” where you soak up the pleasures of uninterrupted sleep and quiet restaurant meals before those things become ancient history.  (By the way, our lives changed in awesome ways […]


Meals for Friends in Need! 6

You all have been very patient with me, since clearly I have pregnancy and new babies on the brain 24/7.  My Twitter feed is basically a chronicle of my latest cravings (mayonnaise toast, anyone?)  My Instagram is a stream of bump photos and (again) food… and I may have even made a few inappropriate comments […]

Meals Ideas for New Mommies

Salted Caramel Mocha at home recipe! (Tastes better than Starbucks, AND saves $5!)

Salted Caramel Mocha at Home! 2

Today, I am doing something I never do. I am interrupting the schedule of posts I had planned to bring you this week in order to give you this recipe.  (Which for someone like me, who thrives on planning, making lists, and checking items off one by one… is a pretty big deal.  Go ahead […]


So Long, Summer! 2

~ Well, we are nearing the end of August.  And believe me, NO ONE is happier to be bidding summer farewell than this girl!  For one thing: I’m 8 months pregnant.  For another: I live in Arkansas, where it has been in the upper 90s with 200% humidity since May.  I’m itching to see those leaves […]

Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart

Rigatoni with Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

Rigatoni with Tomato Basil Vinaigrette 1

Ok… so this is just one girl’s opinion (feel free to vehemently disagree with me)… but I believe it is nothing short of a sin, a travesty, and a crying shame to cook garden-fresh tomatoes! ~ ~ Was that a confusing statement?  What I mean is that in my ever-so-humble opinion, there is only one […]


My Pick for Photos, Web Design, and Creative Consulting! 2

I want to introduce you to a very good friend of mine today… ~ ~ This handsome dude is Zach Cheatham, and I’ve actually mentioned him numerous times on the blog before (like here when I showed you our maternity pictures, or here when I showed you my new business card design!) If I’m being […]

Zach Cheatham - Z-Axis Creative - Web Design & Creative Consulting

"Sundae Cookie Dough Bites"

Ice Cream Party! + Recipe for “Sundae Cookie Dough”

~ My little girl turned two last Thursday. Thus far, her milestones have not been overly-emotional for me… perhaps because each day she gets older, she seems to get more fun!  Seeing her enjoy her 2nd birthday party was no exception.  It was truly a blast!  She was so much more aware of what was going […]


One For Your Summer Bucket List: Honey Vanilla Peach Jam + A Giveaway! 4

~ I’ve been so excited to share this post with you! This past weekend, I was gifted with a gigantic box of gorgeous, sweet-as-ambrosia, Washington peaches.  I absolutely love summer peaches… there’s just nothing like em’ in this world!  (The peaches I buy at the grocery store, especially in the wintertime, are totally flavorless… I’ve […]

Honey Vanilla Peach Jam - A Taste of Summer!

Rice Krispie Treat Pops are perfect for a baby shower or birthday party!

Rice Krispie Treat Pops! 2

My husband works with some wonderful, wonderful people. And on Monday, those wonderful people hosted a double baby shower for him and another co-worker from his office (who happens to be due just a week before us!)  We were so honored to be included in the festivities, and I, of course, had a hay-day photographing every detail of […]


Blogging: Behind the Scenes – Part 5 2

{Note: Today’s post is not the usual Pretty/Hungry fare… normally around here we’re talking about things like cookies, savvy weeknight suppers, and the special splurge recipes that keep life fun (like this one)!  But today’s post is Part 5 in a series dedicated to all the bloggers out there, in response to your requests for blogging tips. […]

Blogging: Behind the Scenes - Insights into how to improve and monetize your blog!

Maple Cream Cheese Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

Brunchin’ with My Sister! 2

Ok, technically this meal was a “Brinner”… but that’s not a well-known word so I went with “Brunch.” Regardless of its formal title, this collection of breakfast foods pretty much sums up my most favorite things in life.  My sister chose each of these dishes for her birthday celebration this weekend (and last year, she chose […]


Budgeters Unite! 5

This week I had the honor and privilege of speaking to a group of ladies about one of my favorite topics: Cutting Your Household Spending! ~ ~ Truth be told, I’m a bit of a budgeting nut.  I actually find the challenge of a tight budget to be very rewarding and fun in itself (weird and […]

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Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 6

I’ve been posting some pretty darn healthy stuff around here lately, so I thought now might be a good time to take a break from the healthy stuff and show you these cookie bars (or “blondies” if you prefer that title.) ~ ~ If you don’t take one look at that picture above and want […]


Bleepety-Bleep Pesto! 4

~ ~ Intrigued by the title of this post? Well, here’s the deal… I couldn’t bring myself to title this pesto as it should be titled, because doing so would require me to break TWO of my cardinal rules of recipe naming.  Those rules are: #1- Do not include the word “protein” in a recipe […]

Can you guess the secret ingredient in this fabulous pesto?