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 Baby Registry Principles to Live By

“OMGGGG you HAVE to buy this!” 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 that advice is almost…

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.

5 Ways to Make Baking A Breeze

As some of you know, I have been on a mission to eat clean this year, which also means I have been spending some QT with my kitchen and all its accouterments (like the stove). Over this time, I have discovered a few hacks that have helped me speed up cooking and have reduced the amount I have to clean. Without further ado, here they are (in no particular order)…

How to Not Eat Like a Puritan 

Yes, we should eat healthy. Yes, I will eat healthy. And when I wanna have a boba drink that is loaded with chocolate or eat a piece of delectable coconut cake (mmm…saturated fat!) on occasion, then I will. And I will relish it. And that is totally okay.

Just to prove I’m not talking crazy here,  a recent study demonstrated that savoring your food can help with weight loss even when you eat whatever you want.  This is a big deal since Americans say they enjoy eating less than they did decades ago and this has been associated with an increase in obesity.