Sweet & Salty White Chocolate Popcorn

We love popcorn around here. I make it on the stove just like your ancestors because we don’t own a microwave. Tip: Use coconut oil, it will rock your face off ....more

Seven Years In A Flash

The sweetest little boy in the whole word turns seven today. I’m going to need everyone to vote for Troy stat because it is currently snowing and -1 outside. Happy birthday to my big boy ....more

Five Things I Learned About Halloween With A Six Year Old And A Thirteen Year Old

Halloween was like ions ago, but who cares, I’m going to blog about it anyway because it is probably my favorite holiday. No dragging a tree home, wrapping presents, cooking for two days required. I ordered Troy’s NOT A COSTUME IT IS A UNIFORM online and went on with my life ....more

Kickin’ It With Netflix

I was invited to be a part of the Netflix Stream Team, which means...more

Let's Discuss Cord Blood Banking

When I had my first child in 2001, my midwife never asked if I would like to collect my daughter's cord blood. I didn't even know it was a thing and I'm sure I would have politely declined at the time. I was too busy trying to plan a home birth and figure out how to actually take care of a baby by watching all the episodes of Baby Story on TLC: this was crunch time....more

Let’s Discuss Cord Blood Banking

When I had my first child in 2001, my midwife never asked if I would like to collect my daughter’s cord blood. I didn’t even know it was a thing and I’m sure I would have politely declined at the time. I was too busy trying to plan a home birth and figure out how to actually take care of a baby by watching all the episodes of Baby Story on TLC: this was crunch time ....more

Taekwon-You Don’t Know Me

I signed Troy up for Taekwondo last week because god knows we could use some character skills around here. His first class is today after school and I decided to look over the papers that I received when we enrolled. By look over, I mean finally get them out of the truck where they have been since last Thursday ....more

Gnome Garden Update

Let’s revisit the gnome garden because you guys, I didn’t kill it. Well, I killed like two plants but I had help because Troy was watering it every time he went outside. It started out back in May looking so full of promise ....more

I Know Fashun

Remember that time I bought a pair of skinny ankle jeans with zippers? Zoe took one look at them and said, “NO” and I said, “But can you at least-” and she replied, “NO” and that was end of that. Something something about trying to hard and the faded wash greatly offended her ....more

Around Here: Crystal Creek Reservoir

We drove up Pikes Peak Highway to hike around Crystal Creek Reservoir. Troy took the time on the way up to pose for his senior portrait overlooking the Cascade. Since it late afternoon, we were pretty much the only people there ....more