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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Live Well

2017 – There are no words. Actually, there are a lot of words, but I am not going to do a deep dive here today…I’ll save that for another day. Let me clarify by saying that there is no singular event that “happened”, nothing acutely traumatic or anything like that. It was more like all…

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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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