When I quit my job nearly two years ago to become a stay-at-home mom, I was making more money than my husband was. Shocking, right?! So why did I quit? I wanted to stay home with my daughter, and I knew that nobody would take care of her like I could. It takes a tonContinue Reading..
My husband introduced me to his special Tomato & Cucumber Salad just a few years ago, and I’ve been loving it ever since. We eat a ton of tomatoes and garlic around here, so we can usually throw this together at the last minute and have a scrumptious, healthy, and cheap side dish for justContinue Reading..
Three months before our first baby was due, we took a little vacation. You might know this type of getaway as a “Babymoon.” It was all baby and no moon, that’s for sure! 😉 All the vacations we’ve ever been on together have been road trips, except this particular one. We decided that since IContinue Reading..
The past few days, our entire routine was thrown off balance and into orbit! We were in Portland for my brother-in-law’s wedding, and we had no choice but to go with the flow of everything happening around us. Naps were almost foregone, snack time was hit and miss, and we had far too many lateContinue Reading..
This is the summer of watermelon for us. We normally only buy one or two watermelons every summer, but we’ve already bought four! Our daughter loves it, it’s a great way to get some more liquids into our bodies, and it’s super refreshing and healthy! Last week, my husband brought home two watermelons from theContinue Reading..
A few months ago, I mentioned that we don’t have a will. I wish I could tell you today that we finally got down to business and wrote one. Sorry to burst your bubble, but it still hasn’t happened. I promise that after we come back from our small trip this weekend, I will getContinue Reading..
Sofía is officially a 2 year old. What a year it’s been! If you’ve ever raised even one child, I’m sure you can agree with my list of the top 10 things I’ve learned about 1 year olds over the past year. One day they’re sweet as a popsicle, and the next day they areContinue Reading..
This Saturday, I will start feeding my 6-month-old purees. I plan on making all of them, because I’m not a huge fan of the jarred baby food from the store. I have a personal philosophy that if I wouldn’t eat it, my kids should stay far from it! When I started making baby food, IContinue Reading..
On our first date, my husband and I ate Cornflake Casserole. That first date was 8 years ago today, so, to commemorate, I give you Cornflake Casserole. Another name for this dish is “Funeral Potatoes,” because they are normally served after funerals here in Utah. Our family’s version is pretty different from most Funeral Potatoes.Continue Reading..
Who here wants a nice slice of warm homemade bread smothered with fresh butter and jam? I know I do. Who wouldn’t? It’s amazing to me that less than 100 years ago, eating fresh like this was the norm. Now it’s so common to buy bread, jam, and butter (or margarine) that we get superContinue Reading..
I was trying to think of black and white food to make for the World Cup this year, and I thought of a recipe I found on Pinterest for Cookies ‘n Cream Popcorn. Cute, right? I wanted to see if there were any other recipes like this, so I searched for “soccer popcorn” and IContinue Reading..
When I was planning the itinerary for our vacation to Seattle last August, I wanted to make time to go berry picking with our 13-month-old. In my search for a berry-picking farm, I came across numerous farms in both Oregon and Washington, but I settled on a few in Washington since we wanted to seeContinue Reading..
Living with an Argentine fútbol fanatic goes something like this: “Vamos vamos Argentina!! Vamos vamos a ganar!” and “Vamos Argentina todavia!!” You can’t forget: “GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL” (deep breath) “GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL” He is loud. And obnoxious. But I love him 🙂 (click here to watch a segment of a video on YouTube that will help you hear whatContinue Reading..
I tend to view Mother’s Day as almost more important than Father’s Day. I guess it’s because my own dad doesn’t like gifts or sentimental things, like letters, as much as my mom (well, maybe he does, but he wouldn’t say he does), so it doesn’t seem like a big deal. This year, however, I’d likeContinue Reading..