December 2015

So every Monday my friend, “D”, and her son, “F” come over for food and play.  We pick random recipes on Pinterest and try them out. It’s a lot of fun and I look forward to Mondays every week! This Monday we made a couple of different things:

Summer Rolls

No recipe needed.  Just get some wrappers and some veggies and you’re set!

summer rolls

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With it being Winter and all… it’s time to dream big garden dreams!

garden planning

This year, we are pairing with my friend to buy seeds.  Because let’s face it, nobody needs 100 zucchini plants.  So today is perusing the interwebz looking for the perfect combination of seeds.  So far we have enough to plant a couple small farms, because we both have the same seed-buying affliction: our eyes are bigger than our gardens. Continue reading Garden Dreaming

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My phone died.  Like, for real.  Not coming back.  It actually had a near-death experience a couple weeks ago. We were in Texas for my parents’ Christmas and it just turned off and wouldn’t turn back on.  At first, I was horrified.  What if people are calling me? What super important texts am I missing?  Then, I started enjoying being phone-free.  I was more present.  I was more relaxed.  After a few days I didn’t have the urge to “check-in” with my phone.

This is great! I thought.  When I get a new phone, I will continue on this way.  I will be more hands-free.

Then my phone made a miraculous recovery.  And I found out how bad my addiction was. Continue reading My Phone Addiction

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This morning the kids and I went outside to play… and ended up hunting an elephant!

It was windy, and the dog pen gate was swinging, making noises, and C proclaimed: “I hear an elephant! We have to go find it!”

So off we went.  C on his glide bike and J in his stroller.  We went all the way down the road.  We saw and heard roosters, sheep, horses, and dogs, but we never did find the elephant.  Upon returning home, C heard the elephant again.  So if it isn’t raining too hard tomorrow, we’ll be out hunting elephants.


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