Coping With Terrible Twos


Sorry to interrupt the usual topics of DIY, decor, and recipes with my toddler issues.  So, if this isn’t your cup of tea, come back later for more awesomeness! I think that coping with the terrible two’s is a right of passage for first time parents. It’s a test of patience and can seriously put your […]

Chevron Mugs


Can you believe in the four years I’ve been with my husband, we’ve never bought an actual set of mugs? Ridiculous, huh?  Especially since we both drink more than our fair share of coffee.  Yours truly has been relying on it much more these past few days because of a certain temperamental toddler’s sleep habits. Hoping […]

Fresh Flowers


I absolutely love fresh flowers and when we lived in Seattle I had them in our apartment at all times.  Hydrangeas, any type of bulb, and peonies are my favorite flowers for vases.  I’ve never been a fan of roses unless they’re hybrids, the regular roses just don’t do it for me.  My husband knows […]

Blogger to WordPress


Hi there! Welcome to my new home here at WordPress.  The transfer from Blogger to WordPress was fairly stress free due to the amazing talents of Tanya from Blogelina.  She was able to transfer 99% my files intact (my project gallery links need to be altered to work) and the design was very similar to […]

Jumping Ship

Kissing Elmo

Well, this week is the week I’ll be officially jumping ship to another blogging service.  I’ll be posting this week, but I want to go ahead and apologize for any down time the blog might be experiencing in the next few days.  My url will be the same, so you’ll still be able to find […]

Caramelized Onion Quiche

Caramelized Onion Quiche

Raise your hand if you’re a fan of eggs, caramelized onions and gorgonzola cheese.  I love, love, LOVE all three.  If you’re not a fan of strong stinky cheese, just substitute it with something milder. I highly recommend serving this over some fresh baby arugula with a light vinaigrette or a balsamic reduction.  It’s amazing […]

Brag Book

Brag Book

First, I want to thank each and every one you who commented about me donating my hair to charity. You really made me feel special and I started to tear up when I read your comments, seriously! Donating my hair made me feel good, but you’re comments made me feel amazing. Thank you for making […]

Chopping It All Off

Hair Donation

I did something really drastic today.  I chopped off fifteen inches and donated it to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths. They tweeted me earlier today and let me know that I was number 311,159 and that made me so happy that others have been donating their hair to cancer patients. I’ve been talking about chopping it off […]

Memory Letters


My high school guidance counselor (past tense folks, graduated in ’03) recently reached out to me in hopes I could think of something for her s2s (student2student) kids to do for other students PCSing (permanent change of station aka moving). This really struck a chord with me because Philip is in the Navy and this is […]

Easy DIY Headband Holder

Headband Holder

I’ve been trying to control the munchkin’s enormous collection of hair accessories.  I started off with some drawer organization for the smaller items like clips, elastics and knit headbands, but her non-elastic headbands still didn’t have a permanent home.  There are so many of them that I was having a hard time closing the bottom […]