Being Thankful

There’s nothing like Thanksgiving. Food, family, and best of all – it’s officially socially acceptable to be blaring holiday songs and decorating your house with Christmas flair (though, as many of you know, I have been listening to the tunes for quite some time!) On Thanksgiving Eve, Tall Dad and I shared a great laugh about how different the holidays have been in each decade in our lives.  In our elementary years we just went wherever our parents told us.…

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Why Shopping For A Home Is A Lot Like Dating

Tall Dad and I have been searching for 2 years for a place to call HOME here in Providence, Rhode Island. It’s been agonizing, fun, time consuming, and downright frustrating. But most of all, searching for a home has felt a lot like dating. Step One: The Innocent-Wide Eyed-Pink Glasses Wearing-Dreamer We’ve all been there. We’ve said to ourselves “I’m ready to start looking! Maybe I’ll find something or someone right away, or maybe it will take a little while.…

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Long Island Wine Country

My marriage needed a little TLC. Over the past two years, I went from a regular girl, to being super busy as a television host on The Rhode Show, to being pregnant, to then giving birth to our adorable tiny baby whom we so fondly nicknamed Itty Bitty. Tall Dad and I went from being husband and wife, to TV host and bag carrier, to mom and dad, all in what seemed to be a nano-second. It was a busy…

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Hello Spring

I was never really a big fan of spring. It always seemed to be filled with rain, mud was everywhere, and end of the school year tests and grades always brought about extra amounts of stress. But something changed last year. I had my tiny baby last spring, and since then, I’ve seen the season in a whole new way. I saw more flowers than I can ever remember. Smelled the sweetest air, honeysuckle seemed to be everywhere!  And I…

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New Parents Guide: A Valentine’s Day Date Night In #ad

Being a new parent has shown me that I can love more than I ever imagined. It’s been a revelatory experience. The best part though – not only has my heart grown larger for my tiny baby, but I have also fallen even deeper in love with Tall Dad. Just when I thought he couldn’t be more handsome, funny, or sweet, I see how gentle and loving he is with our Itty Bitty, and my heart melts even more. One of…

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Our Last Valentine's Day As A Family Of Two

My Valentine knows me all too well. Instead of dressing up and going to an overdressed overpriced presumptuous restaurant, we dressed in our favorite jeans and t-shirts, and headed off to our local taco shop. I love tacos, and believe that one should eat what they love on Valentine’s Day! After having our delicious dinner, we went home for dessert. Many people get a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day. My hubby knows me so well, that instead of candy,…

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Planning Our Nursery – Overwhelmed By Baby Room Themes

I have finally begun to plan our Itty Bitty’s nursery, and I’m not going to lie – this process is completely overwhelming! I’ve searched on Pinterest, googled images, and have scoured countless stores online. For baby boys, it seems like the options are a neutral palate, western, race cars, sports, ABC’s, or some type of cuddly animal theme (that in reality wouldn’t be cuddly at all!) Lets be real. Frogs are slimy smelly slippery things.  (By the way, do they…

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Every Night I Cheat On My Husband

I adore my husband. Honestly, I really do. Our love is pretty unique and we seem to have an understanding of each other that is beyond words. It’s pretty great. I mean, we’re not Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook here, ( btw, I still can’t tell if that whole pond scene with the geese, the rain, and the oh so infamous kiss was really sweet or just really cheesy. I think my 19 year old single self…

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A Thanksgiving Tradition: Preparing the Plumb Pudding

Now bring us some figgy pudding … may be a familiar lyric, but in my household – the dessert everyone wants is plumb pudding! My deceased mother in law made it, so did my husband’s paternal grandmother, and so did the paternal grandmother before that.  The tradition of plumb pudding and hard sauce has been in my new family for hundreds of years.  It is passed down through the first woman married into the family, and being that my husband was…

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