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Monthly Archives for March 2015

Carrot Cake Cookies

On every major holiday I’m fortunate to not be the one in charge of the family meals. Talk about pressure! I’m thankful for my mother, grandmother and mother in law who always graciously take the reigns and prepare delicious meals for our family. My role typically comes into play for dessert which I’m always more […]


So this post started out as your basic ‘white tee, jeans and sneaks’ type of outfit which I was inspired to wear thanks to Pink Peonies, who also just so happens to be pregnant. But it turns out our weather decided to hover around 30 degrees again and I therefore had to add the necessary […]

High Five for Friday

After being out of town for four days last week, I spent most of this week playing catch-up on life. Catch-up in slow motion that is, because my body doesn’t seem to be moving as quickly as I’d like it to these days. That’s expected, I realize, but it doesn’t make the rest of the […]

Loving Lately: Spring Tops

Just a little inspiration for your Thursday as I share some of my favorite tops that are all too perfect for spring as they make great use of flowers, ruffles and pastels. Soft, sweet and feminine which can always be enhanced with some white denim or toned down with good old boyfriend jeans. Take your […]

Prego Peplum

One style I was sad to step away from during pregnancy was peplum. I love the femininity it adds to a top and how flattering it is to most any shape. You can see how I styled the look previously here, here and here. Then I ran into this tank from Gap and it was […]

Quick Chicken and Broccoli

Quick, chicken and broccoli are three words that my family can relate to. I do my best to prepare healthy, well-balanced meals most every night of the week. Although I am a full-time mom, that doesn’t not mean that I have all the time in the world to sit and prep meals. So when I […]

Wedding Recap

My family and I spent this past weekend in Hudson Valley, NY for my sister in law’s wedding. Kayla and her new husband Matt made the most picture perfect bride and groom and put on a wedding that no one will forget. It was wonderful to see all of the details we have been discussing […]

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday, gang! We made it to Hoboken yesterday and today are en route to NY for my SIL’s wedding. Since my husband had meetings booked, the kids and I spent as much time as we could enjoying walking around town despite the chilly (or downright cold) weather. It’s funny how my son lived there […]

Road Trip

Today we’re on the road heading to NY to begin a weekend full of wedding celebrations for my SIL. Comfort is always key when traveling, but even more so at 32 weeks pregnant. I’ve rounded up what I’m currently wearing as well as some of what has been stuffed into my everyday tote. Reading material, […]

Orecchiette with Turkey & Broccoli

Today I’m sharing one of my latest go-to meals with you. I love this one because it’s relatively quick to prepare and covers all of the meat, veggie, pasta requirements of a dish that my family tends to enjoy. I found this recipe on Real Simple and made a few adjustments to enhance the flavor […]

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