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November 2014

capital one 360 new year financial peace

2015 is going to be a BIG year for our family. With baby #2 on the way, we have never been more aware of our financial wellbeing. From hospital bills to diapers, babies come with a multitude of expenses. This is round two for us, so we have a better idea of what to expect [...]

bumpdate: 18 weeks

18 weeks pregnant belly bump

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was just perfect - family time and lots of good food! I can't wait to tell you more about a baking adventure my mom and I had :) In the meantime, it's time to check in with baby #2! We're already at 18 weeks and in the [...]

happy thanksgiving

I have much to be thankful for this year - a cozy home, a wonderful husband, a healthy, happy daughter, and a sweet new baby on the way :) I hope in-between turkey and pie you find some time today to count your blessings too! See you all tomorrow for my 18 week pregnancy update! Your [...]

Toys traditionally top a kid's Christmas list, but sometimes parents can have enough of the stuff. Not giving toys may sound like a Scrooge move, but I promise it can be just as fun and festive! You can cut down on the toy room clutter and still give your kids a Christmas morning they'll always remember! [...]

The biggest shopping day of the year is upon us! If you're considering braving the Black Friday crowds, then this post is for you! I've pulled together my favorite resources for surviving the Black Friday craziness. Everything from how to dress, what to eat, and where to score the biggest deals - I've got you [...]

prAna winter workout wear

prAna winter workout wear

Having a healthy holiday starts with staying active, and I've got just the gear you need for a winter workout! prAna clothing is fashionable, versatile, and extremely comfortable. Best of all, prAna is a solid company with a mission built on quality and sustainability. Finding clothes to fit my changing body isn't always easy, and when [...]

storybook christmas countdown

storybook christmas countdown

Yes, I know… another Christmas post before Thanksgiving. But you'll be happy I shared this with you today because now you have plenty of time to get this little project pulled together before December 1st! My sister Rachel came up with a simple, cute idea for a Christmas countdown: wrap up 25 books and open [...]


It's time for November's edition of Three Cooks One Kitchen with Hannah and Erin! And with Thanksgiving just around the corner, can you guess the theme?! It was the busiest day of cooking we've ever had, but when we sat down to eat at Friendsgiving, it was worth it :) After brining for about 5 hours, [...]

supercharge your holidays

There's no way around it - the holidays are busy! There is shopping to do, presents to wrap, cookies to bake, and parties to attend! And of course, we all want (and deserve) a little time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the season. So how do we make the most of this hectic time? I [...]

merry music

merry music

Ok, I'll admit it. I'm one of those people who has Christmas on the brain the minute the last trick-or-treater has gone home. I love Thanksgiving just as much as the next person, but Christmas has my heart - the decorations, the cookies, the presents, and of course the music! My mom used to start [...]

friends and food

Hello and HAPPY Monday! We had a wonderfully busy weekend, so I plan on spending a slow day at home with Eleanor while avoiding today's FREEZING temps. We hosted our 2nd Friendsgiving on Sunday, so Saturday was full of prep (aka - cleaning, cleaning, and MORE cleaning). During one of my many trips to Target [...]

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