Party Time! Holiday Cookie Exchange

It’s that time of year when we find any and all excuses to get together and enjoy delicious treats. This year, I thought it would be fun to gather some of my mommy friends and their kiddos for a little cookie exchange play date. I’ve never attended or hosted a party like this before, so it took a little bit of planning but the end result was a super fun, festive and tasty gathering. Continue reading

Super Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing

When we moved to Colorado almost five years ago, my husband forgot to mention one little detail: there were no Trader Joe’s stores in the entire state. Considering 95 percent of my favorite treats come from Trader Joe’s, this may have been enough to give me pause. Luckily,¬†about a year ago, Trader Joe’s finally came to Colorado and I was reunited with my love.¬†This salad is a hack from one of my favorite prepared salads at Trader Joe’s. Continue reading

Baby’s First Birthday: A Lesson in Acceptance

We’re about to get really real today. In the weeks (okay, months) leading up to Cody’s first birthday, I carefully planned out every detail, from the food to the drinks and decorations all to fit with the perfect theme – Coco’s Ice Cream Parlour. I went crazy finding recipes on Pinterest, practiced making ice cream and nearly drove my husband to madness with the constant “what do you think of…?” You guys, I set up the pom poms and tissue garland a week early.

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