T-Shirt to Stuffie {a 10 Minute DIY}

I have all boys. I thought this meant that my kids wouldn’t be hooked on clothes and that purge days would be easier. But I was wrong ....more

Elegant peach blueberry salsa with goat cheese crostini

Meet my new summer Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner! Holy Macaroni, when I went on a search to find the best recipe for our amazing summer peaches, I never expected to stumble across the most perfect appetizer/snack/meal of all time. This, my friends, is summer on a cracker ....more

Measuring Your True Worth {Plus a $100 Visa Sweepstakes!}

The old saying goes that you can’t judge a book by its cover. ...more

18 Weeks

I said I wasn't going to post another bump photo for a while but we finally pulled out my big camera to take some photos and this is what we got. I took last week off in chicago and it was so nice to spend some time with my family and relax in the pool. I didn't snap a single photo and it was niceeeeee....more

BOGO 50% Off Backpacks & Character Toys, Unform Sale & other Target Deals

Target has some great deals on kids’ items and back-to-school gear this week online: Backpacks are buy-one-get-one-free at Target online this week. School uniforms are 20% off. Save up to 50% on clothing, shoes and accessories ....more

Pretty Ways to Serve Tomatoes

Hello, Tomato Lovers! Here's just what you've been looking for, a collection of tips and photos, all the prettiest ways to serve sweet, juicy summer tomatoes. Who else is as excited as all get-out that it is tomato season?! ...more

Race Report: Disney Princess Half Marathon

My sis high-fives Mickey at the finish. (Photo: MarathonFoto) How much fun did my sister and I have at the 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon? Her Mickey Mouse high-five at the finish line pretty much says it all ....more

Caramelized Peaches with Brown Sugar & Cinnamon No-Churn Ice Cream

Mmm-hmmm. I did it again. I told you this was the beginning of a beautiful relationship ....more

bunches of lotz

You may have noticed a change or two around the blog. Most significantly, the picture at the top of the page has been changed to reflect the upcoming changes in our family.When I named my blog many years ago, I wasn't aware that I was creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. However, here we are, expecting to fill those two empty seats in our picture with two little girls soon.Bunches of Lotz it is.I expect to have the littlest of those baby girls in my arms any day now ....more

Spoons, Splines, Executive Function

I’ve been wanting to write a blog post about executive function for several weeks. The funny thing is, compiling the information and the writing such a post requires significant executive functioning effort, and I haven’t been able to muster it. Fitting!Executive function (EF) is hard to explain in a simple way because it does so many things. Some call it the command center of the brain – it is responsible for things like decision making, planning, problem solving, attention, working memory, verbal reasoning, transitioning, time management, and more....more