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Renaissance Dude’s Birthday Dinner

In Food on October 29, 2010 at 12:02 am

Why is he cooking his birthday dinner himself you ask? So much to learn…that’s the gift, you see. Jay is the Grand Poobah of our kitchen. Actually, of any kitchen he is offered. But since we eat pretty amazing food on an almost-nightly basis and because perfection takes time (and in large part our friends like to eat before midnight) it is usually just us chickens. You’ll hear no complaints from me. I am one spoiled lady and sometimes I even get to hold the camera.

Recipes to follow…check back soon.

Click the title of this post to see the video in full screen.



Music: Viva la Vita by Cold Play

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Mom Cave Contest!

In Design, Family Room on October 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm

I immediately thought of our family room when I read about Home Good’s Mom Cave Contest featured at Centsational Girl and Between Naps on the Porch. Because I run a daycare out of almost-every-other-room-in-the-house… this is the one and only room kids don’t “charm” on a daily basis. Our kids, yes. But the outsiders (a.k.a. sweet little loves who spend their days with me) don’t grace the family room. This is where I/we retire for the evening after the darlings are asleep. Those few sacred hours minutes each day are AHHH, time-to-finally-relax-and-beg-hubby-to-rub-my-feet moments. And it is here that I would love love love to build my Mom Cave.

I started painting the brick wall but lack vision cold hard cash to push the room to the next level. I’d love to see a graphic touch, kind of a cottage-urban style. Good bye fringe curtains, farewell bare mantel, ta-ta yellow paint (why won’t you just leave me alone?) Is that too much to ask for? I say not! Please help a mama in need! (p.s. This mama couldn’t find her camera between naps so had to use her cell. I love you technology :)

Day One

In Life on October 21, 2010 at 2:43 am

Where to begin? At the beginning you say? Well…okay. So we bought this house and ever since we’ve been working on making it a home. Adding a couple kiddos didn’t hurt.

Hi Mom!

In Life on October 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm

We are happy you’re here. Here being our new blog. Woohoo! Boy howdy could we tell you some stories…