Spiced Banana Pancakes

Well, it’s that time of year again.  The time when I realized that I haven’t written a blog post in FOREVER and it is time to get back on the wagon.  I have a delicious little recipe for you that is simple, both in method and ingredients. Now that our son is a toddler and … Continue reading

I just planned our son’s 1st Birthday party–Where has the time gone?!?!

This has been a whirlwind year of ups and downs and twists and turns and I have to say that it has been the best year of our lives. Two years ago we were the couple that were never going to have kids and we did whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted. One failed contraceptive later and we were thrust into the life of (un)expectant parents.

Our little boy is the best thing to ever happen to us. He has the most amazing attitude, he’s funny, smart and everything any parent could hope and wish for. We should write a letter to the makers of said contraceptive company thanking them for the failed device because otherwise we would not have him in our lives.

I have watched my husband grow into an amazing father. It wasn’t easy at first. We had our son on the week of Thanksgiving and went full force into one of the worst winters on record. The onslaught of snow and crazy winter weather had us stuck in the house with a newborn as new parents. It was rough, but spring made way and with that, so did our budding family. Seeing my husband in full daddy mode, changing diapers, going on Daddy/Son jogs around the neighborhood, being Mr. Mom in the morning when I leave for work and bee lining it for his little boy to scoop him up at the end of a long day at work melts my heart and makes me fall in love with him all over again daily.

He supported me when I was going back to work after 8 wonderful months home with our baby boy. He supported me if I wanted to stay home. I was back and forth on that decision everyday and I can honestly say that I can’t imagine I was an easy person to live with when I was going through those intense emotions.

I planned our son’s first birthday party and I just had to take the time to post these feelings that planning this momentous event has brought up within me. This Mama couldn’t be a happier lady 😊

52 Weeks of Pinterest — Week 1 Banana Nut Bread with Bourbon Butter Sauce

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So, this begins my 52 weeks of Pinterest. Having a 7 month old makes this a little more difficult to accomplish than it would have been when I was carefree and childless but I just consider this to be a challenge…and I thrive on challenges. As promised here is my Banana Nut Bread recipe with … Continue reading

52 Weeks of Pinterest

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So I have been online hoarding–er I mean pinning on Pinterest for several years now.  I have accumulated quite an impressive bunch of boards with some really cool things, recipes, projects, etc. however I rarely actually make any of them happen in real life.  The time is now.  This electronic hoarding for no reason is … Continue reading


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**I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes** So a couple of weeks ago I posted an entry about the Influenster #SurfsUpVoxBox.  At the time I hadn’t received my box yet, but I did promise that I would review everything once I received my magical box of goodies.  There were some pretty great … Continue reading

Celeste Giuliano Pinup Photographer Extraodinaire

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Leading up to my husband and my first wedding anniversary I was trying to figure out what to give him as a gift.  I decided I wanted to get Pinup photos taken as a gift to him (and myself).  I did my research and I came across a photographer in our area that specialized in … Continue reading