Nicole Hempeck

Host an Intimate Raclette Dinner Party

May 3, 2021

When hosting friends for an intimate gathering for dinner, you often envision great conversation with fantastic food throughout the course of a lengthy evening, which is ideal. When you host a dinner party that incorporates the raclette, that’s exactly what you get and then some. The raclette method of cooking, while it may seem like [...]

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Pinterest to Plan Your Weekly Menu

April 30, 2021

Pinterest is a great resource for party planning, home decor and fashion, but it’s also a great source to find a large variety of popular recipes quickly, or it can be a place where you keep track of recipes that you love so you can easily organize your weekly menu.

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Timeless Trend: Pop of Color

April 29, 2021

I’ve seen it stated it time and time again among mothers that we don’t have time for fashion, and while I can empathize with the lack of time and energy for the intricacies of some looks, I think there are some things that we can all make work. One such look we can all pull of [...]

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5 Things Your Elementary Age Kids Can Do With You in the Kitchen

April 27, 2021

Getting your kids in the kitchen doesn’t have to be stressful. It can be an opportunity that results in a positive experience for your both. It will result in a child that not only participates and contributes to the family efforts, but it will result in opening the doors of communication as you work together [...]

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Investment Pieces: 5 Things You Should Spend Money On

April 27, 2021

As a mother, it’s hard to justify spending a significant amount of money on ourselves. We often will have our children dressed far better than we dress ourselves, which is a shame. I see kids all over the place looking all kinds of fashion forward with their frumpy mama following behind them. This is unsat [...]

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Chic “Hooter Hiders” {Nursing Covers}

April 26, 2021

Breastfeeding your child is a big commitment, and in the earlier months it is a commitment that can require your attention every couple of hours, which doesn’t allow for a lot of time out of the house unless you are willing to nurse in public. Some of them are referred to as “Hooter Hiders,” while [...]

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Site Spotlight: Earth Easy

April 25, 2021

With Earth Day having just passed us by and Spring in the air I’ve been on the lookout for great resources that provide information on the topic of sustainability, lessening my overall environmental “footprint” and ways to remove some of the toxic chemicals that come into our home through cleaning supplies. Well, Eartheasy is a [...]

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5 Things You Should Do Before Baby Arrives

April 23, 2021

Having a baby is a momentous occasion but when it happens, it’s all consuming and it literally takes over every part of your life. And trust me when I say, if you are a first time mom, it will be a little while before you will get back to an hour of time that’s all about [...]

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Make an Earth Friendly Impact with Vintage Shopping

April 20, 2021

With Earth Day this month (April 22nd) we should all be considering how we might lessen our overall impact or “footprint” on the earth and what better way to do that than shopping?! Hear me out. When you shop vintage, you aren’t adding to the earth’s waste, you are reusing and that is the important [...]

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Moms Night In: Bunco

April 19, 2021

I talked recently about how quality time with the girls is a must because we all need time away from the kids and an opportunity to let our hair down, but sometimes a night out isn’t really what we’re looking for, and a night in is just the ticket. So why not play a little Bunco? [...]

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A Healthier You: Which Yoga Fits You Best?

April 18, 2021

The benefits of Yoga have been hailed all over. It’s relaxing and does wonders for the core strength of your body. According to the Traditional Yoga Association, yoga is: …a practice, a philosophy and a science that can enable the autonomous individual to attain a state of universal consciousness in which the true self is [...]

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Chic and Green with Stylish and Functional Reusable Bags

April 18, 2021

I just entered the regular reusable bag user phase of my life. I’m sad to say that I still forget them in my trunk and, not to mention that they are so bulky that when placed in my cart, they take up loads of room. Add in my three kids and where do I have [...]

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Donating Breast Milk Is Easier Than You Think

April 17, 2021

I’m the mother of preemies. I knew our twins were coming early because the circumstances of our pregnancy required that they be delivered via c-section at 32 weeks if they didn’t decide to come earlier…which they did. It was the nature of our situation and one that required we face a number of possible scenarios [...]

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