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25 Adorable Halloween Costumes For Babies

Posted in Babies, Motherhood
on August 29, 2017

Is there anything cuter than chubby little babies dressed up for Halloween?  I don’t think so either.  And, in celebration of the fall season that is right around the corner, I’m going to share with you today several of the cutest, most adorable baby Halloween costumes you’ve ever seen.

Some of these adorable costumes include DIY instructions, and some you can easily buy with the links provided.  And, some include special ways to decorate your stroller or wagon too!

Get ready for cuteness overload!  Enjoy!  And, Happy early Halloween!

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How To Plan An Epic Road Trip

Posted in Bucket List, Travel {Babymoons & Family Vacations}
on January 16, 2017

Have you ever dreamt of going on an epic road trip?  Just getting behind the wheel, hitting the open road, and discovering new adventures along the way?  Well, a couple of years ago, my hubby and I did just that.  We embarked on the road trip of a lifetime through New England, and made so many memories together.

Today on the blog, I’ll share with you the 5 simple…but very important…steps we took to plan our epic road trip.  So, buckle up and grab a pen and paper.  Let’s dream and plan your epic road trip together.

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Bucket List: A Day In Plymouth Massachusetts

Posted in Bucket List, Travel {Babymoons & Family Vacations}
on November 23, 2016
Monument to the Forefathers

As Thanksgiving Day preparations are in full swing at our house, I can’t help but think about the very first Thanksgiving.  On our recent Road Trip through New England, we spent a day exploring the rich history in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  It was an unforgettable day, and definitely a must for anyone’s bucket list.  I’d like to take you on a tour with me today of Plimouth Plantation, The Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock, Burial Hill, the Monument to the Forefathers, and more!

So, pull up a comfy chair, grab a pumpkin spice latte or hot cider, and take this trip with me back to the beginning of America and our very First Thanksgiving!  The turkey day prep can wait a little while longer!

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Bucket List: The Color Run Night

Posted in Bucket List, Life Lately
on November 15, 2016

My sister and I have done 4 different Color Runs over the last few years.  But, this fall was our first time ever trying the Glow In The Dark Color Run Night…and it was an absolute blast!  It is an epic night filled with music and disco balls, bubbles, black head lights, hot pink tutus, and a ton of laughs!  I loved it, and can’t wait to do it again next year!

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A Step By Step Guide To Hosting Thanksgiving

Posted in Home {Our Nest}
on November 13, 2016
How to host Thanksgiving dinner in a step by step guide. Follow this countdown to Thanksgiving, and enjoy time with your family and friends without the stress.

We are just a few weeks away from Thanksgiving, and preparations are in full swing.  Hosting Thanksgiving at our house is like an Olympic event.  It’s probably my husband’s favorite holiday.  What man doesn’t love stuffing himself with amazing food all day, and watching football, am I right?!

But he treats Thanksgiving much like Bob does from Bob’s Burgers!  He’s infatuated with Thanksgiving.  Thankfully, though, he does not talk with our bird like Bob does on the show!  But, he gets just as excited!

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Bucket List: Spend the Day in Providence, Rhode Island

I’ve been promising to share the details of our New England Road Trip with you, and here it is…the first of many posts about this awesome trip! This Road Trip ended up being the pinnacle of our Pre-Baby Bucket List Busting Year!  Friends and family were so excited to share in this, and travel with us via social media, on our 8 state, 13 day, 3000+ mile journey through New England.  I had friends begging me to share with them the itinerary and the details, on none other than a blog such as this, and here we are finally!  So, let’s talk about our unforgettable day in Rhode Island.  Enjoy…

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Caramel Apple Fondue Bar & Pumpkin Carving Date Night

Posted in Family Traditions, Life Lately, Pinterest Projects
on October 27, 2016

There is nothing I enjoy more than a beautiful fall evening at home….cozying up on the couch for a good movie, making fall treats, and carving pumpkins for our porch.  This year I “upped the ante” a bit by making one of Adam’s favorite snacks…caramel apples!  I’ve made caramel apples before, but this by far was the simplest, fastest, & most fun way ever!!  Tonight we enjoyed them in a more romantical (yes, that’s a Stephanie-ism) way by making a Caramel Apple Fondue Bar!  

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Westview Adventure Farm, Apple Orchard, & Pumpkin Patch

Posted in Family Traditions, Life Lately, Pinterest Projects
on October 25, 2016

Every fall, we have to visit an apple orchard, pumpkin patch, farm, cider mill, etc. Fall in Michigan is beyond breathtaking and by far my favorite time of the year (except for Christmas).  We can knock all of these activities off the Fall Bucket List in one “fall swoop” at Westview Orchard and Adventure Farm.

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Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Posted in Pinterest Projects
on October 20, 2016
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

This recipe for Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds I tweeked to create a crunchy, sweet, yet salty snack that you can be proud to serve to your family and friends!

Every fall at our house, we carve pumpkins.  We look forward to it, plan for it, get very competitive about it, and so on.  We watch those fancy pumpkin carving shows on Food Network every year, and anticipate our pumpkins to look similar to the expert carvings…but, they really don’t come close.

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