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 cat’s out of the bag! 1st Bumpdate: 1st Trimester

The cat’s out of the bag! 1st Bumpdate: 1st Trimester
For the past several weeks, I’ve been holding in a huge secret. I’m talking BIG. I’m not a fan of secrets to begin with. Well, the cat’s out of the bag now, thank GOD. It is with great excitement that I am able to say, our little family is getting a little bigger! That’s right....

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
Today, since Major was off of school in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I decided I wanted to do something educational with the boys, rather than just sit on our butts doing nothing, even though that was kind of appealing. Hey, it’s cold out! So we headed to the Reginald F. Lewis...

Stove top turkey

Stove top turkey
Hey! Quickly before we get started, I wanted to let you know that it’s Mobbie time here in the Baltimore area! Yep! Baltimore Sun’s annual blog competition, the Mobbies is underway.  My goal as a Balimore-based blogger is to let the people of the world know how much this amazing city means to me, and how...

The Taco Ring

The Taco Ring
I’ve found that Facebook and other social media are goldmines for interesting recipes. Like I mentioned in my last post about the Baked Apple Pie, courtesy of BuzzFeed’s Tasty series, I love finding some delicious, yet odd or different recipes to test out and hopefully really enjoy. One such recipe that’s been making the rounds...

Top 5 Reasons to Visit The Poconos

Top 5 Reasons to Visit The Poconos
For some reason, my husband has had a pretty serious fixation on wanting to visit The Pocono Mountains up in PA. I’d been a few times growing up, but only in the winter for skiing, when The Poconos is truly hopping. It’s a popular destination for those who love the ski slopes and all that jazz,...

Captain Larry’s Bar & Grill | Baltimore

Captain Larry’s Bar & Grill | Baltimore
` There’s this place that not just one or two of my friends talk about going ALL – THE -TIME. It’s not just their consistent talk of it that really piqued my interest. It’s that seemingly EVERYONE is talking about this place; not just my friends, but strangers too. The place? Captain Larry’s, located 601 E....

Birthday Crab Cakes & Green Velvet Poke Cake

Birthday Crab Cakes & Green Velvet Poke Cake
This past weekend, we celebrated our big kid’s 8th birthday! I can’t believe Major is 8 already. No longer our little boy, Major’s entered the world of big-kid-dom, and that’s exciting! For his birthday, we celebrated with a big Orioles win, a Manny Machado grand slam (!!!!!!) and lots of peanuts and Cracker Jacks. We...

BROOKLINEN: Best sheets ever?

BROOKLINEN: Best sheets ever?
There’s this movie starring Brittany Murphy that I just adore called “Uptown Girls.” It’s basically about this childlike woman who becomes a nanny to a child who acts like a grownup. It’s a sweet story where they teach each other balance, and while the nanny grows up, the girl learns how to be a kid....

Jack’s 1st Birthday Party & Enter for a chance to win $250 to Minted.com!!!

Jack’s 1st Birthday Party & Enter for a chance to win $250 to Minted.com!!!
As you may know, my youngest son, Jack, just celebrated his first birthday! Happy birthday, little buddy! Minted, the awesome online design marketplace, contacted me with the desire to help celebrate this milestone in his (and our) life! How cool is that? Basically, I was charged to find some amazing party decorations on Minted, use them,...