Welcoming Baby Lillian Rose

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On Friday, May 23, 2014, we welcomed our beautiful baby girl, Lillian Rose, into the world. She came into our lives at 1:35 am, weighing 7 lbs.,15 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. These past few days have been a true test of how...

Yellow Birthday Cake with Vanilla Frosting

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Celebrate someone special with a soft, fluffy homemade yellow cake covered in vanilla frosting and sprinkles. Hands down the best cake I’ve ever baked and eaten. You have to bake it to believe it! The art of creating a delicious, good lookin’ cake has...

Summer Vegetable, Sausage and Potato Skillet

Sizzle up a skillet full of healthy, delicious goodness with summer vegetables, potatoes and chicken sausage! It’s one of our favorite easy weeknight meals. Last week was all about making freezer meals to prep for our little one’s arrival. As much as I wish...

Maternity Leave Plans + Nursery Tour

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Any day now, I’ll be holding our baby girl. There are no words to describe how happy/nervous/eager I’m feeling about it, but I’m preparing in every way as best I can. That includes sharing with you my plans for taking some time off. As...

3-Ingredient Baked Ham and Cheese Rollups

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All you need are 3 ingredients for these scrumptious ham and cheese rollups! Beyond delish dunked in mustard or horseradish sauce, and incredibly easy to make for weeknights! You may not know this, but I have a sort of Superman/Clark Kent-like thing going on...

Links I Love: Pregnancy Favorites

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Happy Monday, foodie friends! Today, I’m sharing something a little different and fun for the mamas-to-be… I’m one myself, after all! Yesterday celebrated not only Mother’s Day, but the start of my 37th week of pregnancy. Thanks to some fabulous finds, healthy choices and a little self-spoiling,...

Sweet ‘n Spicy Firecracker Chicken

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Crispy, sticky and spicy chicken served over rice (or tossed with mixed Asian veggies) makes for a colorful and delish weeknight meal. Try it tonight! Do you ever get in a cooking rut? Well, I have been in a no-cook rut lately, and it’s...

Fluffy Chocolate Frosted Donuts

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Rise and shine! Who wouldn’t love to wake up to a stack of these soft, fluffy chocolate frosted donuts and a cup of hot coffee? They’re baked and not fried, but taste extra indulgent! There are many things I’m unsure about when it comes...

My Baby Shower with Blog Friends!

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Today, I woke up to a wonderful surprise. Seventeen of my best blogging buddies threw me a berry-licious virtual baby shower to celebrate my late May little girl! Each blogger “brought” a treat to the table, and what they created really blew my hair...

Proscuitto, Arugula and Tomato Naan Pizza

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These crisp, colorful pizzas with tomatoes, prosciutto and fresh arugula take only 10 minutes for a healthy lunch or dinner! As much as I love cooking, fast, no-fuss and easy meals are still the name of the game on weekdays. Especially these days. So...