• Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

    The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is here! Are you are a card holder and ready to shop NOW, or have to wait (like me) for the sale to open on the 19th? If you are waiting you can create a “favorites list” so your ready to go when the sale opens! Always a great time to shop for higher end brands you may not normally splurge on! Since we don’t really know what Fall and Winter will look like I have included a bunch of different options… If our Fall looks like our Spring we will be cozy at home: (Click on corresponding number to shop item!) 1. / 2. /…

  • A Few Random Things That Have Been Invaluable During The Quarantine…

    A few random things that have been invaluable during the quarantine… These don’t quite qualify for the “This Month’s Favorite” post because they aren’t that “fun”, but they have been totally invaluable during this quarantine!  I have long wanted to make the switch to less plastics and paper products and this quarantine has pushed me to be a little more proactive! Also… cleaning. Who else is in disbelief about the amount of dust that is in their house??? I am constantly cleaning. It must be because of all of us being in the house all day every day… So, a few things that I am loving!   Bona Floor Cleaner…

  • Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020

    I am having a hard time keeping track of days for sure… is it Tuesday or Wednesday? And forget about actual day of the month! But I did just realize that Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away! Time to get on it! I have rounded up some great gift ideas for that wonderful Mom in your life… and Moms feel free to forward this on to those that love you!      Fiddle Leaf Plant – Love the idea of pretty plant that will have a more permanent spot rather than just flowers… but you can certainly do flowers too!  Ariel Gordon Necklace – I recently discovered this…

  • Week Seven Coronavirus Hiatus: Small Interior Updates

    Let’s keep this week light. Last week was long and heavy, at least it felt that way in this house. Here are a few things to perhaps brighten your home a bit as we head into Week Seven.  Last week we focused on the outside. I am SO grateful for the sunny day yesterday; we were outside in our “new room” all day. So let’s focus on the inside. Nothing major, although I’ve been meaning to finish a “Indoor Refresh” post since the start of this… maybe I will save that for the two month mark. When you spend so much time in your house you see things that perhaps…

  • Week Four Coronavirus Hiatus: Cut Yourself Some Slack

    Week four, that seems really unbelievable. I read a great NY Times article last week about relaxing on the “To-Do List”; easing up on the need to feel productive. I couldn’t agree more. We have enough pressure and stress on ourselves right now, do we REALLY need to have our house in perfect order too? Learn a new language (I laughed out loud)? Or learn how to make puff pastry from scratch?   If those things relax you then by all means become multilingual and clean out every last closet. Some days cleaning helps me, some days I just want to binge watch TV after we’ve completed our eLearning because…

  • Perfect Chicken Drumsticks

    The key to amazing fall off the bone chicken drumsticks is the Instant Pot. I have said it (1,000 times) before it is the most genius little machine.  What it does for meats that deserve hours in the oven is amazing, and it gets them juicy and tender- the humble drumstick is no exception. My kids can not get enough of these and request them all the time. Beyond a weeknight dinner; you can certainly use this recipe for a festive gathering too… and upgraded version of wings. You can flavor these any way you’d like; BBQ, Teriyaki, honey mustard, Buffalo or Italian lemon and herbs… Ingredients: 2 Pounds chicken…

  • Holiday Gift Guide #6 – Last Minute 2019

    Alright procrastinators…. here it is! The LAST GIFT GUIDE! This list is almost all entirely Amazon Prime because now we need that free two day shipping to get those gifts in time! Countdown is on- one week until Christmas and the first night of Hanukkah is the 23rd! Side note: as I was creating this list some ship dates changed, I tried to update every product but some may have changed since I published it. Look for the phrase “Will arrive before Christmas” in GREEN letters to make sure you receive it in time! Please note: A Modern Housewife LLC has affiliate relationships with multiple brands. A Modern Housewife LLC…

  • My Most Used Pots & Pans

    For the past two weeks I have been part of several conversations about pots, pans and dutch ovens. Specifically, what the best ones are and what I use and love. Another friend asked me again this morning and I figured it was time for a blog post! I think it is the time of year. We are all getting ready to cook feasts for the holidays and maybe hibernate for Winter and crack open some of those cookbooks. The truth is you don’t need that many pots and pans to create amazing meals. You just need a few spectacular ones (note: not all need to be expensive!), four to be…

  • Holiday Gift Guide #5 – Home 2019

    The holidays are a great time to give gifts for the home. Special pieces that someone may not run out and buy themselves!   Please note: A Modern Housewife LLC has affiliate relationships with multiple brands. A Modern Housewife LLC will earn a small commission on any item purchased through an affiliate link. That commission keeps this site up and running and allows us to keep the content coming to you, thank you! All items linked are because  we own, love  and use them; or think they are of value to our readers (basically, we think they are pretty cool and want them ourselves!). Please let us  know  you have…

  • November Favorites…

    The weather finally turned a little colder here in the Northeast this past month. This month’s favorites seem to have a theme of coziness! Also, some good gift ideas on here too… wink wink! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Please note: A Modern Housewife LLC has affiliate relationships with multiple brands. A Modern Housewife LLC will earn a small commission on any item purchased through an affiliate link. That commission keeps this site up and running and allows us to keep the content coming to you, thank you! All items linked are because  we own, love  and use them; or think they are of value to our readers (basically,…