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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The 11 Best Board Games for Two People

Best Games for Date Night

I got married straight out of college. And I mean straight out. As in, I walked down the aisle the same month I graduated from college. We waste no time here.  Since we were young and married and didn’t have much in the way of discretionary income, game night was our go-to date night. A […]

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15 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman (and 7 You Definitely Should!)

15 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman

There are a lot of amazing things about being pregnant: Baby kicks; the best hair days of your life; the surreal feeling of growing a human person. There are also some not-so-amazing things. The top of this list for me is all of the comments.  Nothing invites family, coworkers, friends, even complete strangers, to comment […]

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Plans for the Nursery

gender neutral nursery

Things are moving along in the unpacking-and-getting-settled world over here, and we’re finally at a point where we can start thinking about fun things. AKA, the nursery! I have been DYING to put together a nursery pretty much from the minute I saw two lines on that test. We didn’t have a nursery in our […]

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Fall 2018 Coffee Date

FALL COFFEE DATE

Welcome to the Fall 2018 installment of the Coffee Date series! This is a landing spot for 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 post. See here to get the […]

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Introducing: Coffee Dates

Introducing: Coffee Dates

I’m a fan of general catch-up posts. I think they are some of the most fun to read, and also serve an important purpose of being a landing spot for relevant topics that maybe don’t fit neatly into the regular posts about food and home on here. Or even just being a place where all […]

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The Perfect House

I think most people these days want a perfect house.  With so many renovation shows, home magazines, and Pinterest-worthy living rooms surrounding us, a perfect home becomes an easy idol. I find myself falling into this trap more often than I would like to admit. Thinking, “all I really want is bright white walls,” or […]

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Accidentally Downsizing

Kitchen Table in Middle of Kitchen

Who downsizes right after having a baby? We do. That’s who. But not on purpose. Not on purpose at all. As you know, we recently moved to Virginia from Michigan and, after the house we had planned on renting fell through, we ended up in an apartment. The apartment is far and away the nicest […]

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