I've been recently reliving my Paris trip from 2016 via Black Water Lilies: A Novel and various friends showcasing France a la Instagram. Vive la France; the land of baguettes and cheese! Is there any better combination? Not in my opinion! Which brings about this fabulous baguette recipe that is sure to wow anyone lucky enough to eat it. A friend who … Continue reading No-Fail French Baguette Recipe
Despite my life's hectic nature and my yellow half of my personality that only wants to just have fun, my family still enjoys a homemade meal at least once a week--and on that occasion, I don't even have to cook it. FREEZER MEALS, baby. They're life saving, I tell you! (On the other nights, I like things that … Continue reading How to Enjoy Making Freezer Meals
Mother's Day is days away and I confess: I haven't bought my mother or mother-in-law anything. I don't plan to buy anything either. Since we're fortunate to live so close to both of our moms, Sam and myself are taking each out of our moms to lunch to celebrate their special contributions in our lives. I know many of your moms aren't … Continue reading Mother’s Day isn’t about Things
So I mentioned that I have been having some pregnancy related sleep issues when I began my It's Complicated with: Sleep series (posts 1 and 2, and Crafting a Nighttime Routine for Adults). I'm now 28 weeks pregnant and FINALLY sleeping well. With this momentous occasion, I thought I would update you and fill you in on some tricks … Continue reading Sleep Better While Pregnant
“What we’ve long known anecdotally, we’re now proving through authoritative research: travel has a positive effect on relationships.” –Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association I’m back from Italy and finally resurfacing from the prep, the travel itself, the jet lag, and post-travel loving on my babies. Totally worth it. Because some parents have really good reasons … Continue reading Why We Went on a Sans-Children Holiday
Today I'm focused on how crafting a nighttime routine (meaning you do it darn near every night) can help you improve your relationship with Sleep. And if you're like Brityn, who sleeps like a baby no matter what, this is still for you! Nighttime routine is vital to her for entirely different reasons she says-- mostly for recovering after a long day of frustration with two wild boys to better prepare for tomorrow.
For Sam's birthday, I wanted to make him something fancy tasty and looking--something special. Sam is not from a household that ate many grits in his childhood, but he has come to the right side and now loves them! They were an obvious choice for his Monday night birthday dinner. Classic Southern Shrimp and Grits. In my … Continue reading Fast & Fancy: Shrimp & Grits
Why is sleep important? Besides helping you avoid yawning through all of your conversations...
Spoiler alert... Every day we wake up. I'm guessing no one is actually surprised by this, but how often are you surprised when the clock strikes 11 pm or 12 am, or worse (not that I'm judging!) and you're like totally shocked that you should be getting into bed? It may have happened at my house once or twice...again, no judgement … Continue reading It’s Complicated with: Sleep. Part 1.
I had my 20 week checkup and anatomical scan for my baby this past Thursday. We're having a boy and overall, he's looking healthy! Naturally, our family's weekend plans now include looking at mini-vans. (!!!!I'm excited!!!!) Remy already has opinions about the color and how many we should look test drive. She's requesting light blue or red, if you're … Continue reading In Real Time: Manners + Minivans