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Health + Wellness

Clean Eating

August 8, 2017

When is buying organic worth it?

Last Saturday Dan, Audrey and I went out to do some shopping for our upcoming family photo session. While we were out we decided to get groceries, but we ran into the issue of needing some toiletries, like shaving cream and baby wipes, as well as fruit, vegetables, milk, bread, etc. So we bought the toiletries and pantry items at Target and went next door to the Earth Fare (organic) grocery store. I don’t like buying produce, meat, dairy and other fresh foods at big box stores like Walmart and Target because I don’t think the quality is very good. However, I don’t like buying toiletries and non-grocery items at the grocery store because they’re usually more expensive. So sometimes I end up having to go to two different stores. Am I the only one who does this? It’s inconvenient but sometimes necessary.

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Food + Drink

Wine 101

Learning the basics of wine from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking  I first discovered Julia Child five or six years ago when I read her book My Life in France. At the time I was more interested in France than Julia or…

August 3, 2017

Parenting Goals

4 Character Traits to Pass On to My Daughter I get excited about parenting when I think about the things I get to show, teach and experience with my daughter. She’s only 6 months old but I’ve been thinking of character traits that I…

August 1, 2017

5 Under: Accent Chairs

Accent chairs are one of my favorite ways to decorate a room (just ask my husband). They’re not only functional in providing a place to sit but they’re wonderful for communicating the purpose and style of a room. In essence, they help to immediately…

July 27, 2017

Audrey at 6 Months

We’ve made it half of a year with our sweet baby girl! In some ways it seems impossible that much time has passed, but in other ways it feels like a lifetime since we were carefree DINKS (double income, no kids). Here’s an update…

July 25, 2017

Daddy’s Home

Home life is really sweet these days. I’ve always been a homebody, but nowadays the best part of my day is our family time in the evenings. Every morning when Dan leaves for work, I get a little sad to see him go. And…

July 6, 2017
Food + Drink

Non-Dairy Berry Pops

Happy (almost) 4th of July! I absolutely love this time of year. Summertime makes me feel like a kid again. And is there anything kids love more than ice cream? I recently saw a poll that ice cream is the #1 preferred summertime dessert,…

July 3, 2017