12 Date Ideas to Give You a Break From the Kids

You love your partner and you miss having time alone Unfortunately, getting out together is hard when you have little ones at home. In addition to the cost of your date night, you also have to consider the cost of your sitter. However, it’s vital to make the effort to still date your partner. Otherwise, you may slowly drift apart and find that you’re living with a stranger. If you’re worried about instituting a date night because of the cost, then consider these clever and frugal ideas. ...more
I love the idea of being a tourist in our own town.  Super fun!more

Kitchen Clarity

There’s something joyful about a transparent kitchen. I swapped my opaque containers out for clear ones. I love mason jars because of the ability to see what’s in them. I like to know what I’m eating, drinking and storing. I love being able to see it. I also like these jars because they represent something old and sturdy, like a truth rediscovered anew, such as the idea that fat really isn’t terrible to consume (it’s processed food that is making you sluggish, fat, and sick!) and how bone broth is such a health-giving tradition and locally grown food is the best....more

The Rotten Truth

My bananas have a pecking order.  They don’t know it. At least, I don’t think they know it.  Haven’t heard any grumblings coming from the fruit bowl, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.  The “Top Bananas” are the ones just home from the grocery store.  So full of promise and potential with their shiny peels and greenish coloring.  Makes you just want to slice one up and add it to your cereal bowl.  But we don’t.  We eye them with suspicion.  “Too green. I’m not gonna touch them....more

Fish Tacos

Today was an absolutely beautiful day filled with church, relaxation and good eats. My husband and I had some great conversations while enjoying the sun. Typically we spend every weekend busy with chores or out traveling around. Today we sat and had great conversations with some yummy iced coffee and delicious food.Fish tacos were not on the menu for tonight's dinner, but as the night progressed it simply turned into that as we both decided we had been talking about fish tacos for awhile....more

Food Rules: Setting Up a Self-Serve Pantry for Kids

You may remember a while back when I attempted an experiment in Family Style Eating. And how that didn’t work out so well. I loved the idea of giving the boys more power and control over their own meals and food portions, I loved the idea of letting them do more things themselves and learn by trial and error. But that particular endeavor involved a lot more error than seemed worth it!...more

Thyme App

I had to tell you guys about this cool app I downloaded a couple weeks ago. When you’re signed into the Starbucks app, they do a free “Pick of the Week”. Sometimes it’s a song and other times it’s an app. So this happened to be their pick this week. It’s called the Thyme App. It only does one thing, but it does it very well....more

Quick, easy and tasty One Pot Pasta

I have been wanting to try this for the longest time. I LOVE pasta of any form. LOVE. So after hearing and see a few pictures of people doing various one pot pastas I said I had to see what this was really about. I was concerned about things becoming soggy, or the pasta not cooking in the process, but it went very smoothly....more

Park Hyatt Aviara: The perfect resort for families & Empty Nesters

Imagine the perfect resort that is casual, yet elegant that offers entertainment for families with kids and can also please the discerning Empty Nester. Although this request is a rather tall order, the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California does an amazing job fulfilling both requirements....more

Little unknown Colombian Restaurant

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably are aware that I've recently traveled to New York. Today's restaurant review is from a Colombian restaurant in Jackson Heights called Los Arrieros....more