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May 252017
 
I Went to Roller Derby & All I Got Was This Lousy Busted Ankle

I Went to Roller Derby & All I Got Was This Lousy Busted Ankle Actually, I got so much more. Friends. Confidence. Goals. Determination.  Sense of purpose. Self-esteem. Sore muscles. Cross training. Kindness. Strength. Unique perspectives.  Humility. And the opportunity to know some really awesome people. Years ago, before the modern current incarnation of derby had been formed, I said I wanted to do roller derby. The derby I remembered ….

May 252017
 
Our Summertime Buttons Baby!

*Diaper c/o Buttons Diapers for reviewing purposes. Warm air, farmers markets, swimming pools, flowers, and diapers air drying on the clothes line. Is that your summer? Mine is less ideal this time around, what with the broken leg and no weight bearing rule. Taking care of the kids has been a big challenge. A colossal challenge. Like, the house is a disaster, the laundry is six feet high, and there ….

May 082017
 
Sprucing Up Our Outdoor Spaces

After all the work we have done on the inside of our house, it is time we did something about the outdoor spaces of our home. My husband is very much the urban farming person, but he leaves the aesthetics up to me. And, let’s just say, with all the babies and other projects, I have neglected my duties. Our yard is a bit of a mess these days. Last ….

May 012017
 
Breakfast Cookies with Casein Protein, Almonds, Raisins, & Cherries

Ironically, I have been on a casein free diet these days to reduce inflammation and joint pain. I figured, since I had a dairy allergy as a kid, maybe it was contributing to issues as an adult. So, right now is not really an optimal time to be doing experimental baking with dairy protein. However, it is almost that time of year, when my husband starts planning out his guy ….

Apr 252017
 
Ipsy Glam Bag April 2017

My apologies if the image is blurry. I had PRK 12 days ago and cannot really see anything yet. 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 only $110 per year with occasional savings options, and you can purchase full sized items from your bag on your Ipsy ….

Apr 052017
 
Garden Planning with Color in Minnesota

*Sponsored by Monrovia Time for garden planting!!  Eerrr, planning. OK, if you live somewhere NOT in a frozen tundra, then you are probably planting in March. In Minnesota, we have a rule of not putting anything in the ground until after Mother’s Day. Mid-May is generally safe from snow other than that weird last blizzard that always melts within hours. Because of our challenging climate, we have to get creative ….

Mar 292017
 
Garlic Lime Whole Roasted Duck

No matter what style of cooking you prefer, you have to admit, buying a whole item, whether a whole turkey or whole head of cabbage, is just about always cheaper than buying it already yanked apart for you. Obviously, some of us are quite busy and don’t always have time for the whole ordeal of processing foo from scratch. However, you can really stretch your budget once you get into ….

Mar 232017
 
Ipsy & Beauty Box Five March 2017

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 only $110 per year with occasional savings options, and you can purchase full sized items from your bag on your Ipsy account for a discount. referral link! In this month’s bag: MintPear Collagen Serum -value around $23 Elizabeth Mott Blending ….

Mar 142017
 
Birthdays Galore!

We just celebrated the oldest boy, Lucky’s, birthday! It occurred to me that I never shared any of Wyn’s birthday back in January. I don’t have any party-in-action pictures since that would be weird to post pics of people, but I do have our theme table photos. Wyn wanted her party to simply be PINK. She has already planned her party for next year. She wants purple. What can I ….