My microwave is notorious for being gross! It seems like every time I open the door there is more crap shellacked to the top and sides. It took me awhile to find a method that didn’t involve a ton of time and scrubbing. This is the best method that I have tried.
So the greatest thing happened the other day at CVS. I was there buying diapers and wipes and saw a sign by the makeup aisle “Revlon Products-Buy One, Get One Free”. That is one of the greatest phrases ever uttered by man! So I started browsing (even though I really should have left, I was supposed to get the monkey from daycare in like minutes!). I thought about my budget and realized all that I really wanted to spend money on was nail polish so I went for it. [Read more…]
There is a point that every parent reaches when your child finally sleeping pretty regularly, formula is a thing of the past and you can actually have a coherent conversation with your child because they are speaking real words. It’s the point where you start thinking about having another baby.
For this recipe you need a good oven save skillet, break out that cast iron! I am a huge fan of cast iron, they are so versatile and can be used for so much! These make super succulent chops that hit the spot! These cook up very well and are easy to make. You can let the sauce simmer nice and slow to make it awesomely thick and make sure you coat the chops so that they get full of that awesome BBQ flavor! [Read more…]
Let me start by saying that I have always liked True Blood. The beginning of the show was edgy, sexy, funny and I really enjoyed it. It’s a great summertime show especially now that Game of Thrones is on, we really need something to help wash away the gore and tragedy that the show sometimes brings. [Read more…]
My son went on a sleepover last night at his grandmas. I was personally glad for the break and looked forward to having the night to myself since my husband works nights. I was going to catch up on TV and go to bed early (yes, I realize how lame that sounds but I have a kid that gets up before the sun and in the summertime that is just too damn early!)
I got home from work, ran some errands and around 8 pm I got on the computer to putz around for a bit and it was half way through watching a video on Hulu that I realized that I was barely able to hear the thing because the sound was on low.
There have been times that I have found pictures from my awkward years (which was about 9-13) and felt my cheeks burning up in embarrassment. I had very wavy hair with a bad haircut, huge glasses, braces and had horrible social awkwardness. The fact that my family would make jokes and laugh about my pictures did not help matters and just made me hate the pictures more. I hated how I felt during those years but now looking back I am happy I lived them. They were full of bullies and things were said that I still carry but I think I am who I am today because of those experiences. I think I can read a person better, I am not as naively trusting that I used to be.
I think my most embarrassing moment was 6th grade when I had to go write on the blackboard (yes with chalk, this was 1996) and I went to put my notebook at the end of my teacher’s desk on top of piles of other paperwork and proceeding to topple the whole pile all over the floor. The whole class laughed and even my teacher sighed like “Can you be more awkward? Please?” There was also the time I had a bottle of Gatorade dumped on me on the school bus in 9th grade because a girl thought that I was stealing her boyfriend because he told me that I “look nice today.” I lived in a secluded neighborhood so the bus dropped me off about a 1/2 mile from my house and I had to walk home soaking wet while the other kids laughed at me. It destroyed me then, I literally cried for a good half hour when I walked into my house. Now, while I’ll be honest and say I’m not going to be best friends with that girl, I’m also not going to bring up at our next reunion. I think once we become adults we can look back and appreciate what those years were better.
The Awkward Years is a new site on Tumblr where people chronicle those years with picture proof and talk about how those years have made them who they are today. It’s amazingly brave. I admit that I want to submit my picture but I’m a little terrified about it. The picture of you in your “ugly duckling” phase is like a bleeding wound that you are not sure you want to share or not. I will be going through my old photos to see which captures those years of “Boy Meets World” and Lisa Frank binders, but I hope I can work up the courage to submit it to the project. I encourage you to check out this site and maybe look back at the years when we couldn’t wait to grow up.
I found a version of this online and tweaked it a bit because it called for a little too much butter. This is something even my picky toddler will munch on since it has so much flavor! All thanks to some Italian dressing! This is something I like because it’s very easy to prep and all the work is done in the oven. [Read more…]
I am amazed everyday at the new things you are learning in your 17 months and how quickly you are picking up your father and mines personality traits (I’m still debating whether this is a good or a bad thing considering we both have stubborn streaks a mile long). However, I have a small request from you. While I understand that you have two molars coming in and they hurt like hell…..I still will not allow you to swan dive off the couch onto the hardwood floor.
As a blogger there are a few favorites that I like to visit to get inspired or learn something new. One of the first blogs that I started following on a regular basis is Cupcakes and Cashmere. This site by Emily Schuman is a fabulous resource for fashion, decor and style ideas. She has an amazing eye for style and her photography brings it out better than words sometimes. Emily’s work on the site has evolved into a book she released last year.
If you need to be inspired or just want to visit a blog that makes you happy, check this out. There is so much great material to read that time flies because the writing style is so down to earth and relatable.
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