Why I Chose Forté Appliances for My Kitchen

What are some adjectives that come to mind for your dream kitchen? For me, it was cozy, inviting, eclectic, and European inspired. Whatever words came to mind for you, I’m sure one of them was not “cheap”. No one wants their kitchen to look cheap after they pour their savings into a renovation, but most …

The Next Appliance for Your Kitchen Reno: Refrigerator Drawers

This post is part of a collaboration with Marvel Refrigeration. The drawers were gifted to me free of charge in exchange for this blog post as well as social media content. All opinions are my own. I just completed a major kitchen renovation in my 1960s home that included tearing down the main load-bearing wall …

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How to Whitewash a Brick Paver Patio


Whitewashing your outdated brick paver patio is a simple DIY project that can completely transform your space in just one weekend and for less than $60. This DIY whitewashed patio tutorial will walk you through every step! Like most DIY projects in our home, this one began with me thinking about how much it would …

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Postpartum Essentials I didn’t know I needed

This list outlines all of the postpartum essentials you’ll need when you get home from the hospital. When you are finally discharged from the hospital, reality sets in. You have a beautiful new baby, but you also have a body that is completely different from when you arrived at the hospital. Gone are the nurses …

Building and Styling a DIY Picture Ledge


This tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful, custom DIY picture ledge that won’t break the bank! Do you know the best way to decorate a large wall? A gallery wall filled with wonderful sentimental pictures of your family. But do you know the truth about gallery walls? They’re extremely frustrating. It’s true, …

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Pork Chops with Honey Balsamic Cream sauce.


This pork chop recipe takes standard pork chops to the next level with a sweet and savory honey balsamic cream sauce! Perfect for a weeknight dinner. If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time now, it’s no secret that I love recipes that use balsamic vinegar. Give me a platter with fresh …

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How to Treat a Plugged Milk Duct

These tips will help you address your plugged milk duct naturally, before it leads to the development of mastitis. Unfortunately, I, like many breastfeeding mothers, have suffered from plugged milk ducts from time to time. This is especially common for me during the postpartum period, or the first six weeks after birth. My daughter and …

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How to Prevent Plugged Milk Ducts and Mastitis


If you suffer often from plugged milk ducts or mastitis, there are steps you can take to prevent it from reoccurring. Follow this simple advice to avoid future plugged ducts or mastitis! Mastitis sucks. Plugged milk ducts suck. I’m guessing you, the reader, are well aware of this, or you would not be reading this …

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Creamy Balsamic Asparagus Pasta


This creamy balsamic asparagus pasta is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, or to impress your friends at a dinner party! My freshman year of college, my best friend surprised me for my birthday with several girls from our bible study at a cute little Italian cafe in town, Teresa’s. Perusing the menu, the “Balsamico” …