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My New Planner Obsession – Erin Condren

Erin Condren vertical life planner

I love to plan – with markers, stickers, color and doodles. It makes me happy and the organization brings peace to my day. I have been making various planner pages of my own for years, but when I discovered Erin   Read More »

Menu Planning for the Busy Mom

Menu Planning for the Busy Mom

I can always tell what kind of a week it is going to be based on ONE thing – did I take 15 minutes over the weekend and make a plan? If the answer is YES, then chances are the   Read More »

Wrap It Up with Expressionery

Wrapping a teacher gift with Expressionery

One of my good friends is headed off this week to a new home in a new state to start her new career as a teacher. I thought it would be fun to put together a little bag of goodies   Read More »

Easy, Peasy Teacher Appreciation Gift

Expressionery

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and while you may feel stressed about what to get or make for your kids’ teachers, think simple.¬† I recently got a custom, self-inking stamp from my friends at Expressionery.com and it is the   Read More »

Monday Motivation – Be Happy, Nothing Else Matters

Be Happy Nothing Else Matters

  Happy Monday! What is your motto this week? As we approach the end of the first month in our apartment, I am reminded that no matter what, happiness is the most important item on my to-do list. The property   Read More »

Simple Ham and Potato Soup

Simple Ham and Potato Soup

¬† Have you ever had a soup that you just couldn’t get enough of? I set out to make a ham and potato soup last night and after checking out a few recipes online, I decided to make my own   Read More »

Bring Your Christmas Cards to Life with Expressionery.com

Christmas Peeps

The other day a package arrived for me and I literally gasped when I opened it up and saw the cuteness… My dear friend Laura – creator of the famous Me and My Peeps characters – had created custom Christmas   Read More »

For the Love of Macarons

French Macarons

During a recent trip to New York City, my cousin introduced us to the amazingness called the Macaron at Bouchon Bakery in Rockefeller Center. (Now this is not to be confused with a Macaroon and your pronounce it like Macaroni   Read More »

Organic Avenue’s Fall into Fall Smoothie Recipe

Fall into Fall Smoothie

I am so excited to share this recipe with you today – for two reasons! One, I will be in NYC later this month and I just can not wait to visit one of the Organic Avenue locations while we   Read More »

How to Save Over $400 Per Year Packing School Lunches

money saving reusable lunch bento box

I have been packing my kids’ lunches for school for the past 14 years – that’s a whole lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! Luckily my girls have always been good about requesting fun reusable lunchware which has saved   Read More »