The stomch flu? And the menu plan.

Littlebit is sick. She’s tucked on the couch, sipping pop and watching all the movies her little brain can take in. We’ve watched Megamind and the Muppets and Eloise. I’m hoping that this doesn’t work it’s way through the entire family and I’m also hoping it manages to skip Baby Bee. Baby Bee doesn’t do…

Family Movie Night-Monsters, Inc

We love family movie night.  The kids really look forward to it and get super excited.  Sometimes, we get new movies from the library or redbox or amazon, but I do try to use the movies we already have.  We own a lot of Disney movies that are classics and can be returned to time…

Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes

There’s something charming about cupcakes.  There’s something magical about tiny food sized just right for small hands.  I wanted something we could keep in the fridge or freezer to microwave for the girls for lunch time and stumbled upon this great (and super simple) recipe for Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes at Quick Dish by Tablespoon….

Christmas Card Picture Outtakes

So, it’s fall.  It’s a Saturday.  The weather is perfect.  I have two out of three Christmas outfits, so I find the third and we load the girls and Juno into the car and go on search of the picture that I’ll use on our Christmas cards this year. Yes, I think that far advance. …

Dog Shaming? And the Menu Plan!

Jack, otherwise known as Sasuage McDog, was always too big to dress up. Even dog costumes sized XL wouldn’t fit around Jack’s girthiness. But Juno? Well, she’s only six months old and weighs 37 pounds. Dog costumes fit on Juno. She’s not that stoked about it, but she’s going to be a peacock. I’m super…

Overture

It’s happening. Slowly, of course. Bit by bit. In inches that will become feet before you eyes. It’s fall. The weather is delicious. Sunny and bright with puffy white clouds and a cool breeze that ruffles the curtains. In the morning, my breath comes out in a cloud along with Juno’s. There are early show…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

It’s getting colder now. Not cold enough that we need to turn on the furnace, but cold enough that turning on the oven for a while for baking isn’t problematic. The kitchen warms up and the smell of what’s baking floats through the house and your mouth waters when you walk in from the crisp…

Juno

It started last January. Sausage McDog, otherwise known as Jack, passed away.  Jack had melanoma, a hopeless disease.  We gave Jack four more good years.  We took him off his diet.  We let him be what he was. We said we wouldn’t have another dog.  We said we weren’t dog people. I guess maybe we…

I’m back–and the Menu Plan

At some point this summer, I realized I needed to take a break from blogging. That happens to me from time to time. I find I need to take a break or any number of reasons, but I spend a lot of time thinking about blogging while I’m not blogging, which seems a little strange,…