Out Here Grindin’

Out Here Grindin’

15 days to slow the spread. Remember that? Fast forward 150-something days later and we're all still inside wondering what day it is while we hide from one of "history's deadliest pandemics" with a 99% recovery rate. Kirklands is selling Warm Vanilla Spice scented candles and the grocery stores have restocked the pumpkin pie creamer. [...]

That yummy, yum

That yummy, yum

Happy Friday-eve to everyone except those who are trying to be their best selves during a global pandemic! If I'm being honest, I'll never be a master sugar cookie decorator (remember my phallic Christmas cookies?) so there's a zero percent chance Pipe and Nash will be decorating darling cookies that look like eggs, bunnies or [...]

Caution Wet Floor

Caution Wet Floor

Remember when I broke out in hives and my doctor put me on mood stabilizing meds to treat the suppressed anxiety that I couldn't get under control because people are crazy, motherhood is nuts and it isn't socially acceptable to drink red wine until after five even though it's good for your heart (here's a [...]

Life’s Batter with Cake

Life’s Batter with Cake

We're big fans of sweet treats in our house. Big. HUGE (cue Julia Roberts). When we run errands, I can always count on Piper piping up and asking, "Mommy... are we getting a sweet treat?" And of course, the answer is always "yes" because life is short and dessert is SO good. Sweet treats above [...]

Having Fun Isn’t Hard When You’ve Got a Library Card (or a Kindle)

Having Fun Isn’t Hard When You’ve Got a Library Card (or a Kindle)

At the end of the day, after the kids have been fed three well-balanced meals (Jk, I'm feeding toddlers), 1.5 million snacks, bathed, entertained with toys and random household items (TV remote, empty milk jug, a box of ziplock bags, a grey marker, and one empty Amazon box) serenaded by the Frozen 2 playlist on [...]

I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar

I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar

Confession: I've spent a good bit of my adult life thinking sugar cookie artists are nuts for charging $3+ a cookie, but after a deplorable baking episode this week, I have newfound respect and unadulterated adoration for their inimitable talent and desperately knead to issue a baker's dozen of apologies. Seriously. We are not worthy. [...]

Will Smile for Snacks

Will Smile for Snacks

Oh my word! Adele Cabanillas has done it again with her magical, bright and creative photography - capturing my tiny family in our little brick house in the most delightful way. My heart can hardly stand it. Funny (but mostly humbling and horribly embarrassing) story... while I was feverishly cleaning our home like a madwoman to [...]