You may not know this about me, but I grew up in the beautiful state of Colorado. Yep, I'm a mountain girl through and through! I love everything about being in the mountains; the scenery, the weather, the sound of the wind through the trees, all of it. Luckily Jay and the girls do too, so we try to escape to the mountains as a family at least once every summer. Last weekend we packed our bags and the car and headed up to Forest Lakes where we rented a little cabin for the weekend. I couldn't ... Read More about A Mountain Getaway
Turns out this banana crumb cake is one of my top 5 favorite brunch foods of all time! As I sat in the kitchen today thinking about getting a new recipe up and brainstorming what it should be, I glanced over and noticed that I had not one, but two bunches of very ripe banans. I decided right then and there that I had to do a banana recipe of some sort. So, I poured another cup of coffee and pulled up my recipe index on the ol' blog and searched 'banana'. Humm, guess I've done a lot of ... Read More about Banana Crumb Cake
Wait. It's Monday already? It snuck up on me! I'm officially late getting this post up today for several reasons, but here are my top four. :-) We just got back from a weekend getaway yesterday (post coming soon) and instead of unpacking and doing laundry, I made a film about the trip (priorities!), so I spent the whole day today doing laundry instead. Oops. Jay was off today and when he's off, I get no work done. None. But he did make me a super cute custom business card holder out of ... Read More about Coffee Break
I get asked about my camera gear all the time, so I thought I'd write a little bit about my favorites and what I use day in and day out to shoot not only my food photography, but my recipe videos. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you in advance for supporting Kristine in between! I'm a simple girl, really. Take a look around my house and you'll see, I'm a minamalist. My camera bag is no different. I have only a few favorites. Let's start with the camera body, because well, that's ... Read More about Let’s Talk Camera Gear
Every Monday I try to sit down and get a plan for the week together. Lately; however, I've not been doing so well, so I'm trying out a new tactic. Blogging. I'm calling it my coffee break and hopefully making it a 'thing' will help me stay motivated to write and get some things down. Just a warning though, these coffee break posts may be a little random and will probably contain everything from my weekly to-do list to personal ramblings. First of all, if you haven't visited my little ... Read More about Coffee Break
There's never a bad time for some small-batch birthday cake muffins, am I right? Have a little bit of birthday cake whenever you want! I have a cake problem (in addition to my cookie problem, yes). I love birthday cake and there are days, you guys, days I really want the tiniest piece of cake, but of course, there's none in the house. And you know I'm not trying to BUY a cake, so I decided to invent a simple solution to this problem (one that didn't require making a whole dang cake). ... Read More about Small-Batch Birthday Cake Muffins with VIDEO!
As parents, we have moments, you know the ones I'm talking about; the moments where you are completely overcome with emotion. Goosebumps appear all over your arms and you feel flushed and tingly, maybe even a few tears well up in your eyes. You feel proud...with every single part of you. This about one of those moments. Every kid has their 'thing' that they're good at or that they are passionate about, and our Mad is no exception. Her thing has always been basketball. She absolutely loves it. ... Read More about Basketball Is Her Thing
I'm interrupting my regularly scheduled content to say a little thank you to YOU. Yes you! You've made me feel so appreciated and loved lately and I want you to know how much that means to me! You've taken time out of your busy day to stop by this blog and leave a kind comment about a post or recipe that you enjoyed, or send a heartfelt email with your own personal story, or even send me photos via Facebook messenger of a project you're working on that was inspired by something you saw ... Read More about Thank you