Edible Gift Ideas

Edible Gift Ideas

Over the last couple of years, one of my favorite things to do is to make a homemade gift for people.  It doesn’t matter if it’s their anniversary or a Christmas gift.  I just feel like it means more when some thought and hard work has gone into it.  For Thanksgiving this year, my family […]

Chili Recipe

Chili Recipe

Growing up, my family never ate chili.  The well known story is how my dad swished his milk at dinner when Joe and I were first married and we had my parents over for spaghetti.  The man has a very bland palate and cannot take any form of spice so I had no experience with […]

Thanksgiving Place Card Holders

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Hello there! I’m Tara from Anything & Everything, so happy to be here today with my first contributor post for NY Melrose Family! With Thanksgiving coming up very soon, today I am sharing some very cute and festive Thanksgiving place card holders. Not only are these fun little guys turkeys, but they make great place […]

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Cinna-Swirl Sticky Bun Cupcakes by 3 Boys Unprocessed

It’s no secret that my girls love their cupcakes.  I have an entire portion of my recipe index just for cupcakes for heavens sake.  I don’t always leave out the refined sugar though.  Actually I’m pretty sure that Riley can be quoted stating that her favorite food is sugar {face palm}.   I’m not just […]

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Date Night Ideas

Date Night Ideas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Joe and I have slowly realized that date nights are far and few between and it’s not just because we have the girls now.  Both of our schedules are crazy.  He often works second shift which […]

Girl Gift Ideas

Girl Gift Ideas

Just about everyone I know is starting to focus on gift ideas for Christmas. That is definitely not the case in our family. Riley turns five three weeks before Christmas so we need to get the birthday gift ideas out of the way first. I honestly don’t know how my mom did it with all […]

Surviving the Holidays

Surviving the Holidays

Can  you believe that Halloween is two weeks away?!  This holiday season I plan on enjoying every teeny tiny moment.  Everyone keeps telling me lately to appreciate this time with my girls and I plan on it.  In order to do this, I’ve put together a collection of articles to help Surviving the Holidays a […]

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This time of year calls for lots of Pumpkin recipes.  It’s as if the second that a little bit of cold weather gets into the air then we are straight into Fall which is fine by my girls who love any reason for me to bake.  I’m more of an apple lover myself though.  Since […]


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