I remember being in high school and going to our local mall just for Orange Julius. It was so cold, frothy and delicious. Our orange tree produces the best oranges and a TON of them. I thought, I can totally recreate the Orange Julius of my childhood. Read the rest of this entry »
Back in 2003 my good friend Kelli got married just a few short weeks before we did. We spent the week before her wedding with her family in Burlingame, CA. One morning, we came down to the most delicious smell. Read the rest of this entry »
There are so many great activities for free in summer. We personally love the concerts in the park. Some fabulous cover band pouring their heart and soul into the 80′s, Chicago and Bon Jovi. Add in the fact that you can pack your own dinner and a couple bottles of wine; what more do you need in life! Read the rest of this entry »
Friday night. Date night. Words that haven’t been used in our house for weeks now. We have been loving summer. I love our lazy mornings followed by playing with friends or swimming, gymnastics camp and art camp, fabulous camping weekends, late night game nights and movie nights. It’s everything I wanted it to be.
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I keep doing this. I fall off the face of the planet and then I come back apologizing for being gone for so long. But here’s the deal: My life; my kids, husband, and commitments surrounding them are what comes first. It’s not that I don’t love sharing my recipes and writing for Mommy Bistro. It’s that I was busy playing an epic game of hide-n-go-seek or teaching our daughters how to tie their shoes. It’s that I’ve been busy volunteering for their two schools or taking them to gymnastics and art class. Read the rest of this entry »
Storm Watch 2014 is here.
We’ve had a super mild winter. And by super mild, I mean we really haven’t had one. I still have a flip flop tan and it’s been averaging between 70-80 everyday for months. Well, get out your emergency supplies, make sure you have batteries in your flashlights and totally forget how to drive a vehicle in that stuff that falls from the sky cause THE BIGGEST WINTER STORM IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND is about to hit Southern California. Read the rest of this entry »
Global Warming. My dad’s favorite subject these days.
“Just look at California! 80 degrees in January! Our planet was not meant for 7 billion people!”
“It’s just going to get worse. Soon, Southern California will be under water because the polar ice caps are melting!”
And it goes on…and on…. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s official. Thanksgiving is over. It is usually my favorite holiday. I love having my house full of people, making lots of delicious food and keeping busy in the kitchen. I don’t know if it is because school has been so busy with the kids or I was having some kitchen burn out but this year I was the scrooge of Turkey Day. I think we will be taking a little break next year. This was my NINTH year hosting…and I deserve a break! See? I’m STILL grumpy! Read the rest of this entry »
This has been on my list for a year. I have a running list of ideas I keep. I will be watching a cooking show, see a food item at the store, or my kids will say something and it gets my brain Read the rest of this entry »