Day Trip: Apple Picking with Kids

apple picking with kids

Apple picking is one of my favorite seasonal activities. We've gone as a family every fall since Levi was born, and he gets more excited about participating each year. Four years of apple picking with him (and his friends) has made me somewhat of an expert when it comes to hitting up orchards with babies and toddlers in tow … READ MORE!

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BHG Stylemaker Event in NYC

BHG Stylemaker event

As you might imagine, being a blogger/stay-at-home mom can feel isolating. When we lived in Omaha, there were days when the only adult interactions I had were with my husband and my son's teachers! Now that we're living with my parents, I get to have more grownup conversations throughout the day, but it's definitely not the same as socializing with colleagues in an office setting … READ MORE!

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How-To: Manual Coffee Brewing Methods

manual coffee brewing methods

About a month before our big move from Nebraska to New Jersey, our hardworking Keurig machine sputtered and brewed its last cup of coffee. Although we both relied on the convenience of the Keurig for single servings of coffee throughout the day, JB and I chose not to replace it, as it would end up in storage only a few weeks later.Instead, we pulled out the old-fashioned drip coffee maker and -- blech! -- reheated our refills in the microwave. Remembering that I used to use a simple pour-over coffee brewer to make individual servings of coffee in college, I went online to purchase a new one.In addition to cheap plastic cones, however, I discovered an array of fancier manual coffee brewing methods. I've had French Press coffee before and seen the Chemex sold in stores, but other methods, like the Clever and Aeropress, were unfamiliar to me … READ MORE!

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