Recipes

Hello Dolly (7 Layer Magic Cookie Bar) Recipe: The Chocolate Toffee Edition

Hello Dolly 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bar Recipe…When I bake, I usually want nothing short of extravagance, high praise and admiration for my extreme baking prowess (like macarons, see my tutorial simplifying them here, I promise they are easy!). But sometimes you want a dessert recipe that is fast, easy, simple, foolproof and crowd pleasing without the headache of particularly whipped egg whites or fancy baking dishes or rare ingredients. Enter the Hello Dolly, aka the Magic Bar, aka the Seven Layer Bar, aka the Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bar. These things will knock your socks off, they are ah-mazing: so sweet, so delicious, so easy, and oh so so good…

Baby

Second Pregnancy Bump Comparison, Part 1

Second Pregnancy Bump Comparison, Part 1…Second pregnancies are so different than first pregnancies. With the first one, I had so much free time to obsess over being pregnant and expecting a new baby. I researched everything—the best stroller, the safest crib, the top breast pump, natural birthing positions, baby name meanings. I knew exactly what fruit my baby was comparable in size to and every developmental detail of each week. With this second pregnancy, I’m so busy looking after my first baby that sometimes I forget I’m even pregnant…

Baby

Babymoon Tips and Las Vegas Gender Reveal

Babymoon Tips and Las Vegas Gender Reveal…Babymoons are all the rage right now and we just returned from our second one. For the first baby, we did a 10 day trip to California. We started with a few days in LA doing some of the most incredible things, then rented a convertible and took two days to drive up the coast to San Francisco where we spent a few more amazing days. …

Fitness

Home Gym Setup: What you do (and don’t) need

Home Gym Setup: What you do (and don’t) need…It’s that time of year when everyone is hyped to get fit and lose weight! I’m pregnant so losing weight is not a goal of mine, but I still wake up before my one year old to get in my weights and cardio, plus I start teaching yoga this year, so keeping fit is definitely a goal! …

Life

Beauty Resolutions for 2017

Beauty Resolutions for 2017…New Year’s Resolutions are hard. They involve sacrifice, dedication, will power, hard work, and suffering. Why go through all that for weeks or months (because let’s be honest, most people make resolutions they don’t keep much longer than February). Why not resolve to do something for yourself that is fun, has immediate results, makes you look amazing, and helps you feel good about yourself? Now those are resolutions anybody can stick to!…