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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
Blogging Featured

4 Ways to Stay On Track While Working from Home

Although I consider myself to be a driven individual, I used to find myself falling into the habit of procrastination since I seem to work best under pressure. I took a hard look at the choices I make each day and categorized them into…

September 24, 2018
Featured Food Marriage

Braided Leaf Apple Pie

I joked on Instagram recently that I was going to go into pie making business to justify my excessive trips to the apple orchards this fall. Well, I made my first pie of the season and, needless to say, I’m lucky that one measly…

September 19, 2018
Featured Food

Easy Pressure Cooker Apple Crisp

We brought home about 40 apples from the farm over the weekend and I knew I wanted most of them cooked up in dishes that would make our house smell like heaven. My first endeavor would be Apple Crisp. My husband laughed at me…

September 11, 2018
Buffalo Featured Home

Apple Picking at Becker Farms

I had a long 8 years without fall in California. We tried to go apple picking there twice and it was hilariously bad — think dust devils and wearing flannel out of sheer disregard of the 100 degree weather. This year, we’re going all…

September 10, 2018