Pregnancy Journal: 20 weeks pregnant with baby #2

Pregnancy Journal: 20 weeks pregnant with baby #2
How is it even possible that I’m in the middle of my 5th month of pregnancy already??? That’s right folks. I’ve made it to 20 weeks. I’m at that half way point, the hump, the middle, the “almost there, but not quite at all,” place, and it feels like it happened really fast. But in...

Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing

Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing
After church this past Sunday, while my little munchkin Jack was taking a nap, Michael, Major and I all took to the sofa to relax and unwind. It had been a long week, and frankly, the downtime was welcome. I don’t get too much of it, and to just sit, and do NOTHING was nice....

Le Diner en Blanc comes to Baltimore

Le Diner en Blanc comes to Baltimore
Doing what I do here on Slow Down and Savor, I receive quite a few press releases daily in my email  from a variety of sources, (Which is awesome, keep em coming!) be it from restaurants, meal delivery services, event planners, etc. I love getting the chance to learn of new events, menus and the like...

A Norwegian Breakfast

A Norwegian Breakfast
  I’m a creature of habit. Extreme habit. Some may say I don’t enjoy change AT ALL, and that would be all too true. This includes more than just moving, changing stuff around the house, or something drastic along those lines. I get into grooves, and patterns and it’s hard to get out of them....

Pregnancy Journal: 17 weeks pregnant with Baby #2

Pregnancy Journal: 17 weeks pregnant with Baby #2
I cant believe Baby and I are already at 17 weeks! That’s almost HALF WAY! Actually, while I’m writing this, I’m ALMOST 18 weeks, and this post may not even go up until then… Whoops. It’s funny since sometimes I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever, and I clearly haven’t been. It just seems that some...

On Becoming a Star Wars Fan: 15 Things I Learned While Binge Watching ALL of the Star Wars

On Becoming a Star Wars Fan: 15 Things I Learned While Binge Watching ALL of the Star Wars
Star Wars, man. Star Wars. Now, if there’s a movie series that has more of a fan-base, I’d like to know about it, because it seems like it’s quite possibly the most popular bit of fantasy this side of space. I say series, but I should just say “entity.” George Lucas’ Star Wars is way...

The Baltimore Sun’s Secret Supper at Cosima

The Baltimore Sun’s Secret Supper at Cosima
This past Wednesday, February 8th was the first Secret Supper event of 2017, and it was AWESOME. Before I get into the details, I’ll quickly go over what The Secret Supper is, if you don’t already know. With the exciting news of Baltimore becoming one of The United States’ premiere cities for great food, actually...

Pregnancy Journal: 14 weeks pregnant with baby #2 & Disney World

Pregnancy Journal: 14 weeks pregnant with baby #2 & Disney World
Week 14 of this pregnancy has FLOWN by at the speed of light, mostly because we took a week-long family vacation to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL! Oh my gosh, what a magical experience. Now, I’ve been to Disney several times, more times than I can count, as a child. We’d go every year,...

Chicken Pesto Pasta – AKA Ally Special Dinner

Chicken Pesto Pasta – AKA Ally Special Dinner
Earlier this month, my best friend since 5th grade, Ally, left her icy home in Maine to attend the almost-as-cold Women’s March down in Washington D.C. with our friend Beth, and you know what THAT meant?   It meant that I was able to see her! WOO HOO! I was SO excited, and it was awesome getting...