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Simon is 3 Months Old!

Many Faces of Simon 3 Months

Ok, seriously, is my baby boy already over 3 months old?  What happened to my little newborn?? Simon is already 1 1/2 weeks past his 3 month birthday.  He is wearing 6 month size clothes (still some 3 months, too) and has lost some of his hair.  :)  He is the sweetest little thing in […]

Hawaiian Haystacks (or Chinese Sundaes)

Hawaiian Haystacks

Let your kids create their own plate to make these Hawaiian Haystacks (or Chinese Sundaes) a fun family-friendly meal! I’ve been serving my family Hawaiian Haystacks since 2008 or 2009.  One of my favorite former co-workers first told me about “Chinese Sundaes” when we worked together.  She convinced me to give them a try, even […]

Saturday Seeds

shattered iphone

I did it.  I shattered my iPhone. Last week, after five fabulous long years of owning various iPhone models, and after approximately 5.6 billion times of dropping each of them with no damaging results, I finally broke the screen. It looked like a spiderweb and, fittingly enough, I felt like I was caught in a […]

Our Favorite Berry Cobbler

Our Favorite Berry Cobbler

This is a very old recipe I’ve been making for years.  I originally posted it back in 2007 during my first few months of blogging.  The photo was horrendous, and the recipe very poorly written.  Ha! It’s time to bring this back to the forefront and re-introduce such a lovely and easy berry cobbler.  I’m […]

Homemade Cheez-It Snack Crackers

Homemade Cheese Snack Crackers

Easily make your favorite Cheez-It snack crackers at home with little effort and better fresher taste! Cheez-it snack crackers are Ben’s addiction.  He can down an entire box in one day, which is why I store the box on the very top shelf of the kitchen cabinet that holds our snacks.  It’s so high that […]

No-Bake Summer Berry Bread Pudding #TheChew

No-Bake Summer Berry Bread Pudding

Every once in a while, it is nice to sit back and watch something on the television that is both educational and makes you laugh.  Actually, it’s nice to have this option on a daily basis, which is why ABC’s new delicious talk show, The Chew, is one of my favorites. As a stay-at-home AND […]

Avocado Lime Dip

Avocado Lime Dip

Friends, this is a quick post, just like this recipe is a quick whipper upper.  See, today (well, yesterday, by the time you read this) is mine and the hubby’s 8th wedding anniversary.  I really shouldn’t be sitting here at the computer while he is watching episodes of The Middle on Hulu Plus.  ;)  We […]

Judah’s Big Boy Room

Big Boy Room

Judah’s big boy room reveal is finally here!  His room was one of the first we completed in our new home, because we wanted to make sure it was done before Simon arrived.  It was very bare bones to begin with, because we didn’t have a bed for him!  Before we moved into our house, […]

Salad Sundays: Chicken and Grilled Corn Salad with Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette

chicken and grilled corn salad

Happy Sunday!  On Facebook today, I admitted that I’m a very nosy person.  If you didn’t get a chance to feed my appetite for learning more about you, head on over and answer me.  Are any of you taking the Plank-a-Day challenge?  I’m up to a 2-minute plank, people!  Okay, that 2-minutes isn’t full-on perfect […]

Saturday Seeds

4th of july

Happy 4th of July weekend!  We celebrated Thursday night by shooting fireworks at a friends’ house.  What did you do? Last weekend my parents drove 13 hours from Michigan to visit us for just two days.  They are freaks, I know.  But, I also love them and they are the best grandparents in the world!!  […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread French Toast

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread French Toast

In the car the other day, I listened to a man on the radio (okay, it was John Tesh) talking about how the new fashion style for women today is called “Granny Chic”.  He said gone are the days of tight and form fitting clothes as we now welcome the loose shirts and long skirts that […]

Salad Sundays: Glazed Fruit Salad

Glazed Fruit Salad

It is very possible every one of you have had this fruit salad before, whether you remember it or not. If you do not remember it, then it’s likely your mother put it on your plate when you were 3 years old at your church potluck or family barbecue. In other words, this is an […]

Kid’s Kitchen: Homemade Rock Candy

Homemade Rock Candy

Rock candy… Does that spark some favorable memories for you?  If you follow me at all on Instagram, you are probably tired of seeing my posts about rock candy.  Judah and I have been making different colors for the past several weeks.  Yes, weeks.  Although the method is easy, the waiting time is one week […]

Simon is 2 Months Old!

Judah Simon 2 Month

Simon is growing so quickly! How can I slow down time? #nevergrowupsimon Last week he had his 2 month check up, shots and all.  We actually have to go back tomorrow for more shots, because I have this idea in my head that if my baby is given more than two shots during one visit, […]

Spaghetti with Bacon, Broccoli and Brown Butter Mango Sauce

Spaghetti with Bacon Broccoli and Brown Butter Mango Sauce

“Bacon, Broccoli, Brown Butter”… That’s a whole lot of delicious B-words!  When the Mango Board sent me a few mangos, I decided to make one of their recipes and then create one of my own.  It is National Mango Month, so I wanted to share this with you before the month was over. Can you […]

Austin, TX: BlogHer Food Conference 2013 – Part 3 (Final)

Dole Luncheon

(If you missed them, click here for parts 1 and 2 of my trip to Austin, TX for the annual BlogHer Food Conference.) Saturday was the last day of the conference.  We knew we had to make the most of our final day in Austin, so we woke up a little earlier than usual and […]

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller Review

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller Review

Baby Jogger offered me a discount on their City Mini GT stroller, however, the opinions expressed are genuine and I really do love my stroller!  Before approaching Baby Jogger about a review, I took time to research all of the strollers out there and this one excited me most.  I am very happy to share […]

Brussels Sprouts with Mango and Bacon

Brussels Sprouts with Mango and Bacon

Yesterday, I mentioned in my BlogHer Food recap that I attended a cocktail party hosted by the National Mango Board, and that my favorite dish served were the Brussels Sprouts. They actually mailed us a copy of the recipe, along with some fresh mangos, so I made the exact dish with our dinner the other […]

Austin, TX: BlogHer Food Conference 2013 – Part 2

BlogHer Food Photo Booth

(If you missed it, click here for part 1 of my trip to Austin, TX for the annual BlogHer Food Conference.) On Friday, we had another lazy morning start and it was once again lunch time before we knew it.  We were crazy for thinking we could get into Franklin Barbecue for lunch. These people […]

Austin, TX: BlogHer Food Conference 2013 – Part 1

BlogHer Food 2013

Last week, my family and I headed to Austin, TX for the annual BlogHer Food Conference.  Even though I’ve been blogging for 6 1/2 years, this was my first year attending.  Can you believe that!?  The weekend was filled with fun, laughter, friendships and tons of AMAZING food! I have SO many photos to share, […]

Slice ‘n Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Slice and Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever tried typing with a bandage at the tip of your right pointer finger?  That’s what I’m doing right now.  So, if you see tuypo typos, please excuse me as I tru tru try to hit just one key at a time.  Thjs This reminds me of an old Fresh Prince and DJ […]