New baby product obsession: BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One

babybjorn one

Happy Friday friends. Have to share some love for my newest baby product obsession, the Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier One. After using the BabyBjorn Original (that I got secondhand thank goodness) for 4 months and Bubba got heavier and heavier, my back started to go out because it placed all the pressure at the top… 

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Living Room Dreams

Developing my personal style

Now that we've been in our house for almost a year, I finally have a sense for how we truly, unapologetically "live," i.e., eating dinner at the coffee table on casual nights, letting the dog come on the furniture when she's invited, drinking wine in the living room, playing on the empty space of … Read More...

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A DIY Christmas

Wanted to share a few of the DIY and thrift store Christmas projects I've made/arranged around the house. Two years ago I made this pinecone wreath by hot-gluing a bunch of mini spruce pinecones to a styrofoam wreath form and hung it to the wall from a wired plaid ribbon that I picked up at … Read More...

Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

On to part 3 of the holiday gift guide. Here are my picks for the special guy in your life: 1. A wool necktie for the holidays. 2. A matching blue-bordered pocket square that can be used in any season. 3. These boxers are cheeky and fun for the dog lover. 4. These classic … Read More...

Homemade Mexican Rice

Homemade Mexican Rice

Growing up (and to this day), my mom always served Mexican rice with our taco spreads, which my brothers lovingly referred to as "orange rice." After many trials, I've come up with my own no-seasoning-packet version with fresh ingredients and it has become a staple in our home. I love … Read More...

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Lately

Happy Friday! Things have been good around here lately. I (finally) unpacked after a great 6 days in Wisconsin for the holiday. We spent Thanksgiving day at my brother and sister in law's house and my spatchcocked turkey turned out well (despite smoking up the kitchen and turning the place into a … Read More...

Tory Burch Manhattan apartment

For the Love of Emerald Green

First of all, thanks for all your support as this blog takes a turn in a different direction from a strictly food blog to a more general lifestyle blog that more accurately reflects my current state and interests as a homeowner and mother, including interiors, DIY and home improvement projects, … Read More...

Holiday Gallery Wall

DIY Holiday Gallery Wall

I have yet to find the perfect statement piece to go above my sofa, so for the time being I'm filling the space with a series of 6 IKEA Ribba frames with whatever prints suit my fancy. I thought it would be fun to add a little subdued Christmas cheer to the gallery wall so I downloaded 6 … Read More...

Holiday Gift Guide for the Chic Dweller

Holiday Gift Guide: for the Chic Dweller

On to part two of my holiday gift guides. I think plants, cozy throws, pretty art prints, bar accessories, or additions to a coffee table display are great gifts for the new homeowner, apartment dweller, or renter. Here are my picks! 1. Bay Leaf Wreath / 2. Blue and White Ginger … Read More...

Holiday Gift Guide for Baby from Peaches and Cake

Holiday Gift Guide: For Baby

'Tis the season! Oliver has most of the things he needs for his first year, but I can't help but oogle at all the adorable baby clothes out there! I don't know about you but I love any gift that supports warmth and sleep. So here are my picks for the new babe in your life to keep them warm and cozy … Read More...

Spatchcocked Roast Turkey

Spatchcocked Roast Turkey

I know there's a bazillion ways out there to cook a turkey, but I like to do a dry-brined spatchcocked roast turkey with minimal add-ins and here's the three main reasons why: 1. The prep work is mostly done ahead of time, leaving you to just butter it up and pop it in the oven on Thanksgiving … Read More...

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Thankful.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to remind myself to be grateful for everything and everyone I have in my life. It's so easy to forget about our blessings these days. One quick scroll through your Instagram feed can make you feel like you're seriously lacking something in your … Read More...

Container Store Elfa Closet System

Organizing with Elfa in the Bedroom

When we moved into our house last winter, we were presented with the conundrum of having no closet whatsoever in the bedroom. Who designs a home with no closet in the bedroom?! Argh!! I digress... So, while I dream of having a closet one day that looks like this... ...for the time being I … Read More...