My current favorites:

Because blogging assumes that the internet cares about the minute details of one’s life, I will now share my current favorite things: TV shows Revolution Arrow Castle (still) NCIS (still) Sherlock (still) Doctor Who (always) Books Just read the first two books of Divergent. Saving up for the last one. Good reads but not for…

The semblance of a normal life…

Maybe it’s just the third trimester.  Maybe it’s the two-day move followed by weeks of boxes in every room (that are still unpacked as of now). Maybe it’s this nagging sense that absolutely nothing is going right. Because, honestly, that’s certainly how it feels. So here’s some good to keep from complaining to you and…

Can you dig it?

I know, a hopelessly horrible title.  But I’m excited! “But, why?”  You ask? Our garden will be “go!” next Saturday!  Whether the weather cooperates or not, I will have seeds in the ground.  There are plans to plant the corn in our community garden on the fifth, and Handsome and I will take the opportunity…

We don’t do…anything?

Phew, life just doesn’t stop.  (You think I’d have learned that by now…) There’s a lot going on here and the future is looking equally busy at the moment.  Here’s a rundown of what’s happening: We’re pregnant!  That was that big surprise that I promised to tell you later.  It’ll be our 3rd, and we’ll…

And she carried a banner white, orange, and green

Well, we had a very fun St. Patrick’s day. We painted rainbows, made shamrocks and pots of gold, and set a leprechaun trap with corn syrup on a plate beneath the pots of gold on our window.  Now, everyone knows that when leprechauns are caught they must give you gold.  Or, in our case, gold…

The Holidays

Edit:  I intended to get a picture of my cupcakes up this morning.  My plans were foiled by four greedy little hands and two hungry little mouths.  If you ever intend to take a picture of something edible, please do not leave it on the kitchen table even if you think the gate will stop…

Cranberry Bread, haircuts, and a press

I know, I know, the listed items in the title have absolutely nothing to do with each other.  But I wanted to highlight what’s been happening in our life recently. Cranberry Nut Bread Several days ago, I dragged husband and kids to the grocery store.  As always, it was “just for a few things.”  And,…

Haiti & a cookbook

I keep meaning to get at least one food post up a week.  But, y’know, that whole life thing kinda messes that up.  So, in lieu of a real post about real food that I actually cooked and ingested, I wanted to point towards a very worthy cause. I keep Food In Jars in my…

I’m weird, how are you?

I know many people my age think of the domestic arts in terms of sweet, gray-haired old ladies.  When I was a single 20something, I felt the same way. If there was to be an activity with our ladies church group (Relief Society), I prayed it would not be another class on making bread or…

Ruminating…

Since my back was out for the 4th consecutive day, we ditched schoolwork and watched Food Network all day. I feel a little better having that on since I can pretend they’re learning something. And when I pretend I’m raising the next Cat Cora or Bobby Flay. Hey, one of them needs to make it…

Marvelous Minestrone

Growing up, I was convinced that my mom had the best recipes. Her food was better than anyone’s. These days, I’ve decided that it’s because it was mostly homemade.  We may not have been the most well-off at times, but my mom took the groceries and made magic. This minestrone is a perfect example. It…

Book Review: The Gentle Art of Domesticity

The last three weeks of December I was given an early Christmas present.  My saintly parents kept the children after we went out for Thanksgiving and my husband and I returned home.  ALONE. You must realize we’ve never lived without kids.  Never in 6 years of marriage.  But that’s a whole ‘nother post. Leaving Colorado…