Items of Interest.

Is it really October 19th?!  Where is October going? I’ve been super busy with work and kids and other things.  So I haven’t been over here much. This is what I’ve been up to while I’ve been away from you, Dear Readers.  (I miss you!) *Watching the mountains turn gorgeous shades of orange, red, and yellow right before my eyes. *Tying my 3 yr old’s pink sneakers. :) *Being on KUTV2 News last Wednesday making […]

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Fritzy Boy.

This is my little guy, Fritz, last year when he turned 4.  What do you think of the fabulous cake?  (Please note sarcasm.  My vision was not realized.) Today he turns 5.  It’s been a long, productive year for him.  He attended a special ed/speech preschool and finally started talking.  It was a blessing for him (and us) to have his amazing teachers who loved him and wanted him to succeed. A sweeter boy never […]

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Top 100 Food Mom Blogs From The Editors of Babble.com

Um…that’s me!  I made the list!  And if you can’t tell, I’m ecstatic!  And I’m using a lot of exclamation marks!!!  I’m very honored to be on the list with so many wonderful bloggers.  My dear friend, Jen, is also on the list.  (But of course.)  Click over and see who else made the list. (p.s. Thank you for reading and giving me another reason to keep coming back. xoxo)

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Tania’s Birthday.

This is my dear, sweet friend Tania who I met years ago when I still lived in New York.  I’ve mentioned her a few times before.  She is one of the greatest women and mothers I know. One of my favorite memories of Tania was when she came to visit me and bring me dinner after I had my first baby in 2004.  She had only given birth three weeks before I had and she […]

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Kitchen Must-Haves.

My husband, bless his heart, has been the master of gift giving as of late.  The man can do no wrong in this department anyway.  He has a sixth sense and manages to buy me something I would have never bought for myself, but soon can’t live without.   Because we’re on such a tight budget right now, the gifts are that much nicer because they involved a bit more sacrifice than usual. Santa left […]

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals.

Last Sunday, a friend of ours gave an awesome talk in church on setting goals.  As soon as he started, I knew it was going to be good so I pulled out a paper and pen to take notes. At his work, they use an acronym when they set goals–S.M.A.R.T.  (You can read more about this method on Wikipedia.  I guess this is a popular method that I’ve never heard of before.) Beginning last January, […]

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Sometimes I Bake Wedding Cakes.

In January, I made a wedding cake for these two lovely people. Meet Samantha and Chas Kelly.  Even if I wasn’t related to them (by marriage) I would love and claim them as my own.  (Sam is an amazing artist, by the way.  She has an Etsy shop called Can You Hear Me?  You should check it out.) I offered to make their cake and hoped they’d say yes.  When they did, I was completely […]

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Open Plan Kitchen

Last week I saw this kitchen from Rainer Spehl over at Blue Ant Studio. I really dig it.   Funny enough, it sort of reminds me of the kitchen I had in NY. (But in a fond way.) This kitchen has ten times more counter space. There’s just this part of me that loves exposed cupboard contents. (And I love that bread box and wooden bowls, too.) I love this sink even though I love […]

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Red

Red is the new black in my book. I can’t get enough of it. (Right to left, top to bottom) Waring Pro Blender, Infinity Instruments Retro Round Metal Wall Clock, Buick Red Bread Bin from Typhoon, Buick Red Funky Scale from Typhoon (I have the Italian Job Scale in Red), Vintage Red Sugar Caddy from Typhoon, Cosco Retro Chair/Foot Stool, Big Chill Refrigerator, The Crosley 302 Desk Phone, Tea and Toast Butter Dish from Anthropologie. […]

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How To Use a Molcajete

This, my friends, is a molcajete. I received this as a birthday gift in 2004 from some dear friends. My friend, a very good cook in his own right, hauled this and one for himself, all the way from Mexico to NY. It’s as heavy as it looks. Fast forward 3+ years, I am finally getting around to learning how to use a molcajete. Now I am addicted! What is a Molcajete? The traditional Mexican […]

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