About Brookhaven House

Hey, there! You don’t have to knock, let yourself in. You’re always welcome–just trill out a bird call or a two-toned whistle so I know you’ve arrived. I’ll answer back in suit so you can find me in the house. I’m probably in the kitchen. Maybe upstairs in the craft room. Good chance I’m sitting by the fireplace writing a letter.

At the Brookhaven House, we’re cooking up scratch recipes for dinner parties with friends. We’re sending delightful mail by post. We’re creating an artful life and inviting the people we adore to draw near. We’re giving cheerfully, every day.

Lemon Raspberry cake with cream cheese frosting - simple recipe for Easter or birthdayI’m  Jessica and I grew up in a teeny tiny town in the Uintah Mountains of Utah. A town with no stop lights and lots of cowboys and tractors. My mom showed me how to drag a chair to the stove and cook oatmeal in a pot. She also put drops of food coloring into the pitcher of milk to make it pink on Valentine’s Day. I grew up using creativity and art to inspire people to gather. Most Sundays, we went to Nana’s house for dinner. That’s where I learned how to make pie crust and how to set a table for 60 people (LOTS of cousins!). Everyone is always greeted with a hug and maybe a ham & swiss sandwich at Nana’s. She’ll make you buttermilk pancakes in the morning, too.

After college, I served an LDS mission in Pusan, Korea–I lived there for almost 2 years! If you have questions about Mormonism, please shoot me a {kind} email and I’ll respond! Then I traveled the world doing yo-yo tricks (for reals) for kids in England, Scotland, Australia, and the U.S. Now I live in Brookhaven, PA with the zahavlove of my life, a man who kisses my forehead multiple times every day and does the dishes about 10 times as often as I do. My journey thus far has been rich with beauty and blessings, and I’ve also tasted the bitterness of pain and true heartache. Throughout it all, faith strengthens my steps and brings me peace. I’ve come to understand that giving is the key to building a meaningful life. Giving your time, giving your kindness, giving your love. Teaching, helping, serving, baking, making, visiting, giving.

The Brookhaven House is a place to cultivate relationships. Through the recipes and parties, I hope you can connect more deeply to your people, whoever and wherever they may be. Because this life is about people. Give to them, generously. Give cheerfully.




“God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all
grace abound toward you; 
that ye, always having all
sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.”

2 Corinthians 9:7-8