• Life
  • Old School Phone

    We keep this thirty year old phone alarm clock around (despite not having a landline): because 1) it still works, 2) we’re trying to economize (i.e. make do with the things we already have), and 3) our daughter loves making pretend phone calls with the receiver: One of these days I may bite the bullet […]

  • Stuff We Love
  • Tips for Using Pinterest

    If you’ve seen my Pinterest account lately you’ll know that I’m completely obsessed with this visual bookmarking system. I’ve saved more than 5,000 activities, ideas, projects, and recipes to try. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by that figure, I feel invigorated and excited to tackle those pins. (Now to find the time!) (You may have also […]

  • Health
  • May Wishlist: Workout Chic

    I am now at eleven weeks postpartum. I’ve already lost thirty pounds, putting me at my pre-baby weight. But I still have a long way to go. My next weight loss goal is twenty pounds, also known as the elusive pre-kids weight. I’m not gonna lie: I want to look twenty pounds lighter, but–more importantly–I […]

  • Gluten-Free Living
  • Gluten-Free Muesli

    This fall I won a giveaway at Shauna James Ahern’s delightful website, Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef. The prize? Bob’s Red Mill Muesli, a new product containing gluten-free rolled oats, brown rice crisps, raisins, dried apples and cranberries, sunflower seeds, almonds, roasted soy beans, pumpkin seeds and coconut flakes. Oh, boy, it’s delicious. And gluten-free. […]

  • Life
  • Unpacking the Kitchen(s)

    We are settling into the cooking spaces in our new house. While our daughter sets up her play kitchen: the grownups are busy unpacking and organizing the family kitchen: Located near each other, we can keep one another company while we cook away. I’ve been informed there are chocolate cupcakes and baked potatoes in the […]