I remember planning dinner parties and brunches in my twenties. It all centered around booze and fancy apps. I would look in this book I have called The Wine Bible and try and pair wines with tapas. For a small group of 10 friends I debearded and cooked mussels, roasted potatoes, made garlic bread, and created a whole meat and cheese platter. That was for just one dinner. Why did I go through all that? Plus ol’ party planner McGee didn’t count on the fact that everybody would only get 1-2 mussels. Dummy. [Read more…]
The big 3-1. Yep, no longer can I say, “I am 30.” Now I am in my thirties. I am not telling you this to ask for birthday wishes or because I am depressed about this age, just sharing the facts. Now, that I’m in the thirties, I feel like a lot of things that I want for myself are starting to nag at me. Little timers are starting to tick an annoying countdown in my head. Like I need more things going on up there! [Read more…]
Pump the brakes, all you pumpkin freaks! Summer and grilling season isn’t quite over yet! Today, my maj, Stephie, is taking some time to spend with her Mama while she undergoes surgery. So, I am hijacking her blog with this recipe, my tips how to be more positive, and how to turn a funky mood around. [Read more…]
I just got back from a week long vacation in Wisconsin Dells with all of Mike’s family. Each year I look forward to this trip. I feel like some people might look at going to the same place and doing the same things each year as boring. Well, I have news for you. It isn’t!
This year I was happy to make memories with Andy. Well, memories he won’t remember quite yet. But I will remember them. I will remember how excited he was to be around all his cousins and how happy he was that there was a bouncy seat in the water. [Read more…]
There are so many things about my husband that I do not understand. We have known each other for ten years (wow), we dated for seven, lived together for four years, and married for almost three years. I feel like I know him. In knowing somebody for that long, you pretty much know that they are never going to change. I mean, I can only nag so much. A lot of these issues I have with him are a lot of issues you may have with the men in your life. [Read more…]