Archives for May 2012


My very first GIVEAWAY is live, my fabulous readers! One lucky ducky winner will get a set of 2 brightly colored POURfect mixing bowls. Red, green, white, blue, or black! Winner will get to pick the gorgeous color of their liking. **Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on 6/17** Entry form is available […]


I’m so excited, I can hardly contain myself!!  I want to jump out of my seat and shout it out to you all that… My marketing team (my super awesome, amazing, wicked smart, drop-dead gorgeous husband Joel) is working on my first official GIVEAWAY contest for you awesome peeps!! What’s better than cool stuff?  FREE […]

How to Eat a Watermelon

I love the produce isle in the summertime.  All the bright colors and aromas; I love to let the kids smell the ripe mangoes, peaches, nectarines, and berries as I throw them in the cart.  I love it even more when I get to pick out a fruit they’ve never tried before (especially when it’s […]

Memorial Day

To the heroic men and women who have given their lives in service of this country, to the brave men and women who serve today, and to the courageous men and women who will serve this country to fight for our freedom: Thank You. You will never be forgotten. We are teaching our boys to […]


Yes, I did.  My adorable little Pookies were at a birthday party for Ms. Bella this weekend and I let them get arm tattoos! Well, to clarify, there was a face painting artist there wielding a super cool airbrush.  However, Aiden got stage fright and didn’t want her to paint on his face.  Until he […]

Weeds & Wild Flowers

Roaming around the yard a few weekends ago I found these beautifully colorful wild flowers…er, weeds. How can you tell the difference?  What makes this a weed and not a wild flower? Well, for starters, Joel said so.  Second, they were growing in the middle of my patch of grass in the yard so surely […]

Lemon Bars Recipe

I’ve read a ton of lemon bar recipes (yes, this gal reads cookbooks like others read novels).  I’ve taste-tested a gazillion lemon bars (it’s a requirement of mine to never pass up a lemon bar that stares me in the face).  I’m now ready to publish this lemon bar recipe and call it the best. […]

Easy Fried Rice Recipe

I have a major craving for fried rice.  Mom’s basic, short-cut fried rice, to be exact.  Not to be confused with her all-out combination fried rice reserved for special occasions.  Just her school night, easy fried rice. So I set out to make myself a batch based on what I could remember.  Then I second […]


At first I was skeptical because I didn’t fully understand its privacy settings.  Once I figured out how to lock it down, I gained a little courage. And snapped a picture: …applied the Lux feature, and a filter, and I am now in love with Instagram-ing. So is my sweet Aiden 🙂 Found this one […]

Papa Time

As my folks attempted to leave our house last weekend, Aiden broke down into tears and begged my dad to take him for an overnight stay.  “Papa ~ don’t go! Papa ~ can I go with you?!”  And then Drew chimes in with, “Papa, Papa, Papa! Nana, Nana, Nana!” These kiddos never give Papa a […]