My Favorite Gift

December 17, 2013

I went to a yoga class today – a Svaroopa yoga class to be exact.  A woman in my neighborhood offers classes in her home, and when she posted the info to our neighborhood message board, I thought, why not?  Getting there was not a simple task.  Our nanny was going to watch Summer and […]

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Histamine Free Sauce

November 26, 2013

Edited to Add: Apparently, tahini is not a low histamine food.  So, if you’re trying to avoid histamines, this is not a suitable sauce for you.  I’m sorry. 🙁 One of my good friends suffers from a tyramine and histamine allergy, and I’ve been trying to come up with a versatile sauce she can use […]

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Party of Six

November 17, 2013

Baby Hannah is here.  She arrived this past Tuesday via c-section (she was breech), two and a half weeks early.  We came home from the hospital on Friday, and everyone is doing great.  We have family in town and lots of help.  Summer, Charlie, and Katie are enjoying their new baby sister, and Chris and […]

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Summer’s Birthday Breakfast Party

November 8, 2013

I’m a-gonna be free. Free = Three We invited Summer’s friends over for a birthday breakfast, pajamas required! Mmm, breakfast food… We decorated with lights and painted pumpkins… And ate lots of yummy things… Breakfast Pizza – my personal favorite and many thanks to my friend who made it as well as for helping me […]

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Rainy Day Activity Ideas

October 27, 2013

Here are some of the crafts/activities we’ve been keeping ourselves busy with lately… In August, Chris and I took our final babymoon and spent a couple of days relaxing and riding bikes around Rosemary Beach in Florida (one of my favorite spots!!!).  We brought the kids back some shells, and last week, Summer and I […]

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Our Favorite Toy

October 10, 2013

We try and keep Christmas pretty simple around here as we don’t want the focus of the holiday to be on presents, presents, presents, give me, give me, give me (not just for the kids but for the adults as well). We aim for one gift that the recipient will truly love and a filled […]

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Give Me Stir Fry

October 3, 2013

My friend Jessica and I have a lot in common.  Our husbands work together, we both have two year old daughters, we’re both currently pregnant, and we both love Asian food.  So, every few weeks, we get together for dinner at various restaurants around town to discuss life over rice.  Last week, we met up […]

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My Life In Bowls

September 23, 2013

Believe it or not, I have been subsisting on more than just Rice Krispies treats. There have been numerous random combinations thrown atop bowls of rice.  Chris and I love keeping cooked brown rice in the fridge (I usually steam 3 cups at a time) and then add toppings for a quick lunch or dinner. […]

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Almond Butter Krispies Treats

September 11, 2013

Let me tell you how this would all go down if I was not currently pregnant… These delicious almond butter Rice Krispies treats would have been made with unsweetened puffed brown rice cereal, probably a lot less sugar, and 90% dark chocolate chunks.  But guess what?  My belly is with child and wants SWEETS.  So, […]

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An Easy & Delicious Dinner With Friends

September 9, 2013

Last night, CD and I hosted dinner for seven adults and six kids, aged 5 weeks to 3 years.  The evening was filled with many laughs, some good food, some tears (from the kids, not the adults), a lot of beer (dads who run can throw back some drinks!), and CONFETTI… Summer and her friend, […]

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