• Small Business Spotlight: Everwell

    I joined a playgroup when my first born was about two months old. Little did I know that I would meet women that would become life long (amazing, supportive, exceptional) friends. I went to the first meeting of the playgroup and the first person I met was Lindsay Hurty.  She was warm, had a kind face and asked all the right questions with a sweet enthusiasm. I met Abby Knott at our next gathering which she held at her home. Abby was so welcoming, collected and amazingly at ease for a mom of two kids under 2.  Our friendships cemented quickly. It came with little surprise when they told me…

  • Tahini Dressing

    A little magic tahini salad dressing to start the weekend off right. Today I’m heading out for a long weekend on a girl’s trip (how lucky am I? More on the trip later!) so I thought I’d stock the fridge/freezer up a bit for my family.  So besides ice cream, hamburgers and other treats I have our favorite Easy Chicken Parmesan and Pork Ragù ready to be reheated along with loads of fresh lettuce and this dressing. What’s an easier vegetable side than a salad? Not much. Throw in some cucumber, chopped tomatoes and an avocado and you are good to go. I nailed down the recipe for this tahini…

  • September Favorites…

    Ah, September, that’s a wrap. September is always a jam packed month coming off of summer. I feel like I have holed up a bit this month so there are a lot ( A LOT) of books on this list…   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…

  • Fall Fashion: Leopard

    Leopard is everywhere! And for good reason… it is basically a neutral in my book. A friend and I were just talking about how leopard is THE print for Fall. And good news;  you have so many options out there to add a little or a lot to your look. Even better news is that options seem to come in all price points… I mean just in case you don’t want to really invest in a leopard coat (but there are a few REALLY chic ones!)… but mark my words, leopard print isn’t going anywhere! (And, yes, #17 may be technically a “cheetah print” but who cares!) Find my picks below!…

  • SHOPBOP FALL SALE 2019!

    It’s here! Shopbop’s Fall Sale… they have every awesome label from high to low all in one shop! Take 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders over $500!                    CODE: STOCKUP19 . It is the perfect time to “stock up” on some staples (#2 is my favorite jean!), some investment pieces (I tried on #7 and it is sublime!), the leather jacket you’ve been waiting to buy (#11) or some special pieces going into the holiday season (#10 has it all!)! Please note: A Modern Housewife LLC has affiliate relationships with multiple brands. A Modern Housewife LLC will earn a small…

  • Chicken & Sweet Potato Chili

    Fall is here despite what the temperature outside may be! I am ready for super easy, delicious & warming dinners. In comes my best kitchen gadget, the Instant Pot.  This genius little appliance makes quick work of 5 ingredients (yes FIVE! Okay, 6 with the bay leaf… and salt and pepper just don’t count!) and puts a chili on your table in about an hour start to finish. And it tastes like it has been on the stove for hours! Chicken & Sweet Potato Chili (Serves 8-10, freezes well) Ingredients: 3-4 lbs Boneless, skinless chicken thighs; trimmed 4 Cups cubes sweet potatoes (I leave the skin on) 2 Cups salsa…

  • Fall Fashion: Foliage Color Palette

    Thank you so much to everyone who expressed such kind words after this week’s earlier post… it is so appreciated. Now, on a lighter note, because I have to keep the rest of this week light… I love scrolling through a new season’s fashion… Lately I have noticed that there are so many pieces that appeal to me that are the colors of Fall foliage. Not my typical color palette but all the beautiful warm tones make you think of pumpkin picking, apple cider and raking leaves. I love it all paired with denim, navy and ivory! Below find the pieces that I am loving in this foliage color palette!…

  • One Year Later.

      Here I am. September 17th. What a crappy day of which to be reminded. It has been 365 days since I lost my brother. Which means it has been 366 days since I have spoken to him and 373 days since I have given him a hug. Surreal. People keep asking how I am, which is so lovely and kind. So here we go. I have learned a lot in 365 days. I am strong. Very, very strong. It doesn’t get easier per se, but the sharp pain of it all softens. I miss him every day. It is, for lack of a better word, weird. I guess the…

  • Easy Banana Blueberry Muffins

    I may have gotten my kids to end their long loathing of blueberries… seriously, who hates blueberries? They are so sweet and delicious! Granted, I have a serious love of blueberry muffins that stems from childhood Sundays (thanks, Dad!). I figured if I tucked blueberries into Thad’s Banana Bread and turned them into muffins they couldn’t really complain… I was right! Perfect for a lazy Sunday and then for a rushed Monday morning! Enjoy!   Easy Banana Blueberry Muffins (Makes 12) Ingredients: 3 to 4 Very ripe bananas (lots of dark spots & amount depends on how big the banana is! ) 1 1/2 Cup gluten free flour (I like…

  • Fall Fashion: The Sweatshirt Dress

    One of my favorite new pieces for Fall is undoubtedly the Sweatshirt Dress (I own #1 pictured above!). Incredibly comfortable and cozy while still looking quite put together. I pair mine with sandals while it is still warm and will move on to flats and sneakers and then booties with tights/leggings. There are some great options out there… some high end and very excitingly some really cute options for under $100! 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…