2019 Easter Basket Inspiration

I’ve been thinking about the kids’ Easter baskets for some time now between searching for shops on Etsy and finding inspiration from some of the influencers I follow. It was super important for me to include local shops because there’s so much heart and soul that goes into small business and it’s really important for […]

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Panko, Lemon & Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I’m super excited to start a day after being sick with a cold for a few days. I can’t remember the last time I just sat around and did absolutely nothing, but I was able to this weekend and I almost feel like I didn’t know what to do with myself! Shout […]

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Kale & Apple Toddler Smoothie

I’ve found that the easiest way to get kids to eat veggies is in smoothie form. Peyton will usually eat any veggie we give her and often asks to eat them raw (she’s something else), but Emory has a select group of veggies he will eat and others kind of have to be “hidden” in […]

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The Best Restaurants in Chicago

I feel like this post is long overdue. My love for Chicago restaurants runs deep and after living in the city for a couple of years in my mid-twenties, and continuing to go back just for the food, it’s safe to say I am in love with the cuisine Chicago chefs continue to dish out. […]

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Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats

Our St. Patrick’s Day celebration isn’t ever anything big, but one things for sure, we eat  corned beef and cabbage. I actually just bought some from our local meat company for the first time and I’m so excited to cook it in the slow cooker this weekend. Other than that, we don’t really celebrate in […]

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White Bean & Basil Falafel

Can you tell I’ve been really digging my Mediterranean roots with the recipes I’ve been posting?! Spanakopita salmon, whipped feta and now falafel. Give me all the Med foods all day, every day. This recipe is a special one for me because as I was creating it, it took me back in time. Falafel was […]

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Whipped Feta

When my husband and I first got married we lived in Chicago and absolutely loved it. We were obsessed and never wanted to leave. And then I got pregnant and our priorities changed. Being closer to family and living in the suburbs made more sense and allowed me to start working part-time. It was really […]

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Embracing My Children in Different Ways

Isn’t it funny how two people made up of the same DNA can be SO different from one another? The other night, I was looking through the kids’ newborn photos and I couldn’t help but giggle at the difference between the two. Peyton has a very quizzical look and  furrowed brow in most of her […]

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Spanakopita Baked Salmon

We all have a favorite grocery store. One that we’re super dedicated to and will always choose above all of the other options. The others try to compare, but they just can’t. When a grocery store wins our hearts, it’s game over. My ride or die has become Whole Foods. Now, do I buy everything […]

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Homemade Hot Pockets

I was born January 23, 1990 – right at the start of the greatest decade ever. I’m a 90s baby through and through. My life was filled with Spice Girl songs, Giga Pets and of course, too many beanie babies to count. In the summer, you could find me eating Lunchables and drinking bottles of […]

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