Hi there, and welcome!

I’m Amber.

My husband, Ryan, and I live in the Washington, D.C. area with our adorable little ladies, Olivia and Lila, and our energetic (at times) but lovable beagle, Tater.

A little bit about me. . .

I love food. . .as in, I have planned entire vacations around what I was going to eat and where. I love all kinds of food and even things that probably don’t qualify as food but I count them anyway, like the cooked sugar you can scrape from the inside of a cotton candy tub.

I have no clue what I’m doing when it comes to being a mom, but I like to think that my husband and I try really hard. We are having a blast with this whole parenting gig, which is, I think, all you can truly ask for.

I get really, really excited about stuff—holidays, a great find at TJ Maxx, making it home from work in less than 45 minutes, Ben & Jerry’s Late Night Snack, managing to code something correctly on this blog, every single new thing Olivia has ever done, SYTYCD. I tend to be overly enthusiastic in general. I have decided this is a good thing, since my husband is so mellow and laid back about everything; we balance each other out.

I am known for being hyper-organized and on top of things. But the real secret to my success is fear … real and utter terror that if I stray one toe out of the routine, this entire house of cards is going to come tumbling down. This is the sort of thing that keeps me up at night.

I hate that I am competitive; it’s definitely in my top five least favorite traits about myself. But I also recognize that it has probably helped me achieve things I might not have otherwise. Still, I have to remind myself constantly that life is not about keeping up with everyone else; that I am a good mom, wife, friend, sister, etc.; that sometimes you just have to be patient and have a little faith in yourself. I’m still working on all of the above.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Enjoy the recipes, DIY projects, my adventures in parenting, and fun finds for you and your little one.

Suggestions? Comments? Just need to get something off your chest? Feel free to shoot me an e-mail. I love to hear from my readers!



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I might receive some of the products or services mentioned in some of my posts for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe my readers will enjoy and find useful. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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