March 29, 2015

Fabulous Find - Sugarbuzz Dezert Company

I love surprises.  

Last week as I was taking my students out to car line one of the moms just asked me, "What is your favorite cookie?"  Now, to a pregnant lady, those words are amazing.  

March 23, 2015

Menu Monday

What.a.weekend!  If you thought last weekend was jam-packed (which I did) this weekend was that and more.   Our original plan for the weekend a while back was to go camping.  My mom had been planning on coming down to watch E (twist her arm) anyway, and we just thought we would have a low key weekend visiting, shopping and watching March Madness since our camping plans fell through.  Well, we did do all of that, and much, much more.  

Saturday we started with breakfast at Panera and a trip to Lake Meadow Naturals in Ocoee to gather eggs for the week.  It's such a quaint little place and we love to take E every once in a while to experience farm life  - even if just for a quick trip to the hen house.  My mom had never been, and I was so excited to show her around.

March 20, 2015

Sweet Shortcut

As I have said many, many times before; I am all about weeknight shortcuts when it comes to cooking.  I love to cook, don't get me wrong, but once in a while I enjoy taking the easy yet still semi-homemade way out.

March 19, 2015

Bumpdate - 14 Weeks

Welcome to my first bump update!  Below are a few of my most FAQ regarding "the new kid" as Mike likes to say.  Enjoy!

Not quite sure what my face is doing!?!?

March 17, 2015

Get Lucky...Again!

Hi all and Happy St. Patty's Day!  I guess I can blame this post on pregnancy cravings, my love for anything mint, or the fact that I can't drink green beer today; but whatever the case may be, I thought it would be fun to re-post a recipe from 3 years ago in honor of all the Leprechauns out there.  

Erin go bragh!

March 16, 2015

Menu Monday

Hi all and Happy Monday!  We had a non-stop weekend (more non-stop than usual) and are all pretty tired this morning...but a good tired.

March 11, 2015

Big News!

Thanks to all who have commented, called and texted about our big news we revealed on Facebook over the weekend.  We are over the moon excited for Baby A part deux and can't wait to watch Everett become a big brother.

March 7, 2015

Apple Carrot Bread

Good morning!  In case you were just itching for a yummy, moist breakfast bread to whip up this morning I thought I would share my latest creation (adapted from this recipe by Averie Eats) that was a hit at our house. 
It’s packed full of yumminess – apples, carrots, nuts and dried fruit; and is sweet and chewy.  Think trail mix in bread form – speaking of, dark chocolate chips would be perfect in this as well.  Hmmmmm….
At any rate, this version is pretty spectacular.  Try it out!


March 6, 2015

FF–Mixing Metals

“Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.”
-Author Unknown

The inspiration for this post actually comes from my love of my engagement rings/wedding bang trio.  I still, everyday, look down at my hand and smile.  I love it.


March 5, 2015



After about a month of getting everything set up and squared away, I am happy and honored to report that I officially have my first blog up on the Orlando Moms Blog.  Thanks to my friend Elizabeth Warren for recommending me, I am so excited to contribute to this awesome blog along with other amazing women.  Enjoy!

March 3, 2015


I have had many requests to recap and add a little bit of detail to Everett’s 2nd birthday celebration held a few weeks back and I am happy to oblige.  So, without further ado, here are some snippets from our day-o-fun (I didn’t get as many pics as usual, it’s hard to be the hostess and photographer!).
We actually had E’s birthday party about a week and a half before his actual birthday.  Our family from Wisconsin was in town and we were excited to share the day with them.  We also decided to have his party mid-afternoon on a Sunday vs. Saturday.  I know our Saturdays are usually booked for months in advance and with the great turnout, it seemed that Sunday worked best for most of our guests.


March 2, 2015

Menu Monday

Why do weekends go by so fast?  This past weekend absolutely flew and I am already counting the minutes until the next one!
This weekend we found ourselves traveling to Merritt Island with Lynn and Tuller for a coed Baby-Q honoring our friends Marze and Travis.  They are due in about a month with their first baby boy, Jaxson Cole.  The shower was so much fun.  There were TONS of good food and drink options as well as a plethora of gifts for the new parents (goodness knows you need them all with your first baby!).