Diane S

Mom to an adorable and curious little monkey boy born in September of 2007, currently staying home to raise him after working in my "career" for 15 years in the mental health field.  Avid crafter, knitter, yarn collector.  My knitting blog has quickly turned into a mommy and food blog!!

My Blogs

Menu plan Monday, April 7, 2014

Last week's menu plan turned out terrific. The salmon cakes with edamame were a surprise hit, although they were tough to cook without loosing their shape. I think the next time I make them I'll start with raw salmon as.. ....more

Planting a terrarium with friends

Once a week I meet up with up to two of my blogging friends to go for a power walk, usually at the local mall. It's a great opportunity to socialize, exercise and discuss blogging things or just about anything.. ....more

Menu plan Monday, March 31, 2014

March has been a crazy month....winter seemed like it would never end until this weekend when we now have had over two days straight of never ending rain. So at least it's warming up enough so that it stays rain.. ....more

Welcome Spring craft: chalkboard flower pots

This may be the most excited I've ever been for allergy season SPRING! This winter really did me in between being stuck in the house from the Polar Vortex hell and all those snow days. And while I realize technically.. ....more

Family movie night

This winter was long, cold and dark! As a way to have a bit of fun, we started having a weekly "Family Movie Night" every Saturday night. We planned an early dinner, gave the kiddo several choices of movies and.. ....more

Menu plan Monday, March 3, 2014

I'm slow moving on deciding on the menu for the week, so here is my menu plan, a day late! Monday: Chicken tacos, chips and salsa Tuesday: Perfect potato soup, salad Wednesday: White bean chicken chili Thursday: slow cooker beef.. ....more

Wordless Wednesday


Menu plan Monday, February 24, 2014

Fishie February is coming to a close this week. In general, it was a successful goal as in we definitely had fish more often this past month, at least once weekly. My son is still insisting that fish was not.. ....more

Exploring Pompeii at the Franklin

My son was off from school for President's Day on Monday, so we took a family trip into Philadelphia to the Franklin Institute. We purchased a membership last February, so we had just another week to enjoy the membership benefits... ....more

Bowling on Saturday

Over the weekend we had a day full of activities planned. Starting with swimming and three birthday party invites, we thought the kiddo would have a packed day. (We had planned to only attend two of the parties.) In the.. ....more