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Winter Skin Care Routine

Today I’m going to dig in a little bit deeper to talk about something that has made a direct impact on my everyday life: skin care. Most people suffer from bouts of bad skin starting in middle or high school (when my acne first…

January 16, 2018
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MVP-Status Football Party Menu

Almost three years ago, I was planning Fox’s 1st birthday party. I chose camping as the theme and promptly purchased all the party supplies and a woodland-themed high chair banner emblazoned with “1” on the middle flag — the excitement was mounting! A few…

January 8, 2018
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Recharging My Batteries Over Break

It took awhile for my husband to figure me out when we first came to be. He loves be around people and going out and about in crowds of people — always in the thick of things. Me? Not so much. Don’t get me…

December 29, 2017
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Being Prepared for Anything This Holiday Season

I know it’s human nature, but this is the time of year that I tend to evaluate my and my family’s loose ends. We’ve been flying light speed through this year, busier than ever without a chance for a full evaluation of our current…

December 21, 2017
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Eggnog French Toast Casserole

My ultimate comfort food can be found in just about any kind of casserole.  When the holidays roll around you can find them front and center on most dinner tables, but have you ever found yourself indulging in a yummy breakfast one? If you’re…

December 8, 2017
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My (Ideal) Morning Routine

Before having my son, I lived entirely off of routine. Spontaneity was not my thing, and truthfully it still isn’t but I’ve learned to roll with the punches more these days.  I’ve worked from home since shortly before Fox was born and I had…

December 1, 2017
Featured Food Parenting

Fun Frozen Yogurt Cups

Funny story: when we first rented the home we are in, we were on cloud 9. We went from a tiny apartment with bad neighbors to a home with a yard where Fox could dance all he wanted without a broom handle “applause.” Tyler…

November 30, 2017
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Kid’s DIY Fruit Pizza

These days, Fox is overwhelmingly independent. He wants to prove himself more and more, opting to do anything he can by himself. He’s putting his own shoes on, picking out what he’ll wear to school, and telling us what he wants for meals, amongst…

November 17, 2017
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Crostini 3 Ways (And Wines to Pair Them With!)

November marks the start of holiday entertaining in my household. I’ve always been a fan of appetizers and small plates over full meals, unless it’s Thanksgiving of course, so you’ll usually find my dining table filled with bite-sized foods for guests to graze over…

November 6, 2017
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Candied Persimmons – Easy Holiday Dessert Option!

Let’s be honest: I bought these persimmons because they look pretty. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I’m a sucker for their beautiful orange color and have tried a few eaten raw like an apple in the past and found that I didn’t have a real opinion on them.…

October 11, 2017
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Stocking Up! Fall-Inspired Haul

If you haven’t guessed it already, I *love* fall. I was born in September and some days it seems like apple cider runs through my veins. Living in California has major perks, but every year that rolled around when I first moved to town…

October 9, 2017
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Spot the Seal for Hurricane Relief + Cheddar Apple Pie Kabobs

There’s been a lot of natural chaos in the world lately, from earthquakes to hurricanes and beyond. It’s heart-wrenching to sit back and watch everything unfold, knowing your beautiful home could be taken from you at any given second. Days before the large quake…

September 29, 2017
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Playful Pumpkin Cookie Sandwiches

I love our backyard, especially this time of year. We bought a table in the spring that we find ourselves circling around each night, whether we’re eating dinner, playing games, or watching Fox paint.  The leaves have started to fall on our beloved table,…

September 27, 2017
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Johnny Appleseed Day Apple Hand Pies

Every month, Fox’s school sends home a little calendar of special events that I wind up having a little too much fun with. This month, it’s Johnny Appleseed Day! Yep, it’s today, and I came prepared with a recipe to share with you to…

September 26, 2017