Archive for September 2016

Meatless Monday: Quinoa Apple Salad

Meatless Monday: Quinoa Apple Salad
Now that I’m living in the suburbs, I’m seeking out all the nearby healthy dining options.  A neighbor recommended True Juice and my adventurous mom agreed to try it with me.  I picked a pre-packed dairy-free tuna salad and she chose a quinoa salad.  We also tried green smoothies and only wished there were more... Read more »

Taking a social media break

Taking a social media break
It has been some time since I’ve taken a break from social media.  The past five years Facebook and Instagram has been a huge part of everyday.  Somedays it is the first thing I look at in the morning and before I go to bed at night. Recently I learned someone I know was in... Read more »

Take a break and bake a cake

Take a break and bake a cake
My girl has gotten into cooking lately.  She impressed me when she helped me chop up red peppers, shallots and garlic for a corn salad I made last weekend for our block party. Later when talking about it, she revealed she can make salads but doesn’t yet know how to make a cake. Like any... Read more »
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No homework in 3rd Grade

No homework in 3rd Grade
My daughter came home from her first few days of 3rd grade with no homework, but I assumed maybe it was because it was the first week.  Yet at the Open House the teacher nervously stood in front of the classroom of parents and told us she was trying something new this year.  She explained... Read more »

Recipe inspiration for family dinners

Recipe inspiration for family dinners
I’ve found my latest recipe inspiration from the oddest of places.  I randomly grabbed a magazine at my grocery checkout line and since making the impulse buy have been cooking the most delicious and easy meals. Epicurious Weeknight Cookbook is packed with stomach rumbling tips, ideas and recipes and has got me excited to be... Read more »

A day in Milwaukee

A day in Milwaukee
We decided to explore our neighboring state, Wisconsin, this Labor Day weekend and were surprised by the fun we had in Milwaukee.  Milwaukee borders our beautiful Lake Michigan and boasts award-winning, restaurants, museums, theaters, bike trails and golf courses. We visited the impressive Discovery World, which includes a science and technology center, in addition to... Read more »
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Full-length mirrors: helpful or hurtful?

Full-length mirrors: helpful or hurtful?
We recently moved into a brand new house and are slowly getting the blanks space together.  There are endless things we still need ranging from large furniture to small toilet paper holders and towel racks.  One other item we are low on right now are mirrors and I noticed that we don’t have one full-length... Read more »