The Memories Yiayia Left Me

365 days without Yiayia. 365 days missing her contagious smile. 365 days wishing I had more time to spend with her. 365 days wondering if she’s watching over me. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. I knew my Yiayia for 27 years. I made her Yiayia and she made me […]

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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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Barnyard Bagels

Happy Wednesday, friends! I’m so sorry I’ve been absent these past couple of weeks. We’ve had a lot going on around here, including vacation, an inspection on our new home, putting our current home on the market and potty training. It’s a lot and I’ve had many moments of stress, but I’m so thankful for […]

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Spring Cheese Board

Two or three months ago, we went to another couple’s house for light appetizers and desserts. They invited us and another couple over. It was so nice being in an adults-only setting with other parents. We broke bread, laughed, and of course, talked about the commonalities among our toddlers and newborns. Not only was the […]

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SIX-MONTH UPDATE ON OUR LITTLE MAN

Time is moving fast, but I’m pretty sure our Emory is moving faster. He’s calm, but he’s so sneaky and quick. A ninja, really. Grabbing at spoons when we feed him, pulling at his sister’s hair (in a playful way of course) and trying to crawl and pull up on some of his toys. And […]

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Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

Yesterday, we got hit with a taste of warm weather and it’s almost as if I could smell spring blooming in the air. We took full advantage of being able to step outside without freezing our buns off. The kids and I walked to the park and when my husband got home, we took another […]

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Rotisserie Chicken Tostada

Happy Taco Tuesday!! Or should I say Tostada Tuesday for the sake of this post? If you know me, you know Taco Bell is my ride or die. It’s one of the only fast food restaurants I need in my life (cough, I hate Mcdonald’s cough). I don’t think I could ever give it up. […]

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Spaghetti Squash Cacio e Pepe

Last week, my husband and I had a well overdue date night just the two of us and we indulged. There was no carb left behind. We rolled out of there like two human-sized gnocchi. The restaurant we went to is known for their assortment of small plates and entrees and encourages parties to share […]

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Why It’s a Privilege Being a Boy Mom

“Boys will be boys.” Can someone please tell me who came up with this saying and why they thought it was okay to give males the excuse to act a certain way because of their sex? Before kids, I  knew I wanted a girl. Someone I could play dress up with,  sing with, and someone […]

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Brussel Sprout & Kale Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

I am constantly on the hunt for a good salad. Sometimes when carbs and cheese take over my life, it’s nice to get a break and make healthy choices. I said sometimes, okay? When I meet a good salad, I never ever forget it. I still remember the first salad that rocked my world – […]

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