Leftover Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Pesto

If you’re a fan of the TV show, Friends, you know all about the sitcom’s Thanksgiving episodes and the brilliance behind some of the turkey day story lines. Shout out to my favorite – The One Where Ross Got High. Thanksgiving is in some way featured every season (season 2 is the only one without […]

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Farro & Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Not that I’m complaining, but it seems that the world is skipping over Thanksgiving and going straight to Christmas these days. I’m guilty of it too and have found myself convincing my husband to start decking the halls with me in our home. Thankfully, he’s just as crazy about this time of year and we […]

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Two-month Update on Our Little Man

It’s so hard to believe our Emmy boy graced us with his presence a little over two months ago. He came into the world with a dim cry which caught us off guard because our daughter entered the world with the most dramatic screams (definitely not surprising based on her colorful personality). I’m pretty sure […]

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Our Toddler Girl’s Room

After finding out I was pregnant with our son, we knew it would soon be time for our little girl to move into a big girl bed because we didn’t have a second crib and there was no way we’d be buying another one. After thinking it through and recognizing that our third spare bedroom […]

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Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Today I’m talking about bacon-wrapped dates because the holidays are among us and it’s time to bring out all of the warm and savory apps. Can I get a YUM?! My mom has been making these salty, sweet bites for years now and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed them over the years at our fall/winter gatherings. My […]

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Spooky Halloween Peanut Butter Cups & Chocolate Covered Oreos

With Halloween a few days away, I’m bringing out all of the tricks and treats for our family to enjoy this holiday! Being a mom has really made me appreciate and elevate all holiday traditions, and as our toddler has gotten older, it’s been so sweet watching her enjoy the traditions as much as we […]

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Dark Chocolate & Caramel Pretzels

Does anyone else enjoy the casual stroll through Costco with their spouse? My husband and I live for the days we’re able to walk around Costco together checking out their furniture and unbelievable cheese section (cheese in bulk, yes please!), and of course racing down the aisles to try every sample in the store. We’re […]

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Motherhood with Two Children

Life with a two-year-old and six-week-old has been keeping me busy. I’m currently yawning just thinking about it. At times I’ve felt like a total hot mess, clinging on to nap time for dear life. Other times I’ll be out and think I’ve got it all figured out. Motherhood with two has had its ups […]

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Sparkling Cider

IT’S FRIDAY!!!!! Yes, even moms like me who don’t work a typical 9-5 still celebrate on Fridays because it means the weekend is just one sweet day away. Last weekend was great because I got to go on a date with my husband (shout out and thanks to the in-laws for watching the kids) and […]

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Mom Thoughts: Why I Will Fight to Make My Children’s Futures Safer

Yesterday morning, I sat on the fluffy carpet of my daughter’s room listening to her squeaky, high-pitched voice “read” her books, staring at the images as she turned each page. I was in her world – a place of dress-up and make believe, filled with sparkles and music, where the worst thing that happens is […]

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