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From the Archives: Fritos Scotcheroos

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Today, just in time for Saturday football games and Halloween, I’m dusting off a recipe from the archives. Joe had a work potluck today and specifically requested that I make these Fritos Scotcheroos. And who am I to deny Joe and his co-workers these amazing bars? Before we get too far, let’s be clear: These are not healthy in any way. In fact, I think I remarked yesterday while making them that they might be the least healthy recipe on … Read More

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New Mom Style :: In Pursuit of the Perfect Jeans

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Madewell High Rise Skinny Jean in Dayton Wash (tall) || Anthropologie Slubbed Scoop Tee || Tieks Flats in Camel || Stella & Dot Rebel Pendant  I feel like I’ve been in pursuit of the perfect pair of jeans for as long as I can remember. A few things I’ve found true (for me) along the way… 1. Gap and Banana Republic jeans are deceptive. They feel great in the store and fit wonderfully, but they start to sag and do funny … Read More

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Avoiding Burnout in Motherhood

In Family, Fashion by Madison Mayberry2 Comments

Every night I sit in Ainsley’s rocking chair and feed her a bedtime bottle. As I sit in the dimly-lit room, rocking back and forth with my now very big baby in my arms, the day finally slows down. It’s the first time during the day that I really have time to think, process and pause and I realize, every night, that I feel like I’ve been running at breakneck speed all. day. long. Do other moms know this feeling? … Read More

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Pumpkin Rigatoni with Turkey Bacon

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I’ve been making some version of this easy pumpkin sauce for more nights than I can count. It’s ultra-easy once you get the hang of making it and goes with pasta as well as roasted veggies. Although my husband’s preference leans strongly toward pasta with turkey bacon, my preference is for spooning it on top of roasted broccoli with a side of toast. This dish could easily be made a day in advance and tossed in the oven for a … Read More

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Marriage Matters

In Family by Madison Mayberry8 Comments

  We had family photos taken a week ago by a dear friend of mine who is raising money for their family’s adoption. Family photos are my favorite, at least once they are over and done with! Once I have the photos in my hands I’m so thankful we captured this moment in time, when our daughter is tiny and our family is healthy and our lives feel so full. What a sweet season this is for us, after a … Read More

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:: My New Mom Style ::

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Today I’m launching the first in a series of posts on my new mom style. I’ve been slowly revising my wardrobe over the past few months to fit my new life as a mom, work-from-home freelancer and recipe developer and manager of a home remodel that’s still very much in progress. Although I don’t have to report to an office every day, I do like to try and dress up a bit for the days that I’m working. Sometimes I’ll … Read More

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My Skincare Routine: Part 1

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Six months ago I sent out a call on Facebook for recommendations of safe, high quality skincare and makeup. One of you recommended I check out Beautycounter. I tried out a few products to start (hey, they give a 60 day money back guarantee, so I figured I had nothing to loose!) and fell in love with the line. Everything I used felt so good on my skin. It was gentle, yet effective, and left my complexion much smoother and more even … Read More

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Confident + Kind

In Family by Madison Mayberry8 Comments

As Ainsley gets older I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want her to be. Not about the vocation she chooses or the activities she participates in as the grows, but the important things that make the core of her being. We pray over Ainsley daily, but we always pray for her out loud before bed together as a family. The words that keep coming back to me are “confident & kind.” My prayer for you, sweet Ainsley, is … Read More

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Half Braid Hair

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Good morning, friends! Although I’m working from home and coffee shops these days rather than an office filled with other well-dressed professionals, I’m still making an effort to do my hair, wear nicer clothes and put a little makeup on in order to feel more productive. My post-baby hair regrowth is out of control. As pictured below, I’ve got a lot of little baby hairs growing back where I lost all my hair earlier this year. It’s an unfortunate situation, … Read More

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Shop Small: Hill Collection Designs

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Since I’ve become a mom, I’ve developed a HUGE passion for supporting other moms and women entreprenuers. I know that for me, after having Ainsley I was looking for a way to take my passion for writing, social media and recipe development and transfer that into a career that allowed me a bit more flexibility and allowed me to spend a little more time with Ainsley during the week. It’s a dream to be able to develop recipes at home, … Read More

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What I’m Loving: Fall Edition

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1. One Love Organics: Vitamin B Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover  This has been my go-to face wash for a while, but I especially love it in the winter when my skin is prone to dryness. It doesn’t 2. Dead Sea Mud Mask by Pure Body Naturals  This mud mask is gentle on my skin but leaves it feeling smooth, refreshed and clear. I use it about once a week. 3. The Lounge Bralette by Victoria’s Secret Seriously the most comfortable … Read More