Chipotle Pineapple Veggie Fajitas

I used to think I didn’t like fajitas.  Not really sure why?  I mean, lots of colorful veggies and tortillas and toppings?  Not much to go wrong.  I finally had them again a few months ago when we were in … Read More


Good Days & Bad Days

There are some days when I crawl into bed late and annoyed and just wanting a new day to begin.  There are others, though, when I fall into bed exhausted but happy.  I’ve been mulling over what makes a day … Read More



One Sunday evening a few weeks ago, I looked up from my perch on the couch to see Dan heating up some milk.  I entitled-ly and ungratefully told him that it was well past hot chocolate season and that I … Read More


Grinchy Monday

So this morning I was minding my own lazy business by ignoring the toddler’s 5th request to get him out of his crib but then changing his mind when I got there and focusing on important post-vacation things (email) instead. … Read More


Wonder & Smiles

My book club recently read a sweet little book called Wonder.  It’s about a boy with a facial deformity who has been homeschooled all his life, until now, when he enters middle school.  It delves into his thoughts, the thoughts … Read More


Bows & Stripes & Appreciation

  Shirt: Old Navy (bows potato stamped by me); Skirt: Old Navy; Sandals: Target (similar); Earrings: c/o Blue Nile; Necklace: Forever XXI (I loooved how comfy but still cute this outfit was.  And I still want to stamp all the … Read More


Things That Make Me Happy Monday

      Saturday morning, I slept in and then the kids & Dan took me downstairs where what was waiting for me?  A new bike and kids’ bicycle trailer!!  I had a super old bike before that was just … Read More



Growing up, there were probably a lot of things I took for granted about my mom.  Moving across the world to a country where she didn’t yet have a firm grasp of the language (and then getting the hang of … Read More