Yes, Thanksgiving is this week. Now, pasta sauce might not be on your radar. So, do me a favor. If you aren’t like my family which requires a pasta side dish at every holiday meal, then just Pin this for later. Oh! Along with the best dang marinara recipe, too. These are both good recipes to have on hand when you have a cold Sunday to kill and feel like warming your home with the smells of garlic and onion simmering away on the stove all day long. Mmmm. So good! [Read more…]
Shout out to anybody that deals, I mean negotiates, with toddlers, aka teeny tiny terrorists on a daily basis. Sam L. and Kevin Spacey have NOTHING on us. I seriously feel like after talking a toddler down from a ledge, a literal ledge of the crib, I can go in and get the Senate to work. Ok, maybe that was a stretch. But really. I get these kids to bed doing anything and everything I can. Sometimes it takes 10 minutes; other days 2 hours.
But, I get it done! [Read more…]
Now that my blog has turned five, it kind of got me thinking of how old I was when I started this old thing. 27… Oh boy. So young. I started to think about differences between my young, 20-something self and my young 30-something self. Ugh… I feel tired already. Especially since last night a certain terrible (but not so terrible, really) two-year-old wanted to party from 2 am on. Screw my 20’s, if I could have the energy of my 2-5 year old self, that would be amazing. You didn’t even need caffeine to function back then. [Read more…]
Holy moly (in Andy’s words). What a long ass recipe title and what a weekend. If you followed along on Snapchat and Instagram, you know what I am talking about. If not, ummm, why aren’t you following along on, like, the one weekend a year I go out with my gal pals???? I understand. I am sure you live a more exciting life than me so you didn’t want to see all the over drinking and over eating I did all weekend long in my beautiful Chi town. (Recap post coming soon). [Read more…]
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…]