My Favorite Party Stuff

We celebrated our daughter’s Second Birthday this weekend, with our families, and it was perfect.  Here are  the local places that helped make it happen, all of which are now on my favorite list. CAKE!  Every party needs a cake, cookies or cupcakes.  Since we decided to do a small family party I chose to […]

You win some, you lose some and then you try again

I started working on this post yesterday evening and it was titled Lemons, Cauliflower and Now Broccoli; however, my morning was so obnoxious I had to rethink the title. Today started with a great workout and from there quickly digressed.  If you have children I’m sure you can relate to how quickly they can kill […]

Prepare Your Lawn For Spring

Clean up, Clean up Everybody…the song my kiddos sing when it is time to clean up.  It makes sense. Don’t let nature confuse you with the back and forth of the weather — pretty weather, messy weather, pretty weather, messy weather.  You get my drift. Even with all this back and forth, it is time […]

The chicken spaghetti you don’t know

I am part of a produce co-op and sometimes I can’t keep up with it so tonight I took a different spin on chicken spaghetti.  I’m trying to use what we have. The prep time is about 15 months (chop chicken and vegetables).  You can eat immediately, but it is better if you can give […]

When all else fails, just try something

I was sharing this story with some friends over cocktails recently and had them laughing hysterically.  It was either too many cocktails, we don’t get out much or truly funny. A few months ago Katherine woke up in the middle of the night.  In usual form, I pick her up, hug her and check her […]

Update – We are growing Lemon Trees

On January 18th I decided to try to grow Lemon trees from a lemon seed.  And….drum roll please.  Our lemon seeds have turned into seedlings.  I am going to have to practice because out of several  lemons seeds I only have two seedlings, but there is still hope for the others.  I’m going to give […]

SIMPLE Goodie Bags

I think I can safely say that Valentine’s Day preparations are over for me.  It was fun and the kids will love it at school tomorrow, but geez…I’m tired.  So here is the low down on goodie bags. Here are the supplies you need: Clear plastic bags Ribbon Chex Mix (no peanuts in case of allergies) […]

Valentine’s Day Coupon Book

It’s the final countdown… Don’t fret, if you don’t have a Valentine’s Day gift yet.   I have another gift idea for you, a Valentine’s Day Coupon Book. The Coupon Book is so simple, adorable, can be personalized and it is FREE. You can give a coupon for a massage or a pass from doing […]

The Valentine’s Day Countdown

We have less than 48 hours until Valentine’s Day and many of us – let’s just say me for one – will wait until the last hour.  Here are some of my favorite things.  All simple and fabulous. Bubbly.  Not just any bubbly, but the bubbly from Iron Horse Vineyards.  Iron Horse is this fabulous […]

5 Simple Parenting Tips

I have not read a lot of parenting books.  Don’t judge.  I do have a disclaimer, I am still in the midst of raising my children so I’m sure I will read another book or two.  And sometimes I feel like we over think it. I love, love, love the book, “Love and Logic.”  It makes […]