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well. hey there. it's me. kristen. a mama to three rascally boys. trying to figure this beautifully messy life out one day at a time. i hope to inspire you to find the fun in every day. find the yum in every bite. and find the ca-ute in every outfit. it will be authentic. it will be full of love. and full of laughs. and maybe even a few shed tears. but most of all it will be like coming home. like sitting down to coffee with your very best friend. i am so thrilled that you are here. now cozy up & let's have some fun.

kristen brett mills

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after years of people asking me where i got that cute tee shirt. or how to make the fluffiest pancakes. or where i purchased my bazillion throw pillows. or how to keep a tidy home with three rascals running wild. or how I find the courage to forge a new path after divorce. i figured this would be the perfect little spot for us besties to all come together. sharing our love for food. fashion. family. and fun. all while finding your truest & most honest self. but hey. full disclosure. i do not know all the answers. nor am i the greatest fashionista. and hello spoiler alert. i am not even a real chef. but here we can pretend that we are all those things together. we can admit that we most certainly do not have it all together. but we are most certainly in this life together. and i am glad that you are here with me. you're my people.

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man oh man do i love me some apple pie. the flaky crust. the cinnamony apples. its just so dang good. and its super nostalgic, too. like it brings me right back to thanksgiving at my grandmothers as a young child. i have been wanting to make hand pies for awhile. and finally did it. […]

if this isn’t the coziest winter meal. i don’t know what is. this crunchy & savory sandwich is sinfully delicious. the translation of this french sammie is “mister crunch.” and i couldn’t love that anymore. its darling. go ahead and add this mister crunch to your weekly menu this winter. it will warm you right […]

I absolutely love planning fun date nights. if you have been around here for awhile, you may remember when the city was in lockdown, Ron & I did “dating through the decades.” every week we had one date night that was representative of a decade. sometime it was just the two of us . . […]

i have to be honest. i have never met a muffin i didn’t love. but these muffins will stop you in your dang tracks. they are so delicious. the perfect hint of pumpkin. and the crumble on top is literal heaven. the rascals & i love to whip these up. and we do so often. […]

i know that i am not the only mama with wild & crazy mornings. you know what i am talking about. the mad dash of getting all the rascals up. dressed. groomed. fed. and out the door with all their belongings. for a happy & punctual school drop off. those mornings can be, eh, a […]

can you ever get enough cinnamon? I certainly can not. I will put it on almost anything & everything. I mean come on. you know. #allthespices right?! in my opinion. cinnamon just takes everything to the next level. cinnamon in coffee? that’s a give in. cinnamon on your whipped cream? obviously. cinnamon on your french […]

man oh man. these muffins are G O O D gang. the crumble & icing on the top. i could literally eat that with a spoon. and I may or may not have done just that while baking. i’ll never tell . . . ok fine. i did. but honestly. when you bake these. you […]

I absolutely love planning fun date nights. if you have been around here for awhile, you may remember when the city was in lockdown, Ron & I did “dating through the decades.” every week we had one date night that was representative of a decade. sometime it was just the two of us . . […]

i have to be honest. i have never met a muffin i didn’t love. but these muffins will stop you in your dang tracks. they are so delicious. the perfect hint of pumpkin. and the crumble on top is literal heaven. the rascals & i love to whip these up. and we do so often. […]

i know that i am not the only mama with wild & crazy mornings. you know what i am talking about. the mad dash of getting all the rascals up. dressed. groomed. fed. and out the door with all their belongings. for a happy & punctual school drop off. those mornings can be, eh, a […]

can you ever get enough cinnamon? I certainly can not. I will put it on almost anything & everything. I mean come on. you know. #allthespices right?! in my opinion. cinnamon just takes everything to the next level. cinnamon in coffee? that’s a give in. cinnamon on your whipped cream? obviously. cinnamon on your french […]

man oh man. these muffins are G O O D gang. the crumble & icing on the top. i could literally eat that with a spoon. and I may or may not have done just that while baking. i’ll never tell . . . ok fine. i did. but honestly. when you bake these. you […]

believe it or not. i had not experienced the gloriousness of burrata until two years ago! at first bite, I was left wondering how i had lived 33 years without indulging in its goodness. so to make up for lost time. i try to enjoy it often. one of the easiest ways to enjoy burrata […]

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