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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
Featured Food Parenting

What After School Looks Like at Our House

Although my “baby” has been in school for awhile now, he officially started his very first day of Pre-K this past Tuesday.  It feels like he’s grown so much this week alone, reciting full songs and books from memory, doing math (what?!), and explaining…

September 7, 2018
Featured Travel

Our Efficient New England Road Trip

A couple months ago, I was talking to my husband and a question came up: if we could go on a one-week road trip right now, where would we go? We discussed driving to Quebec, to New York City, even going down the East…

August 17, 2018
Featured Food Health

Healthy Yogurt Ring Pops

When you think of things that remind you of summer, I bet popsicles are somewhere in the mix. We’ve been dealing with a popsicle crisis in this house — Fox eats one and immediately wants another. If it’s not in his hands, he’s devastated.…

August 3, 2018
Featured Food Parenting

Our Favorite On-The-Go Fresh Snack (with Recipe)

There’s an ongoing joke between me and my husband regarding my favorite food and cravings. Whenever someone asks him what my favorite type of food is, his reply is always “fresh.” This stems from my go-to response of “something fresh” whenever I’m asked what…

August 2, 2018
Featured Health

Adding Plant-Based Nutrition to my Health Journey

About a year ago, I embarked on a complete health journey. As with everything I do, I started with a comprehensive plan to makeover my life from a healthy perspective, not only physically but mentally as well. I started exercising regularly, eating healthy foods,…

August 1, 2018