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meet kristen

a la mode!

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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gang!  you need this coffee guide!

these recipes are for invigoration coffee-based drinks and can be made into cocktails if you dare! this guide is intended to an indispensable and accessible guide for any specialty-coffee lover who wants to make better coffee at home.

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macro friendly coffee recipes

all the coffee guide

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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you are my people

this crispy gnocchi recipe may be one of my all-time favorite summer recipes. it is loaded with seasonal veggies and bursting with flavor. light enough for a hot and balmy summer evening but substantial enough to leave you satisfied. not sure what my favorite part of this dish is. it’s a three-way tie between the […]

how many cups a day for you?!

looking for the best summer salad recipe? i have it and i’m sharing it with you! this berry and avocado summer salad is on repeat all summer long. it is fresh and it is crisp. every bite is literally bursting with summer flavor. from the tangy blackberries, to the creamy avocado, to the peppery arugula. […]

if i could enjoy all my meals outdoors. i certainly would. there is something that i just enjoy so greatly about being outside with good food and good company. dining alfresco . . . it’s a simple joy. when my dad and i built our little picnic table… i wanted to make sure it was […]

This picnic table was such a fun do-it-yourself project. Partly because I did it with my dad . . . and he is the epitome of FUN. But also because I know that my little family will get so much use out of this picnic table. Gosh, the memories we will create gathered around it. […]

i used to love going to the gym. spending half my time workout out, half my time socializing. it was a part of my everyday routine. and i loved it.  but the reality is . . . this was during a time in my life when i had plenty of time to spare. free time […]

how many cups a day for you?!

looking for the best summer salad recipe? i have it and i’m sharing it with you! this berry and avocado summer salad is on repeat all summer long. it is fresh and it is crisp. every bite is literally bursting with summer flavor. from the tangy blackberries, to the creamy avocado, to the peppery arugula. […]

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