the french press review

 I've had my french press for a little over a week and I'm in love!

 Making coffee in the french press takes a little longer than using a single-serve machines, 
but it's totally worth it. First, you grind the beans...


a new arrival

Last weekend, a terrible tragedy occured in my kitchen.

My coffeemaker died.

For the past few years I had been using one of those single-serve pod machines. Husband doesn't drink coffee (I still can't believe he went through grad school and now teaching without picking up the habit) but I need to have a cup or two in the morning. Hello, my name is Jamie, and I'm a caffeine addict.


the perfect cake pop placecards

Everything about our wedding was distinctly "us", and the placecards were no exception. 
I decided to make them myself. And of course no ordinary placecard would do... 
I decided to make mine using cake pops.

I started by printing out the guests' names out on colored paper. I also printed some extra tags
that called out the type of cake pop, so people would know what they were getting.