Naughty and Nice. What guys really have on their holiday wish list…

My dad is pretty easy to shop for, but my husband is another story.  I struggle every year trying to figure out the perfect list, wracking my brain for hours.  Eventually I resort to asking one of his friends to give me the scoop. So this year, I decided to go get advice from the … Continue reading Naughty and Nice. What guys really have on their holiday wish list…

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pretzel Bars

I have lived in Florida for 15 years, though I grew up in Pennsylvania. I think my home state has some of the best food traditions, two of which are Philadelphia Cream Cheese  and Snyders Pretzels. My favorite comfort food treat that every Pennsylvania mom seems to know how to make are Strawberry Cream Cheese … Continue reading Strawberry Cream Cheese Pretzel Bars

Take the Stress Away from Turkey Day…

A Complete Guide to (Surviving) Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner Without Having Major Meltdown Written by an Admitted Type-A Person If you’ve volunteered to have the whole family at your house this year you may be starting to freak out.  But don’t!  With Thanksgiving still one week away, there’s plenty of time to get things in sync. … Continue reading Take the Stress Away from Turkey Day…

Hurricane Irma

I try to post pretty regularly to my blog, but the last two weeks have been all consuming with (1) prepping for Hurricane Irma, (2) hurricane Irma, and (3) the aftermath of hurricane Irma.  I live in Orlando, Florida, so we are extraordinarily lucky compared to those in the Caribbean, the Keys, and other areas … Continue reading Hurricane Irma

How to Make More Hours in Your Day (or at least feel that way)

For a while now I have wanted to put together a blog post about time management and work/life balance as a momma that doesn't involve a recommendation of using dry shampoo in the morning.  I mean, honestly, I do use dry shampoo (like a LOT), but I wanted to focus on some bigger picture idea … Continue reading How to Make More Hours in Your Day (or at least feel that way)

Sparkling Summertime Lemonade Recipe

Summer is in full swing, and picnics, barbecues and pool parties are starting to fill up the weekends.  When we have a large outdoor get together planned, I am always obsessed with making sure we have enough food and drinks for everyone.  When hosting a baby shower last summer, I discovered my go to party … Continue reading Sparkling Summertime Lemonade Recipe

Goodbye to Our First Home

I’ve always had a love for real estate. Long before the days of HGTV, Fixer Upper and Property Brothers, I used to watch the streaming photos of local real estate listings that was on Sunday morning TV and episodes of “This Old House” with my dad.   I opted for electives like architecture appreciation at Penn … Continue reading Goodbye to Our First Home

My Laundry Room’s Magnolia Makeover

I’m so happy to present our pretty new laundry room that we build with our own hands, and well, technically my dad’s hands too because he helped us hang the cabinets. It has been a labor of love and has taken some time to pull together, but it was pretty simple to execute even for … Continue reading My Laundry Room’s Magnolia Makeover

Hello Mr. Rabbit

We had lots of bunny rabbit shenanigans over the last week getting ready for Easter, and we didn't even have to leave Winter Garden. Last weekend Max did a great job with his first Easter egg hunt, even if he was a little bit bashful with the furry man of the hour. He gathered so … Continue reading Hello Mr. Rabbit

Daddy’s Tennis Clinic 🎾 (McEnroe is my Spirit Animal)

I got my husband tickets to a tennis pro series that was coming through town shortly after the new year as part of his Christmas present a few months ago. Matt grew up playing tennis, and it's a sport that he still loves watching and playing today. Part of the package  included a practice session actually … Continue reading Daddy’s Tennis Clinic 🎾 (McEnroe is my Spirit Animal)