How to Spring Clean Your Diet

Photo by Alison Marras on Unsplash Spring has officially sprung and it's time to reset and start fresh! It's the time of year where you can open the windows, let in some fresh air and get organized! They say the most successful way to tackle spring cleaning is to focus on one area at a time and I find it's the same methodology when cleaning up your diet! To start, focus in on each meal. What are your go-to's for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and any in-betweens? What are you drinking throughout the day? How often do you eat out? What's currently in your pantry or refrigerator? How can you make healthier swaps or eliminate processed foods all together? Eating clean may seem overwhelming, but it's actually really easy once you get in the ...

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Summit Turns 4: Throwing a Birthday Party for Your Dog

This post includes affiliate links to brands and products that I believe in and love. To read our full disclosure policy, please click here. Everyone told us that once our daughter was born, Summit would fade into the background and become just 'a dog'. Tim and I refused to let this become true and have been trying to make a concerted effort this past year to avoid just that. While life is looking a little different for all of us these days, there are still aspects of Summit's Brooklyn routine that we've been keeping alive. We still take him to the dog park (even though we now have a backyard) and we're sure to bring him on runs or outings whenever we can. We still make him homemade, organic treats and Aveline LOVES sharing all her ...

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Support Small Businesses this Holiday with These Unique Finds from Etsy

Photo by Mel Poole on Unsplash This post includes affiliate links to brands and products that I believe in and love. To read our full disclosure policy, please click here. Working at Etsy, I'm inspired everyday by our community of sellers and their creativity. Small businesses need our love now more than ever, so what better time to visit Etsy and support independent entrepreneurs?! Below are just some of my favorites from Etsy this year, which I hope inspire you to find your own perfect gifts this holiday season. For more Etsy picks, check out these gift guides, curated by the best in the business! Ready to Ship Gifts // Gifts Under $30 // Gifts for Her // Gifts for Him // Gifts for Kids // Gifts for Pets Tea Mug // ...

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The Best Toys for 6-8 Month Old Babies under $10

This post includes affiliate links to brands and products that I believe in and love. To read our full disclosure policy, please click here. Whether you're looking for some new options for your child's toy rotation or an easy gift, these picks haven't failed us yet. These are some of Aveline's absolute favorites and at less than $10 each, you really can't go wrong! Clockwise from left: Fisher Price Rock-a-Stack: An oldie but goodie, there's a reason this toy has stood the test of time. It seems so simple, but along with providing hours of entertainment, these stackable rings will also help your babe develop fine motor skills. Aveline loves banging these together and rolling and chasing after them. For another spin on this classic, ...

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Aveline’s Very First Halloween

This post includes affiliate links to brands and products that I believe in and love. To read our full disclosure policy, please click here.Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore Ah, babe's very first Halloween! I don't know about other moms, but the pressure was real for me to figure out the perfect costume for Aveline. Tim and I had a few different ideas, many of which didn't include us (Halloween 2020 is a bit unusual in these Covid times), but after chatting it through, we knew we wanted to make it a family affair. To give you the full backstory here, Tim's nickname, bestowed on him by his father, is Tigger! We jokingly at first came up with the Winnie the Pooh idea, but after researching and finding that Eeyore costume ...

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