Sandwich Convert

August 17, 2013

I haven’t been much of a sandwich girl since I stopped bringing my lunch to school many years ago.  When I lost weight, I began making more elaborate lunches – usually big salads, roasted veggies, potatoes, some form of protein, etc.  Long gone were the days of a simple PB & J or grilled cheese. […]

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The Evolution of A Nursery

August 13, 2013

With our first nursery, I thought I needed so many things, and said things had to come from certain stores.  As a first time mom, I wanted everything to be perfect for our new baby girl.  I still want things to be perfect for our last baby girl, but now I know what truly matters. […]

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This Time Around

August 1, 2013

This pregnancy hasn’t been much different from my first two, although the nausea stuck around a bit longer.   I’m almost 23 weeks and finally feeling more like my old self again.  Per usual, I lost weight during my first trimester, and now I’m doing my best to gain.  Still craving lots of bagels, chicken, […]

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New House

July 22, 2013

So many changes happening for our family these days.  First off, we moved (and have been without Internet for two weeks.  Oh Internet, I rely on you way too much!).  Anyway, we had outgrown our current space and fortunately found a wonderful house in a neighborhood that we love.  And that’s that.  We said goodbye […]

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My Go-To Dish for Cookouts This Summer

June 23, 2013

We ate something similar to this dish at a cookout on Memorial Day.  It was so simple and everyone loved it.  I’m not even sure who brought it to the party, but I have since recreated it and plan to take it to every potluck style gathering we attend over the next several weeks.  Love […]

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Forget the Siesta, it’s time to Fiesta!

June 16, 2013

Today is Charlie and Katie’s first birthday and yesterday we threw a little fiesta to celebrate! There was a coloring table… Nonna (my mom) made gluten free cupcakes for our wheat-free guests.  She used a boxed mixed and then doctored them up with homemade chocolate fudge and lemon buttercream icings.  We’re all about the frosting […]

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What I’m Craving Now

June 7, 2013

Chicken Salad!!! I hosted our play group today and served my new favorite chicken salad along with warm pita bread, sliced avocado, a version of this spring vegetable rice salad and fresh fruit. The recipe isn’t new.  It’s one I used to make all the time but with a few additions.  Just needed a little tweaking. […]

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Easy Toddler Gifts

May 3, 2013

We’ve been busy this spring! Spending a lot of time at various parks…. Dragon Park – a local favorite. Eating A LOT of these… Starbucks Spinach Feta Wrap – I’m addicted!    I never understood why people would sit and wait in a long line at the Starbucks drive-thru when it would be quicker to […]

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Bagels & Crunchy Peanut Butter

April 19, 2013

  Growing up in the South, we didn’t do bagels.  Now, there are numerous bagel shops around town, but in my younger years, breakfast side options consisted of toast, biscuits, or grits.  I clearly remember my first bagel encounter.  We were on the way to elementary school, and a girl in my carpool was eating […]

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What We’ve Been Creating

March 30, 2013

Colored Eggs… A wall to display art in Summer’s room… The heart is leftover from last year’s Eric Carle inspired Valentine’s craft and click here for instructions on how to make the wax crayon batik.  Both fun and easy projects. This Easter Sun catcher… Hoping the sun comes out for Easter tomorrow!  Playroom wall art with […]

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