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Modern Potluck Giveaway

Now that I’m a mom, I’ve learned firsthand what many of you all have known for a long time: entertaining with a baby is a challenge. Not an insurmountable one, but nonetheless, it’s hard. During those early months, getting a meal prepared felt darn near impossible, much less cleaning the apartment and setting the table for guests. Now that Evie is a little older, I’m back to throwing dinner parties, but they’re more laid-back affairs, and most importantly, my expectations have shifted. I no longer try and do it all – I often have groceries and wine delivered (perks of living in Brooklyn!), I’ll buy a pre-made appetizer or dessert instead of making everything from scratch, and if people ask if they can bring a dish, I wholeheartedly say YES.

Throwing a party where everyone brings a dish is a great way to entertain when you’re short on time or money, and it’s especially ideal for busy parents who want to have friends over, but don’t have the energy to make all of the food. I’m definitely a fan.

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A Garden Party with Anthropologie

I love throwing dinner parties. At this point, I’ve thrown (what feels like) a zillion of them: big ones, small ones, indoor, outdoor, formal, casual, with a kitchen and without. No matter what the circumstances, I have one simple mantra: Be flexible. Because no matter how prepared you are, something unexpected will always happen. And the best thing you can do when things don’t go as planned is to take a deep breath, stay calm, and move to Plan B. As long as you’re having fun, chances are your...

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Motherhood in the Age of Instagram

Our little Evie Grace recently turned six months old. (Where have six months gone?!) We celebrated with lobster rolls and a long walk in the park, and a trip to Ample Hills for ice cream. Evie kept us company with her smiles and babbles, and eventually fell fast asleep in her stroller, her chunky little legs draped over the side. Just watching her sleep, my heart feels as though it’s going to burst. I never thought I could be capable of loving so fiercely and so deeply. It actually aches to...

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Arugula Peach Corn Salad
Summer Tomatoes + Herb Ricotta
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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