saturday afternoon at the holiday market…

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we spent a good portion of our day down at union square on saturday. our excuse was to check out the holiday market, but since there is a joe’s pizza and a dough donuts in the area now, we really look for any excuse to head that way and eat some of our favorite terrible-for-you-foods (it was the weekend after all), so the holiday market sounded like the perfect excuse....

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christmas tree decorating! + a video!

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i’m probably the happiest lady in all of new york city this week because we pulled out all our christmas decorations and got that tree up (well, two trees… we’ve been keeping up with tradition having the littles decorate their own smaller tree in their nursery).  we went the artificial tree route this year since we put them up earlier than we normally do (probably the best perk to having a baby due in a few weeks!) and even though i know i’ll miss that fresh pine smell from a real tree, there is no way i can complain about anything right now....

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toddler eats: sweet potato pumpkin rolls!

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i’m so excited about this recipe kelsey nixon is sharing today and just in time for thanksgiving next week! any kind of homemade roll is a major must on my thanksgiving plate and bonus points if it has pumpkin! i also love how this recipe incorporates a little gratitude scroll craft as well! very cute. we’re looking forward to making these next week with the kiddos.  ... Read more

my beauty must-haves!

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when it comes to beauty, hair and make up products, i don’t use a lot of them. i wish i had some sort of fancy skin care routine because it’ll probably save me a whole lot of wrinkles and issues in a few years, but i’m also kind of lazy and can’t handle more than five or ten minutes in front of the mirror each morning with my routine.  ...

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our favorite holiday traditions!

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growing up, my house was filled with family traditions throughout the year. everything from eskimo and butterfly kisses after family prayers each night to making homemade pasta together every first sunday of the month.  but nothing can really compare to the traditions we shared together around the holidays.  i think it’s partly why i love this time of year so much… because of the childhood memories my family made and cultivated every year as i grew up with my four younger siblings.  ...

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