A Day in Our Life – Video Version!

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Last Wednesday, I took snippets of video all day long. Here's is a 3 minute glimpse at what our life looks and sounds like right now. … [Read more...]

What to Buy at Kids Consignment Sales (and What to Skip)

What to Buy at Kids Consignment Sales

Almost 4 years ago, I went to my first kids consignment sale, a Just Between Friends (JBF) sale in Eagan, MN. I was pregnant with my daughter Jaye and had just finished scarfing a hamburger and onion rings from Burger King in the car. I had no clue what to expect. 4 years later, Jaye is 3 and a half and I'm gearing up for my umpteenth kids consignment sale, Just Between Friends Fort Worth to prepare to welcome a new baby in just a few short weeks. So I thought I'd dish up some advice I've … [Read more...]

Easy Spinach Pesto Lasagna

Easy Spinach Pesto Lasagna

I cooked a fabulous dinner last night, if I do say so myself. And I do. I found this delicious spinach pesto lasagna recipe originally on Epicurious called something fancy like "Four Cheese Fontina Gourmet" when I was looking for a recipe to make at our weekly Mom's Group. I've adapted it to be less fancy and much simpler. And even better, this spinach pesto lasagna gets both my hubby and my toddler to eat (and enjoy!) spinach! Recipe for Easy Spinach Pesto Lasgana Ingredients: 3 cups … [Read more...]

How to Fit your Kleenex Box into your Home Style


This winter, we've bought SO many boxes of tissues. The past two weeks in particular, Phil and I have had a constant cold, runny nose, coughing. Ugh. This means that I wanted tissues to be close at hand at all times. But the problem is, ugly tissue boxes don't really fit in with my vibrant home decor. And when I think of hiding the tissue box using a tissue box cover, the image that springs to mind is something like the weird crocheted creation that has lived on the back of my grandma's toilet … [Read more...]

Desk Disaster

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Last Friday, I dropped Jaye off at her Mother's Day Out, and sat down to work. As I did, I heard a loud noise in my head, "Womp, Womp" There was no way I was actually going to get any work done in this mess. So I had to do something about it. I have a lot of file folders that I try to stack, but then they all slide down into a big pile. So I rummaged around in the garage and found a pot-lid organizer that had been too tall for our cabinets and wasn't being used. It was perfect for holding … [Read more...]