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Henry’s First Birthday Party: Hankapalooza!

This past week Henry turned one… I still can’t believe how big he’s getting. I shared my creative plans for his party – dubbed Hankapalooza – a couple of weeks ago and thanks in large part to the creative DIY talents of Made by Ilyssa – it came together so much better than I could have hoped! Per usual in Schmiedski event history,…

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Henry’s 1st Birthday Party: The Plan

So there was a brief moment when I thought I just wanted to have immediate family over for grilling and nothing big and had 0 inspiration or motivation to plan a birthday party for lil H. Then I remembered – this kid of mine ONLY GETS ONE FIRST BIRTHDAY! Dan and I were toying around with ideas… Island Henry, Murder…

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Easy Peasy Recipes: Seasonal M&M Sugar Cookies

I was very fortunate to grow up with a mom who is not only a great cook, but she cooked often. Basically every night we enjoyed a homemade meal, and we had freshly baked cookies in the house at least once a week (I blame this for my cookie addiction as opposed to any other dessert). The woman has an…

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Recipe: Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

My favorite weekend brunch spot is right here at home… with this breakfast hash recipe. I got the base for the recipe from Danielle years ago when we lived together–hers was a paleo recipe combining just 3 or 4 ingredients: sweet potato, shallot, breakfast meat of choice, sometimes topped with an over easy egg. When I discovered and fell in…

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