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Comic Con: Pregnant, Cosplay and Family Adventures

Comic Con: Pregnant, Cosplay and Family Adventures…We recently went to Comic Con as a family and oh man was it ever fun! Carrying a 1.5 year old, being seven months pregnant, and being dressed in our Batman, Joker and Poison Ivy costumes made it extra special (and tiring), but we are already excited to go again next year with the new baby. He will be about 6 months old, so the family costume ideas are endless…

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Second Pregnancy Bump Comparison, Part 2

Second Pregnancy Bump Comparison Part 2…It’s pregnancy bump comparison time again! Boy oh boy time is flying by; I can’t believe how close the end of this pregnancy is. I’m a little behind on my posts (as I write this I am actually 34 weeks) so looking back at where I was just 4 weeks ago is mind blowing…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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Valentine’s Heart Macarons with Chocolate Berry Filling

Valentine’s Heart Macarons with Chocolate Berry Filling…Macarons are not hard to make. They require some practice and some technical skills, but once you’ve baked them a few times they really aren’t difficult at all. I have a post here all about how to make perfect macarons–easy, fast and no swearing involved!…