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Monthly Archives for December 2014

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Happy New Years Eve! I hope you all have more exciting plans than I do. We’ll be having dinner with our family and spending some time downtown for the evening. My goal is to stay awake until the ball drops :) I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention to all of these after Christmas […]

Baked Blueberry French Toast

With two weeks off for Christmas break (for my son), we’re able to enjoy much more relaxing mornings than usual. With some extra time, it’s nice to break out of our normal bagel/oatmeal/cereal routine and step it up a notch. I love breakfast dishes that you are able to prep the night before and pop […]


I hope you all had a wonderful week celebrating Christmas, ate plenty of goodies and were able to spend much time with family and friends. Outside of one sick child, we had a great time! I know many of you have exciting plans as NYE approaches in a few days. Pregnancy tends to put a […]

My Go-To Spinach and Artichoke Dip

I don’t know about you, but we have plenty of plans in the upcoming week. Fun, relaxing plans with friends and family, but plans nonetheless where hungry people will be involved! Spinach artichoke dip is nothing new, but recipes can often be hit or miss. I view it similarly to a chocolate chip cookie, there […]

A Relaxing Day

Thanks to my husband’s family, we were able to enjoy a morning of massages on my birthday last week at a fairly local resort. If you live anywhere near PA, you should look into Bedford Springs Resort and consider planning a little getaway. The property is magnificent and not a single detail is left undone. […]

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday! It’s been a fun week leading up to the ‘week before Christmas’ and I’m looking forward to the week ahead. I had a fantastic day celebrating my birthday yesterday surrounded by lots of family. My husband took the morning off to be able to celebrate with me and my sister (who took off […]

Wishlist: The Girl’s Guide

It’s officially one week before Christmas, which also makes it my birthday :) I’m off enjoying a relaxing morning with my husband and have a shopping date with my sister later on, so it’s bound to be a great day! Today I’m sharing with you one final gift guide for the girls. This post was […]

Iced Sugar Cookies

When I can find the time, I love to sit and decorate sugar cookies. Time, well, and patience, being the main ingredients. Prepping the dough and baking the cookies is simple enough, but working with icing and it’s varying consistencies and colors can take a bit of time. However, if you do have the time […]

Red Heels

I’ve been on the hunt for a bright pair of suede pumps for the winter. In my mind I was picturing more of a fuchsia,  but when I found these pumps on clearance for just over $30 at Macy’s I couldn’t pass them up. I suppose red is more seasonally appropriate  for the time being anyway. […]

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday, gang! I was scrolling through my phone and realized that I did a horrendous job documenting my week. Life happens, right? And so do Christmas cards, which I’ll be continuing to address once I wrap up this post. One of these years I’m going to have to cut back on the amount we […]

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