One-Pot Broccoli & Parmesan Farro

Farro is a grain I’ve become very obsessed with the past couple of years. I love it because it’s filling, healthy and not as starchy as rice. It’s also got a nice bite and adds great texture to many dishes. When Peyton was a baby, I used to make her these little ramekin dishes filled […]

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Monster Marshmallow Treats

The time is near to start booing our friends!! We’re looking forward to dropping treats off at their doors and ringing the doorbell. Last year, Peyton got quite sad when we would drop off the treats and not say hi, so this year, I’m prepared to tell her that we’re kind of acting like ghosts […]

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Our Growing Family Continued

Things have been quiet around here, and I apologize, but it’s because I’ve been growing a human. Yep, we’re expecting our third child and he/she will be due in April 2020!! We are over the moon and so grateful to God for keeping the baby safe and healthy. While I have been feeling great for […]

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Halloween Baskets – 2019

Last year, I started the tradition of giving the kids Halloween baskets on October 1 to kick off the month and get them even more excited for Halloween. We really enjoy Halloween at our house (minus the scary stuff!) and look forward to continuing on with our Halloween family traditions. This year’s baskets include a […]

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Spooky S’more Spider Webs

Anyone else have their Halloween decorations up already? My daughter and I had a blast putting them up together, but man, those fake spider webs just cling to everything! I feel like I’m going to be finding spider web fuzzies around our house for months. This week, I learned that there’s an even messier version […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Newport Beach, California

Summer seemed to come to a close quickly for us, but we ended it on the sweetest note with a vacation to California! We decided to take a trip with the kids because my best friend and her family live there, and we wanted to visit and enjoy a few days on the West Coast. […]

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Prosciutto, Pesto & Tomato “BLT”

We returned from our family trip to California on Monday and came back to a garden full of red tomatoes! We were only gone for a few days, but a lot of them grew while we were gone. Is it just me, or did tomatoes take a while to bloom and grow this year? I […]

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Greek Yogurt with Lemon Curd & Homemade Granola

Last week, I meal planned for the first time in a long time! I used to be so regimented about planning what we were going to eat throughout the week, but with so much going on this summer, I’ve let it slip through the cracks. It was SO refreshing flipping through cookbooks and my Pinterest […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Lisbon, Portugal

Our last stop on our recent Europe trip was Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon has become so popular and it was the place we initially had our eyes on when planning our trip. We heard  great things about the city and received tons of recommendations from people we knew, so we definitely looked forward to this portion […]

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Chocolate, Almond & Strawberry S’mores

My husband is the s’mores king. He knows how to perfectly crisp up a marshmallow, likely has a method on how close the camping fork should be to the fire and his eyes practically roll back to the back of his head every time he bites into a pile of graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow. I […]

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