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The day the world got a Riley…

The day the world got a Riley…

I took what felt like a million pregnancy tests and all were a big fat NEGATIVE! I even went to Planned Parenthood in hopes that their “more sophisticated” tests would tell me what I could already feel. But nope… After being seven days late, nauseated and still no BFP I made an appointment with my […]

Coriander Cookies

Coriander Cookies

Ever since I could remember there being a Christmas with my Grandma there has been these amazing cookies. They are basically like crack! You eat one and you will find it hard not to devour the entire batch. Since my Grandma has been so kind as to come help me with my older girls after […]

Your kids eat what?

Your kids eat what?

I am often asked by different people if my kids eat the gourmet food that I cook…the short answer is yes, but it’s much more involved then that. As a child I was exposed to all types of cuisine, it wasn’t usual to find a 5 year old Alyssa sitting at the sushi bar stuffing […]

Thumbprint Tradition

Thumbprint Tradition

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When I first found out I was pregnant with a boy, my husband mentioned how much boys loved making me thumbprint cookies with their mama’s. On Christmas morning I remembered he said this and in a frantic hurry I threw together 3 dozen delicious as can be thumbprint cookies.  Of course Atticus can’t bake just yet, […]

The Joovy Scooter X2

The Joovy Scooter X2

Product: Scooter X2 double stroller Brand: Joovy Where to buy: Bed Bath & Beyond Price: $199 THE STROLLER WITH THE MOST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK I read a ton of reviews on double strollers before finally settling on the Joovy X2. It seemed to have a bunch of features I was looking for and we […]

Up-cycled Toddler T-Shirt Scarf

Up-cycled Toddler T-Shirt Scarf

So for Christmas this year, I decided I would make as many of our Christmas gifts as possible. I thought it would be especially nice to make the gifts for our extended family members, so that when we gave them their gift, it would have a bit of sentimental value. The fact that I could […]

Butter Coconut Mochi Bars

Butter Coconut Mochi Bars

This last weekend we attended my husband’s company Christmas party. They decided to go with a Hawaiian theme this year, and we were all to bring Hawaiian dishes to share. The party is always pretty laid back, with lots of food and yummy drinks enjoyed around the fire at someone’s house. I have a good […]

How “The Squished Hippie” came to be

How “The Squished Hippie” came to be

How the name came to be isnt a very interesting story…but the name “The Squished Hippie” has come to mean so much more then the unexciting reason I chose it. I’ve always wanted to be a blogger…one of those well known ones like The Pioneer Women and Bakerella. After Squishybaby #4 was born I was […]

Not your mothers birth

Not your mothers birth

My husband looked at me today and said, “I feel bad for your mother.” The first thing that entered my mind was, “great another person ganging up on me. “ Turns out he wasn’t ganging up on me at all. He was about to tell me how he felt bad for my mother, because I […]