schoolhouse brewing

12 July 2019 Marietta, GA

tummy time photoshoot

05 July 2019


the perfect reading corner

03 July 2019

There’s a reason I don’t enjoy staycations. When I’m at home for days on end, I notice everything wrong with my space: the dog hair along the baseboards, the cracks in the ceiling texture, the sparse spots in the wall paint, the list goes on... and on. It’s a curse. There’s a potential project lurking in every corner if I look hard enough, and when I’m camping out around the house, I’m looking – hard.

a naan pizza recipe

26 June 2019

I usually have all of 15 minutes to eat a real meal these days. When I’m grocery shopping, I buy instant oatmeal instead of old-fashioned oats, frozen waffles instead of classic waffle mix, ready-made and pre-washed salad packs instead of plain lettuce and an assortment of toppings, pre-packaged chicken salad from Costco, et. cetera.

At this point, I can make a bacon (bits), egg and cheese scramble in all of five minutes and have the kitchen cleaned up in less than 10 - you know, in case my child decides he must eat then and there... no matter what I’m doing. And I have to stay nourished and hydrated to maintain my breastmilk supply, so skipping meals is out of the question. I can tell the difference when I haven’t eaten enough over the course of a day.

It has honestly taken me all day to write these last two paragraphs on the notes app in my phone, which further proves my point. I NEED QUICK MEALS FAST. Crockpot meals are easy, yes, but even those take too long to prep at this point. I can confidently say I’ve mastered a few simple recipes over these past few weeks, which brings me to the point of this post: a naan pizza recipe.

I’m not even sure you can call it a recipe because it’s so easy. It cooks up in 5 minutes and pairs well with some of that ready-made salad I mentioned earlier. It also pairs well with a crisp rosé... in case anyone’s wondering.

Naan (Kroger and Aldi both have delicious naan)
Pizza sauce (plain, roasted tomato sauce will suffice in a pinch)
Mozzarella cheese (whole milk preferred for a creamier texture)
Seasonings (garlic powder, parsley, and crushed red pepper are my favorites)

  1. Turn the oven on BROIL
  2. I usually cut the naan in half, since I might not have time to eat the whole thing before it gets cold, and the “pizza” tastes best fresh. Pop it on a pizza pan or piece of foil. I use foil for quicker/easier cleanup.
  3. Spread the sauce on the naan
  4. Top with cheese
  5. Sprinkle on the seasonings
  6. Put the “pizza” in the oven for 3-5 minutes, depending on how crisp you like the edges. I like mine slightly charred.
  7. Enjoy!


P.S. My old faithful super easy homemade iced latte recipe — from almost five (!!!) years ago — has also come in handy.
P.P.S. As soon as I have time to gather the ingredients, I’ll also be making some ginger peach sangria.  

simple pleasures

16 June 2019

Hello, from the fourth trimester.

What day even is it? Somehow a whole month has passed since giving birth and I can hardly tell the days apart - they all blend together at this point.

I’m supposed to sleep when baby sleeps. Can I also eat when baby eats? Clean when baby cleans?? Et. cetera?


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