Its official… today is your special day. Today you are one! Of course you are still a baby to me and dada. Just the three of us hanging out and playing today. Tomorrow is your party and I’m so excited to see your reaction to all of the decorations, friends and family, and food. You will even get to eat… View Post
So today is going to be nuts! Yesterday was the calm before the storm so to speak because I had a day of no party planning. I got to spend a lot of good quality time with GiGi and we took advantage of the mild November day with a walk to the playground for some swinging fun. I’ve been spending… View Post
You were due on November 1st, but you came on the 4th. I just can not believe how fast your first year went by.
Ok, how many times have you washed laundry and found that your favorite hoodie or sweats drawstring is never to return…you have access to one side, but not the other. I used to get SO frustrated trying to find the other end that had so cleverly hidden itself up inside the fabric I would give up and in haste pull… View Post
Yesterday I drove here there and back again ordering balloons, buying more supplies for cooking, and searching for a winter hat and gloves for my GiGi due to the snow and brutally cold weather forecasted. Mama wasn’t prepared for it to be this cold this early! Annnnnd, her birthday outfit was ready at GiGi’s Glitzy Boutique so I picked that… View Post
Just 9 short more days until my little baby girl turns 1!!
I had a few Cortland apples lying around that I intended to make apple crisp with but them I went on Pinterest and everything changed. I saw that someone had pinned this recipe for Crock-Pot Baked Apples and had to try it. Plus, I had all the ingredients in my pantry…bonus! Ingredients:1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup chopped walnuts2 tablespoons… View Post
This past weekend was all about party planning for me. Gabriella will turn 1 on November 4th and we are having a birthday party for her on Saturday the 5th. I am a perfectionist and with this being her 1st birthday I want it to be memorable…and perfect! I decided on the theme a few months back because one of… View Post
Time to share another family gem! This time I’m talking about Italian Wedding Soup. Luscious little meatballs floating in a sea of broth with escarole and Parmesan cheese. OMG!!Typically I only make this for our Christmas dinner as the soup course. But, I wasn’t able to make it last year because I had a blocked duct (super painful and flu-like… View Post
I was lucky enough to be invited to my local Shaw’s Supermarket a couple of weeks back to be introduced to a new program they started called Nutrition IQ (more about this tomorrow). I met Jennifer Shea, the store’s registered dietitian and she shared some yummy Fall recipes with us. Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothie Serves: 2Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 6 ounces honey… View Post
October is such a busy birthday month for our families. The most important two birthdays to DH and I are our dads. Their birthdays are just eight days apart. This year, rather than getting them the stand-by Hallmark card, I wanted to give them each something special from Gabriella. So, I took inspiration from a mom friend of mine and… View Post