Anatomy of an Enchanted Nursery

So it’s about to be Mommy time again, for the second time. My next baby girl, Satiah Harlow, is due to join us in a few short months and I have been a nesting beast. Like her big sister Aria’s room, hers had to be absolutely perfect. But what to do? What was my theme? Her room was my old “shoe room” (I told ya’ll I was impractical, so yes, I had a whole room for my shoes and purses). But with the impending arrival of my little Pixie, I had to let – that- go. Sigh. So in my head, the “new” room had to be just as magical as the last. And then there it was, like… well… magic. It was going to be an enchanted nursery, with stars and clouds and fairies. So away to plan I went.

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Aria in Onederland

My Bug just turned one and let me tell you, what an event it was. I had the most fun celebrating her and with her. As a crafty, EXTRA, mom (I told ya’ll I’m very extra) I had to everything and do everything big.

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In Honor of National Cookie Day – Snickerdoodles

So today is National Cookie Day and we loooooove a good cookie. Here’s to an oldie but always a goodie… Snickerdoodles.

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Go Ahead and Have the Chocolate. You deserve it.

There’s ALWAYS room for dessert. Oh, don’t give me that “you can’t eat cupcakes because your diet” foolishness. You can eat this. And you should.

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Insanely Gorgeous Summer Tables… On the Cheap

Don’t you love it when you pass by Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel and you see those beautifully set tables. I do. I always think to myself, I want my table to look like that. So one day I did it. Here’s how.

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Mouthwatering Hamburgers in 30 Minutes! Score one for Mom!

So at the Cook residence with a 3-month old and all the other obligations of the day, good food is something that my husband and I look forward to. Aria is still a little young for us to be toting in and out of restaurants, so we tend to bring the restaurant home.

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When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Cupcakes

What happens when life hands you a giant bowl of lemons? Well, you get in the kitchen. Kind of like, when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Ok, so I’m not a philosopher, but I can bake. I can bake my butt off. There goes that domestic goddess thing again.

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