• Do it Yourself DIY
  • Guy time

    Over winter break I enjoyed a lot of time with my guys. We did a pretty good job balancing important to-dos and having fun as a family of three. We worked on finishing up the nursery. We took Roger bowling for the first time. We tested out some new recipes. We visited Phipps and Roger was […]

  • Cooking / Baking
  • Thanksgiving recap

    We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now I can begin to think about Christmas more thoroughly and embrace holly-jolly tunes. Before we get into the Christmas spirit, a look back at Turkey Day – which is one of my favorite holidays. We hosted a group of 14 family members. My aunt and uncle traveled the farthest […]

  • Books
  • Eating lately

    at home: Joanna Gaines recipe for no bake pumpkin cheesecake. It was good and very easy – I’d substitute fresh whipped cream for the cool whip and be forewarned that it’s super filling so small portions are your friend. Kyle made awesome black bean soup and tacos the other night – harkening back to his […]

  • Fashion
  • All About Apples

    Little man and I went to Soergel’s with a local mom’s club to tour the orchard and learn “all about apples.” I failed to get an outfit pic but polyvore has helped me decently convey the simple outfit I wore: chambray dress, olive cardigan, black boots and a black crossbody purse. These are all smart […]

  • Photography
  • Life in Sewickley

    We’ve lived in Sewickley for about 7 months now. I really like our small, walk-able community. At times it can feel overly white and wealthy. But hey, I can always jaunt to the East End when I want the mix of young, old, rich, poor, students and more ethnic restaurants. We are fortunate to have […]

  • Fitness
  • It rained. I ran.

    On Friday morning Roger was being somewhat demon-ish or just a typical energetic toddler depending how you look at it. We headed to the playground to burn off some energy in a positive way. I vaguely remembered something about a rainy forecast being stated on the radio but skies looked good and I wanted to […]

  • Pittsburgh love
  • Tales from the dentist’s chair

    I’ve been going to the same dentist’s office for about eight years now. I love the staff. It is one of those places that nails customer service. I usually see one of two awesome hygienists for my six month cleanings.  While they are both awesome and easy to talk to, Donna is my favorite. She […]

  • Photography
  • 5 Years of Marriage

    Happy Anniversary to Kyle and I. I am thankful for our relationship. Every couple has their off days but we are pretty fortunate. We love and respect each other, have similar values, share laughter and adventures together, and get to raise a child (soon to be children!) together. Don’t forget to invest in your relationship […]

  • Fitness
  • Paddleboarding

    My little baby-in-womb and I went paddleboarding. I’ve been meaning to try it for years and finally, spurred by thoughtful and generous gift cards from Kyle, I did it. Balancing was easy. It did make my feet sore. I was spreading them out and gripping with my toes so the tendons (or whatever is in there) […]