A Week of Giving Back, Day 3 – Family Traditions

In my opinion, traditions around the holiday season are one of the best ways we create memories! In the spirit of giving, here are some small things we do as a family that make the holidays special every year.

Giving Back Day 2- The Environment

It has been a huge goal of mine to work on reducing waste in our household this year, and to live a 'green-er' lifestyle! I have found it extremely difficult as a family of three to not put out lots of waste, but these tricks are easy things we have started doing to help reduce the number of items we throw in the trash. Is there anything your family does too?

Restaurant Review – Cinque Terre Seattle

Cinque Terre is an Italian restaurant in Seattle, somewhat obviously named after the foodie destination in Italy. This modern Seattle restaurant has been a buzz locally, so we decided to give it a try! Full review in post - be sure to check out other Seattle destinations in my "Visit Seattle" tab!

The Easy Essentials Behind a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape – My Top 5 Picks That You Will Use Every Year!

Holiday entertaining is a big deal for me... I love to do it, and especially do it in style! Trends change so quickly, so there area few staples I have that will stand the test of time that I use every year, and I am sure I will use indefinitely! This article has my top 5 choices of must-haves for entertaining this holiday season. What are your picks? I would love to hear them!

Three Cheese Tortellini with Butternut Squash – A Fall Meatless Monday Recipe

With Thanksgiving (and therefore lots of over-indulging ) around the corner, I am making extra sure to mix in some lighter meals over the next few weeks. Though with the tortellini this is surely not a 'low calorie' meal, I think it is a much healthier alternative to a pasta dish smothered in meat and a heavy-duty cream sauce! It however still hits all the fall comfort marks, and is a great vegetarian recipe. I hope you enjoy!