Archives for September 2013

Brown Butter Ravioli

When it comes to food, you could say my husband Chad is a man of substance.  I wouldn’t call him a meat and potatoes man per se, but try to serve him soup or tofu for dinner and you see a little disappointment on his sweet, handsome face.  Now, mind you, he would  never tell me Continue Reading…

Go Utes!

I’ve never believed in telling my children they have to go to college.  Yes, I do want them to go, but I think if we want to grow up and find ourselves to be well adjusted humans, we have to set out to find our own way, even if that means making different choices than Continue Reading…

Rigatoni Pasta Pie

Amongst the things I believe in most in life is the family meal.  It really is possible to be a modern working mom and still hold on to the old-fashioned notion that your family should sit down together at the end of the day to share dinner. Now, I realize not all of us have a passion Continue Reading…

A Life With Boys

Oh, how I love my boys.  They are precious to me in every way. Growing up with only sisters, I didn’t know a life with boys until I had my own, and little did I know the trial and the treat I was in for. My boys are creative.  They love nothing more in life than Continue Reading…

Pre-Teen Party

This summer my son Mason turned eleven.  Since he was a year old, I have been throwing birthday bashes for him that were a lot of work, a little too much money, and a bit over the top. Like most people, I’ve had to cut back these days, but I am still a believer when Continue Reading…

By a Narrow Margin

Have I mentioned my complete lack of athletic ability yet?  If not, let it be noted now for the first time of many times.  I have often said that when I attempt to perform any athletic feat, I not only injure myself but others and I have proven this many times over in my life. Despite this Continue Reading…

Pink Lady Spritzers

My friends have often told me I should quit my day job and become a party planner.  They are real sweet and really can’t be blamed for saying something so insensible.  See, their thoughts on my career change are usually uttered once they’ve become quite obtunded after swigging a couple of my Pink Lady Spritzers Continue Reading…

I Want Candy

Girls love candy.  Girls love money.  I want to show you how I combined the two into a lovely gift for my niece, McKayla’s tenth birthday. Now, I need to give credit where credit is due.  I first saw this idea via Pinterest on lifeasamom.com.  I just added my own touches & made mine a Continue Reading…

Save the Drive Ins

If you’ve experienced a late night at a drive-in movie, you have participated in an American pastime. When I was growing up we had two local drive-ins that were happening places to be every Friday and Saturday night. My parents would load my sisters and I into my Dad’s old Chevy pickup along with plenty Continue Reading…

Retro Movie Night

Man, it’s a lot of pressure deciding what should be your very first post on your very first blog, but I had to choose by default because I don’t have my pictures uploaded to my computer yet, so I had to choose a topic that doesn’t require a photo, yikes-can you tell I’m new here? Continue Reading…