Parmesan, Thyme & Lemon Risotto with Seared Scallops

With every great relationship comes hard work, dedication, compassion, and seasoning. Just kidding on that last part. I think I got confused with my experience loving on this risotto I made yesterday. But really, thinking about Valentine’s Day and putting this recipe together reminded me a lot of the love, time and effort we put […]

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Felt Love Bug Finger Puppets

My kids seem to have the love bug (hehe!) for crafting, especially this winter. We’ve been getting kind of bored with our toys, so it’s nice to get a creative break a few times a week. We got a lot of crafty things for Christmas, so we’ve been using some of that and Peyton has […]

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Panna Cotta with Fresh Raspberries

If I could choose one dessert to eat the rest of my life, panna cotta takes the cake. To me, it’s the best creamy and sugary treat to enjoy and a couple of years ago, I learned that it’s extremely easy to make at home. It’s as simple as whisking gelatin powder, milk, cream and […]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

This February will mark Peyton’s second year participating in a cute Valentine’s Day exchange at her preschool. I still have fond memories of looking forward to my elementary school valentine exchange – filling out cards and giving my best friends and secret crush the best cards in the box. I love that for now all […]

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Valentine’s Day Boxes

Trying to explain time to a toddler can be a tough one, especially when nine months sounds like a short amount of time, but can seem really long. Because the baby will be born around Easter, we tried to give Peyton a better sense of how much time would pass by explaining the holidays that […]

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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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Strawberry & Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Crepes

I’m all about heart-shaped everything when it comes to February. Do any of you remember last year when I made this heart-shaped french toast? Give me all the heart-shaped foods all month long! Yesterday, I made some heart-shaped strawberries to go on top of these strawberry and whipped cream crepes. The crepe recipe is my […]

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2019 Valentine’s Day Boxes

I don’t think I’ve ever been this ahead of schedule when it comes to the holidays, but the kids’ Valentine’s Day boxes are ready to go and we haven’t even hit February! I’m pretty proud of my (normally) procrastinating-self. I got a HUGE head start on collecting gifts this year because I knew I wanted […]

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French Toast with Mascarpone & Berries

I know, I know… I’ve probably written one too many Valentine’s Day posts, but I just can’t help myself because I have the cutest recipe for you to make for your valentine! Did I mention it’s heart-shaped food? I mean, you can obviously tell by the pictures, but don’t hearts make everything cuter? I love […]

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Valentine’s Day Box Inspiration

Nothing says I love you more than a heart-shaped box filled with goodies -am I right? Along with baking buttermilk pink donuts, I decided I’m going to start a tradition of giving my loves their own Valentine’s Day box each year. The idea came to me after giving Peyton her first box last year. I […]

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