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.

Friday, February 23, 2018

The New Mama's Guide To Breastfeeding (50 Resources & FREE Checklist!)


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       I definitely want to start making these New Mama's Guides a regular thing on the blog. As a new mom, there was so much information I was gathering AFTER the fact - I wish I would have had a comprehensive guideline to refer back to, before I was in the midst of the struggle, frantically researching online. I am obviously a new mom with only one child, so needless to say I don't know EVERY thing or have EVERY resource. But I wanted to create these in hopes of providing some helpful information to other new moms who might be feeling lost or unsure. The New Mama's Guide to Breastfeeding includes a list of 40+ online breastfeeding resources of all types (including anecdotal posts by other moms), plus a checklist of items that you'll want to have on hand from the get-go.