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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Fourth of July Hand Pies

Peeps… it’s been too long!! It seems like months since I last posted (even though it was a couple of weeks ago – did you see these oatmeal macadamia nut cookies I posted??). That’s probably because my mind has been in a million different places since we’ve moved. Both Brett and I have been running […]

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Oatmeal Macadamia Nut Cookies Dipped in White Chocolate

I’ve been on a sweet kick lately. I’m normally a savory person, but I’ve gotten to the point where I need something sweet every day. It’s ridiculous! I suggest going for walks to some of the ice cream shops in our downtown area a couple of days a week and whenever I’m walking through the […]

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Pineapple Slaw

My husband and I traveled to Hawaii for our honeymoon and it’s a trip I’ll never forget. We began our vacation in Kauai and ended it in Maui, and both islands were so full of beauty. The lush mountains, sandy beaches and winding roads made it the perfect paradise. We had such an amazing time […]

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