The Possibility of a Second Pregnancy

I want to start this post off with saying that I am not pregnant. When I began talking about writing this post to some close friends and family, every single one of them asked me if I was expecting. Second, I also want to explain briefly that this is a rather delicate topic for me […]

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Sautéed Broccolini

Sautéed broccolini is one of our favorite side dishes! Not only is it absolutely delicious, but it is also super easy and very healthy. I also find that it pairs well with just about any dinner, from steak to roasted chicken. Ingredients 2 bunches broccolini 2 tbs olive oil 5-7 cloves of garlic, sliced or […]

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Summer Reading Part I: “Murder on the Orient Express” & “Piranesi”

*This post contains NO spoilers! (No, really, I am being serious!) Although autumn is my absolute favorite season (as I am sure most of you know), something about the summertime just makes me want to read. Sitting outside with a glass of rosé while reading a good book, or digging one’s toes into the sand […]

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Simple Summer Activities for Kids

Happy Friday! Am I the only parent who feels like every day of summer vacation should be filled with some sort of activity? This feeling for me is especially heightened this summer after spending the majority of last year stuck inside. After months (and months, and months…) of sitting around on the couch binge watching […]

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

I have to be honest: I created this recipe by mistake. But, it turned out delicious in the end! In the immortal words of Bob Ross, “We don’t make mistakes; we just have happy accidents.” I was initially preparing to bake regular old fashioned peanut butter cookies and after whipping my butter and sugar together […]

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S’Mores Skillet Dip

S’mores are a classic summer dessert that are so easy to make. To make it even more simple, check out my S’mores Skillet Dip! Ingredients Butter (for greasing) 6 bars of chocolate (I used regular Hershey’s bars; the 1.55 oz ones) 10 oz bag of marshmallows Box of graham crackers …and that’s all you’ll need! […]

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Life Update

Hello and happy Friday! I feel like it has been weeeeeeeks since I last published something on my blog. (Well, it has been…) We have had so much going on in our lives and I wanted to give y’all some updates! First, and most importantly, I have officially finished my MA at St. John’s University! […]

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

I wanted to try a new kind of potato and I have been experimenting with these smashed potatoes a bit. We usually stick to either baked or mashed, and these are a really delicious (and easy) combination of the two. Ingredients 25-30 mini potatoes 2 tbs olive oil 2 tbs butter 6 cloves of garlic, […]

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The Grass is Greener… 3000 Miles Away?

Happy Farmer’s Market season! It’s been so nice to see the sun shine again and get outside to the fresh air. I have been thinking about something a lot lately, and I figured this was a good place to write about it. So, here we go: I think it’s always tempting to compare ourselves to […]

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Cute and Affordable Jewelry with MintMongoose

Spring is right around the corner and MintMONGOOSE has the perfect pieces of jewelry for a spring wardrobe! I recently received this jewelry set from MintMONGOOSE and I have been wearing it with almost every outfit I have worn this week. My favorite pieces of jewelry are those which are delicate and airy, and this […]

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