Recently on a pantry clean out I found FOUR containers of paprika. FOUR! So – I set out to make a few dishes with hearty servings of this spice in order to whittle down my stash.  The first dish I made was a paprika roasted sheet pan chicken. I had high hopes of this one […]

“Read 1000 books before Kindergarten!” says a small sign at our local library highlighting a program encouraging early literacy. YES! We are in! I grabbed a bag and examined the rules. They allow for flexibility saying that its ok to re-read books or track discrete books, whatever works for you. All they ask is that […]

Writing today while standing up at my kitchen island with a sleeping baby strapped to my chest.  How do other newborn parents find time to write and keep up with blogging? I have ideas swirling around in my head but L’s nap time is precious and each minute must be utilized with great intention! Naps […]

We’ve officially made it home alive from our first week-long vacation with a newborn!  I didn’t realize until we left the house just how small our bedroom and living room was starting to feel – and how much we needed some time in a new space.  Over the course of this trip we learned the […]

Dinner time feels a bit different now that there is another little being living in the house with us.   For starters we are preparing and eating dinner far earlier than ever before. Previously we were the type to start cooking in the 7 range when we both were home from work and would eat […]

Well, it’s been almost a month since I last posted and in that time we have welcomed our snuggly, curious, and lovable son into this world! Liam was born on 7/13/19 (all prime numbers!) at 4:17 in the morning. He was born 7lbs 11oz and 20 inches long, 48 hours after my water broke.  It […]

This pregnancy is flying by! It’s amazing to feel the shifts and transitions that have happened even just within this pregnancy and I can only imagine what will happen once this baby arrives. A few weekends ago we had the most amazing shower on the sunniest summer day. Our backyard was filled our family and […]

Ever since we first found out we were pregnant I’ve been looking forward to this weekend during which we spent a full day doing postpartum freezer meal prep! A few of us have done this before for other friends who are having babies and they’ve reported back how helpful it was to have meals on […]

We are starting a new chapter here at the Pantry Portfolio as in July we will be welcoming a new little one into our family! The journey to get here has been filled with adventure and we are beyond grateful and excited for our growing family.  As of now the cats and dog haven’t seemed […]