Visiting Disney World with a Toddler

There’s no better place to vacation with kids than Walt Disney World. It’s one of the most family-friendly vacation destinations and I’m convinced it’s the most magical place on earth because no matter how loud your child screams of excitement or anger, everyone around you understands. I always imagined our daughter would be older the […]

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Tater Tot Nachos

I’m not even going to try to pretend I’m a football fan. It’s one of the most confusing sports I’ve ever watched and I’ve never had the patience to sit down and understand what a turnover means. I will say, I do admire how dedicated fans are and it’s really neat to see people get pumped […]

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Simple, DIY Valentine’s Day Craft

Happy Tuesday! How is everyone’s week going so far? Yesterday, my husband, daughter and I celebrated my birthday. The big 2-7!! We spent the day relaxing, eating and going to Tot Rock (our daughter’s music class) – it was fabulous. While I lounged most of the day,  I did take advantage of the time I had […]

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Children’s Valentine’s Day Decor

Moving into our house over a year ago meant more space, which to me automatically equated to more room to decorate. And more decorating meant that I needed to stock up on little knick-knacks for the holidays (of course my husband is super pleased with this aspect of the equation). Out of all the rooms […]

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Five Things I Learned Being a Working Mom

Last Thursday was my last day at the communications marketing agency I was happy to call my “work home” for the past 4.5+ years. While I was sad to leave the smart and talented people I worked with, I am looking forward to fully dedicating myself to my passion project (growing the blog and writing), and […]

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Two Pot Jambalaya

My freshman year of college was a hard one. I struggled fitting in, being away from home and figuring out exactly what I wanted to do with my life. There were a lot of tears, and a lot of weekends spent driving or taking the train home. While it was a tough year, I’ll forever […]

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Maple Syrup Breakfast Paninni

My husband and I miss living in the city. A lot. So much so that we cry every time we drive down 290 and see the skyline. For us, there was so much to love about Chicago – the sights, the culture, and of course, the food. About 99% of my favorite meals have all […]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Banner

Valentine’s Day has to be one of the craftiest holidays of the year. Remember those elementary school days where you’d stay up late the day before the big Valentine ’s Day party, preparing all of your valentines and creating your own card box? I still remember picking special ones with certain sayings for my friends, […]

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Nonna’s Cream Puffs

My Nonna is an all-star cook and baker. I dream of her food often and can’t say no whenever she offers to make me a bowl of pasta or her famous kale and beans. I recently found out she came to America not really knowing how to bake because her mother never baked, but ended […]

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Kale Cobb Salad

With the new year in full swing, I’m on a mission to be healthier than I was this past year – anyone else in the same boat? It’s not like I was unhealthy in 2016, I just think I could have spent more time focusing on my fitness and cooking more meals that naturally filled […]

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