Transformation Tuesday

Good Morning, I can’t believe we are already a week into August, where did the summer go?! I know I say that every summer, but seriously. Matthew is still recovering from his tonsillectomy and Jonathan was in the ER over the weekend with a high fever and hand foot and mouth disease..I am wondering if… [Read More]

Weekend Recap + House Updates

Wow! Life has been pretty crazy lately. I so badly wanted to get a post up yesterday, but my 4 year old got his tonsils out and by the time bed time came around I fell asleep putting him to sleep. I don’t think I’ve had the time to sit down and write a post… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

Sitting down now to write this weekend recap finally! We have had a super busy schedule lately and I know it’s not going to slow down any time soon. My mother in law came to stay with us for a few days and it was so nice having her, we were excited for her to… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

Finally getting around to do a weekend recap post, our life has been consumed with the move from our old house to our new house. I am so glad everything fell into place because up until the last second it was super nerve wracking. We had a foundation crack in the basement of the house… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday! This weekend was exciting and exhausting. My dad came from NJ to help us pack and load up our pods for our big move in a few weeks. It felt like this move was taking forever to get here, but now it feels like its flying by and I need to get it… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

I can’t believe how fast June is flying by, the weekends keep coming and going so quickly! On Saturday Matthew had his All Star T-ball game, followed by a BBQ and trophy presentation.   Saturday afternoon we went to a birthday party for one of Matthew’s friend. It was 90 degrees Saturday, between tball and… [Read More]

Simple Summer Makeup Look

I am so excited to share my first ever ┬áSimple Summer Makeup Look makeup post here on Top Notch Mom today. 2 years ago I became a certified professional makeup artist. After years of practicing on myself and friends I knew it was time to turn this passion of mine into a paying job. It’s… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

It’s time for another Weekend Recap post! We got back this afternoon from a super quick trip to NJ so that is why I am just getting around to writing this post now. Saturday morning we attended the local Touch A Truck event, it was so fun to go with my best friend and her… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

Good Morning, I hope you had a nice relaxing 3 day weekend. We enjoyed some much needed family time and it was great! With all that is coming up this month, spending time together is super important. Since I am writing this so late it’s going to be short and mostly photos. Look for an… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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 ­čśë We had a fun filled busy weekend, which started with spending Saturday in Washington DC. Matthew is obsessed with trains, we decided to take… [Read More]

Must Have Baby Products for Baby #2

Good morning, today I will be sharing my┬áMust Have Baby Products for Baby #2.┬áThis 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]