Danielle was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She married a handsome country boy from Idaho and together they moved out to Colorado for a new adventure. Ten years later, they have 3 children, ages 6, 4 and 16 months. Though she sometimes misses the beaches and the Italian bakeries back east, her daily view of snowcapped mountains and the piercing blue sky remind her that she wouldn't want to live anywhere else. She reads cookbooks for fun and loves getting creative in the kitchen. A musician at heart, she can't walk by a grand piano without sitting down and playing for as long as those around her will let her. Her favorite thing to do with her little ones is snuggle under a quilt with them and read through a fresh stack of library books. She hopes her life will reflect the things she values most- her faith, family and friends (both the flesh ones and the TV show).
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6 Tips for Surviving a Traveling Spouse

Over the years, I've accumulated a few tips and tricks for surviving those 1- to 2-week-long trips in which my spouse is traveling and my kids miss their dad. I have learned most of...

Portable Lunch Ideas for Summer Adventures On-the-Go

Last year, our summer was filled with a plethora of park meet ups, zoo trips, pool visits and hikes. My kids and I thrive on all of this adventuring, but I was rapidly losing...

4 Simple Ways to Jazz up Eggs for Dinner

We all have those days when we're running low on groceries and only have a few staples on hand. Here are a few ideas to turn the humble egg into a delicious and healthy...
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Five Books to Read this Spring

Whether you're looking to meet some fictional characters and lose yourself in another person's world, reevaluate your approach to parenting or learn how to relate better to those around you, this list has the...
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Cookbook Club: What it is and How to Start One

Prior to joining cookbook club, you'd never sunk your teeth into a fluffy popover with melted Brie and blackberry jam or washed it down with vanilla peach sweet tea. For the first time, you...
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5 Ideas for Local Christmas Traditions your Family will Love

Looking for new local Christmas traditions to add to your repertoire? Let's get right into it: 1. Forest Bend I had the privilege of attending the soft opening for Forest Bend and I'm so excited...

A Wrinkle in Time: The Art of Aging

"Should I be using eye cream?" I asked a friend recently, realizing that it might be time. She shrugged, "I guess so? I need to find one. I'm getting crow's feet already!"  Small Signs of Aging The...

How Speeding Up May be the Key to Slowing Down

The Truth Let me start by saying, I am not a runner. I do not own fancy sneakers, and the clothes I wear to run are pretty basic. I don't exactly track my distance or...

6 Tips to Help You Slay this Year’s Resolutions

It's that time of year when the initial burst of New Year "freshness" is starting to wear off. You may have bounded off to the gym multiple times a week when January started, dressed...

Soup on the Fly: Your Emergency Winter Guide

I've lost count of how many times I have carefully planned a week's worth of meals for my family, but when the day comes to make the pre-scheduled dinner, my motivation dwindles. Usually, it's...