Chocolate Stout Cake

Chocolate Stout Cake

This winter, man. I think for a lot of us we have an extended case of the winter blues. Certainly for my family we are in the throes of an “EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE” state of being. We all have cabin fever. School schedules have been intermittent. The only constants are that we are all here in … Continue reading

Half Marathon in 2014

Half Marathon in 2014

I have been a casual runner for a couple of years now. I have run a few 5Ks, and up until now, haven’t really set any particular goals other than “run a little farther next time.” And the fact that I’m turning 35 this year has me thinking a lot about where I am physically. … Continue reading

2013

2013

These questions came from Linda at All & Sundry, I have enjoyed reading her and others around the Internet answer these for years; reading A’dell and Jennie this week reminded me. 1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? Honestly, I don’t do a lot of new things. I am the … Continue reading

Some Good Gift Ideas

Some Good Gift Ideas

!!! Hey! It looks like everything I mentioned here has some sort of Cyber Monday sale going on! No pressure or anything, but if you thought you wanted something from this list, today 12/2 is a great day to buy!!! ~~~ One of the things I miss the most about the Style Lush and Food … Continue reading

Halloween Movie Season Has Begun!

Halloween Movie Season Has Begun!

One of my favorite favorite FAVORITE things about the holiday season is watching (and QUOTING) the same movies every year. We are a movie family and love to snuggle up on the sofa together with popcorn. James and I started years ago with our favorite Christmas movies, and over the course of our marriage we … Continue reading

A Bouquet of Newly Sharpened Pencils

A Bouquet of Newly Sharpened Pencils

It’s back to school, back to routine and back to a busy schedule jam-packed with everything the kids have going on and work and weekends. And, come back to school and routine time, it’s time for the Cooking Season to begin! Sure, salads and pizza and burgers and dogs are fun to cook and eat. … Continue reading

Summertime

Summertime

I don’t even want to say it or put in into writing, but there are only less than 3 weeks left of summer break. I have always loved summer with my kids home from school. And this year is particularly cruel because our school system moved up the first day of school by an entire … Continue reading

Broccoli & Blue Cheese Pasta

Broccoli & Blue Cheese Pasta

We’re going for light (ish) and quick dinners around here lately. An easy one that I love to throw together is this pasta dish with broccoli and blue cheese. I originally got this from my mom, and it’s a great weeknight dinner. I really like this, too, because it dirties only a few bowls: a … Continue reading