A Look Back on 2018

It’s mind boggling to me how quickly a year can pass by. Certain seasons or weeks tend to drag on (especially the dreadful, cold winter months), while others zip by, but no matter what, I’m always surprised how quickly time passes at the end of each year. 2018 brought us so many wonderful moments as […]

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Homemade Hot Cocoa & Whipped Cream Toppers

Today, my husband and I celebrate our fifth anniversary! I cannot believe five years flew by that quickly. At the same time, it feels like we’ve been together forever. We decided to get married close to Christmas because we love this time of year and every part of the day was perfect. There was snow […]

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Puff Pastry Turkeys

Ever since Halloween ended, Peyton has been asking us at least five times a day if we can put up our Christmas tree. Each time, we try to explain we don’t put up our Christmas decorations until the week of Thanksgiving, which prompts her to ask if Thanksgiving is tomorrow. We just love her little […]

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Pancetta & Sweet Pea Gnocchi

Last year, some of my Italian side of the family got together to make homemade gnocchi with my Nonna for Christmas Eve. Her gnocchi is a staple in our family. She usually makes it with tomato sauce, but I love it just as much, if not more, when she makes it with creamy ricotta. The […]

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Harvest Salad with Balsamic Fig Dressing

Happy Fresh Fig Friday!! Can I make Fresh Fig Friday a thing? It’s just that I have been obsessed with figs lately. Anyone else enjoy this precious fruit? My Nonno and Nonna eat figs like they eat candy, and have been stuffing them in my face since I can remember. Every meal they make involves […]

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Food Guide for Gulf Shores/Orange Beach

My husband grew up going to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Alabama almost every year because his parents have had a time share throughout his childhood. Last month, my husband, the kids, in-laws and I all took a trip down and enjoyed a nice vacation together. I can’t thank my in-laws enough for making memories with us […]

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Pork & Peach Salsa Tacos

Hi friends! Hope you all had a relaxing Labor Day Weekend. I’m not going to lie, seeing all of the Labor Day posts on my social media feeds made me wish yesterday was MY labor day, but I’m still pregnant with child. My children like to take their time and stay cozy. Sigh. On to […]

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Oh Hey, Third Trimester!

I’m now two-thirds of the way through my pregnancy – what in the world?! I truly don’t believe it. It seems like just yesterday I held that positive test in my hands and walked straight over to my husband with tears in my eyes. The past 12 weeks have been better than I thought they […]

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No Longer Our Baby

As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, I still can’t believe we’ll be a family of four in September. Our journey to get here took longer than expected (you can read about that here), but I am so grateful for the time it took and that we are able to grow our family. When I begin to […]

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Let’s Hear it for the Boy!

After many weeks of anticipation and wondering who in the world is growing inside of me, I’m so thrilled to announce that we’re having a boy!!! We are so, so happy. The look on my husband’s face when we found out it was a boy is something I play over and over in my head because […]

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