Life · parenthood

Five Baby Proofing Essentials

As parents, we can tell you that there is no greater joy than seeing your baby reach his or her first milestones. First solid food, first words, first steps...they all pale in comparison to that exhilarating moment when your child opens their first cupboard or drawer. Not! Depending on what you store in your cupboards… Continue reading Five Baby Proofing Essentials

Food · recipe

Lebanese Stuffed Eggplants (Sheikh al-Mahshi)

Growing up in a Lebanese household meant that eggplant was no stranger to the dinner table. One of my favorite eggplant dishes was (and still is) Sheikh-al Mahshi; a Lebanese casserole made of golden fried eggplants topped with spiced beef or lamb and cooked in a light tomato sauce. My father, who loved to cook… Continue reading Lebanese Stuffed Eggplants (Sheikh al-Mahshi)

family · lifestyle · travel

Adventures in Hocking Hills

If you live in the Midwest and you're looking for a picturesque place to vacation, hike, or unwind then we have the perfect place for you. There is a hidden gem located in Ohio, called Hocking Hills State Park, and it is only a 4-5 hour drive from many bordering states. We know what you're… Continue reading Adventures in Hocking Hills

DIY · home

Kitchen Undershelf LED Lighting

In the three wonderful yearsΒ we've lived in our starter home, we've done many DIY projects, with our kitchen renovation being the biggest. So it should come as no surprise that we have a TON to write about. I've written about many of the more involved aspects of our DIY kitchen project in other posts but… Continue reading Kitchen Undershelf LED Lighting

Inspiration · photography

Inspirational Wallpaper: December

Ahhh December...one of the busiest times of the year. Don't worry, we will make this brief. We just wanted to wish all our readers a very blessed holiday season (no matter what you celebrate) and to those of you that are students, we wish you the very best of luck on your final exams (we… Continue reading Inspirational Wallpaper: December

Food · recipe

Labneh Pizza Toast

Long before toast became a trend, my family had its own toast-y tradition. On weekend mornings that weren't filled with scheduled activities, we would make these labneh "pizzas" using toasted pita rounds, labneh, and vegetable toppings. If you've never had labneh, you are truly missing out. A popular Lebanese breakfast staple, labneh is a strained… Continue reading Labneh Pizza Toast