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Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Do you like fruit in your salad? I normally don’t like it. Apples in chicken salad, raisins in tuna, strawberries in spinach is all just wrong in my mind. I find it incredibly irritating to go to a restaurant and they charge $19 for a plate of lettuce with flour blackberries on it. Craziness, I tell you. However, I do get why people do it. Sweet and savory together can ….

Fabric Flag Bunting for the Girls' Room

Making progress on projects is certainly a challenge when you are a million months pregnant and have rambunctious toddlers about. Especially when you add in trying to work a job and run a household. The chaos is never ending. I finally seem to have the new house in functional order, even though we still don’t own any adult sized chairs. I would love to sit at a table some day! ….

Ipsy Glam Bag August 2014

The August Ipsy Glambag is here! I was glad to see a couple items to pack in my hospital bag. Certainly not makeup since I really don’t care how I look while giving birth, but some toiletries will work out. Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where each month you receive a Glam Bag with around five samples focusing on makeup and sometimes nails or skin care. The cost is ….

Spicy Spanish Brown Rice

After a recent lowish carb dinner kick for the past several weeks, my husband finally broke down and begged for carbs. I can’t blame him. Some days he works very hard at his volunteer work and it can be very physical. The last thing a guy wants after a day of physical labor is a chicken breast with half an avocado and nothing else. I busted out some rice since ….

Beauty Box Five August 2014

*This post contains affiliate links. The August 2014 Beauty Box 5 is here! Beauty box 5 is a beauty subscription box with 4-6 sample size (and sometimes full sized) beauty products like makeup and toiletries. It is $12 a month by the month, $10 a month with a 3-month subscription, or $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. Sometimes the value of the box can be six times what I ….

The Hungry Dude Backpacking (Or huge Day) Breakfast cookie

My husband recently had his annual guys backpacking, canoeing, activity adventure week with some of his friends. Each year, he plans a 4-6 day trip that involves hiking in remote woods or islands for up to 20 miles a day while carrying 70 pounds of gear on his back and sleeping in a hammock tent. Every year, the guys slightly complain about the activity and then complain about my husband’s ….

Grilled Chicken & Sweet Pepper with Garlic and Balsamic

Although summer has been very mild this year,  I still hate to heat the house up by cooking in the kitchen when it isn’t absolutely necessary.  We bought a new grill this year and it has been awesome. Our last grill was a hand me down from a friend and on its last legs so to speak. I love me some kabobs or skewers. There is just a certain texture ….

Surviving the Initial Postpartum Newborn Weeks

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Not Too Sweet Peanut Butter Cookies with Oats

We had a big Costco trip recently and I discovered I am not in love with peanut butter made from Valencia peanuts. I cannot quite put my finger on why, other than they just don’t get that same roasted taste as other peanuts. I don’t really like them whole either. So, instead of feeding my kids PB&J sandwiches every day, I decided to use some for cookies. Although, I still ….