Lay it on me people. Three hour car trip with a 7 month old and a two and a half year old. How is this going to go? What do I need to bring? DVDs? New toys? Benadryl? Lots and lots of Benadryl. Just kidding on the last one. But it all seriousness, any tips you have would be greatly appreciated. We are embarking on our annual family vacation to the Wisconsin Dells. A week of swimming, sun, adventures, laughing with family and, of course, cheese. I mean it is Wisconsin. [Read more…]
Can we talk about how annoying the phrase, “When it rains it pours” is? Like seriously! Number one, why does it have to rain in the first place, let alone pour? And yeah, yeah, yeah, I know rain allows beautiful things to grow and us to appreciate happy times. Blah, blah, blah. Is it possible to just maybe have a light drizzle as opposed to a full on torrential down pour? Maybe with a little rainbow at the end? [Read more…]
You guys wanna know a secret? I friggen suck at meal planning. It is one thing to plan and shoot recipes for the site but when I have to be in charge of everyday life, I kiiiind of get a little uninspired. You see, Mike and I are in the midst of buckling down and budgeting for a house. As a part of that whole fun process, I have been trying to make a budget for groceries and stick to it. The key word there is trying. I even go so far as two write out the Monday through Friday meals in a little notebook I keep on my kitchen island. Sounds like I have my ish together, right? [Read more…]
Did you guys see this cute April Fool’s Day prank? It was probably my favorite. This was Mike’s favorite. I like good hearted and funny pranks. However, I also like some of those sucky-for-the-person-it-is-happening to pranks. In college, we used to switch entire contents of peoples closets, dump ice water on people in the shower, and pelt people with water balloons as they walked to their cars in the sorority parking lot. Yeah, we were kind of dicks.
We knew the pranking had to stop when showering to get ready for the day became a paranoid affair. I figured out that if is contorted myself and stood up against the far back corner of the shower stall I could mostly avoid the ice water. Thank God the prank days were short lived. Come on past Stef, grow up! [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…]