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Holiday Bucket List – Free Printable!

This pre-made bucket list provides easy, free and fun activities for your family to complete to make the most of the holiday season! All bucket list items are simple enough for kids to complete – but fun for all ages!

Bucket list Pin

Chloe is super into the holidays now (she’ll be four in January) so I thought a bucket list would be a fun idea this year. She loves marking things as “complete” and is constantly asking “what are we going to do today?” (fellow parents – if you know, you know ðŸĪŠ) so giving her a visual to follow along with was my main goal.… Read more

Black Friday Deal on Nespresso!

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE my Nespresso. I use it daily (sometimes 2-3x per day ðŸĪŠ) and it’s held up well for the last three years. I’ve never had an issue with mine (knock on wood!) and to date, it’s one of my favorite and most utilized Christmas gifts from Barry.

I wanted to share a few great Black Friday deals on Nespresso in case you are looking to purchase one this holiday season. It would make a great gift for any coffee lover on your list…or yourself! I’m linking the Nespresso that’s most similar to my model (which is no longer sold) and includes the Aeroccino (frother) because it’s a non-negotiable for me.… Read more


Tap, tap…is this thing on? 🙂 It’s crazy to think that the last time I posted was well over a year ago (April 2021, to be exact). That was back in the middle of pandemic life, where Barry and I were both working from home with a crazy toddler running around. In some ways, it feels like yesterday…but then also, it feels like it was about a million years ago!

Now it’s the end of 2022 and we are approaching the holiday season (seriously, this year flew!) Since I last posted, we’ve had another baby (Jason was born this past August – he’s exactly two months old today, in fact!),… Read more

Baked feta pasta


I think we can all agree that this year has been the year of the TikTok baked feta pasta, am I right? 🙂 I don’t even have a TikTok account (call me old-fashioned 😉 ) but I started hearing about this viral recipe a few months ago and decided to dig in and see what the fuss was all about. By this point there were tons of online videos featuring all different versions of the recipe, but I found the original TikTok video from Grilled Cheese Social, and then discovered that the original recipe (called uunifetapasta) was from Finnish blogger Liemessa.… Read more

Easter basket filled with toys


Easter is just over two weeks away, and now is the perfect time to start shopping for Easter basket/egg fillers for your kiddos (if you haven’t already started)! I hate doing things last minute, so I love starting my shopping early enough so that I can just enjoy the holiday magic when the holiday approaches. 🙂 Chloe turned two in January, so she’s still a little young for candy. That got me thinking…what are some gift ideas that are not candy? While there’s nothing wrong with candy, I find that many parents I know are always looking for creative ideas that aren’t all candy.… Read more

Instant Pot Chicken Tinga


This Chicken Tinga recipe cooks quickly in the Instant Pot and comes out juicy, tender, and deliciously smoky and saucy. Serve it in tacos (our favorite!) or in a rice/veggie bowl for an easy and delicious meal!

Almost four years later…my Instant Pot love is still as strong as ever! I use mine at least 1-2 times per week and have come to rely on a steady rotation of recipes that we all love. Last year, I perfected how to make the best Instant Pot Shredded Chicken, and today I’m coming at ya with a fun variation of that – Instant Pot Chicken Tinga.… Read more