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Words.

I’ve spent the past few weeks at a loss for words. Many times, I felt like a coward for not being a more vocal ally for those experiencing injustice. Sometimes I felt like my words didn’t carry the same weight as someone who had…

June 27, 2015

The Juice Cleanse Verdict and Tips for First-Timers!

The celebs are crazy over juice these days.  So is Arian Foster. photo credit: Juice Club UK As a kick-start to the spring and some much-needed clean eating, I decided to give this juice cleanse thing a try.  I was a bit of a…

April 8, 2015

Honey Lime Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa Fresca

The bluebonnets are out, and we still get at least two more weeks of nice weather before it’s unbearably hot and humid outside! Yup, spring has finally sprung around Houston!  It’s definitely my favorite time of year.This year’s spring to-do list includes:1. Take pictures…

March 29, 2015

Multi-use Veggies!

As I’ve mentioned before, I just can’t eat the same thing day in and day out.  Cooking dinner is one of my favorite parts of the day!  Unless of course the children were less than angelic that day….or I want to go out….but really,…

March 4, 2015

Teacher Talk: Things I’ve said lately…

You really can’t make this stuff up… 1. I understand that you had shorts on underneath, but it is still not appropriate to take your pants off in the middle of a lesson (miraculously, I said this with a straight face).2. Please keep your hands…

February 27, 2015

10 Songs to Get You to the Weekend

Perhaps it’s the weather, but this has been THE longest week.  Tuesday felt like Thursday, and Wednesday nearly didn’t happen because I woke up thinking it was Saturday.  But here we are on the downward slide towards the weekend, and I am Ready with…

February 5, 2015

What I Love Wednesday: Impossibly Easy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February is always an exciting month in our house, but this February will be particularly awesome!  Luke is turning the big 3-0 and my dad will celebrate his 60th birthday!  Plus, even though Valentine’s Day is an over-commercialized Hallmark holiday, I still love it.  To…

February 4, 2015

Roasting a Whole Bird (just call me Norman Rockwell’s Granny)

Though I purport to be a pretty okay home cook and generally feel like I can make a decent dinner, there are a some kitchen skills a twenty-something should know that I’ve never even attempted. Case in point:  I’ve never roasted a whole bird.  Can I really call…

January 26, 2015

#BoringLunchPrevention: Week 1 Update

  Woohoo!  I made it through week one of my salad challenge!  So far, I’ve come up with some pretty interesting combinations that were simple, inexpensive, easy to pack, healthy, and – most importantly – all different.  Here’s a look back at my week…

January 23, 2015

Crockpot Chipotle Chicken and Tortilla-less Soup

Well, I did not make it to any museums, movies, or coffee dates this weekend… damn the rain.  But I did give my Crock Pot a workout!  I love this recipe because it’s a two-fer – you get shredded chicken to freeze for later…

January 12, 2015