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My heart is breaking…


… for so many reasons. It’s been an emotionally fraught week. I’ve cried in front of my son’s doctor, at the zoo, at a meeting, in the car, at another meeting. Yep. That about sums it up. So. much. going. on. Another earthquake in Nepal (one of my dearest friends and her husband were born […]

Creamy Caliente Olive Cheese Dip

creamy caliente cheese dip

If there’s one thing about me you should know, it’s that I LOVE, LOVE a good dip. Anything I can slather on a chip or cracker (or a veggie in a pinch 😉 ) piques my interest. When my husband was watching March Madness like it was going out of style, I was making “game […]

Why I’m Okay if My Kids Don’t go to College

Surprised student girl in white shirt and glasses with white board on yellow background

Ahhh, the end of the school year. Everyone’s looking forward to summer and days of no school. And for those that are graduating high school, everyone’s asking them, “Where are you going to college?” I’ve started to ask another question, instead, “What are you doing after you graduate?” I’ve been doing some thinking lately and […]

eat//peaches and cream monkey bread

This monkey bread makes the most of delicious fresh peaches and  rich cream

(from the archives, originally posted 9.16.2013) Is there anything more delicious than biting into a fresh peach? They are probably my favorite fruit, although it’s a close race with mango. On the same note, it’s incredibly disappointing to expect to bite into a juicy peach and instead, bite into a hard and bitter piece of […]



This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #NudgeThemBack #CollectiveBias This time 2 years ago, our family was suffering through a pretty rough time. We had just lost my grandpa, my grandmother was dying, I was suffering post-partum depression, and to top it all off, our […]

No “Unsend” Option

amazed woman with hand over mouth

I don’t know how many of you remember using AOL mail back in the day. (confession, I still have an AOL email that I use! My brother makes fun of me regularly for that!) But when it was really popular and everyone had it because it was basically the only option, there was an “unsend” […]