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Our Holiday Photos

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! I meant to post this last week, but there were so many gift ideas and flash sales to write about, I ran out of space and time. Have you seen those hilarious articles on family photo shoot fails? It made me laugh, because that’s one of my favorite things to see on… Continue reading Our Holiday Photos

Baby · Holidays

Holiday Stress? Watch this video

Daddy and Georgia are tap-dancing together, and you’re truly a grinch if this doesn’t put a smile on your face! The traffic is brutal, the gift list is long, and the wrapping takes forever. But dancing babies are always a joy 🙂 They became quasi-famous this week when the TV show Right This Minute picked up the… Continue reading Holiday Stress? Watch this video


Alert! Huge Green Toys sale!

Heads up! Green Toys are 50% off today on Amazon! Georgia just got a seaplane and a submarine for bath time, and for her upcoming trip to Nani’s house in Florida (where there’s a very fun pool). I almost bought her a dump truck and sand play set for the summer, too, but I tried to keep… Continue reading Alert! Huge Green Toys sale!

Books · Booze & Beverages · DIY · Holidays · Tips and Tricks

Last-minute Foodie Gifts

Have you procrastinated and are just now desperately looking for something to gift that home cook or restaurant lover in your life? I’ve got you covered. Make something edible Infuse good-quality olive oil with hot pepper Flavor up some balsamic vinegar (chocolate anyone??) DIY chai mix for tea lovers From-scratch pumpkin bread in a gift tin Got time? Can… Continue reading Last-minute Foodie Gifts

Baby · Books · Holidays · kid-friendly · Pregnancy · Tips and Tricks

Gift Guide: The Guys

I won’t spoil the surprise even though he doesn’t read the blog, but Mark is definitely getting at least one of the things below for Christmas. And the rest are things he (or my awesome brother) already own and love. Read on and get inspired for the guys in your life! For makers and DIY enthusiasts Make… Continue reading Gift Guide: The Guys

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Gift Guide: Babies & Toddlers

I’m proud to say that I’m almost done Christmas shopping! We took care of Georgia early so we could get the monogrammed Anywhere Chair design we really wanted from Pottery Barn Kids, and she’s also getting this tunnel and tent play set from Ikea as well as this Little People Play Nativity. Because what my house… Continue reading Gift Guide: Babies & Toddlers

Holidays · Recipes

Do you STILL have leftovers to use up?

I know I do! I made a double-sized batch of my homemade cranberry sauce, and I still have some left over, even after two dinners with both sides of the family (with 12 people at each!) So this year, instead of my standby smoothie or salad dressing, I am instead going to make this awesome-looking cranberry… Continue reading Do you STILL have leftovers to use up?