Loaded Taters | Father’s Day Breakfast

Before our son was even conceived let alone a plan, my husband and I started to refer to our one-day-future-child-to-be as our little tater tot (tater for short). We continued this after we found out we were pregnant last year and after finding out we were having a boy. Using it so much so that…

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et Voila! | Côte d’Ivoire

Here we are in Abidjan…poised to begin another adventure together, this time alongside our son. I immediately fell in love with the food available here…from delicious pastries to fresh seafood but I felt like a fish out of water and searching for something to make this new place feel like home. I was initially a…

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Dirty 30 | Diapers & Dinner

Really, the only thing dirty about my birthday this year is the amount of diapers I find myself changing. As I leave my twenties and enter my thirties, I’m curious about what lies ahead of me. I’m less than a month away from moving to Cote d’Ivoire for two years alongside my husband, our two dogs,…

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Challenging Myself | Weight Loss Challenge

I’ve lost count of the times I’ve said I’m going to dedicate myself to losing weight and getting healthier, but every time I fail to change for the long-term. It’s always the best of intentions but I can’t help it…I love food! I love butter and sweets and seconds! But this year, I’m turning over…

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Moving Overseas | Lessons Learned

I’ve been meaning to post this for several weeks now but it got lost in my draft section with all the other posts I have been writing lately. Better late than never, I suppose! Things I’ve learned from our first move overseas: Most importantly, no matter how much you plan, prepare, and strategize, you will…

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Challenging Myself | Behind the Apron

As I realize that we have already been in Rwanda for almost 3 months and time is quickly flying by, I sat down to think about what are my goals during our 2 years here {well, now 21 months} and in life in general. From the get-go I have said this was going to be…

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New Year’s Eve and Day | Celebrating

My husband and I are big fans of having lots of get togethers to try out recipes, enjoy great company, and make lots of memories with them. New year’s eve was a perfect excuse to do just that! Our potluck menu was filled with way more food than we needed…scallop dip, artichoke dip, caprese and…

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