a modern family blog

celebrating life with food, family and friends


nordstrom half-yearly sale {legit mom style}

nordstrom half-yearly sale {legit mom style}

i’ve gone through so much of this dang sale, and picked my favorites for ladies fashion. i have quite a few of these pieces myself, so can speak of the love personally. other stuff i’m just loving. most of these pieces are pretty timeless and […]

this shit is bananas {b-a-n-a-n-a-s)

this shit is bananas {b-a-n-a-n-a-s)

Don’t tell me you don’t sing the song every time you have to spell the damn word. Bananas. You do. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. And if you don’t, you’re legit missing out because it makes spelling fun. Or you’re too young for this reference and I kind of […]

because a pillow can make us happy {and i don’t feel bad about it}

because a pillow can make us happy {and i don’t feel bad about it}

the last thing i need to do is buy home stuff for this house. but it’s a strange thing. i mean i know we’re moving. i know i’ll want to decorate the new place, and perhaps totally differently. but, i actually live here now. and […]

pineapple mango salsa {recipe}

pineapple mango salsa {recipe}

this is hands-down my favorite spring/summer condiment. i put it on everything. tacos, chips, chicken, veggies, salad. literally every meal if i have some in the fridge. really simple to make, and keeps well for a few days in the fridge (even gets better with […]

friday favorites {weekly links: mother’s day gift guide}

friday favorites {weekly links: mother’s day gift guide}

Mother’s day is fast approaching. It’s easy to get distracted with all the goodness of spring, and lose sight of the fact that the most important woman in your life needs a little love. Or a lot. Let’s face it, she had a big job […]

mama diaries {preschool parenting, brushing teeth & washing hands}

mama diaries {preschool parenting, brushing teeth & washing hands}

Preschool parenting is no joke! Their sole purpose in life seems to be testing limits. And so our job is basically just reinforcing those limits. Exhausting, isn’t it? We are just coming out of a very frustrating phase. You know how they go – when […]

last weekend {favorites – recipe, outfit, moment, etc}

last weekend {favorites – recipe, outfit, moment, etc}

It was all about our birthday boss man, felix, all weekend. I mean, he really owned the whole ‘it’s my birthday, so…’ phrase – making us follow him around everywhere.’ I totally loved it, to be honest. It was such a big boy milestone. Not […]

friday favorites {weekly links}

friday favorites {weekly links}

this week has been so BUSY! in a good way, and ending it with a full day playing in the sun with the boys. here are some of my favorite things of the week. check ’em out! this desk situation is making me want to […]

mama diaries {5 nutrition & workout tips}

mama diaries {5 nutrition & workout tips}

omg summer is coming. ladies, it’s about that time that we all realize summer is coming and we’re not going to be able to wear oversized sweaters forever. sigh. a little extra cheese here, a little too much wine there. you know what i’m talking about. […]

last weekend

last weekend

last weekend was pretty special. nothing crazy, just makes me smile looking back at it. we had a couple house showings (cue the last minute tidying and shoving things in closets), but the weather was amazing so we didn’t mind escaping the house for a […]