Avocado Quinoa Cups

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Avocado Quinoa Cups

This dish is brought to you by the magic of leftovers. Proof that it's worth hanging on to a little bit of everything! The options for this dish are endless and if you double or triple what I used, you'll have a perfect lunch for a group ....more

Love to Cook, Hate to Plan Weekly Dinner Menu

Week of August 30 - September 5 Another busy week here with at least one activity every night (some nights two)! It's not the most exciting menu, but again, at least it's a plan! The one bright spot? ...more

Friday 5

5 simple happenings from the week. The weather has been perfect all week and we've been soaking it up. Justin and Vaughn are away at soccer practice two nights a week which gives Vance and I plenty of mother/son time ....more

How to Write a Condolence Note

If you're like me and struggle to find words to comfort grieving friends and family, then read this article. It's full of good advice on how to offer sincere and meaningful condolences. A Cup of Jo's "How to Write a Condolence Note"My uncle recently passed away and I'm still amazed with the outpouring of support by family friends ....more

MISSING: 2 PB Couches and My Patience

Friday started out just right but then came to a halt when I called to check the status of our new couches. (I mean, they should be here by now! I even chose the "quick ship" fabric!) It took 3 phone calls to the barn of pottery for them to realize that they have misplaced them. As in, they don't know where they are. Yes, my two silver taupe Chesterfield couches are at large. POTTERY BARN HAS LOST MY COUCHES. Is Phoebe behind this, or am I just a magnet for mishaps?...more

MISSING: 2 PB Couches and My Patience

Friday started out just right but then came to a halt when I called to check the status of our new couches. (I mean, they should be here by now! I even chose the "quick ship" fabric!) It took 3 phone calls to the barn of pottery for them to realize that they have misplaced them ....more

Friday 5

Every day of this week felt like Thursday and do you know how disappointing it is to think that and then find out it's only Tuesday? Very. I'm not wishing the days away, but I'm happy for the weekend ....more

Ideas for Fall Planters

While I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet, I am...more

Weekly Dinner Menu: 8/17-8/23

Life is crazy, school is back in session, and I'm back to the balancing act of dinner, homework, and nightly activities. If there was ever a time for a Weekly Menu, it's now. After finishing this menu last night, I felt a little weight lift off my shoulders because it's one less unknown for the week ....more