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The Best Tuscan Chicken Recipe I’ve Ever Made

I was on the hunt for the best Tuscan chicken recipe for months before I came across this one on the delish website. As soon as I tried it, I was obsessed. Not only is it super easy to make, but it’s a total crowd-pleaser. Everyone I’ve made it for loves it as much as I do. (image source) A few quick notes after making this recipe several times —…

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My Go-to Shrimp Taco Recipe

I recently shared this shrimp taco recipe from Gimme Delicious on IG and got so many questions about it so I thought I’d give it a permanent home on the blog. Living in Texas, I’m a big fan of Mexican food. The shrimp tacos from Mesero are some of my favorites, so I wanted to try making my own version. After scrolling Pinterest for a good recipe, I found these…

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How I Make The Brighton Salad

Never have I ever gotten more questions about something in my DMs than this salad. It’s actually funny. I’ve started calling it The Brighton Salad because I’ve been making it so much. I don’t even remember where I found the recipe originally —  probably Pinterest or I saw some variation on TikTok. But I made it a couple of months ago for the first time and have been obsessed ever since.…

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Summer Water Toys for Kids

During the summer, my kids and I basically live in our backyard. But if you’re from Texas (or have even visited during the summer months), you know it gets hot. Like… triple digit temperatures hot. So, it’s basically a non-negotiable that I have plenty of summer water toys for the kids to play with. Last summer, Blake was so young that she didn’t really enjoy many of the toys we bought…

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My Favorite Restaurants In Dallas

Despite living here now for a long time, I have NOT done a great job of sharing about Dallas. Pretty much all I’ve put together is a post on the best spots in Dallas for kids. But I’ve had a lot of requests for a list of my favorite restaurants in Dallas, so I thought I’d write a post. Going out to eat is one of my favorite activities. I…

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My Favorite Kids Shoes

I get a surprising number of DMs asking about where I buy my kids’ clothes. Not too long ago, I wrote a full blog post on this topic, but I wanted to dedicate a separate post to our favorite kids shoes currently. First and foremost, I have to say that kids outgrow clothing and shoes at a shocking rate. That was one thing I did not expect before having kids.…

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The Baked Cod Recipe I Can’t Stop Making

When a friend sent me this baked cod recipe from Barefoot Contessa, I was immediately interested in trying it. Even though I had a good guess my kids wouldn’t eat this (here’s a look at some kid-friendly meals I make for my kids), I’m a big fan of seafood. Plus, I’m always looking for new recipes to try. I’ve been really trying to get more creative in the kitchen, and…

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These Amazon Sheets Are 10/10

If you’ve been looking for a new set of sheets, I’ve go the perfect set of Amazon sheets for you. These were honestly sheets I added to my cart without much thought, but I’ve been thoroughly impressed. I consider myself a bit of a sheet snob. They have to be SOFT. I mean, sleep is one of the most important things you do, right? This is the set I currently…

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My Current Kitchen Essentials

After getting such good feedback from the Sunday fridge prep essentials blog post I shared recently, I thought it may be helpful to do one on my kitchen essentials. Since having kids, I find myself relying on certain kitchen items more than ever. For instance, we use this air fryer almost every day. Between cooking their favorite chicken nuggets and air frying veggies for us all to eat, it’s been…

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What I’m Using for My Linen Closet Organization

Organizing my linen closet has been on my to-do for a long time. I think we can all agree that’s one of the toughest spots in a home to keep tidy — or at least for me it is. Between my lack of ability to fold a fitted sheet (does anyone know how to do that…?) and the more visible spots in my home that I try to keep clean, linen…

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The $20 Sippy Cup I Swear By

I never thought I’d be writing an entire blog post about one sippy cup, but here we are. Long gone are the days when this blog felt more fashion-focused than anything. We’re getting REAL with our content these days. When Four first started using a sippy cup, I was honestly kind of overwhelmed with all of the options. Like literally had NO idea what to look for. We tried several…

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Four’s Toddler Bedroom

I can’t believe it’s already time to transition Four from his nursery to his toddler bedroom. It feels like yesterday that I was posting his nursery photo tour. When thinking through the design phase of his big boy room, it was important to me that it feel classic but still fun. I worked with Javier from Burkle Creative on this project (you might remember he helped me with Blake’s nursery and…

Motherhood

My Review of the Zoe Twin Double Stroller

I’ve been using the Zoe Twin Double Stroller for a minute now, and after I posted it as one of my 2023 game-changers, I got a lot of questions about my honest thoughts on it. So, I figured a full blog post reviewing the twin stroller was in order. Let me first preface this by saying I don’t have a ton of experience with other strollers. I used the UPPABaby Vista…

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Sunday Fridge Prep Essentials

I’m certainly no expert in the food-prepping department, but when I shared a few things I was doing to set up my family for the week, several of you guys were interested for links and to hear more about it. So hi! Let’s get into the links. I’ve linked everything I’ve been using each week below + see this list in my Amazon shop too. I use Branch Basics to…

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The Kids’ Playroom Reveal

I’ve shared a few times on social media over the past month or so that I’ve been working on creating a fun playroom for Blake and Four. We finally put the finishing touches on it recently, so I decided to do a kids’ playroom reveal in case you’re looking for inspo for your own home or just want to snag a few of the items we used for playroom organization.…

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My Honest Review of Branch Basics

A lot of you have followed along on my journey to clean cleaning products. So, without further adieu, here is my honest review of Branch Basics. The Mission Back in September, my friends Allison and Kelly were in town and stopped by my house with a mission in mind. Allison and Kelly are the founders of Branch Basics — a company that creates non-toxic, plant- and mineral-based household cleaners. Their…

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How I’m Decluttering My Home In 2024

Hey, y’all – I’m super excited to share a peek at the current decluttering situation in my home. New year, new you, right? Or at least slightly-improved-version of you? But in all seriousness, I’ve found myself in a place where I’ve accumulated so much stuff. It’s causing me to have trouble focusing. Plus, I’m spending *entirely* too much time cleaning/picking up every day. In this profession, it’s way too easy to collect…

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2024 Spiritual Habits Refresh

New Year’s is a great time to revitalize some habits that maybe fell away towards the end of the previous year! I know in my own life, the last few months of the calendar year are busy and it’s so easy for me to get out of routine. I think it’s ok to have seasons where you just enjoy life and all the parties that come with it, but there’s…