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Holiday Beauty Gift Guide with Conair

I lucked out and was able to try out a handful of products that Conair is offering this season to beauty-lovers alike that would be the perfect additions to underneath trees everywhere. Sleek Vanity Mirror Getting ready with a toddler in the house is…

November 27, 2018
Featured Food

Spiced Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Recently I used cranberries as decoration in an ice bath for drinks. Well I decided to repurpose them into cranberry sauce! For the past few years I’ve jarred my own, but something was missing. It’s such a polarizing dish and I think a lot…

November 21, 2018
Family Featured

Personalized Holiday Gifting with Snapfish

It’s been about 15 years since I first started giving gifts just from me for the holidays. It feels like it gets harder each year to find the perfect gift that hasn’t already been given in past years. The one thing that I can…

November 19, 2018
Family Featured Food

Family Recipe: Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

Now that I’m living nearby to loved ones again, I’m making it my mission to track down and make all the yummy family recipes. One of my favorite dishes my grandmother makes is homemade chicken soup with dumplings, and it’s the perfect time of…

November 5, 2018
Featured Parenting

Preparing for Baby #2

This post is sponsored by Sam’s Club but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I guess it’s about time that we talk about pregnancy #2, yeah? Let’s do it! I took a lot longer (two times as long as my first baby) to…

November 1, 2018
Featured Parenting Travel

The Key to a Happy Family Road Trip

Thank you Maxi-Cosi for sponsoring this post. Keep your little adventurers comfy, safe & stylish with the Maxi-Cosi Magellan 5-in-1 car seat! Without any exaggeration, my husband and I get at least two comments a week from strangers telling us to sign Fox up…

October 23, 2018
Buffalo Featured

Pumpkin Picking in Western New York

Sharing some photos from round two of our trip to the pumpkin farm!  We woke up to a light dusting of snow across my husband’s car in the driveway and at noon today it’s still only 39 degrees, so it’s safe to say our…

October 18, 2018
Featured Health

I Got Contact Lenses!

Something that you may not know about me is that I just got fitted for contacts for the first time this past spring.  I’ve always had 20/20 vision, but I noticed a change shortly after giving birth to my first child. I honestly didn’t…

October 8, 2018
Family Featured Food Holidays

Top 5 Fall Family Essentials

All summer long it seemed like our family was spread out throughout the house avoiding touching anyone or anything — this may sound personal, but I swear it was just because of the lack of air conditioner! Now that the temperatures are significantly dropping…

October 3, 2018
Family Featured Holidays

Getting Messy Indoors: Pumpkin Painting!

Happy October!  The beginning of this month marks the rolling out of our Halloween decorations, scary movie marathons, and the start of fireplace season. Since this is my husband’s first October in Buffalo, I prepped him with a few stories from the past about…

October 1, 2018
Buffalo Family Featured

The Great Pumpkin Farm

We spent the first day of fall at the local pumpkin patch celebrating and we’re sure glad we did! There were lots of first to be had including Fox’s first time having his face paint and heading through a haunted house. This kid’s favorite…

September 29, 2018
Beauty Featured

Relaxing Spa Night

As much as I’d like to say that life has been a breeze lately, I’ve been dealing with more stress than I’d normally like to. With life’s everyday crazy moments and expecting my second child, I’ve been consciously setting aside time to take care of…

September 28, 2018
Family Featured Parenting

Surprise! Here Comes Baby #2

I guess it’s finally time to let everyone in on the big secret: baby boy no. 2 is en route! After Fox was born, our plans for a second child vanished. I made it clear to anyone who asked that it was not in…

September 26, 2018