12 Month Update on our Little Man

And just like that, we have a one-year-old. Ladies and gents, I don’t know whether to smile, ugly cry, or gasp, so I guess I’ll just do all three. It’s funny because there were many times when the newborn phase crawled – moments I didn’t think we’d ever make it to this point (I’m being […]

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Summer Veggie Pizza

And this is how you say, “so long, summer!” Not so long as in, “I’m so over you”, but more like bidding farewell to a friend you’ve loved and cherished and can’t wait to see again. This pizza is a celebration of all the goodness summer brings. Kind of like a thank you to summer! […]

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Guide to Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City is a beautiful town in the upper peninsula of Michigan, known for its serene atmosphere and endless food and drink options. The first time my husband and I visited was before kids in 2014 and we had a blast. We stayed at a bed and breakfast with delicious food and the best hosts, visited […]

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Back to School Mix

Peyton starts preschool this fall and it’s such a bittersweet time. I am so incredibly happy that she gets to learn, make new friends and do her own thing, and I know she is going to thrive meeting new people; but at the same time, I can’t help but feel sad that my baby is […]

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10 Month Update on Our Little Man

Alright, technically Emory is 11 months at this point, but better late than never. Our little man continues to grow and learn from his big sister. He’s still so sweet and has seemed to get even sneakier as time goes on, and as you can tell from the pictures, he’s still our little garbage disposal. […]

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Sleeping Beauty Toddler Birthday Party

Last month, we celebrated our daughter’s birthday with family and friends at our home. Anyone who knows Peyton knows she’s obsessed with all things Disney princess: she constantly wears a dress or tutu, loves to sing all of the songs, and if you put a princess movie on, it’s like Christmas! About six months ago, […]

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Stove-top Shells & Cheese

I love me a good boxed mac and cheese. Whenever I make it for the kids, I end up devouring most of the box (sorry guys!). There’s just something about a spoonful that brings me back to my childhood when we would live for mac and cheese days. Having a bowl full of pasta and […]

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When Your Toddler Teaches You a Lesson

A couple of weeks ago, I had a day that was one for the books. Unfortunately, not in a good way. Let’s just say it isn’t a day I’ll be proud looking back on in the future. During the middle of the day, I lost it. Just went straight up crazy mom. It was horrible, […]

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A Summer Night’s Dream Pasta Salad

Why a summer night’s dream, you ask? Because having pasta salad every summery night is my dream! Haha that sounds so complicated. What I’m really trying to say is that pasta salad is a dream to me. What I enjoy most about pasta salad is the pasta (duh!), but I also relish the different directions […]

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Our 1923 Colonial

About a month ago, we closed on our new home, a 1923 colonial in the town we’ve been living in the past 2-3 years. We have enjoyed it so much so far. From the creaky floors to the antique hardware on the doors, we’ve fallen in love with having a house with character and charm, […]

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