Happy Friday: Volume 14

Happy Friday!

My husband was gone for 8 days, but it felt like 6 weeks. I picked him up from the train this morning and was glad to have my battle buddy back.

Why is everything scheduled for the week that you need to solo parent? I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it until I’m blue in the face. I have so much respect for single parents. It’s a tough gig. I’m weirdly productive when I’m the only adult home, but I also don’t seem to get any sleep. It doesn’t feel like the workload doubles, it feels like it quadruples.

Thank you so much for the kind messages about my last post. It is always nice to know that you are not alone. It seems I am not the only one that doesn’t know what the next thing is. In a lot of ways, I feel like I have more in common with my teens than ever before. None of us know what we want to be when we grow up.

This is the first weekend in a while that all five of us will be home. I really don’t love when we are all over the place. William has been on a few snowboarding trips, Wes has been to the states twice in less than a month. I’m looking forward to us being in the same place this weekend. Chances are good that we will all be in different rooms ignoring each other (#lifewithteens), but we’ll be doing it together.

Tonight, we are going to make homemade pizza and not much else. It sounds like the perfect evening.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Happy Friday: Volume 14


Don’t follow your passion. Follow this instead.

What poverty taught me about giving.

I call myself a minimalist but I’m naturally an over-spender – SAME.

How to turn all of your Lightroom presets into Lightroom Mobile presets. I needed to find this tutorial.

I needed this goodness this week.

The Internet has opinions about queso.

Excellent advice to get your dolla dolla bills in order.

Clean living tips that I found to be useful.

Weirdly, I think that I am really into this.

This is the cutest. Him making slime just about killed me.

Making this weekend. And Heidi is 100% right. The shells need to be hot.

Depression doesn’t always look like sadness. Eye-opening.

I am a big fan of Kendra and I loved this article about tackling dinner.

The kitchen of my dreams. That island…

There is more than one way to cook a vegetable.

Has anyone tried these for their teen girls? I’m intrigued by these.

This made my entire day. Creative dog owners are in their own category of awesome.

Yes. Yes, we do.

Very seriously considering this. I’ve been fighting this since I was 18.

Happy Friday: Volume 14


Does it count that I read a cookbook this week like it was a novel? Baking Chez Moi by the GODDESS OF BAKING Dorie Greenspan.


Oh hey there!

Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

raspberry orange pistachio ricotta cake slices on a wire rack

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. JC

    I love your blog but find the font very hard to read on my 17″ laptop screen. . The lines of the font are so thin,and light and the size is so small that I sometimes give up. I do not like to enlarge my screen every time for just your blog :).. Thank you.

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks for letting me know.

  2. Me

    I can absolutely relate… My life just doesn’t feel right when my family isn’t together under the same roof. I am new to your blog, but I’m already in love!

    1. bakedbree

      Welcome! I am going to be a mess when he goes off to college.

  3. Tricia Dunlap

    Hi I. I love your blog! Great articles and recipes – and I love your tips on what to do in Europe! I am bookmarking all of them! Thank you for the link this week regarding LR presets – was wondering what your favorite LR presets are for a clean edit?
    Thank you so much!

    1. bakedbree

      Right now I am loving Jess Kettles. I have the desktop and mobile.

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