Third Trimester With Our Third

We’ve made it to the final stretch!! My bump continues to grow, the kicks are getting stronger and carrying baby girl around is making me more and more tired toward the end of the day. Hello third trimester! This pregnancy has flown by which makes me think that maybe these next couple of months will […]

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Dear High-waisted Mom Jeans: I Miss You

There comes a time in every woman’s pregnancy where we hit a wall. We are done being pregnant. Sure, we still love feeling the baby move, having them close and enjoy all of the wonder that goes into carrying someone we’ve never met before, but at some point, most of us, if not all of […]

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Lemon Pasta with Toasted Pine Nuts

If you read my most recent post, you’ll know my husband and I took a trip to Brooklyn, NY to celebrate my 30th birthday and a little babymoon last weekend. And as I mentioned in the post, my favorite meal was at this modern Italian eatery close to the hotel we stayed at. Before booking […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Brooklyn, NY

My husband and I traveled to New York City this past weekend for a little getaway to celebrate my early 30th birthday and spend time away before the baby arrives! We decided on New York because I’ve never been and outside of work, Brett has never been able to explore any of the city or […]

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Reflecting on 2019

“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” – Louise Hay It’s very hard to fathom that another year has gone by and we’ll be entering a new decade tomorrow! After feeling like we were on speed most of December, we ended the year relaxing and being very lazy […]

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Santa’s Hot Chocolate Station

Last week, we hosted a pancakes and pajamas party with a few friends. The kids had a blast running around in their pjs, eating pancakes and decorating gingerbread cookies. It was great being able to have some time to catch up with my friends too! The kids all played so nicely together. We are so […]

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Peppermint Bark Candies

I have been making peppermint bark every Christmas for several years now. I normally make a full sheet and break it up into pieces, but this year, I found snowflake candy molds at Michaels and decided to step up my game! It’s the same recipe, but the method is obviously different. Putting the bark into […]

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DIY Santa House & Nativity Ornaments

Every year we like to make the kids’ grandparents and great-grandparents some sort of Christmas craft or ornament. This year, I had a ton of popsicle sticks and wanted to somehow include a picture of the two of them. That’s how these sweet little santa houses and nativities were born. I ended up using their […]

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Homemade Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Blogging takes a lot of work, preparation and organization, which is why I don’t do it as often as “I should”. Life, the kids and other projects tend to take up a lot of my time, and I’m content with that. Life with my family is so precious to me. But, I also continue blogging […]

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Christmas Wreath Cheese Board

A cheese board is my thing to make when we’re hosting, or one of the first things I offer to bring to gatherings. I love the creativity that goes into it and the fact that everyone is happy to see you when they notice you have a board full of cheese, meat and other snacks […]

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