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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Christmas Bead Garland

About a month ago, the kids and I ventured to the Christmas antique markets in the area and it actually went better than I expected. I go all the time with Peyton, but this time decided to bring Emory with. I knew it would be crowded and I was outnumbered and pregnant, so I told […]

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Our Christmas Traditions

This time of year always seems to be busy, but wonderful, spending time with loved ones, gift giving and magical Christmas traditions. Every year we add to our Christmas traditions list because as the kids get older, they have become more involved and find a lot of joy in participating. We ended up decorating very, […]

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Leftover Turkey Hand Pies

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! We spent the afternoon at my parents’ house with some family and celebrated with Brett’s family last Saturday. We had a lot of fun with both sides and enjoyed being able to eat our favorite Thanksgiving food twice! We devoured a ton of delicious food between […]

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The Halfway Mark

Today marks twenty weeks into my pregnancy. I can’t believe I’m at this point already and we go in for our ultrasound today to check on baby’s growth, development and find out the gender! I don’t know how, but we were really patient with our first and didn’t find out until Peyton was born. We […]

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Broiled Creamed Corn

Okay, so it’s Thanksgiving. There are sides on sides on sides – veggies, stuffing, some sort of potato, and of course, the big bird. As you’re looking around at everything, you’re wondering how in the world you’re going to fit a proper portion of each dish on your plate. Everything ends up being squished together, […]

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Salted Pecan & Caramel Cookies

About a month or two ago, I set off to make a fun fall cookie for Date Night In’s Gather Together date box and decided to recipe test a salted pecan and caramel cookie. I wanted something that almost tasted like a pecan pie, but bite-sized and packed with gooey caramel. Recipe testing any type […]

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Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo

Do you ever shy away from making a recipe because you assume it will be difficult? I can’t even count how many times I’ve done this! There are plenty of dishes I’m still intimidated by. I almost pretend they don’t exist so I don’t have to think about the work and skill that will have […]

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Our Family Dynamic

It’s normally in the morning, or late afternoon when I witness it most. The shrieks of happiness, the giggles, the pitter patter of four feet, and the sounds of two siblings playing in their own make believe world of monsters, princesses and dogs. It’s been a relationship that’s grown abundantly with every milestone. When Emory […]

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Creamy Baked Potato Soup

I’ve enjoyed a great handful of soups in my day, but Panera’s baked potato soup has been one of the most memorable. It’s always made me a happier person and it’s one of the first soups I enjoyed alongside bread.  I used to love going to Panera and ordering the soup in a big bread […]

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