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Kids Co-op Playdate #14

August 17, 2012 in All Posts, Kids Co-op Linky Playdate

Happy Friday!  It’s time for our playdate! We made the most amazing homemade fun this week…I can’t wait to tell you all about it.  Here’s a hint:   And we’ve been enjoying the end of summer and slowing down to enjoy the simpler things…school doesn’t start ’til next week.  What have you been up to […]

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Flavored Butters

April 28, 2012 in All Posts, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’ve been craving flavored butters, like these homemade sweet and savory “Fancy Butters” from Elsie at A Beautiful Mess Blog: How tasty would these be with tea or on a slice of freshly baked, warm brown bread? Find out how to make these scrumptious-looking Honey Nut, Citrus, and Raspberry flavored butters here. And […]

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Local Artisanal Jams

April 7, 2012 in All Posts, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’ve been craving small batch artisanal jams and marmalades like the “garagiste” confitures created by Bay Area local (and Thai native!) Pim Techamuanvivit: Pim uses sustainably grown fruit from local farms and cooks up each seasonal batch in French copper jam pots.  I’m dying to try the Blackberry Mirabelle Jam, Rangpur Lime Marmalade, and Joe’s […]

{Live} My Trip to Paradise

February 28, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

I never thought I would say this, but I left my kids and loved every minute of it!  Now, you know that I miss my kids even when I run to the grocery store without them, so this was a big surprise for me.  But to be perfectly honest, a full ten days without them […]

{Play} Fun With Food! Marshmallow Snowflake Craft

December 19, 2011 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

Jane is too young to cut out intricate paper snowflakes (trust me, we tried).  So we tried to have some snowflake fun another way:  with marshmallows and toothpicks! Materials Mini-marshmallows Toothpicks How To This is similar to our Gumdrop Sculptures activity, except instead of standing the sculptures up on their own, we just made little […]

{Live} Ireland | Things To Do And Love

November 6, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

I had never set foot in Ireland prior to meeting Hubby and being taken through my first gauntlet with his very large, very loud, very loving family.  I’ve been several times since and Jane’s already made two trips in her mere 2.75 years. If you’ve never been, here are some – definitely not all – […]

{Live} The Four F’s: A Simple Equation for Family Wellness

September 13, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

Thanks to Walgreens for sponsoring my writing. Help Walgreens help others! Visit their Facebook page here to learn about their charitable partners and decide which cause Walgreens will donate to with a quick vote. * * * In my spare time – which would be between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. when I’ve finished giving […]

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Homemade Pop Tarts

June 22, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’m craving homemade pop tarts, like these Nutella-filled ones from Buns In My Oven: I’ve always been a sucker for Kellogg’s artificially flavored, sickeningly sugary, less healthy version, but it’s time to grow up! For more recipe inspiration, check out the brown sugar and cinnamon pop tarts from Ciao Bella, lovely pink strawberry pop […]

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Organic Honey Sticks

May 11, 2011 in All Posts, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’m loving a sweet alternative to sugar – honey – particularly when it’s packaged as a honey stick: We picked these sticks up for 20 cents a pop from Morganic Hilltop Honey, who sets up a booth at our local farmer’s market.  They’re delicious when sucked straight from the straw or drizzled over […]

{Live} 7 Mistakes in 7 Days

April 13, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh

Lest you become a hapless fool such as I, here are seven mistakes I made in the past week that you should not repeat yourself. Don’t serve your family soft, yellow lo mein noodles when you know that fly maggots have been dropping from the ceiling overhead. Especially when your children have the tendency to […]