Family, Favorite Things, Life, Marriage, Motherhood, Photography

Where I Lived Wednesday. Briar Ridge

[spacer height="20px"] I am participating in Where I Lived Wednesday over at Ann's blog today. There are lots of really cool writing prompts that bloggers participate in on a weekly basis. Normally, I am just an armchair participant. Reading some amazing stories from writers much more vivid and deep than myself. It wasn't until I… Continue reading Where I Lived Wednesday. Briar Ridge

Food, Humor, Life, Link Party, Photography, Pinterest

How A Fruit Pizza Brought Me DOWN

[spacer height="20px"] This blog post was originally published on the Chicago Parent website. In helping Ellie get used to school at the beginning of the year and to make school a fun place, I decided that it would be fun to host a "getting to know you" play date at a local park for her… Continue reading How A Fruit Pizza Brought Me DOWN

Blogging, Chicago, Favorite Things, Humor, Life, Motherhood

LTYM Does Not Stand For “Look Through Your Makeup”

[spacer height="20px"] The city I love. That's Chicago, by the way. Or Listen To Your Math Teacher. Except there is no T at the end. THERE TOTALLY SHOULD BE. I literally thought of other meanings for LTYM for a good hour. This shouldn't come as shocking to those who read this blog with any regularity.… Continue reading LTYM Does Not Stand For “Look Through Your Makeup”

super bowl, super bowl recipes, game day, game day recipes, ribs, egg rolls, food, recipes
Dieting, Food, Humor, Link Party, Pinterest

Low Fat Super Bowl. Yes, it was Still Fun

[spacer height="20px"] I know what you are thinking. Low Fat Super Bowl Sunday is the equivalent of No Novocaine Root Canal Tuesday. And a month ago, I would have been right there with ya. But since I have been on Weight Watchers, we have made some minor adjustments to our eating style here. We love… Continue reading Low Fat Super Bowl. Yes, it was Still Fun

valentines, construction paper, kids, kids craft, kids valentine craft, valentine door craft, diy, budget
Family, Humor, Life, Link Party, Marriage, Motherhood

Whose Door Will You Tape a Heart To?

[spacer height="20px"] This piece was previously published at Chicago Parent where I was a contributor. Valentine's Day in our home has a long history of being, honestly, just bad. Let's just say expectations don't ever live up. I grew up with a mom and grandma who would make amazing Valentine's dinners with pink tablecloths, balloons,… Continue reading Whose Door Will You Tape a Heart To?

Decorating, Humor, Life, Link Party, Pinterest

The Laundry Doom-I FINALLY DID A STINKIN’ HOME PROJECT. Drops Microphone

[spacer height="20px"] Actually, it isn't even a "doom". It's a laundry closet. Shoved into the back hallway where there is a small bathroom and the door to the garage. Basically, it's a nuisance instead of a laundry area. I spend half my home life in this back hallway with no natural light. No wonder I… Continue reading The Laundry Doom-I FINALLY DID A STINKIN’ HOME PROJECT. Drops Microphone

Blogging, Chicago, Humor, Life, Marriage, Neat Freak

Why My Husband Doesn’t Mind If I Have a Mistress- Dyson Review

[spacer height="20px"] And that mistress has a name. Dyson Animal. Able to suck up food my children leave on every livin' space of my home in a single bound. Oh yes, it is not only a vacuum. It is a superhero. Meet the Dyson Digital Slim DC59 Animal. If you didn't already know this about… Continue reading Why My Husband Doesn’t Mind If I Have a Mistress- Dyson Review