I finally visited an Athleta store in Boulder this weekend- it was awesome! I tried on the Sonora Skort and loved it- not usually something I would go for- but as a mom who is up and down and over all day- I like the coverage!
The Nighty Night app is wooing my 17 month old to sit still all over town. thank goodness.
If you received the latest Nordstrom catalog- you may have smelled Jo Malone’s Nectarine, Blossom and Honey fragrance in the tear out. I keep using it! It’s heavenly to me.
I am thinking of surprising my boys on the last day of school with these easy funfetti ice cream squares…
Trying to get these personalized Sports Bottles ordered this week for my son’s soccer team- it beats the ho-hum of the dusty trophies in his room!
Have a wonderful Mother’s day weekend everyone!
Many of you know my daughter is at the heighth of separation anxiety with me. She’s 16 months and sometimes it feels like her bedtime cannot come soon enough. Often I wonder how long this can last as it not only drives me crazy, but seems to make others crazy as well.
To really illustrate how much I am losing my mind- I will tell you this. My friend Sarit sent me a video last night and I watched it with a faint recollection of hearing it before. I thought “I should post this!” and then I decided to search my blog just in case I had!! Good thing I did- here is my post of the video from 2010. Grab a kleenex. I can imagine this hitting home with mothers at any age.
Here are some of my most requested recipes– I am reposting them so you can have them in one spot.
I get asked for this Poppy Seed Cake recipe at least twice a month
Sue Jackson’s steak marinade- seriously, throw this in a ziplock with a flank steak and grill that night- easy!
Matt’s guacamole- this post is making me hungry!!
Amy’s cheeseball- no, Amy’s not a cheeseball! I could make this in my sleep by now
Fresh corn and avocado salsa- from PW of course!
I am preparing for my son’s preschool spring party this Friday and decided to make this Baby Chick craft with his class as one of the activities. In pulling the items together, I just love how cute and easy this project is. What did we ever do without blogs!!?
This Sunday we will be heading to Littleton to celebrate Easter with some of our family. My sister-in-law found this Strawberry Bruschetta recipe and asked me to bring it along- looks delicious!
And on my list to make soon are chocolate chip cookies- this is a recipe my oldest sister sent with the words “MAKE THESE!” in the subject.
I watched this with a bunch of friends over the weekend and it was too funny not to share!! I wish math worked this way!
Okay, my friends. This is one of my most important posts ever! A friend recently told me about the fresh twenty. It appeared to be too good, too easy, too unbelievable…
The Fresh Twenty is a meal program where you subscribe to a weekly meal plan – it can be classic recipes, vegetarian recipes, or gluten-free. Every Friday a new 5 day plan becomes available online- you can download the recipes, plus a grocery list is already created as well as all the nutritional information posted for every meal. As a subscription member, you also have unlimited access to previous recipes-so if the upcoming week doesn’t sound like something your family will eat, you can still find recipes that do. The “twenty” in the name comes from the idea that there are only 20 ingredients you need for the week. Imagine this… seriously. You buy 7 carrots for the week and eat all of them. You buy 8 whole wheat buns and use… all of them. You have no waste. Plus, you save tons of money this way!! No buying fresh rosemary for one recipe and only using a teaspoon of it, only to throw the rest out in a week. No adding things as you randomly browse the aisles trying to create your week of meals.
We first tried a sample week. It was really GOOD. So, we did another week- it was really GOOD. I made some recipes that I know I would make again and again. Plus, you have a prep night- so if you wanted to shop on Sunday and prep Sunday night to make your workweek easier, they lay out all the steps for you. It’s so fresh (no bottled marinades, etc) and simple. We are on week 4 and I am into it. I can’t find a bad thing to say about it so I had to share.
So- friends! Go forward and try a sample week. I hope this is for you as it has greatly simplified my meal planning and cut our grocery bill big time! I wish I had been able to come up with it myself! It is also featured in the March issue of Shape- they include a sample week as well- here it is.