Weekend Recap

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What a weekend! Life has been pretty crazy lately, we are selling the house we’ve lived in for 4 years and moving a few minutes away. It’s bittersweet, I love the neighborhood and our awesome neighbors (friends) but it’s time to move on. I am excited to blog about the moving process and we will… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

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Good Morning Friends,   Have I mentioned how glad I am to be back here at TNM?! We’ve had a crazy couple of days so I figured I’d start this weekend recap off with the Maryland Blogger Bash this past Thursday. My friend Jen who is a family photographer and motherhood blogger (you can find… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

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Hey friends! Holy cow, it is crazy how fast time has flown by. 4 years and 2 kids later, we’ve come a long way. I am so ready to dive back in to the blogging world and what better way then to start out with a Weekend Recap post. The other day I received an… [Read More]

Sprinkle For Jonathan

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I’m so happy I am finally getting around to posting about the Sprinkle for baby Jonathan. It was such a lovely afternoon with family and friends, I couldn’t have asked for anything more. The weather was absolutely beautiful and my heart was so full from all of the love and laughter that was shared that… [Read More]

Happy 3 year Bloggiversary to Top Notch Mom!

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Happy 3 year Bloggiversary to Top Notch Mom! I remember when I created this corner of the blog world, it was my 2nd baby. We’ve come a long way and it wouldn’t be without all of the wonderful followers and fabulous blog friends I’ve made along the way. Stay tuned for what’s to come because… [Read More]

3 years of blogging + update

Hard to believe I am coming up on 3 years of blogging here at Top Notch Mom on April 29th. It feels like just yesterday I started this little corner of the blog world with the help of my husband. Lately I’ve been having some major regret for the lack of posting I’ve done since… [Read More]

Cake Batter Blondie Bars

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Happy Friday, are you ready for these Cake Batter Blondie Bars?! Sorry for the delay on this delicious post, it’s been up over at Juggling Act Mama for a week now. I’m 8 months pregnant and lately I’ve been having major sugar cravings. I dug into some family favorite recipes and came out with this… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

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Happy Monday! Another weekend has come and gone and I knew I had to get this Weekend Recap post up before my pregnancy brain left me forgetting all the details We had a fun filled busy weekend, which started with spending Saturday in Washington DC. Matthew is obsessed with trains, we decided to take the… [Read More]

Must Have Baby Products for Baby #2

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Good morning, today I will be sharing my Must Have Baby Products for Baby #2. This pregnancy feels like it’s flying by for me, I am 30 weeks today! I’ve been getting the nursery together, working on re-doing the closet in the nursery thanks to a friend (blog post to come on that soon) and preparing Matthew… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

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Happy Monday! It’s freezing here, our street is a sheet of ice as I am writing this. Matthew’s 3rd Birthday is less than a week away and I can’t help but think about how the past 2 years all of the kids at the party ran around our backyard in 60 degree weather, I don’t… [Read More]

Nursery Decorating Ideas

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Today I wanted to share with you my nursery decorating ideas for the 2nd baby as well as photos of the nursery when Matthew was a baby. Since we painted the room green my plans are to keep it that color and make a few minor changes like the crib bedding, changing pads, curtains and… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

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Good Morning! It’s hard to believe I am coming up on the 3rd trimester of this pregnancy on Wednesday, time is flying! We have been busy getting the house cleaned, organized and the nursery together. I hope you had a great weekend! I’m snuggled up on the couch right now waiting for The Walking Dead… [Read More]

Weekend Recap + 4000 Follower Giveaway

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I hope you had a great weekend! This post is going to be short and sweet because I want to get to the most important part. Coming up on 3 years of blogging here at Top Notch Mom I just hit over 4,000 Facebook followers over the weekend. It blows my mind every single day… [Read More]

Tilapia with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

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Good Morning! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and you didn’t stay up too late partying and enjoying the Super Bowl. What did you think of the half-time show? I actually really liked it, even though majority of my Facebook newsfeed said otherwise. I know my Weekend Recap posts haven’t been a weekly occurrence… [Read More]

Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes

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Happy Friday! I know some of you are dying to get your hands on this recipe since I posted a teaser for it on Tuesday. Before I get into it though I cannot believe it’s the end of January, seriously time flies! Jeremy has been begging me to make homemade chicken pot pies for a… [Read More]

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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It’s good to be back after what feels like a month of sickness in our house. Last week this Spinach and Artichoke Dip Stuffed Spaghetti Squash popped up on my Facebook newsfeed and I knew I had to make it. I changed up a few things to simplify it and turned it into a quick… [Read More]

Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party #35

Welcome to Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party #35! We’re so happy to have new and old friends join us! This link party is dedicated to showing off all the awesome things you’ve cooked, baked, and crafted in the last week. If you made it, we want to see it! We’re so glad… [Read More]

Lemon Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

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If you’re searching for the perfect simple chicken recipe, look no further. We try to eat at least one meal a week with chicken in it and I knew we needed to change it up. New year, new food right?! I have a “home base” binder that I keep bills, to do’s, my grocery list… [Read More]

California Vacation

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I’m so excited to finally get around to telling you all about our California vacation. I could not believe the response I got when I asked if this was a post people would be interested in reading about. This won’t be too lengthy since we didn’t stay very long, but in the short time we… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

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Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend. It’s back to the grind this week. I thought I would be bummed about getting on our regular schedule again, but I am actually looking forward to it. I am almost caught up on the laundry and I’ve managed to keep the house pretty clean even… [Read More]

Red Velvet Butter Cookies

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Happy Friday!! This cookie recipe was originally suppose to be shared with you for the holidays, but with how busy last month was I never got a chance. What I love about this recipe is that you can use any type of cake mix you’d like, the Red Velvet Butter Cookies would be perfect for… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

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Another weekend has come and gone too quickly! After a fun filled couple of days with Jeremy’s family we packed up and headed to NJ for a quick trip. Saturday afternoon Jeremy and I attended a benefit for my teacher from high school. She is battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer and Caden one of their… [Read More]

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

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Happy Friday! I hope you had a lovely holiday, I can’t believe how fast it has come and gone. After what feels like non stop eating through the month of December I decided I would make something that was light and delicious. With family here the last few days it was nice to have something… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

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Happy Monday! I can’t believe we are 3 days away from Christmas, time sure does goes by fast! Last week Jeremy and I went to California, I cannot wait to tell you all about it. It’s going to be a long post so it will be separate from the Weekend Recap. It was so great… [Read More]

Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party #34

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Welcome to Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party #34! We’re so happy to have new and old friends join us! This link party is dedicated to showing off all the awesome things you’ve cooked, baked, and crafted in the last week. If you made it, we want to see it! We’re so glad… [Read More]