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Mini Cranberry Gouda Bites

Last week I watched Zelda fall in love. It wasn’t on the playground or at music class and it didn’t happen on a stroll through the park. The happy event occurred when I tore the cellophane from a block of Gouda cheese. Zelda promptly picked it up, took a bite, and another and another, and then looked at …

Why It’s Okay to Break Holiday Traditions

The holidays are rapidly approaching and with the festivities come our favorite traditions. Whether you bake a special pie with your mom, play games or meet up with high school friends, we all have certain warm and fuzzy things we look forward to doing each year. However, sometimes traditions start to feel forced. We feel like …

10 Mouthwatering Recipes to Warm You Up

It’s that time of year when we want our meals to be a little bit heavier and above all, warm. Bring on the baked goods, soups and comfort food! Additionally, with the holidays around the corner, it’s never too soon to start menu planning. Zelda and I have a few recipes that taste amazing but won’t keep you in the …

Caramelized Apple Bacon Pizza

If you saw my Instastory last week, you already know Zelda waited very patiently and then not so patiently to eat this pizza. By the time we were done, she was begging me to let her eat it. I love caramelizing apples as soon as the cold weather hits and decided to combine two of Zelda's loves (bacon and goat cheese) to create …

How to Wear Oversized Sweaters

Now that layers are a daily requirement around here, I find myself reaching for sweaters each morning. I quickly realized this section of my closet needed an overhaul. With one purchase I realized I needed to stock up on big, comfy oversized sweaters. They are perfect for whatever the weather decides to throw at you, and so versatile. I've been rocking …

10 Home Decor Trends to Embrace This Winter

One of the things I like about winter is that it gives me a ton of time inside to reinvent and update my home decor. And while I wish I could say I did a major overhaul each year (how amazing would that be?!), I don’t have the time. However, I’ve found by upgrading a few pieces here and there …

The Dreaded C-Word: Co-Sleeping

Today we are going to tackle one of those topics that has so much shame and stress associated with it. No, we are not talking about breast feeding. We are talking about co-sleeping and I’m not sure why it has such a negative stigma. Co-sleeping is something I am very passionate about because it has worked well for …
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EPIC Giveaway: ChiTAG’s Hottest Holiday Toys

Did you know that Chicago is home to the largest toy and game show in the country and that it kicks off at Navy Pier next weekend? If you didn’t, now you do, and if you did know, I’m sure you already have your tickets! We are so stoked for ChiTAG, which has been quoted as …

Butternut Squash Soup & Chocolate Pomegranate Bacon Sandwiches

Butternut Squash Soup and Chocolate Pomegranate Bacon Sandwiches are truly decadent together. This rich duo is where savory comfort food meets dessert. I’ve never made butternut squash soup and I thought it was going to be really complicated. As it turns out, Zelda could probably make this with very little help. I cut the butternut squash in half …

10 Amazing Advent Calendars to Buy Before They Sell Out

When I was younger advent calendars were paper and each door counting down to Christmas revealed a holiday sketch or a delicious piece of chocolate (I was always happier when it was chocolate). Times have changed, and advent calendars have evolved in a big way. This year when I was shopping for Zelda’s calendar I couldn’t believe how …
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