October 2014

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home sick + tailgate weekend & traveling with baby

home sick + tailgate weekend & traveling with baby

I’m home sick today, which I feel guilty about (like I don’t deserve a day in bed to read and watch cooking shows and write and watch Gilmore Girls and maybe catch up on Parenthood).  But such is life, and mostly I am just thankful Gerrit can stay home from work today so that I … more

tailgate tea (+ a tailgate shower)

tailgate tea (+ a tailgate shower)

My parents and their friends threw a wedding shower this weekend for some of our good friends–a friend I have known since the day I was born and his fiance (who happens to be the daughter of my mom’s college roommate….small world).  And since it is fall and Auburn is a big part of their … more

roasted red pepper pasta

roasted red pepper pasta

I have made it no secret in the past that I do not like tomatoes.  And that’s a hard thing to deal with in life.  All the time I read a recipe for a pasta or a stew and think, “Oh, this sounds good!” and then I get to the last ingredient on the list … more

a day in the life {with a 2 month old}

a day in the life {with a 2 month old}

Just a typical day at home right now.  Tuesday, October 7. 8:00 a.m.  I let Evelyn sleep in a little bit later because we had all had a horrible night of sleep the night before.  She normally sleeps through the night these days, but Tuesday morning she woke up around 2:30 and wouldn’t go back … more

5 easy health changes

5 easy health changes

After my explanation the other day of my efforts to be more concscious of the sugar I’m eating, I wanted to share with you a few changes I’ve made.  Most of the them are easy switches I’ve made which I know will benefit my overall health. {1} Using natural peanut butter instead of regular peanut … more