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Sunday, October 23, 2016

This recipe for Raspberry Baked Brie has been sponsored by Pillsbury - but all thoughts, photos and opinions are mine alone :) #ItsBakingSeason

It's the most wonderful time of the year...and one of the busiest! I love the fall and winter holidays because of decor, music, food and constant merriment with friends. My family LOVES to see people during the holiday season, and since we just moved last week - we are expecting a lot of visitors to our new home over the next few months...which will make this busy season  - even busier!

Having a warm home filled with delicious yummy smells is one of the ways I like to great my guests. A nice bread baking in the oven, or a seasonal pie - just makes a house really feel like a home, doesn't it?

But when life gets crazy, like a recent move (or just having a busy holiday season in general), I can't always find the time to gather a ton of ingredients, mix, measure and wash dishes. So that is why, my dear readers, I am going to share with you my favorite holiday entertaining hack. It's comprised of only three ingredients, all which are delicious even alone - but together they create a brilliant medley that will not only have your house smelling downright delightful, but will also be sure to get any guest's mouth watering. 

I introduce you to Raspberry Baked Brie.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What have I been up to recently? Well, funny you should ask! 


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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All opinions are mine alone. #HealthySkinSolutions #CollectiveBias

Healthy skin seems to still elude us...even though we have a bazillion options nowadays, it seems like we still haven't figured out the proper way to be clean. Ultimately, what I've learned is that bacteria isn't necessarily always the bad guy. It's actually a part of the human ecosystem, and sterility isn't natural for our bodies.

That's why I was really excited to try out the Mother Dirt products.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Pumpkin flavored everything has arrived. Apple orchards are posting on their websites that the early crops are ready for picking, and I know quite a few people who are pretty pumped for boot weather!

Fall is here!

And with that, come a SLEW of cool crafts that you can do with your kiddos.  There are seriously THOUSANDS of craft ideas that you can do with your kids, but I wanted to round up a few that have really caught my eye.


Friday, September 16, 2016

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. 
I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

I have a love/hate relationship with the fall season.

It's not completely magical like Christmas, but there's something different in the air when the crisp breeze, accompanied by the smell of fallen leaves, smoke from the first chimney fires, and the sounds of Patriots football - blows through your neighborhood.Oh, and pumpkin flavored...everything. 

But like Lewis Black famously says, "I hate the fall...  Oh the leaves change color! They change color for 2 days! Then a big wind comes and all you got are nothing but sticks for the rest of the year. And then the weather is completely nonsense...Nothing you wear is right...put a coat on...but the sun's out so you’re sweating...take your coat off, but there’s a breeze so your freezing. It's not weather, it's malaria!" All true.

But, ultimately I think I really do love the fall. The seasonal decorations are fantastic, and the amount of activities for kids to do are still plentiful.  Which is why I decided to go out of my comfort zone and do a really fun craft project with my kids and some of their friends....   


Monday, September 12, 2016

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All opinions are mine alone. #StimulateTheSenses #CollectiveBias

Being a mom is hard.  Being a mom when you have to move and send the kids back to school? That's a whole new level.  I've been writing a lot lately about our impending move from our house and, honestly, I think it's a good thing because it helps me get the stress off of my brain.  I've got hundreds of checklists to complete in my head, Tall Dad is doing his best to make the transaction of selling our home, buying a new home and moving run as smoothly as possible, and my kids, well, they're doing their best to keep up with all the change happening around us.  I actually admire them quite a bit for how resilient they have been as they watch us pack up their stuff, transform their rooms, and be carted out of they house when a showing has to happen.  As such, I've been trying to keep as much control in the mood of the house as possible.  And this is where the essential oils come in...

Tall Dad's Top 5 Tips To Surviving A Weekend Without Mom (Pray For Me)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

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Finally - the day has come.  The one day I have dreaded since Tall Mom gave birth to Felicity.  I knew it was coming, but pretended that it wasn’t there in the hope that maybe, just MAYBE, I wouldn’t have to deal with it.  What is the day I have dreaded for over a year?  When Tall Mom leaves me alone with two kids for more than a few hours.  What’s worse?  Not only is she leaving me alone with them - but she’s leaving for an entire WEEKEND.  Oh boy.  Luckily, I’ve got some ideas on how I’m going to survive the weekend with a one year old and a three year old.  Hit the jump to find out what I’ll be doing, and what I think every dad should be doing when this very special day inevitably hits you too.