Tag: year challenge

The year I spent only $23 at Target

I don’t live in the middle of nowhere. It’s a 10 minute walk from my house to Target- and there’s probably three more within five miles of me. And, no, I wasn’t trying to annoy my family with another year challenge. Really, it started because of my brother-in-law. In a random conversation I mentioned that... Read more »

If you were born before 1980, you probably have one of these

Believe it or not, kids, there was a time when Pinterest didn’t exist. A time when google meant the googly-eyes you stuck to a fuzzy pencil topper. A time when you couldn’t ask Alexa how to make buttercream frosting. If you wanted a recipe you had limited options… 1. call mom 2. buy a cookbook... Read more »

Pin 52: Faster than take-out dinner, seriously delicious Chicken Pad Thai

I know I’m fortunate that my kids will eat anything: sushi, brussel sprouts, my daughter even learned how to make her grandma’s bread dumpling recipe long before me. So, when my son mentioned pad thai for dinner, it sounded delicious to all of us. On a rare activity-free night, though, the last thing I wanted... Read more »
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Pin 52 Challenge: Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

After crafty Pinterest disasters like this and this, I decided a recipe was a safer bet. This week’s project was an accidental find, but it might become a new go-to during football season. Last Friday was “girls night” at the Ravinia-esque Arranmore Arts Cabaret Night. Since I was indecisive and everyone else already picked my... Read more »

Pin 52 Challenge: Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

A few weeks ago I decided to clear some electronic clutter and tackle one project from my Pinterest boards weekly. If you haven’t seen the results from the crochet basket, bacon wrapped mini-meatloaf, or fudgy avocado brownies, you may want to start there. I really really really planned on completing another craft/project this week, but when... Read more »