Wait, this is June?

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. The weather is cloudy, wet, and cool right now, but summer weather IS coming, I know. Speaking of summer, I’m pleased to announce that Beth Anne is the winner of my box of fun summer stuffs....more

Eats at our house

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but here are a week’s worth of meals from our house. May has been kind of a crazy month for us, but I have mostly managed to keep making dinner, so yay! One Chipotle chicken kabobs with cilantro dipping sauce (from the ATK Quick Family Cookbook) Sauteed green beans mashed sweet potatoes honeydew melon Two ham (which I’d frozen after Easter) applesauce (homemade, frozen last fall) peach, blueberry, and lettuce salad (a variation on this strawberry salad, with the same dressing) Three Chicken Pomodoro (from the ATK Quick Family Cookbook) mashed golden potatoes watermelon Four Bacon Cheddar Quesadillas steamed broccoli cantaloupe Five Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches (a Cook’s Illustrated recipe) croissants from Aldi cantaloupe Six Pizza That I Did Not Make Myself Seven A date night, also comprised of food I did not make myself....more

Giveaway reminder (plus some wins and not-wins from ePantry)

Summer Giveaway! Don’t forget I’m giving away a box of some summery goodies!...more

I seriously don’t know how you 6-hours-a-night people do it.

This has been a week of unusually little sleep for me, mostly because Mr. FG and I have been staying up way too late working on getting things ready for our wood floor installation. Normally I get a pretty consistent 8 hours of sleep, but this week has been full of nights that are more like 6 hours long ....more

Well hello there, dyed stripes!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. While I’m mostly a solids gifts, I do love stripes. Especially navy and white stripes ....more

Well, my not-a-party-planner self hosted another shower…

Party planning isn’t really my forte. I see people on the interwebs who spend days prepping for elaborate themed parties, and while I am in awe, it’s sort of hard for me to fathom. I think some people do that sort of thing because they just love every minute of it, and I totally respect that ....more

Sequoia Part 2


Sometimes, the carrots get dropped.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. Because our neighborhood is the sort that slowly grew over time, it’s very….not uniform....more

I’m giving away a box of my favorite summer things (Travelwee included!)

Hello, dear readers! Normally I don’t write a post on Memorial Day, since most of you Americans are busy having a holiday weekend. But, to kick off summer this year, I’m participating in a multi-blogger giveaway, where we each are giving away a box of some summery goodies ....more

Nowhere but up from a trashed chicken, right??

Well. As you all know, I had an epically bad start to my week, at least as food waste goes. Throwing away a whole chicken = not exactly a fortuitous start ....more