105 Toppings for Your Mac and Cheese

Topping Ideas for a Macaroni and Cheese Bar

I love mac and cheese. I especially like it jazzed-up with toppings. ESPECIALLY if it’s like a build-your-own toppings bar kind of set up. Not only is a mac and cheese bar a good way to make all the people happy, it’s easy to get your whole meal in a bowl. And when you can […]

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The Nursery!

Soft Neutral Nursery

I am sort of hesitant to keep calling this room “the nursery” because when I think of nurseries I think of squishy swaddled newborns and not rambunctious baby boys who can do things like scoot around and get into things. But I’m going to do it anyway! Why are we just now finishing the nursery? […]

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Meal Planning!

We love meal planning! I am one of those people who lives their whole lives looking forward to their next meal, so meal planning is a natural and highly enjoyable task to me. Reasons we love meal planning. After years of planning our meals out, we’ve found there are a whole lot of other reasons […]

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An Easy Stain Removal System

An Easy Stain Removal System

THINGS ARE GETTING GLAMOROUS OVER HERE. We’re talking stain removal. I used to thoroughly enjoy stain removal. The occasional spot of oil or tomato sauce I would get on my clothes proved to be a sort of fun challenge. I would race against the stain-setting clock to scrub out the mark and tenderly treat it […]

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A Rug for the Living Room

modern living room with brick mantel

THERE’S A RUG IN THE LIVING ROOM! Playtime with Baby has been transformed. My fears of baby splinters and coldness have been quelled. The coffee table is back. The living room that once looked like a hodge podge of unanchored furniture now is starting to come together. I am pretty sure I have looked at […]

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DIY Nursery Wall Art

DIY Nursery Wall Art to Cover Fuse Box

The alternate title for this post is: I FINALLY BESTED THE FUSE BOX. If you’re unfamiliar with the feud the fuse box and I have been having, let me quickly catch you up: There is a fuse box in Baby’s room. I was perhaps unreasonably annoyed by this. Smack dab in plain view of what […]

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Winter 2019 Coffee Date

We’re doing the Winter 2019 installment of the Coffee Date series! This is where we catch up on relevant topics that maybe don’t fit neatly into the regular posts about food and home on here, and a place where you can find lots of what’s going on with us in one place. See here to get […]

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Looking Ahead to 2019

Happy 2019! I realize it’s already the second of the month, so whatever resolutions I’m making that I didn’t start on yesterday can basically be thrown out the window for the year, but I am goal setting and thinking about the year ahead anyway! There’s been a not-so-subtle shift in my enthusiasm about making new […]

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Looking Back on 2018

A lot can happen in a year! When we rang in 2018, we lived in a house in Michigan. I was pregnant and working for an insurance company, and Husband was still in law school. Now we live in an apartment in Virginia with our baby. I get to spend my days cooking up a […]

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Our Most-Loved Baby Products (Birth to 6 Months)

Must-Have Baby Products (Birth to 6 Months)

First of all, I just want to say that I CANNOT BELIEVE our baby is closer to being a year than to being born. How?? Second of all, I have worked with a lot of babies in my day, from my neighborhood babysitting monopoly in high school, to a brief stint as a nanny post-college. […]

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