Sadie’s First Day of Preschool!

Timehop and Facebook have been showing me flashbacks all week of Sadie’s first days of daycare over the years but now we’re up to our first day of preschool! (Hold me.) I had seen the cute first-day photos with the chalkboards people made or bought for awhile now but I didn’t want to start doing […]

DIY Laundry Detergent – Yes, It Works!

Generally when describing myself the word “hippie” isn’t one of the first that comes to mind. But there are two things I’ve started doing over the past year that I think qualify as “hippie-ish.” 1 – I don’t use shampoo anymore. (I still wash my hair, don’t worry!) 2 – I make my own laundry […]

The easiest, best cake (that no one will believe you made)

We did Sadie’s birthday really easy this year. Just family and some close friends (and it was still like, 30 people!) and kept it low key on food, decorations and the like. I had stressed myself into a tizzy the last two years around her birthday and I didn’t have the time or energy for […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! I hope your day, whether you’re spending it with your family, loved ones, friends, significant other, or just yourself and a six pack of beer, is wonderful! When Dave and I were dating, Valentine’s Day was never anything big for us. We’ve always kept it pretty low key, well, except for the […]

Oatmeal: I’ve been doing it wrong…

Up until recently, I hated oatmeal. I mean HATED. I only ate it when I was very, very, VERY sick, and even then, it was more for comfort than anything else. But then, the other day, I wasn’t feeling too hot and stopped by one of the many deli/cafe/whatever-you-call-thems that are all over the city, […]