Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies

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One of my favorite bakeries in Phoenix makes the most delicious apple oatmeal cookies. I love that they use dried apples, so the texture is even chewier than your standard oatmeal cookies. With this cookie in mind, I set out to make my own version. After searching various recipes, I settled on the idea of… [Read More]

New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 Favorites

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New York fashion week spring 2015 ended last week. Although I didn’t attend, I love spending time scrolling through the runway shows and picking out my favorite looks. There are so many different designers and looks that I loved, but these four designers really stood out to me. It also became apparent I have a… [Read More]

Trend Sight: Chunky Knit Sweaters

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You’re thinking, “wow, so original, knits for fall”. But I’m not talking about your favorite go-to cashmere sweater, I’m talking about every kind of knit you can imagine—oversized, with extreme turtle necks, chunky, and with prints. No knit is forgotten this fall, but chunky knit sweaters are definitely a must-have fashion trend. This fall, it’s… [Read More]

Toddler Boy Birthday Party Ideas

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Rocco’s second birthday is next month, so I’ve been tossing around toddler boy birthday party ideas. For his first birthday, we kept it very basic—with the healthy smash cake as the main event. Now that he’s more aware of his surroundings and even says a few words, I want to throw him a party he’ll enjoy. He… [Read More]

No Ice Cream Maker Homemade Ice Cream

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Awhile back, my husband showed me the instructions for no ice cream maker homemade ice cream using ice cube trays and a food processor. It all seemed simple (and ingenious!), so I bought the ingredients to try it for myself. But before I could try the original recipe, we heard about Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream. Her… [Read More]

Sibling Relationships with a New Baby

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My sweet natured son constantly amazes me. Of course there are many toddler tantrums, when he flings himself to the ground with his crocodile tears streaming down his full cheeks. But what has surprised me the most about his growth and development is his goodness, his sweetness, and how he radiates love, especially the love… [Read More]

Fall Short Boots Under $100

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The thing I look forward to most about fall is getting to break out my boots and light coats. Now that we are back in Phoenix, it may be a few more months before I get to wear my fall short boots. But that’s besides the point. School is back in session, so fall (and… [Read More]

10 Kid Friendly Healthy Afterschool Snacks

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My kids aren’t in school yet, but my toddler son already loves snacks. He especially loves those animal-shaped crackery snacks. Even the the whole grain organic versions I buy are still more processed than I’d like and his snack selection is seriously lacking at this point. He will eat most fruits, an occasional string cheese,… [Read More]

Practical or Posh: Caged Booties

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With two kids under two, I don’t have many opportunities to wear sexy heels, like these black crystal caged booties. When I saw the Sergio Rossi pair, I was drawn to the striking scalloped cutouts encrusted with strass crystals.  The high thin black heel and gold back zip add sexiness to these heels. I think they… [Read More]