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Pumpkin Spice Scones //

Pumpkin Spice Scones

Fall is by far my favorite season. Although it officially started last month, it’s finally feeling like fall in my little part of the world. I just love the cool, crisp air, the changing colors of the leaves, their crunch underfoot, and of course, all things pumpkin! One of my favorite pumpkin treats is Starbucks’ pumpkin […]

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Photos From a Rainy Day //

Photos From a Rainy Day

We’ve had our share of rain the last few days with the effects of Hurricane Joaquin moving through the area. On rainy days, I am usually the type who likes to hole up at home with a good book or use the day to check items off my perpetual to do list. Instead of retreating indoors […]

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Welcome trick-or-treaters with this simple, affordable and adorable door decor.

DIY Halloween Wreath

Eek! It’s October! I have been looking forward to this month. It’s the month I was blessed with my first child — my sweet shark-loving son. It’s the month of pumpkins, ghosts and goblins… oh my! It’s the month of my second favorite holiday {next to Christmas, that is}, All Hallows’ Eve. I am pretty excited about decorating […]

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Ninja Birthday Party //

Ninja Birthday Party

Today I am featuring a birthday party that packs a serious punch! {Hi-ya!} My dear friend’s son is taking karate lessons, and so she threw him a ninja-themed party for his 4th birthday. {No, not the green, teenage-mutant variety, but the cool, shoot-poisonous-darts-and-sneak-in-and-out-undetected kind!} She had so many wonderful decorating ideas, and I had the chance […]

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Yellow Cake with Chocolate-Sour Cream Frosting //

Yellow Cake with Chocolate-Sour Cream Frosting

The Chief has been underway for most of his birthdays since we’ve been married. He’s also not one to make a big deal out of anything… that’s my job! So this year, I was thrilled to celebrate his birthday — on land — with family and friends. For my sweet Chief’s 36th birthday, I made this cake. […]

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Everyone gets hyped about the first day of school! Find out what happens on ours...

The First Day of School

Everyone gets hyped about the first day of school. I sure did. I made an apple photo frame out of cardboard to capture my son’s first day of preschool. Isn’t he a doll?! {Yes, that is a dorsal fin in the “A.”} I was totally geeked and tried to get him excited about school by […]

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Are you planning a trip to Montreal? Want to visit there vicariously? Then pour yourself a cup of coffee and read more about some fun, touristy things to do on a weekend visit!

Exploring Montreal in a Weekend

I had the pleasure of visiting Montreal for an extended weekend with my girlfriends as part of my 40th birthday celebration. We planned what and where to eat first, and then filled our itinerary around that. You can read all about our extraordinary eating exploits in my last post, but today, I want to share some of […]

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Are you planning a trip to Montreal? Want to visit there vicariously? Then pour yourself a cup of coffee and read more about some great eats derived first-hand during an extended weekend eating extravaganza!

Eating Our Way Through Montreal

I have had the luxury of being at home and available to my children every day. I’ve tucked them into bed each night and been awoken by them each morning. Aside from giving birth to my second child, I haven’t spent a single night away from them until recently. I realize it is a beautiful […]

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unstuffed cabbage rolls //

One-Pan Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage is an underrated vegetable. It’s not sexy like Romaine or Spinach. It’s inexpensive and common. But, boy, does it pack a nutritional punch! Cabbage is low in calories and high in Vitamin C, dietary fiber and folate. And it certainly does not have to be boring! I have only a few dishes in my […]

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