What We Ate: Spicy Giardiniera Chicken

I’ve heard from people that sometimes your tastes change during pregnancy, and then those tastes stick around afterwards. I can absolutely attest to this being true. Before I had Dane, I loved candy – the sour/fruity kind (lemon-heads, skittles, sprees etc), but sweets weren’t really my thing… we didn’t even have cake at our wedding! […]

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The Importance of ‘Writing It Down’

Over theĀ past week I’ve really gotten going on Dane’s baby book. I have been putting this off for a few months now and it feels greatĀ to put it all down on paper, and add all the adorable pictures! I have always loved my baby book, which my mom so thoughtfully filled out while I was […]

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What We Ate: Cilantro Lime Rice

Hi friends! This side dish is one of the standards in our household. We have taco night at least once a week – it doesn’t matter what protein… beef, turkey (our latest fave), chicken, shrimp, steak or pork (check out my pork carnitas recipe here – YUM). This goes with them all. Cilantro lime rice […]

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Summer Essentials: Floral, pleated midi-dress

Today I’m featuring this gorgeous midi-dress that I wore to a wedding over the weekend. I found this dress at Kohl’s, and it’s by one of my all-time faves – Lauren Conrad. Is it just me, or does she always make clothes that fit in all the right spots? I have a ton of her […]

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Coping with Sickness & Growing Pains

I’m well aware that Dane is pretty cute. He smiles, and giggles and has this adorable spiky hair that makes him look like he stuck his finger in a light socket. We love him so much and feel very blessed we have him. But this post isn’t about all the gushy, happy things. I’m going […]

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Summer Eats: Ramen Salad

You know, people always say Mondays are hard… but I feel like Tuesdays are the real ugly/evil step-sister of the week. The week is nowhere near over with, and it’s just as hard to stay awake at the computer than a Monday! Bring on the coffee!! Anyway, onto the good stuff! Over the weekend, our […]

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Stripes + A Summer Scarf

Hi friends, happy Thursday! I hope you’re all surviving your week back after the long weekend. I have to say I love Monday holidays – it makes the week just fly by. Right now I don’t work office hours on Fridays so I always look forward to my slow morning with coffee and baby snuggles! […]

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Holiday Weekend Recap: 4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone! Anyone that knows me is aware of the fact that I adore this holiday. I consider myself very patriotic, love this country and have so much respect for our flag and what it means to have our freedom. We typically spend our holiday weekend enjoying God’s Country in the North […]

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