My Baby Shower

Wow. What a weekend. Kyle & I went to Peoria, IL for our baby shower hosted by his family friends. We were so thankful for all the love & support we received this weekend; the shower was perfect! We spent the morning brunching, catching up, playing games (Kyle’s dream come true to be a contestant

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Hosting Ideas to Try this Summer

Since moving into our new house, I can’t help but want to host people over! Although we are no where near being done filling & decorating our house, we’ve broken in the new kitchen & deck and are ready for some summer gatherings. While perusing Pinterest this past week, I found some fun ideas I want

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5 Spring Party Ideas

With spring right around the corner, I’m getting more & more excited to host & plan a few fun gatherings as we move into our new house. And while I can’t throw a party EVERY week (I wish…), I wanted to share 5 Spring Party Ideas to inspire you to get out & celebrate with

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Moving Announcements with Minted

Kyle & I have officially scheduled our closing on our new house!!! Pending any minor hiccups, we should get the keys on 3/31! We have moved so often over the past 3 years (read: 4 states in 4 years, technically counting Pennsylvania twice). So as our fifth and “final” move for hopefully a few years,

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My First Thanksgiving Hosting!

It may still be Thanksgiving, but I am pleased to report that my first Thanksgiving meal was a success! I may have only had to host for 4 people (my in-laws, Kyle & I)…but I was prepared to cook a feast for 12.  Despite not being able to go to Florida to spend time with

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Emmy’s Party

The Inaugural Book Club Meeting (which reminded us of Babysitter’s Club & was almost renamed to Food Club) took place at my apartment last night, and it was so much fun!! Our book this month was “Looking for Alaska” by John Green. For anyone who’s read “The Fault in Our Stars”, you’ll probably agree with

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Nautical Themed Baby Shower

My older brother & sister-in-law are expecting their first baby this November! It’s the first baby on my side of the family, and I know I can’t wait until Christmas to meet the little guy. This weekend, Kyle & I road-tripped to Cleveland (with an awesome pitstop in Pittsburgh – post coming up!) for the

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