Wednesday, May 16, 2018

SPRING UPDATE: Where Have I Been?

     Hey, Stranger! It's no real secret I've taken quite the hiatus from blogging over the last two-and-a-half months, but I'm making my way back here to say that I'm picking up right where I left off, and moving full-steam ahead! There are a few changes coming to the blog and my social media that I think will be more beneficial for me, as a person, and help me connect more with my "audience" - although honestly, I hate that word. One of my new, main goals for the blog and my social media in general is to make real connections with those of you that follow me and read the blog. I hope to engage more with you all one-on-one, instead of letting my voice echo throughout the internet, wondering if anyone can hear. In a day and age full of "social media influencers" and celebrities, I realize that for most, I will be just another face in the crowd, and that's fine by me. BUT, my original purpose of the blog stays the same: to foster community among other new moms who are navigating some of the same waters that I am in right now.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

DIY Spring Place Setting Ideas for the Hostess On A Budget

DIY Spring Place Setting Everyday Kate
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      As spring creeps around the corner for most of us in the U.S., I am immediately inspired to bring fresh, spring florals and colors into my wardrobe AND into my home. The temps have dipped back down into the 30s this week in Pittsburgh, but they sure aren't stopping me from entertaining daydreams of breezy, sunny days on the patio, and the scent of fresh blooms emerging after a long winter's nap. I wanted to create a simple, beautiful and easy DIY place setting idea that is the perfect addition to any spring dinner party, family meal, Easter Sunday or girls brunch. Now that I'm a mom, I don't have TONS of time or opportunities to host elaborate parties or pay for expensive florals or dinnerware. But I wanted to find a simple way that I could bring some spring beauty to my home without breaking the bank, or requiring hours of prep time. Some of the elements were things I already had, but I did purchase a few things to complete this picture-perfect place setting, all while spending around $10 per plate.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan 2/26 - 3/4

       I'm just a tad behind on this weeks blogging schedule, obviously since my goal for these weekly posts is to put them up on Monday. Ah, you can forgive me, right? :) I feel like I'm constantly saying this exact sentence, but I cannot believe February is almost over already. January lasted a literal eternity (okay, not literal, but you know), and now we're about to be in March in just a few short days. Not to mention Ezra will be turning 8 months old - now THAT I literally cannot believe! It's so strange how time seems to move faster and faster as the months and years go on. I remember when I felt like my high-school years lasted an eternity, then college went by a little quicker, and the clock keeps on ticking. Anyway, I came up with some yummy breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas this week as we leave February behind.