Slow Cooker Apple Crisp + Giveaway

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp Recipe - an easy and delicious recipe perfect for fall and winter!

Last month, Hamilton Beach asked me if I'd be willing to try out their Set 'n Forget 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker and share one of my favorite fall recipes.  Of course I had to accept since my last slow cooker bit the dust when our old kitchen flooded.  Plus, with the new baby due to arrive in February, slow cookers are a life saver when it comes to easy meals! My last slow cooker was … [Read More...]

Grow Boldly – Welcome to Toddlerhood

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There's no preparing yourself to be a parent of a toddler. These tiny little humans have their own language, their own way of doing things, and most importantly, a sense of determination that will let them take down anything in their way (possibly … [Read More...]

The Great Baby Name Debate

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To M or not to M...that is the question. Figuring out the name for Baby #2 has been quite the challenge.  While we knew Mabel's name as soon as we saw her girly parts flashed on the screen by the ultrasound tech, this little baby still has no … [Read More...]

The Halfway Point

20 weeks pregnant view from above

Halfway there...cue The Little Engine That Could mantra:  I think I can, I think I can. Baby #2 (still no name yet) was officially 20 weeks on Sunday and there is a light at the end of the tunnel now, I mean I guess there should be...but all can … [Read More...]

19 Weeks + Anatomy Scan

19 weeks pregnant - anatomy scan

I hit 19 weeks on Sunday and we had Baby #2's anatomy scan yesterday! Mabel looked excited but she had other plans for us yesterday....more on that later. Anyway, I opted to do the Quad Screen at my last appointment (a simple test where … [Read More...]

Step2’s 2-in-1 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

2-in-1 Ford® F-150 SVT Raptor - Red

Beep! Beep! Mabel and I have had a blast over this past year working with Step2 as a brand ambassador and the latest fun toy that we got to take for a spin is their brand new 2-in-1 Ford® F-150 SVT Raptor! The box had arrived with all of the … [Read More...]

My Heart Broke A Little

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That's my Mabel...my sweet little girl. I know every parent is partial to their own child and that's how it's supposed to be.  You put your heart and soul into raising them, building them up, filling them with knowledge, and watching them grow.  … [Read More...]

5 Family Friendly Places To Visit In New Jersey

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of New Jersey’s Division of Travel & Tourism for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Today I'm going to highlight a handful of places that New Jersey has to offer for you and your … [Read More...]

Levana Sophia Video Monitor Review and Giveaway

Levana Sophia Video Monitor Review and Giveaway

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Levana. The opinions and text are all mine. I am the parent that still stalks my toddler on a video monitor...and by 'stalks' I mean lovingly keeps an eye on her. ;) Nothing beats being … [Read More...]

Boy or Girl?

baby #2 gender reveal ultrasound 17 weeks

As most of you know, we ended up going to have an elective ultrasound yesterday to find out if Baby #2 is a boy or a girl.  :)  And I've kept you all in suspense for over 24 hours for the gender reveal...I just needed to make sure all family members … [Read More...]

The Last Day of Not Knowing

is it a boy or girl: week 17 18 ultrasound

There will always continue to be some unknowns but I'm talking about Baby #2's gender today. This is the last day of not knowing... Boy or Girl that is the question! We had planned on waiting until the end of this month during our … [Read More...]