Spaghetti Carbonara

I missed the celebration yesterday of World Carbonara Day! I cooked this several weeks ago with store bought spaghetti, but I will definitely be making this with my new KitchenAid Gourmet Pasta Press. Spaghetti Carbonara is a traditional Roman dish that brings together some of my favorite ingredients in such a beautiful way. Pasta, pancetta, […]

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Moving with Ease

As Spring finally appears to be upon us, I’m realizing this is the second year in a row that I will not be packing, moving, and unpacking. It’s been such a nice change for me to put down roots and have a home that I don’t feel the need to leave at the end of […]

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Zuppa Toscana Soup

I remember going to Olive Garden as a teenager and wanting to work there solely for the free food. I loved the pasta entrees and the Chicken Parmesan, but my usual order was soup, salad and breadsticks. I would alternate between the Chicken Gnocchi soup and the Zuppa Toscana. Last year, I finally made my […]

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Small Business Saturday

With Small Business Saturday just around the corner, I’ve complied some of my favorite self-started businesses to shop from. Although some have grown into mega-successful companies they started out small – built on trust, loyalty and appreciation for their customers. Not to mention, they give back to their communities. I understand that giving a Starbucks […]

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Pregnancy And Miscarriage

While I am still processing the last two and a half months and all that has happened, I know it’s time to share my story. I first want to state that while I am sharing many details which could be emotionally triggering if you’ve experienced a miscarriage, my goal is to help educate and share […]

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BLT Dip Appetizer

When I was asked to do a segment for live TV, I answered yes without really thinking about what I was getting into. I will share the link to the segment in this blog post once it airs, and I’m so excited because I honestly only remember half of what I said! Ha! I’ve never […]

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Arizona Travel Itinerary

Arizona has been on my bucket list of US states to visit for many years. My mom moved to Phoenix as a teenager and went to high school there. I’ve seen so many amazing pictures from family, friends, and strangers on Pinterest that have shared their own experiences. The furthest west that I had previously […]

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My Favorite Boutiques

It’s no secret that I love to shop small and support local businesses. I also love having one of a kind pieces that are unique. I’ve learned SO much about clothing and styles from my BFF, Olivia. She has curated her entire closet by hand using ethically sourced fabric – a talent I certainly would […]

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Whipped Feta

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve likely noticed my Sunday stories consisting of a lot of food! I’ve mentioned before that we’ve been dedicating our Sundays to “Meals Around the World” or “International Sundays” and it’s been SO much fun! We’ve had Italian night and made homemade Gnocchi which is always a popular dish. […]

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To Botox or Not To Botox

We all know someone who receives Botox and there is usually a preconceived opinion surrounding their decision. I want to preface by saying that my blog is a judgement free zone. I have always lived by the rule that you should do what makes YOU happy. As women, we are constantly faced with ridicule and […]

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