Grace’s First Birthday Party!

Grace's First Birthday | Plum Pie

My baby girl is ONE! I can’t even believe how fast the past year has flown by. Each and every day with this little girl keeps getting better and better. She has so much personality already and is always laughing and smiling – unless of course, it is her first birthday party in which she refused to crack a smile for a single picture. Stubborn. We are in serious trouble.

I had always said that I would probably have a small party with family only for G’s first birthday. I had done a lot of event planning in a past job and have been over it ever since. Two months out, I started browsing on pinterest and things started spiraling out of control!

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Banana Chocolate Chip Yogurt Pancakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes | Plum Pie

The past two weeks have been crazy and there has been little time to post! Between snow days and work obligations and swim classes for G, I have barely had time for sleep. Okay, that is a bit dramatic but you get the idea. The big day is here and I would be the worst if I didn’t get this recipe up before the weekend. I mean, could you think of a better breakfast in bed treat from your loved one?! Hint hint.

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes | Plum Pie

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Sweet Baby Valentine

Valentine Favorites for Baby | Plum Pie

1 Socks // 2 Pink Gingham Bubble // 3 Baby Hunter Boots (!) // 4 Pink Sparkly TOMS // 5 Burberry Dress // 6 Heart Hat and Mittens // 7 Heart Blanket // 8 Navy Heart Hat and Mittens // 9 Monogrammed Hat // 10 Pink Minnetonkas // 11 Pink Dots + Heart Suit // 12 Red Heart Suit // 13 Heart Striped Onesie // 14 Ban.do Heart // 15 Valentine’s Book

We love a holiday over here, and the countdown to Valentine’s Day is officially on. Now that G is here, holidays are even more fun to celebrate. I’ve gathered a few of my favorite Valentine inspired baby goodies for your viewing pleasure. And the good news is that many of these items can be worn year round.

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Grace’s Baby Food Favorites

Favorite Baby Foods (6-10 months) | Plum Pie

For some reason starting solids with Grace was so overwhelming to me. What do I start with? How do I cook? No salt, no oil, try something for four days until you try something new, allergic reaction or no allergic reaction, don’t try uncooked greens before nine months or try them before nine months. I mean, how do you cut through all of the noise? Continue reading

Chili Chicken, Kale + Quinoa Bake

Chili Chicken Quinoa Bake | Plum Pie

You should probably make this now. Why? Because it is delicious, obviously. Plus, it pleases both the man and the woman. It is healthy, but it tastes decadent. It is packed with all the flavors of chili then tossed with quinoa and baked with a little bit of cheese. The perfect comfort food. Yes, I went there.

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In the Kitchen: Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Kitchen Gear | Plum Pie1 KitchenAid Mixer // 2 Sucre Spoons (+ their adorable Etsy shop) // 3 Pie Crimpers // 4 Hustlin Tea Towel (and here) // 5 Heart Mug // 6 Handkerchiefs // 7 Spatula // 8 Cookie Cutter // 9 Pink Sugar // 10 Card // 11 Ribbon Heart Tea Towel // 12 Straws // 13 Heart Nesting Bowls // 14 Ice Molds // 15 Red Stripe Kitchen Towels // 16 Pink Cake Stand // 17 LOVE Sparklers

Whether you are planning a romantic dinner for two or a night in with your girlfriends for Valentines, it is always fun to get a little festive with some pink or heart-shaped flair. Here are some of my favorites from around the web to punch up your kitchen or add a little excitement to your table.

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Bourbon Sea Salt Caramels

Bourbon Sea Salt Caramels | Plum Pie

We’re making candy, y’all! Listen, I am not going to lie and pretend that making caramel is easy. Or that I didn’t accidentally burn the first batch. And that it wasn’t rock hard. I guess this is what optimists call brittle. Anyway, I love a good cooking challenge and had yet to cross candy off the list. So a little burnt caramel wasn’t going to deter me.

Bourbon Sea Salt Caramels | Plum Pie

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Baby Favorites: Eight Months

Baby Favorites: Eight Months | Plum Pie

1 Baby Einstein Musical Table // 2 Lamb Chime Ball // 3 Beaba Freezer Tray // 4 Spoons // 5 Puffs // 6 Boogie Wipes // 7 SmartNoggin Stik // 8 Owl Percussion Set // 9 Make Your Own Food Pouches Station // 10 Zoli Snack Container // 11 Zany Zoo Block

The months are going by so fast with Grace. I can’t believe that she is almost 9.5 months old! During her eighth month, she learned to crawl and all of a sudden, she was crawling fast. She pulls up on every single thing including my hair – yes you did read that right. She actually pulls hard on my hair to stand up. Ouch. And she said mama and dada even though I am positive that she has no idea what she is saying.

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