Making My Summer Dreams Come True: Outdoor Party String Lights Edition

I had high hopes for our backyard going into the summertime. I was feeling like we had missed out on an entire season of backyard fun last year, since we were busy with a newborn and then with moving. So I was determined to make up for it this year. I largely abandoned working on […]

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Summer 2019 Coffee Date

What are you doing today? Drinking coffee with me and dishing about stuff? GOOD! If you’re new here, this is a seasonal post where I tell you all the things I need to tell you that haven’t come up in our regularly scheduled food/home posts. Like we’re real-life friends getting coffee together and catching up. […]

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Mother’s Day Gifts for $25 and Under

Mother’s Day is coming fast! Here are some gift ideas to celebrate the moms in your life. All for $25 and under, and all available on Amazon Prime. Because two day shipping is getting us all through life, am I right? (Two day shipping, and moms.) FYI: This blog participates in Amazon Affiliates as a […]

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Goodbye, Apartment

We are fully out of our apartment and in Michigan with all of our boxed-up belongings, rolled-up rugs, and furniture looking for where it will go in our new home. Moving is proving to me once again that there is nothing quite like leaving a place to make you fond of it. Our last week […]

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We’re Moving (again)

We’re headed back to Michigan! Our old stomping grounds! We did not anticipate moving, and definitely not so soon. Everything just sort of fell into place and it’s happening and happening fast! There is a moving truck coming to our apartment in THREE WEEKS. Cue panicked packing. Moving is always a little bittersweet. We will […]

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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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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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