Chrissy Teigan’s new cookbook, Cravings, is all about the food you really want to eat. She dedicates a fanfreakingtastic section of her book to the Shit You Put On Toast.
Over the weekend I was cleaning out some kitchen cabinets and found this little pocket maker that the hubby bought for me as a stocking stuffer.
One hundred and five degrees. No, that is not the temperature you need the grill to be at to make these skewers. It is however the temperature of the muggy air outside of my house right now. Sweet baby Jesus, someone turn the heat down please!! Think of the Wicked Witch of the West being held under Niagara Falls by Dorothy; that’s how much I’m melting. Although that doesn’t sound like a terrible thing right now, to be under a waterfall of cool water with a Pina Colada… calm island music playing in the background…. Ahhhh, take me there!!
After seventy-two glorious days of summer vacation, school is back in session. As much as I was dreading having the kids go back to school; I think we were ready to be back on a schedule. We packed it in this summer; from beach days to camping, amusement parks to museums, swimming to family reunions to a few days at Gymnastics and Girl Scout camp. The girl’s have wonderful teachers this year and I just know we are going to have a great year… In 2nd and 1st grade.
I could not have just typed those numbers.
“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.”
Gandhi was one bad ass dude.
I’m on house arrest.
Not by choice. And not by legal means of enforcement. But nonetheless, I am home-bound. For a little while, anyway.
Uncomfortable Health Issues are something that people seem to steer clear of in conversation. They’re easier for all to avoid. Especially if you are a woman and going through something with your “lady parts.” It’s not something we talk about. Our husbands/fathers/boyfriends/sons do not like to even think about this stuff. Hell, I don’t even think I know what my cervix was for. So I can guarantee that neither my husband nor my father does.
Did you know that in the United States, approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year, and the procedure is the second most frequently performed major surgical procedure among reproductive-aged women? The first most frequently performed surgery is a c-section.
My friend Laura opened this adorable studio to host craft workshops. These aren’t your run of the mill Joann’s fabrics classes, kids. These are full fledged super hip workshops; macrame, wood working, dream catchers, chalk art, floral arranging.
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.
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!
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.