Quick and Easy Lemon Pasta with Greens Recipe

Want a refreshing dinner that is quick and easy to prepare? Well, you’ve just found it. You can whip this sucker up and make a salad in 10 – 15 minutes flat. It’s one of my favorite Wednesday or Thursday night recipes, and not just because my preschoolers love it. Enjoy! Tools Needed A Zester/Grater Ingredients…

Is There Room for Halloween Oreos in a Clean Kitchen?

Thanks to Michael Pollan, Whole Foods, Panera, and bloggers around the world, eating clean is starting to (finally) catch on. We are cleaning out our pantry to make room for whole foods instead of for processed, packaged food-look-a-likes that are loaded with preservatives, additives, and unpronounceable words. We are becoming informed shoppers and learning to quickly…

Why You Can Master Anything

What does it take to master something?

The other day, I found the answer to this question unexpectedly when I decided to skip my gym workout and color at the pool instead.

6 Reasons Why Baby Registry Advice Is Often Wrong

“OMGGGG you HAVE to buy this!”     ~ Everyone How many times have we said or heard this phrase, especially when it comes to baby gear? By the time we purchase everything recommended, a mortgage on The Chartwell Estate might look like a thrift store bargain (“I’ll take two, please.”). Not to fear though. All of…

7 Reasons Why Muslin Baby Blankets Are Awesome

Before I had kids, I couldn’t tell the difference between one baby blanket and another. Now that I’ve spent some major QT with babies and blankets, I can tell you that – hands down – muslin blankets are the best (Can I get an “Amen!”?!). Yes, that’s right; they are even better than the flannel footprint…

How to Get Things Done with a Newborn

Some of my favorite people are becoming parents this year, so in celebration of all that new parents do, I am dedicating this post to them. Cheers! How many of us revel in getting through our gloriously long to do lists, gleefully checking things off as we complete them? “Check. Check. Check. Check. What a great day!”…

What A Clean Kitchen Really Looks Like

Earlier this year, I made a commitment to eating clean. Since then, I have been doing a lot of baking, chopping, and cooking in my kitchen. We eat home cooked food for pretty much every meal, and yes, leftovers totally still count as home cooked meals (“Hello, third day pasta. Where have you been all my…

How We Hacked Black Tie Attire for $20

Recently, we were invited to a wedding and were so excited to attend. And then, 3 days before the wedding, we found out it was “black tie only.”

At this point, we slightly panicked.  It was the night before we were leaving for the  beautiful, touristy beach town where the wedding was to be held and neither of us owned black tie attire.