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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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5 Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas My Kids Will Actually Eat

One of my core memories growing up is enjoying breakfast with my family on Christmas morning. My mom would always go all out with lots of delicious pastries and breakfast casseroles. We’d play with our new toys and basically graze on food for the entire morning while staying in our pajamas. Honestly, it was heaven! So, I figured it would be helpful to share some Christmas morning breakfast ideas that…

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My Go-To Morning Green Smoothie

A few weeks ago, I posted my morning smoothie on Instagram stories and the response was crazy! This has honestly been my go-to smoothie for years now — I’ll randomly swap out ingredients to try something new. But for the most part, I know I love this flavor, so I stick with this recipe. I’ll be honest, IMO the secret ingredient is mint. I never even thought about adding it…

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Easy Salad Prep for a Week of Meals

Y’all loved the salad prep that Lele and I shared on IG last summer, so I had to bring it to the blog. My sister Lele has been doing this salad prep forever, and when she introduced it to me, I became an instant fan. We both love eating healthy when we can, and this is an easy way to have meals ready to go so you’re not grabbing an unhealthy…

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Easy, Kid-Friendly Meals I Make Regularly

If there’s one thing I’ve discovered as a mom, it’s that dinnertime can be chaotic. It’s one of my favorite times of the day, but between keeping Four busy, making sure Blake is okay, and getting dinner prepped, things can get kind of crazy. I used to spend a lot more time working on dinner, but these days, I try to keep things as simple as possible. The crockpot or…

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Christmas Day Dishes You’ll Want to Try

One of my favorite things about the holidays is coming up with a menu for the day. Whether I’m hosting and making a meal for 20 people or just putting together breakfast for my little family of four, there’s something about cooking on the holidays that makes it so special. I also really enjoy sharing my menu ideas on the blog. Every year, I try to come up with some…

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My Favorite Festive Cocktails

It’s that time of year again! I’ve been playing around with some cocktail recipes as we prepare for holiday parties and dinners in the coming weeks. I’m really excited that this year I’ll be able to enjoy a cocktail here and there (last year, I was pregnant with Blake). It’s so fun to try festive cocktail recipes during the holidays that I wouldn’t necessarily drink any other time of the…

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Easy Thanksgiving Recipes I Plan to Make

I’m really excited about Thanksgiving this year. Not only is it Blake’s first Thanksgiving, but all of my siblings are coming into town! It’s been forever since we’ve all been together, so this holiday is going to be extra special — plus, some of them will be meeting Blake for the first time. With a toddler and a newborn, the name of the game is EASY this year. I’ve tried…

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5 Fall Recipe Ideas On My List

With baby No. 2 right around the corner, I have a feeling we’re going to be spending a lot more time at home in the months ahead. I remember after Four was born, we spent a lot of nights on the couch watching our favorite shows and trying to decompress from the day. I fully expect that with a toddler added into the mix, we’ll be even more exhausted. So…

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Summer Cocktail & Mocktail Recipes

Is there anything better than a fruity cocktail on a summer evening!? It’s truly one of my favorite simple pleasures. This summer, I’ll be sticking to mocktails, but I have found some great recipes that I’m excited to try. Recently, I shared some of my tips for outdoor hosting during the summer, but I felt like a full blog post dedicated to cocktail and mocktail recipes was a must as…

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Weeknight Enchiladas

When Duncan and I first had Four, we were lucky enough to have some of our friends in Dallas bring over food for the first few weeks until we got back on our feet. We had just moved back to Dallas 10 days prior and Four actually came several weeks earlier than expected – so things were a little crazy to say the least. One of our favorite meals during…

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Getting Ready for Outdoor Entertaining

It’s that time of year! Outdoor entertaining is one of my absolute FAVORITE things about summer. There’s just something about enjoying food and drinks (or mocktails for me this year) with friends and family in your own yard. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen that Duncan and I have been investing in our backyard this year. We started back in January in anticipation of Four’s first birthday…

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Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I know a lot of you are coming up with your plans for the day. Most years, we’ll celebrate by either taking my mom out to brunch or we’ll host a small brunch at home. Both are great options, but there’s something really special about being able to cook for your mom after she did the same for you for so many…

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Spring Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try

One of my favorite things about spring is all the fresh produce that’s suddenly in season. I also just enjoy lighter dishes in general, so spring and summer foods are typically my favorite. I don’t know about you, but I love a good spring salad. As I was meal planning recently, I came across a few recipes that I wanted to share. Most of these are from my favorite food blogs,…

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7 Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

There are few things greater than Christmas morning, am I right? Between showering your loved ones with special surprises and spending the whole morning lounging in your PJs, it is definitely one of my favorite days of the year. We also love to enjoy a big breakfast mid-morning that will hold us over until our early Christmas dinner. We don’t have a specific breakfast that we make every Christmas. Instead,…

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Holiday Cocktails & Mocktails You Need to Make

There’s something so fun and festive about making cocktails this time of year. I love finding creative recipes online and doing my best to recreate them for holiday parties, date nights in, or even just a random Tuesday. ;) I actually concocted my own holiday cocktail this year that turned out AMAZING — you may have seen me sharing it on my Instagram Reels. I had a blast coming up with…

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5 Thanksgiving Sides I’m Making This Year

In case you missed it, I’m hosting my first Thanksgiving dinner this year. I’ve never felt more “adult” in my life! I recently shared my table for Thanksgiving, and I got a lot of questions about what I’d be cooking. I’m handing turkey responsibilities over to Duncan but I decided to put together a post with some of the sides I’ll be making in case you’re still looking for ideas.…

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What I Want to Bake This Holiday Season

I don’t consider myself a master baker by any stretch of the imagination, but I do especially love baking this time of year. It brings back so many memories of making cookies with family when I was younger, and now I’m excited to create those same memories with Four and Duncan. My strategy when I am looking for tasty things to bake is simple: It has to be easy and…