Why I’m Introducing Early Allergens To My Baby With Inspired Start

Why I’m Introducing Early Allergens To My Baby With Inspired Startfeatured

This post is in partnership with Inspired Start. All opinions are mine alone. At Chocolate & Lace, our readership is of the utmost importance to me and I only blog about brands I truly believe in and use. As I sat in my 5-year-old daughter Bailey’s kindergarten orientation, the auditorium went to a gradual hush Read more

Thanksgiving Potatoes: 3 Ways

Thanksgiving Potatoes: 3 Waysfeatured

We are less than a week away from the big day! If you have not filled up your Pinterest board and planned your recipes yet, I’ve got you. Procrastinators rejoice! Here are Thanksgiving potatoes, made three ways. All recipes super easy for you to cook up for Thanksgiving dinner or bring as a potluck dish. Read more

Turkey and Sage Meatballs

Turkey and Sage Meatballsfeatured

Meatballs. An American family weeknight staple. This week on my Instagram I was showing up a beautiful massive bundle of sage my neighbor gave to me. Don’t you just love that type of neighbor? Her garden is amazing, especially for being in the heart of a city. Serious garden goals and how kind of her to share. Read more

How To Use Instagram Stories to Jumpstart Your Engagement

How To Use Instagram Stories to Jumpstart Your Engagementfeatured

Instagram has just been breaking out feature after feature to the platform and if you haven’t mastered Instagram Stories yet, I’m going to talk about how the feature can benefit you. Since the famous algorithm change in 2016, influencers have felt the impact of all sizes. However, whether you’re a large blogger or micro influencer, Read more

Pumpkin Swirl Bread

Pumpkin Swirl Breadfeatured

Pumpkin season continues as we gear up towards Halloween next week! What are you or your little ones being? I can tell you that I ordered 3 costumes for Bailey and sent them all back. She was set on being Maleficent but now her perfected evil laugh will have to be put to other good Read more


Stop Boiling the Water! What the New Mom in Your Life REALLY Needs From You.featured

I am going to get straight to the sharp tipped blunt point on this one. What the new mother in your life really needs…is for you to leave her alone. Seriously. Leave her the heck alone. My blog post today is two-fold and I’m going to get real with you. First there is this… “Do Read more

Family Travel Diary to Washington D.C.

Family Travel Diary to Washington D.C.featured

This post is in Partnership With The Capitol Hill Hotel. All photos are copyright of Chocolate and Lace, LLC. Washington D.C. has been on my travel list for some time. With Bailey now 5, this was the perfect time to adventure to our nation’s capitol. What made our stay the most enjoyable for my little family of Read more

New Baby Gifting With Johnson and Johnson

New Baby Gifting With Johnson and Johnsonfeatured

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser . All opinions are mine alone. #GiftingForBaby #Collective Bias. The products in this post can be easily shopped by clicking on the image below. Raise your hand if you are a Target-a-holic? Me! Me! Me! Just having a new baby, it feels like Read more