For parents who live in the South (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, or Tennessee) and have a Publix nearby, you don’t want to miss this. I’m not sure of their policy, but you might be able to still subscribe to these magazines even if you don’t live in these areas. Not sure but it doesn’t hurt to find out.
If you haven’t heard about Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps yet, let me be the first to tell you – best stuff ever. Especially if you cloth diaper your little ones. BUT, Dr. Bronner’s is not only for cloth diapering, it’s for anything and everything. Your laundry, your kitchen, floors, face, bod. Everywhere that needs to be washed. And, it really is magic (I didn’t make that part up). Let me tell you what led me to Dr. Bronner’s in the first place, then you’ll understand why I think it’s the greatest stuff around.
Layers of chocolate cake get stacked with luscious caramel sauce, crisped-rice crunch, and a rich chocolate frosting for this fully loaded indulgence.
Today’s selection is Ugly Fish by Kara LaReau and illustrated by Scott Magoon. Released in 2006, this book is a “classic” in our house and has been on heavy rotation in the evening Story Time Lineup. Its funny, a little disturbing and has a great moral – exactly what we look for in a book!
This mouthwatering recipe for grilled cheese with pulled short ribs and pickled red onions comes courtesy of chef Govind Armstrong’s cookbook, “Small Bites, Big Nights.”
The ultimate crowd-pleaser, nachos were invented in 1943 by a maître d’ in Piedras Negras, Mexico (just south of the Texas border). Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, working a solo shift at the Victory Club restaurant, cobbled together a pile of tortilla chips topped with melted cheese and pickled jalapeños for a group of U.S. military wives in for a snack. His creation became hugely popular, paving the way for massive concession-stand revenues across America.
Meet the Bug Pod!
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately…a lot of thinking about nipples. So much thinking about nipples that I spent my afternoon googling and giggling over the various descriptions and explanations of different types.
Have you ever been to a baby shower and played those baby food guessing games? They are disgusting. Even if you choose not to participate, you can hear the commentary from everyone who is playing and 99.9% of the time they can’t figure out what’s in it. My rule of thumb? If I won’t eat it, why feed it to my kids? As a matter of fact… Have you ever looked at the ingredients in one of those jarred baby foods? I’m sorry, but I can only recognize about three ingredients before I start going.. “huh?” I like to know what exactly my kids are getting and make sure it’s a meal that I would be willing to eat. Which is why I chose to make my own baby food.
I’m gonna share a little secret with you when it comes to growing a successful pepper garden… SAVE THE SEEDS. Save the seeds from the peppers you are about to eat (that have not been refrigerated). Refrigeration and pepper seeds are not friends, especially when trying to get them to germinate.
My work year snuck passed me this time around. Before I knew it, I had a stock pile of vacation to use in about a 2 month time slot, no plans to go anywhere, no money set aside yet for travel purposes, and it’s our busy season at work. You know what that all adds up to? Several four day weekends, not much time to plan, and no money to go anywhere. Yikes! But, I thought, this might not be so bad. I figured I’d finally be able to visit some local spots that I keep meaning to visit, and not hurt my budget. The ideas started rolling in, and the more I looked around town, the more I found to do. All 6 of my four day weekends are now packed with family fun on the cheap!
You may be under the impression that I am some sort of hippie. Yes, I live in Santa Cruz. Yes, I eat organic. (No, I don’t poop rainbows.) But before you start to question the furriness of my armpits, let me stop you right there. I drove and enjoyed a non-hybrid, gasoline powered SUV. Shocking, right? Well let me tell you the story…
This is the first snack that not only my son. but my husband and I went crazy for. These snacks are seriously AMAZING! When the box of snacks arrived at our house we opened a pack from each box and couldn’t believe how insanely delicious each and every pack was. Not only are they yummy, but check out all these other reasons why we love them: