Hi, I'm Rachel.

A few years ago I could barely boil water.

True story.

Determined to be a kick ass wife, I developed a love for football and learned to cook in my tiny Jersey City kitchen. I spend my days working in Manhattan, my nights and weekends chasing after a rambunctious toddler, and the hours in between cooking with my husband and feeding my TV habit...oh, and I blog about it all! 

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In addition to trying to squeeze in some cooking and baking, I'm now a full-time working Mom to my sweet Penelope Jane! As you can probably tell, I talk about her a lot and love to share what's going on in our fun albeit sometimes crazy little world/juggling act. If you want to find out more about my pregnancy, general baby things, or life with a todder since her birth, you've come to the right place!



Penelope Updates:

Penelope Jane

One Week

Six Weeks

Three Months

Four Months

Five Months

Six Months

Seven, Eight & Nine Months

Ten Months

Eleven Months

Twelve to Eighteen Months

Penelope's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse First Birthday Party

Penelope's Birth Story, Part 1

Penelope's Birth Story, Part 2

Penelope's Birth Story, Part 3


Baby Life:

Baby Must-Haves, Part I

Daycare Days

DIY Diaper Cake

I've Created a Pacifier Monster

Magic Stroller

New Mom Favorites

Traveling With Baby

Traveling With{out} Baby

What's in My Carry-All?





 15 - 16 Weeks

17 Weeks

18 - 19 Weeks

It's a Girl! (20 Weeks)

21 - 23 Weeks

24 weeks

25 - 27 weeks

29-30 weeks

32 weeks

34 - 35 weeks

37 weeks

40 weeks


Before Baby:

Baby To Do List

Big Announcement

DIY Baby Closet

DIY Baby Organization Binder

Dreaming Up a Lavender & Light Blue Nursery for Baby Girl

Enjoying Our Lasts as a Family of 2

How We Told Our Families

Maternity Must-Haves

My Surprise Baby Shower

What to Pack in Baby's Hospital Bag

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

What I Made + Froze Before Baby

Why We Kept Her Name to Ourselves