December came and chaos ensued. What is it about December? It’s as if everyone’s too busy to even pause and enjoy. There’s something going on constantly this month and it’s beyond stressful. When is there time to figure out gifts, much less all the baking Shea is begging to do? I’m not helping my ... Read More about 30-Minute Chicken Lo Mein
I’ve got a serious case of the Sundays. I’ve been off work since a WEEK AGO Thursday and I’m not even sure I can prepare myself for the chaos of the week ahead. I fully and completely checked out of work for 10 days and tonight, the to-do list is swarming my thoughts. We did the Thanksgiving Tour ... Read More about Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry + Weekly Menu
I must admit, I am sitting in a robe in Cancun. I’ve basked in the sun, worked out, and am sipping an a little tequila concoction before getting ready for dinner. Not too shabby of a day here in beautiful Mexico. We’re on day 3 of vacation and tomorrow is our last full day at the resort. For ... Read More about 10th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #4 – California Chili
All the air quotes in the world in that blog post title...and that's not by mistake. Parenting is not for the weak. Kids are amazing, exhausting, precious, life-giving, and all so very different. There's no manual for this and so there's the internet to help us all along. These thoughts stem from ... Read More about Family Friday (vol. 103): The Things I “Think” I Did “Right”
I am trying to get loose ends tied up – I’ve got 1 week and 1 day off from work coming up and I’m really ready for it. Cancun, here I come! I’ve got 4 swimsuits packed and everything else is optional. Oh, and my tennis racket, too. I usually attend the tennis clinic every morning at 9am because 1. ... Read More about Old-Fashioned Baked Donuts
This is the first weekend I’ve wanted to rip my hair out in quite some time. Little people and cold temperatures can be quite the experiment in parenting. I’m not a patient person. At all, whatsoever. Turning a trip to the grocery store into an experience (thank you, fish tanks) and riding the $0.01 ... Read More about Pumpkin Baked Ziti with Sage Sausage + Weekly Menu
Work parties, hosting book club, holiday planning...where did fall go? My neighbor has had Christmas lights on for at least the past 2 weeks and I hope she doesn't read my blog, because...seriously? She's totally going to read my blog. Gina and I have been chatting about healthy holidays on the ... Read More about Family Friday (vol. 102): Here Come the Holidays!
Technology is great until it isn’t. I remember when I got my DSLR camera back in 2009/2010 and within a week, dropped it and shattered the SD card cover. I thought for sure the camera was done for and yet, it’s 2019 and going strong. It’s missing the cover for the SD card and there’s plenty of ... Read More about Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple Butternut Squash, Pepitas, and Cranberries