A Very Spooky Birthday Party

Each year since we’ve had the girls we have been revving up the enthusiasm for Halloween over here at the Bell house (it helps that Halloween is a big deal in our neighborhood – people have corn mazes and grave yards in their yards.  Seriously!).  Before having kids I couldn’t have cared less about Halloween,…

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Addicted to Herb – Salt

With the cooler fall weather approaching (very slowly approaching), I recently decided it was time to harvest my herb garden. I never have a problem using all of my basil. The girls LOVE their “green pasta” which is a basil & spinach pesto that I make from scratch and serve with penne.  Avery (almost 4)…

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Virginia’s Edited Gift Guide

Gift guides tend to start popping up as the holidays approach but I find myself giving gifts all year – the holidays are just fraction of my annual gifting.  I guess that means I am blessed to have many occasions to celebrate!  Here is a list of my go-to gift options, for everyone from the…

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Roman Holiday

We leave for our long-awaited Rome, Italy trip ONE WEEK FROM TODAY.  I have realized that vacation planning is vastly different when you are a parent.  In my pre-mom days I would have spent time here and there researching Rome, gathering recommendations from friends, and maybe even learning some conversational Italian from the moment I…

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10 Random Things About Me

  1)   My husband’s name is Keith, we met when I was home from NYC visiting my family for Christmas in 2004.  We were engaged 6 months later!  And, NO, I wasn’t knocked up. 2)   We have a 17-month old daughter, Avery, and are thrilled to announce that Baby Bell #2 is on the way,…

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