October 11, 2019



  1. Whoa. Check out this community in Denmark. Looks cool.
  2. Bettie White at home with her dogs, 1950s
  3. My child is so #12 and #14
  4. Cooking is so much more than just cooking.
  5. Why you never see your friends anymore.
  6. How to deal with constantly feeling overwhelmed.
  7. 10 things to do if your child is being bullied.
  8. Very cool: magnetic wallpaper!
  9. Trader Joe’s is making an advent calendar for cats!
  10. Dancing can reverse signs of aging in the brain.
  11. I’ve always wanted to go to Joshua Tree.
  12. How America lost dinner.
  13. Forgotten things found in books. Magical!
  14. This is my ideal soup.
  15. How to work your way out of a food rut (if you’re in one!)
  16. Finishing this book this weekend! It’s been really good so far.
  17. Star lovers: hair clips / necklace / cocktail dress / pullover
  18. Return to Oz was traumatic for me when I was a kid!
  19. Why is middle-school hard for so many people?
  20. If you also love seeing leaves change, you’ll love these photos.
  21. How about adding some pumpkin french toast to your breakfast lineup?

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October 9, 2019

Crispy Cauliflower and Kale Penne

I have a handful for vegetarians in my life and this recipe for Crispy Cauliflower and Kale Penne from my friend Allison’s book The Pasta Friday Cookbook is THE DISH I can’t wait to make for them!   Heck, I ate all of the leftovers so it might be something good to add to my meal prep routine too. Definitely a good #meatlessmonday situation, if you ask me.

If you’re looking for an amazing pasta cookbook to inspire get-togethers, feeding masses and EATING pasta and amazing salads, you should totally check out The Pasta Friday Cookbook !  

This recipe provides all of the things I love in a pasta dish:

  • GREENS (kale!)
  • VEGETABLES (crispy cauliflower bits!)
  • fun things like walnuts & lemon zest
  • cheese

It’s a treat for your tastebuds!

Also really good if you’re in a family like mine where YOU are the one who hogs all of the vegetables in the pasta dish.

That would be me. I like more vegetables than pasta. What can I say?

If I didn’t have to share, I’d probably half the penne in the recipe and go for allllllllll the vegetables.

That’s just me. That’s my adventure! You’re welcome to choose your own.  

Also, please watch this video of Oprah discussing how awesome cauliflower is the new thing.


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So good, right?

This recipe provides BOTH. I bet Oprah would approve. 


October 7, 2019

Intentions for the Week

Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:

Happy Monday, friends!

We are now on week 41 of 2019.

Here’s what My Everyday Life Week 41 looked like last year.

This weekend we had baseball tournament.  It was nice to spend time away from home with friends!  Cooper had a chance to go swimming with his teammates and play football at our hotel.  I filled up 4 pages of my sketchbook with coloring club drawings on the bleachers. 


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Coloring on the bleachers with my friend Cosie. ✨🖊❤️

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We lost two games and won one.  I enjoyed spending time with my boys. 

Now the LAUNDRY PILE UP BEGINS as we start unpacking. We have another family trip coming up again so we’ll have to pack again!  Lots to do before then. It’s time for me to spend some time jotting down my Intentions for the Week.