Earlier this week, Mark declared it clear-out-the-freezer week. He ordered bulk frozen meat not too long ago and we always have a stockpile of frozen fruit that we’ve picked throughout the growing season…and then another stockpile of frozen pizzas (you guess who’s). Anyway, we had a successful week ... Read More about Greek Orzo Pasta Salad
Oh, hi. I’m a slacker and have been having way too much fun – I’ve been away from my computer and so, apologies! This past weekend was spent with my podcast co-host, Gina, and her family. We interviewed our oldest littles in our most recent podcast episode – be sure to check it out! They’re ... Read More about Slow Cooker Summer Chili + Weekly Menu
Last night I got home from work and was ready to hop on the Peloton. In the basement. However, Mark was on a video work call that would’ve required me walking into the field of view. I had to schlepp a giant fan with me so crawling by wasn’t an option (but I did consider it). So instead, I headed ... Read More about Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Slaw and Creamy Sriracha Sauce
I tried convincing Mark that he should write this blog post. It has been a LONG time since he made a writing appearance on the blog and I know people would appreciate hearing from him. (Show him some love in the comments and maybe we can get him out of hiding!) I wanted Mark to write because when ... Read More about 20 Minute Sweet and Spicy Noodles + Weekly Menu
You guys, I'm not kidding. Working during the summer in Michigan is just shy of torture. We get so few GORGEOUS days and to waste them indoors and/or at a computer seems sinful. Seriously! I've been using PTO here and there (for no "good reason") and no regrets! I've decided that this summer, I'm ... Read More about Family Friday (vol. 97): Can I Take an Early Retirement?
Monday night, hellllooooo. I listened to my body – so sore. I skipped my workout. I also gave into my weakness for TV and wine. Some nights, a girl just needs such a thing. Thingssssssss, I mean. I have major conflict in my life right now: a ton of Bachelorette AND Roland Garros to catch up ... Read More about Peanut Butter Brownie Baked Oatmeal + Weekly Menu
I’ve learned a little secret: if I tell my kids we’re going to do something fun…they nap. No questions asked, just OUT. It’s like magic. At the ages of 4 ½ and 2 ½, I’m still in charge. In a tiny way. It’s very empowering – haha! I scheduled myself off this afternoon so that I could do a lot of ... Read More about Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki
I am quitting my job! Okay, not really. But I really want to after weekends like this. As Mark said tonight, it seemed like a long weekend. We did alllllllll the things. Friday evening started with swimming, despite the 66 degree weather. I’d like to say it was just the kids, but it was me, too. ... Read More about Easy Hoisin Shrimp + Weekly Menu