Archive for March 2012

Don't Vacate, Staycate this Spring Break.

I felt a bit like I stepped into an episode of Fantasy Island when I returned home from work the other night. I got out of my car and walked up to the driveway only to be greeted by a small person putting a lei around my neck and handing me an umbrella “drink” (water... Read more »

Let the Countdown to Bikini Season Begin with Quinoa Salad

Let the Countdown to Bikini Season Begin with Quinoa Salad
Call it your winter weight, an extra layer of padding, or a spare tire. Whatever your endearing term is for that extra couple of pounds you seem to have accumulated over the past few months, now is the time to get rid of it. Stepping up your fitness routine can help banish those cottage cheese... Read more »

The Leprechaun Cometh!

6:47am this morning: The bedroom doors fly open and a very excited little lad and lassy hop onto the bed. The Little Lad: “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy. Lucky the Leprechaun was here. And he peed in our toilet.” The Little Lassy: “Yeah, that naughty leppecon was berry messy. He nibbled the cookies. There’s Lucky Chawms all... Read more »
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Celebrate the Luck O' the Irish With a Magically Delicious Menu

Saturday morning television during my childhood was filled with some of the most bizarre creatures – tiny blue creatures living in mushroom houses, magical little ponies with mullets, mutant turtles named after renowned Renaissance artists, and a little leprechaun throwing around “nutritious” cereal made of pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, green clovers, and blue... Read more »

Bracketology for Preschoolers

Bracketology for Preschoolers
T minus 48 hours ’til March Madness officially begins and we are ready. With Johnny Mathis’ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” playing in the background, each family member carefully put together their NCAA brackets last night in hopes of winning the $4 jackpot. (We don’t mess around in this house.) Somehow though,... Read more »

Say Good Morning to the Tea Latte

Say Good Morning to the Tea Latte
Unfortunately, coffee and I don’t really get along. I’ve tried regular, decaf, even the double decaffeinated half-caf with a twist (ala L.A. Story). The acidity of coffee was too much for me and leaded versions left me bright-eyed and bushy tailed at 3am. I still needed a little pick-me-up from a bit of caffeine though,... Read more »
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Wheat Free Wanderlust

Wheat Free Wanderlust
With 4 – 7 inches of snow predicted for some of the Chicagoland area this evening, who doesn’t have the urge to get the heck out of Dodge? The months of February through April are particularly long ones around here with chilly temperatures, sleet, slush, and blah gray skies making regular appearances on weather forecasts.... Read more »
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