“We did it…what now?” & My Top 3 Pregnancy Book Picks

After discovering we were pregnant my husband and I were faced with the overwhelming abundance of questions that follow: “What now?” “Are you excited?” “Are you scared?” “Do you know what you are having?” “When do you want to have another?” “Daycare?” “Homecare?” “Is your nursery completed?” “Vaccines?” “Natural Birth?” As first time parents, we…

And we tell ourselves, “It will all be Okay.”

12 months…1 year….how the time has passed.  “Is that really such a long time?” I ask myself.  I’ve come to the conclusion that it is and it isn’t. It depends all on the person as well as the journey and the weight a particular journey has had on its travelers. Below is a recap of…

Time flies and Spring has arrived

It seems like just yesterday I was writing about the chilly New England weather. True to the Northeast, spring has officially sprung and I must say I’m not hating this warmer weather. In fact it’s downright perfect.  Brisk mornings are best for rocking on the porch sipping a cup of tea or coffee  while warm…

Quinoa Bowls for the win

As we emerge into Spring I crave lighter foods.  This quinoa bowl is light while still being hearty and its variety of toppings will fuel you through even the busiest of work days. What I really like about quinoa bowls is they are ridiculously easy to make and are excellent for those who food prep….

Avo Toast, Blood Orange & an Egg….or 2…

There is always an egg…seriously…. 98% of my breakfasts start with an egg, and if I wasn’t trying to be innovative I would hit a hot 100%.  A+ anyone? I’ll take it. More often than not when I hear people talk about being healthier the conversation goes a lot like this, “I want to be…

Cupcakes, Friends & being Grateful

If moods could be predicted like the weather today mine would be gray and dreary. Fortunately, that this is not the case.  Rather than storming into Monday morning, I’m slowly easing my way into the day with my morning cup of tea. Sipping, inhaling the steam and wrapping my fingers around the cup between typing…

Flower Power Salads & Coloring Your Plate

Today I’m throwing it back to one of my favorite salads I made last summer.  If you noticed, I’ve been missing the warmer weather in general lately. Spring and summer spark not only a time of warmer weather but bring weekend excursions to our local farms to sample some of the freshest produce. I feel…

To my Future Children, “If you’re anything like me.”

“I hope you end up having 10 children, JUST LIKE YOU” my mother would shout in frustration after an increasingly difficult day in my teenage years.  At the time I believe she meant this more as a curse than a compliment, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve revisited that statement. Throughout the years I’ve become…

Leisurely Saturday Brunch

I love a good, old fashioned, lazy Saturday morning, don’t you? I savor the complete bliss that only a Saturday or Sunday can bring.  You know the bliss one feels as you gradually awake; no alarm needed, and no blaring 5 AM wake up?  I will relish that peaceful feeling as long as I can…

Add a little Sweet(potato)ness to your Life

I love sweet potatoes, and as you may or may not know by now I love soup!  There is something so comforting about dipping your spoon into this soup.  It is like a warm, delicious hug to your insides.  Did I mention it’s also healthy and good for you!