How To Make Pomegranate Jelly: Give the Gift of Sandwich Magic!

This isn't a cooking blog (and I think we can all be thankful for that), but I make this every year and people are always asking me HOW, so here we are. I'm about to tell you how to make pomegranate jelly!When the air gets a little crispy around the edges and there's fun sized candy … Continue reading How To Make Pomegranate Jelly: Give the Gift of Sandwich Magic!

Blather: Under the Influence of Herbal Tea

Hola friends!that's me, on the right, pre-quesadillaOh little blog, I haven't seen you're blinking face for some time now. What can I tell you? The days blur together. The weather hits 100 and then sinks back to 75, reflecting my general confusion about life. Is it fall? Is it summer? Why do I have a … Continue reading Blather: Under the Influence of Herbal Tea

Chapter One. The Chapter Where My Own Mother Turns Against Me and I Stub My Toe

I don't even know what to tell you.Surprisingly enough, I have been feeling overwhelmed lately. I don't know if it's because my cupboard project has come to a standstill because my sore wrist doesn't let me hold the sander, or because I have fifty million things to do for the party, or because I feel … Continue reading Chapter One. The Chapter Where My Own Mother Turns Against Me and I Stub My Toe

Cain and Abel Paint the House

Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don't have the top for.  ~Jerry SeinfeldWhen you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, coffee helps. Then the kids wake up and you need a Higher Power and a sense of humor to get you though the day.After they socked each other … Continue reading Cain and Abel Paint the House

A Smattering Of Adventures Set To Optimal Cuteness

I was eating Trix cereal for dinner at 8 p.m. because I was at Costco for a million years today, dealing with a wayward cell phone bill. It seemed like a great time for a recap. Because sometimes when I'm sitting with a bowl of cereal for dinner, I need to remember the gifts I've been … Continue reading A Smattering Of Adventures Set To Optimal Cuteness

Silence in Springtime

Suddenly I was sick of speaking. I was tired of talking. So, I decided to stop opening my big mouth. I've cut back on Facebook, I've basically killed my Twitter bird, and I have been working hard at watching what I say around my family and friends. And of course, my best efforts aren't producing the best … Continue reading Silence in Springtime

Sharks Eat Bacon and So Do You

The kids asked if they could go to the zoo and I said we could. I mean, we can. We can always go to the zoo, unless it's raining. We can especially go to the zoo if there is still playdoh under the dining table after a vigilant playdoh eradication. The zoo is a destination … Continue reading Sharks Eat Bacon and So Do You

For When You Aren’t Quite Ready To Face The Cat Litter

As I type this I'm trying to find a spot for my coffee in on a desk full of remote control devices. The remote control helicopter is being charged in my computer's USB port that I have specifically reserved for my Kindle in my mind. No one asks a mother what she has reserved in … Continue reading For When You Aren’t Quite Ready To Face The Cat Litter