Giant Empanada ~ Kids LOVE this!

The final bell is ringing in schools and kids and teachers alike are ready for summer break. For many kids, softball and baseball practice has already started and the swimming pools will soon be opening. My summer calendar is starting to look busier than it normally does during the school year!...more

Summer Freebies For Kids

School is out already for Higgins and Bernardo only has a couple of weeks to go. It hit me this morning: "What am I going to do with two boys who are now used to having something to do everyday?!"...more

How to Hire Without Over-Hiring this Summer

We’re officially in the summer months and that can only mean one thing, outside of vacations and three day weekends – time to bring on the seasonal hires!But don’t rush into it so fast. While it’s easy to let the seasonal surge in business make you believe that it’s time to hire all the staffers, it’s also very expensive. Salaries will easily be your business’s biggest expense, especially if you bring on lots of full-time employees, and it’s important to make sure that you keep the following four areas in mind before going on a hiring spree....more

Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette Baby Kale Salad

You know those classic food combinations we've come to love? Like pb + jelly, chocolate + pb, pork + apples, mac + cheese? I have discovered a new combo to add to that list and while it might sound out of the ordinary, once you've had a taste of this magical combo life as you know it will never be the same!*Drum roll*            ...more

Fun in the Boise Sun

Hey there everyone, As you may remember from this post we are moving back to Boise at the end of the Summer. It's been a long time since we lived in Boise and there are a few events we are looking so forward to. ...more

100 Words: Summer Soon

And then one day it arrived, bursting onto the scene with a flourish and startling their collective unconsciousness with its unexpected vibrancy. Suddenly even the simplest things seemed profound and delightful - greens were greener, the blue sky stretched for miles and the air smelled like warm honey. A feeling of hope - they'd forgotten about hope while bundled up against that long stretch of gray dankness - infused their spirits and brought joy to their hearts as they lifted their appreciative faces to the sun in anticipation. That day the world woke up and smiled again. ...more

A Reminder to Self: Simple Magic

After another morning (and a sleep-in Saturday, no less!) of being woken by the repetitive, droning sound of a big truck's backup beeping as its operator moved piles of dirt from one part of our street to another, I thought another reminder of urban serenity and simple magic was in order. Hope you enjoy reading about my experience as much as I did living it. Simple Magic ...more

Sizzling Cod With Cold Spanish Green Sauce

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A Fun Drink for Kids: Pink Lemonade Slushie

My kids are always wanting something "fun" to drink so I whipped up these no-brainers on Saturday night.  ...more

Trendy & Flattering Swimwear

Warm weather is in the mist and Spring Break is upon us and let us say, we could not be happier! We are currently sitting in our office thinking about soaking up the sun and sipping our skinny margaritas. The Summer 2014 bathing suit collections have been filled with eye catching colors, patterns, and embellishments. We have noticed that a lot of swimwear brands have added in more halter tops and active swimwear to their collections....more