Chocolate Coffee Cake with Whipped Mascarpone Frosting + My Holiday Kitchen

This recipe originally appeared in this month’s (December 2018) issue of Midwest Nest with in-progress pictures taken by the talented Micah Zimmerman. Copies are available throughout the Fargo/Moorhead area or you can read the issue online here. *All images in this post are my own. I teamed up with Eco Chic Home and Love Always Floral to bring holiday cheer to my kitchen. I don’t know about you, but when the holiday’s roll around I survive on two things to get me through decking the halls, wrapping gifts and hosting my family, and that’s coffee and sugar. But I’m a mom and that means I’m all about efficiency. Enter my holiday cake, where I’ve combined my two great loves (other than… Read More

The Best of Target’s Fall Collection

* This post contains affiliate links. Target does it again! I’m no stranger to the home and kitchen aisles at Target and have always been a fan of their products, but this Fall they really, really nailed it. It’s the stuff of cozy, midcentury dreams. It’s hard to believe that a store where I buy my garbage bags and plastic storage bins, is also one of my go-to for affordable home decor. The warehouse style store even produced a Fall catalog that envy’s Domino magazine in style (IMHO). It’s chalk full of pin worthy editorial! Given our family’s style leans towards earthy and neutral, Fall is my favorite time of the year to shop for home decor. Fur, cozy patterns and wood… Read More

Coveting Now – Starburst Chandelier

I tend to get a little obsessed with the details of our home. As in, I spend embarrassing amounts of time searching for the perfect item and then lay in bed saying things to Daren like, “Do you think it would be better if was more blue, less blue, a tiny bit bigger, smaller, etc.” My current all consuming hunt is for a light above our kitchen table, but small detail, we don’t even have our permanent table or rug yet. My name is Katie, and I have a late night internet shopping problem. But I digress. After scouring the internet and a few dozen magazines, I fell hard for the Sputnik and starburst chandeliers I was seeing. Even better, Daren is into them too.… Read More