Patriotic Watermelon Fruit Pizza

This summer has greeted us with incredible weather so far. We’ve enjoyed being able to eat outside, go to parks and just spend our weekends outdoors. One of my favorite parts about this cool summer weather is being able to keep our windows open throughout the day. There’s something about that summer breeze flowing through […]

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Our 2019 Summer List

Brett and I have been together for over ten years now and our first summer together, I came up with this brilliant idea to create a summer list with all of things we wanted to do and places we wanted to visit together. Brett acted like he was on board, but looking back on it […]

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Chick in Egg Pancakes

I have this ongoing note in my phone with recipes I come up with on a whim. Whether I’m in the grocery store and see a food I’d like to use in a recipe, or if I’m at a restaurant and become inspired by a dish I’m eating, I’m always adding to the list. I […]

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Rainbow Greek Yogurt Bowl

A little fun fact about me: I was Dorothy in my middle school’s production of Wizard of Oz in sixth grade. It was by far the highlight of my childhood and really sparked my love for music and singing even more. My love runs deep for the Wizard of Oz and all things Judy Garland, […]

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Gerald the Giraffe Bananas

Alright… it has snowed for the millionth time in the suburbs of Chicago and I am going CRAZY!!! I feel so bad for our kids because things have started to get pretty boring indoors and we could all use some fresh air and sunshine. Sure, we can get out of the house and run around […]

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Valentine’s Day Friendship Bracelets

Every once in a while, I like to walk through the craft store to see if anything spark my creativity and gives me ideas for crafts for the kids. The other day, I went through the bead and jewelry section, and all of the colors, shapes and pretty pieces made me think about the fun […]

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Frosty’s French Toast

Most mornings, our kiddos have a mediocre breakfasts because I am not a morning person. I’m pretty much a groggy bear until about 8 a.m. after the coffee has kicked in. My poor kids. Sometimes I make big batches of pancakes and freeze them so I can easily heat up something for them and a […]

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Back to School Mix

Peyton starts preschool this fall and it’s such a bittersweet time. I am so incredibly happy that she gets to learn, make new friends and do her own thing, and I know she is going to thrive meeting new people; but at the same time, I can’t help but feel sad that my baby is […]

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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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Entertaining the Kids Inside & Outside the Home

These wintry days are killing me! I thought I had it bad when it was just me to worry about, but now I have two little people to keep warm and occupied all the live long day and it’s through this I know the true meaning of stir crazy. I am craving spring and summer weather […]

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