Winnie {One Month Old}

Winnie {One Month Old}

My littlest little is one month old. How the heck did that happen already? The past few weeks have gone by so fast. Knowing this is my last experience with a newborn, I’ve been trying to soak in the snuggles and tiny baby coos as we get to know our new bundle. I find it… Continue Reading

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Roasted Sausage, Polenta and Squash

Roasted Sausage, Polenta and Squash

Sausage, polenta, butternut squash, onions and mushrooms all roasted together to crispy perfection; this roasted sausage, polenta and squash recipe has all the right flavors for a fall dinner. Plus, it’s super easy and quick! You can even have it made before it starts getting dark outside at like 3:30. Easy recipes are an absolute… Continue Reading

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Meet Baby Winnie

Meet Baby Winnie

Last week our little rainbow baby finally arrived after nine long months of anticipation — and she’s a girl! We’re so excited to introduce you to the newest member of our family, Winnie Theodora Kopp. Winnie’s birth story isn’t quite as dramatic as her big sister’s. This time we made it to the hospital (much… Continue Reading

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Spooky Spider Halloween Favors

Spooky Spider Halloween Favors

Halloween is less than two weeks away! I can hardly wait. So in anticipation of all the spooky activities coming up, including my family’s annual pumpkin carving gathering, I made cute spider Halloween favors for the children using little candy jars. These favors are creepy, crawly, and filled with sweet treats — a perfect DIY… Continue Reading

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Asian Pear Cobbler Dessert

Asian Pear Cobbler Dessert

Fall is here and it’s not just apple season – it’s Asian pear season! So go find some and make this Asian pear cobbler dessert. I promise it does not disappoint. Usually I make autumn desserts with apples, which are readily and abundantly available from many farms near us this time of year. But not… Continue Reading

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Pregnancy After Loss: A Heavier Weight to Carry

Pregnancy After Loss: A Heavier Weight to Carry

Being pregnant is hard. It’s even harder after a miscarriage or stillbirth. For most women, pregnancy is pretty crappy. Sure, there’s the joy, anticipation and “glow” (if you’re lucky). But the average pregnant mom also has to deal with nausea and exhaustion. There’s the insomnia, constant need to pee, sudden onset of acne, hormonal ups… Continue Reading

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Back to School Celebration

Back to School Celebration

Last week, we celebrated the beginning of Owen’s academic journey with a school kick-off party! After all, starting preschool is kind of a big deal so I couldn’t let the occasion go by without a back to school celebration dinner (also, Target had some adorable school decorations in their dollar zone that I couldn’t resist buying).… Continue Reading

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Owen’s First Day of Preschool

Owen’s First Day of Preschool

Suddenly I have a school-age child. The past four years flew by and now we’ve reached this milestone: Owen has started preschool. This momentous occasion was like Christmas day. Owen has been waiting to go to school for months, impatiently counting the days. Throughout the summer whenever he’d meet someone, he’d somehow find a way… Continue Reading

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Ice Cream Party Cupcake Toppers

Ice Cream Party Cupcake Toppers

Here’s a simple way to make adorable toppers to decorate cupcakes or a cake for an ice cream-themed party. Yep, I know summer is over…but ice cream is part of celebrations year-round in my universe. (And we’re in the middle of a heatwave here, so the need for ice cream is very real.) These ice… Continue Reading

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