We've been baking and cooking and cleaning and wrapping...tis two days before Christmas and the craziness has arrived!! I can't wait to have a few days off next week... Merry Christmas everyone!!
Sundays are for al fresco dining - french toast with strawberries, vanilla syrup, and powdered sugar, with cranberry mimosas. And most of all, for catching up with best friends you love like sisters. Hashtag blessed?
With the help of friends, family, and poor recruits who didn't know what they were in for, this past Memorial Day weekend, I hosted a nautical baby shower for my best friends, Rachel and Shayne, who are expecting their first child - a little boy, due to arrive in August. Rachel picked a nautical, under-the-sea theme … Continue reading Ahoy, It’s a Boy! Nautical Baby Shower
Just thought I'd post a sneak peak at the nautical baby shower I'm planning for my bestie, Rachie. It's only two weeks away and I've been really busy putting everything together! But I'm looking forward to it so much, mainly because Rach will be in town! I spent today packing everything up, finishing crafts, and … Continue reading Planning a Nautical Baby Shower
This recipe for Italian Easter Pie - also known as Easter Pizza, Ricotta Pie, or Italian Pizza Rustica - has been one of my favorite recipes all my life. The ones you only get to eat once a year always are, right? If you're Italian like me, you are most likely some form of Catholic, … Continue reading Italian Easter Pie Recipe
As a child, my favorite food was undoubtedly macaroni and cheese. In high school, I survived by eating the Kraft version for dinner while my mom worked (which still holds a special place in my heart, mystery ingredients and orange food coloring be damned). But there is nothing like gooey, creamy, homemade mac 'n cheese … Continue reading Easy Homemade Mac ‘n Cheese
Welcome to 2015, everyone! We rang in the new year by watching Back to the Future, and falling asleep way before midnight like the old people that we are. 2016 may be the year we institute the 10 p.m. early celebration time. I hope that all of you had a very happy and safe holiday … Continue reading Holiday Traditions & New Year Wishes
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This year, we decided to do both fun, brightly-colored Christmas decorations, and cozy, woodland decorations. I'm so happy with the way our house looks this time of year! A mixture of vibrant colors, birdies, a neon reindeer, and my favorite wrapping paper (covering a large canvas photo … Continue reading Fun and Cozy Christmas Decorations
My bestie Lia and her adorable growing family are back on the blog - this time, with little Clare as the addition! I took Lia's maternity photos almost a year ago, an experience which filled my heart for quite a few days. Now, Clare's giggles are what gets me all mushy! Watching your friends get … Continue reading Cute Christmas Card Photo Ideas
The temperatures have been steadily dropping over the past few months, and it's time to start cooking up comfort food! But...I'm still busy and I don't like cooking on weeknights sometimes (real life sucks, don't grow up, kids) so the Crock-Pot is my best friend. On a Sunday, we made this Crock-Pot Chicken Cacciatore, and … Continue reading Sunday Dinner: Crock-Pot Chicken Cacciatore