1. Best At-Home Espresso Machine

    In the heart of the winter time I most look forward to the weekend mornings cozied up on the couch with my husband and daughter. We wear our long pajamas, thick socks, fluffy slippers, and snuggle close with a soft cashmere blanket. Reese usually takes this time to show off her newest tricks… sounds she can now make, things she can point to, and of course the occasional squiggle out from the blanket to show off her speed crawl or attempts at standing.  The thought of getting bundled up in “real clothes” (especially with the amount of layers I would…

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  2. Tips for Balancing Working at Home with Baby

    The number one question I get from readers, friends, and family is “How do you do it?”… and by that they mean how do I throw dinner parties, keep a clean home, get dressed with makeup and ironed hair, and overall just seem to have it together when having a baby under the age of one and minimal help. Well, first let me say IT AIN’T EASY!!! Setting a table for a dinner party when you have a little nugget climbing up your leg, getting into dangerous shelves, or just whining for your attention can be stressful and difficult but…

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  3. Le Creuset Artichoke Sweet Potato Soup

    When I was registering for my wedding, I went crazy for Le Creuset pots and pans, but for some reason I never ended up receiving a Le Creuset Signature Marseille Round Wide French Oven {amazing for slow cooking, simmering soups and stews, and roasting meats}, so when I saw that Marshalls had that exact one for $149.99 compared to it’s original price of $285.00, I had to have it! {Check out marshallsonline.com for designer hosting essentials at unbelievable prices… I can’t even start listing all the other steals I found or it would take over this whole post!} But on to my first Le Creuset creation with this…

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  4. Big Announcement

    This New Year’s Eve Celebration was extra special, because just the day before New Year’s I received my test results back that I am 13 weeks pregnant with healthy Baby #2 {See my official announcement picture on Instagram}. I have had so much happiness and good fortune to reflect back on this past year, starting this past January with the birth of Baby Gluck, enjoying her growing and ever-expanding sense of style, celebrating my first wedding anniversary, and seeing the magic of growth on Fashionable Hostess – from my press to my social media! I can’t imagine how 2014 will top…

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