Apple, Bacon & Maple Chicken Salad

Get your apple pickin’ pants ready because the blog is about to be full of apple recipes!! My family and I have made visiting the apple orchard an annual tradition. I swear there’s something in the air over there – we always end up leaving super happy and with way too many apples and fall […]

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How My Heart Has Expanded After Becoming a Mother of Two

The past week and a half has flown by very quickly and I still can’t seem to fathom that I’m already in a stage of my life where I’m married and have two children. I guess I just don’t feel old or mature enough, and after spending this time with a newborn I can’t believe […]

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Pepper Jack & Cream Cheese Queso – Date Night In Box Giveaway!

Friday always calls for some sort of happy dance for obvious reasons, but today calls for a bigger celebration because I’m partnering with my friends at Date Night In to give away one of their subscription boxes today. Date Night In is a subscription box created by couples who truly value time together (minus children) and understand the […]

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Our Little Man Has Arrived

Emory Ellis was born at 9:34 p.m. last night, weighing 8 pounds 1 oz and nearly 21 inches long. Even with his cone-shaped head, he’s as cute as a button and we are absolutely smitten with him. He looks like he has my husband’s good looks already. 🙂 Everyone is doing great and we can’t […]

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Pork & Peach Salsa Tacos

Hi friends! Hope you all had a relaxing Labor Day Weekend. I’m not going to lie, seeing all of the Labor Day posts on my social media feeds made me wish yesterday was MY labor day, but I’m still pregnant with child. My children like to take their time and stay cozy. Sigh. On to […]

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The Next Time You See a Pregnant Woman, Tell Her She’s Beautiful

Last weekend, my husband and I went to lunch just the two of us in the downtown area of the city we live in. We decided to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather while we shared some guacamole and a Mexican dish. It was in-between lunch and dinner, so the restaurant wasn’t very busy, […]

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Autumn Trail Mix

I’m a huge grazer. Snacks are my favorite and while I’ve been pregnant, I’ve snacked on everything under the sun. Sometimes I’ll crave rich chocolate, and other times I’ll want a Caesar salad (I had both yesterday by the way, thanks to Whole Foods). While I take pride in being a snacker, one thing’s for […]

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Peach & Serrano Salsa

As much as I’m looking forward to chilly weather and our second arriving, I’m really going to miss summer and all of the bliss that comes along with it. It’s been such a beautiful season this year and I’ve relished long walks with my family, cooking dinners on the grill and feeling the gracious summer […]

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Packing a Hospital Bag

After being a week late with our first, I haven’t even started packing my hospital bag yet. Ooooops. I guess I don’t want to get my hopes up! To be fair, I do know exactly what I need in there and have most of it lying around my house. My goal is to get everything packed […]

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Bacon & Date Grilled Cheese

One of the best apps on this planet has to be bacon-wrapped dates. Anyone else feel the same? It doesn’t get better than a salty slice of bacon and the sweet chewy bite of a pitted date. I could easily pop a dozen in a sitting because they are SO addicting. For some reason, the […]

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