August 2012


12 Whys in 2 Minutes

I'm about two minutes behind Em and LilMan's activities. As I'm trying to catchup, I'm walking from upstairs to downstairs, moving from room to room, asking myself: Why is the bathroom light on? Why don't they flush the toilet? Why [...]


Wine Peach Sauce – Perfect Accessory

Recently I was introduced to 14 Hands Wine and it has become one of my favorites.  The 14 Hands Hot to Trot White Blend's flavor is crisp, light and leaves a fruity taste, but not too sweet that you won't [...]


Kids and What I Learned Today

Every major event in our child's life is a big deal for us parents, we take pictures, make scrapbooks, blog - do everything we can to document these moments.    To them it is just another stepping stone.  Today, Tyler [...]

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Decorating Pillows – Embellish with Ribbons

Last weekend Em made another pillow from with a bowl of ribbon and stuff that I had made or collected that I hadn't found a use for just yet.  She started decorating another pillow while still in her pajamas. (I [...]


Candy is Dandy but Liquor is Quicker

Trial and Error A friend and colleague of mine asked me "Do any of your projects mess up or turn out bad?"  My response "Oh, yeah definitely!"  And I gave her the example of the Glow in the Dark Spider [...]


Kids and What I Learned Today

It's the simple pleasures that kids love and they love for us to show/share with them. Tyler is staying with Grandma and Grandpa this week while he is between summer camp and kindergarten. Now, my parents aren't the most entertaining [...]

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KRAFT Fresh Take – Giveaway

I'm always looking for fast, easy recipes and nifty tools to give me more time to do more with my time. So, I was super excited when the folks from KRAFT reached out to me to “Explore the Unexpected with [...]

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Decorating Pillows – Make Them Sparkle!

Em got into my craft room and found a bowl of ribbons, sparkly things, just stuff I didn't quite know what to do with yet but definitely wasn't ready to part with (they were too pretty and I had enough [...]

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Brown Butter Ravioli with Chicken, Bacon and Sage

My friend Amanda, from KevinandAmanda.com, put together a recipe for "Brown Butter Ravioli with Rotisserie Chicken, Toasted Walnuts and Crispy Sage".   I've made it several times, each time I do a bit something different: this time I doubled the [...]

Botantical Gardens 2012

Huntsville Botanical Gardens – Great for Kids!

We live in Huntsville, AL and have for the past 4 years.  It's a quiet city with the highest number of PhDs than anywhere else in the US (NASA, Boeing and a couple of Universities make this possible).  Most out-of-towners [...]

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One of a Kind Piece of Art

My Mom is a creative-crafter.  Such an odd statement, I know, but it's true.  My Mom has the unique ability to be both creative and crafty; she's a dreamer and a doer - it's a rare combination and one that [...]