Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe


My husband is a fiend for broccoli cheese soup, and his favorite is from Jason’s Deli. He always gets the Spud au Broc, which is a (no lie) FOOTBALL-SIZED baked potato smothered generously with broccoli cheese soup. We used to meet up there for lunch during our early dating days (d’aww) but haven’t been there […]

National Pie Day with Pie-ography

national pie day featured

It’s National Pie Day!  First of all, I would like to state for the record that I believe National Pie Day should be on March 14th. (3.14, get it? Pi? Yeah. Okay.) I am okay with pie any old day, though, and I had fun making a delicious pie yesterday with my friend Laura Kelly Walters! […]

Kid-Organized Birthday Party!


I officially have no young children anymore. I mean, relatively speaking. My younger set of twins just turned TEN over the weekend! Double digits! It’s on, people! Over Christmas break, we asked the girls what they wanted to do for their birthday. I like to keep things simple. As much as I love poring over […]

Messy Life in a Pretty Planner

Custom Printable Planner

Oh, new year. You arrive with such fanfare! Plunging necklines and tiny finger foods. Party horns and midnight kisses and champagne toasts. For me, you arrived in a cramped hotel room, watching the ball drop on TV with two of my kids draped across my lap and the other two snoring away on the floor. For […]

Hello, January. Here’s the deal.


Happy New Year! Yay, it’s January. The holidays have come and gone in a flash (at my house, anyway – seems like Christmas was over before it began) and we’re already a few days into this brand new year. I want to thank all of you who reached out to me with such kindness after […]

Distracted by social media, I almost lost my son.


Something awful happened at the tail end of our California vacation last June. A near-miss so traumatizing that it’s taken me six months to write about it. As the year is winding down, I’m looking back on all the fun stuff we did as a family, and this one memory is like a sharp little […]

Easy Candy Cane Fudge


Every year at Christmas, I gorge myself on Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses until I basically hate myself. This year, I decided to try to duplicate that addictive taste by making easy Candy Cane Fudge. Success! This is AMAZEBALLS. I used the same Andes Peppermint Chips that I used for my Santa cookies a few weeks […]

#CheersTo Rum & Cherry Cola Cocktails

Rum & Cherry Cola Cocktail made with Zevia

If you’re overdoing it on holiday treats right now, check this out – you can still enjoy a guilt-free cocktail made with Zevia! No sugar, no artificial sweeteners, zero calories – it’s like drinking air. Except it tastes delightful when mixed with rum. Trust me on this. I don’t know what it is about Zevia, […]

Personalized Christmas Stationery from Laura Kelly

Personalized Stationery from Laura Kelly for Expressionery

I have mad love for personalized gifts, especially since I gave 3 of my 5 children names that are rarely ever available on keychains or pencils. Last summer, I wrote about the darling personalized stationery designed by my friend, licensed artist Laura Kelly, which is available from My daughter was able to give her […]

10 Great Christmas Gifts for Kids with Autism


Christmas is almost here! If you’ve got a kiddo to shop for who is on the autism spectrum, I’ve put together a tried-and-true gift guide with a variety of gifts that my own son has loved over the years. Stacking Shapes Pegboard – My son was positively obsessed with this toy. He played with it […]