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Easy Homemade Meatballs

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This week I shared our weekly meal plan for everyone signed up to receive my weekly newsletter. If you’re interested in getting our meal plan in your inbox each week you can sign up HERE. A part of the plan? These meatballs! Truth be told, I usually just wing my meatball recipe each time I make meatballs, but I took the time to measure and jot down amounts this week so you could create something similar at home. These meatballs … Read More

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Breathing Room

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Two weeks ago we put the finishing touches on our backyard patio. Our back yard has been, for lack of a better word, a hot hot mess for the last three years. The highlight was last summer when our already gross and muggy backyard got in-ground wasps that prevented us from going outside for a couple weeks. Yes, I said hot mess didn’t I? We dug it all up and put in a huge backyard patio this summer. Now that … Read More

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Espresso and Cream Behind the Scenes // The Newsletter!

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At the beginning of the year I had a LONG bucket list of items that I wanted to complete. Half way (over half way) through the year I’m afraid to say that I have a lot of work left to do in order to check those items off said list, but I’m working on it. One of the things that is LONG overdue for the blog is creating an e-newsletter to share behind-the-scenes content for you all. Basically, if you’re … Read More

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Grilling Pizza + Rosé Wine

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This post is sponsored by Olema Wines. Well, they didn’t pay me to write the post, but they did send me some yummy wine in hopes that I would love it enough to talk about it and guess what? It was awesome, so I’m sharing it with you today! Thanks for supporting the brands that support Espresso and Cream!  Summer has gone so quickly this year! Anyone else? I think it’s due in large part to the fact that we … Read More

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Seven Years Married

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Yesterday marked seven years married to this handsome man of mine. Those of you who have reading this blog since before we got married, can you believe that?! Where does the time go? Like all things in life, it seems like the longest-shortest time. As in, we have lived so much life in those seven years and I can’t remember life without him and yet I don’t know where the last seven years went. I don’t talk a lot about … Read More

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Tubes + When Enough is Enough

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This morning, little Miss Collins Elizabeth got tubes! In all honesty, we have been waiting for this day for months now and I wanted to take a minute to write a bit about our experience in hopes that it may ease some of the burden of guilt that you may be feeling as you deal with recurrent ear infections and persistent middle ear fluid. Just like with Ainsley, Collins started having ear issues around six months. It coincided with cold … Read More

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Boosting My Immunity + ACV Slushy

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It’s not shock to most of you that since having kids I’ve been sick a LOT. Recurrent sinus issues, cold after cold, I even had the stomach flu three times one winter when Ainsley was little – probably because my gut health was compromised thanks to all the antibiotics I had to take to help my sinus infections. I had sinus surgery back in the fall of last year, and while it did help to some degree, just a few … Read More

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A Month of June Giveaways!

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Good morning, friends! With June right around the corner, I wanted to let you know of a few fun things happening around these parts. As many of you already know, I have a huge passion for safer skincare and clean personal care and cosmetics. It’s what led me to starting using Beautycounter products, and eventually partner with them as a consultant. Over the last 2 1/2 years it’s been one of the greatest joys to introduce many many of you … Read More

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Traveling With Kids // Updated Edition

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After our recent trip to Idaho with a baby and preschooler in tow, I think it’s time for a little updated edition of traveling with a baby and toddler. Not because I know all the things, but we have done air travel with two kids a couple times now, with another trip coming up soon. I considered our most recent trip a success because I didn’t say “I’m never doing this again!” event once on this trip. That, friends, is … Read More

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Playhouse Project // The Exterior + Construction

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It’s here! The LONG overdue and awaited playhouse post! We have the cutest little playhouse in our backyard, and I can say that without bragging because this whole thing was my mom’s brain child and baby, so I can take very little credit for the whole thing aside for helping with a little painting. I’m going to do the best to recap the entire experience and process. It’s been nearly two summers since the playhouse was built and we are … Read More

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Collins’s Honey-Themed First Birthday

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Last weekend we celebrated Collins’s first birthday and Mother’s Day all in a two day span. It was SO fun yet bittersweet to reflect on the last year and how quickly it’s flown by. I mean, wasn’t she just a newborn in the hospital? Really, this has been THE fastest year of my life and I don’t even want to think about the fact that my baby is no longer really a baby but is quickly approaching toddlerhood. While I’m … Read More

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You Make Me Better

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This weekend I was talking with a friend about motherhood – the joys and challenges of adding a second child into the mix specifically – and I said something to her that sort of just tumbled out. “Motherhood makes me the best version of myself.” As I sat with those words in the days that followed, the words stuck with me. I also felt there was room for a little disclaimer, and Voxed my friend to clarify what I really … Read More