Posts Written OnAugust 2015

Sunday Roast Chicken

  Preparing and cooking an entire roast chicken seems daunting. I know. The reality is this: IT’S SUPER EASY. A good sized roast chicken can feed a dinner party crowd (or a large family). It can also work as dinner for two or four, and then leave you with great leftovers to be used during the week for things like casseroles, fajitas, sandwiches, salads and more. If you’re frightened about ending up with raw chicken, do yourself a favor and buy one of these handy-dandy probe thermometers that can stay in while the chicken is roasting. It beeps when the meat…

5 Best Fashion Tips for Busy Moms

  Do you remember Jon & Kate Plus 8? When they started and they were both chunky* and exhausted and living in that too small house in that basically regular neighborhood? And everyone loved watching them because they were inspiring and relatable and generally regular people even if Kate was sort of snappy and anal all the time?? (Which, duh, was because SHE HAD 8 BABIES!) You “got” her and you liked her (and Jon was OK, too) and her wiggly pre-tummy-tuck baby belly. And, you would sit at home with your one baby and your one toddler and think,…

  Mornings are my thing. I love getting up early. (No really, I do.) I geek out knowing that I’ve accomplished more before 7 a.m. than the average person does in an entire day. I know, I know. MOST people in the world don’t share my same enthusiasm for pre-dawn productivity. I get it. Yet… Research shows that mornings can be a prime opportunity to optimize the rest of your day. Just because you’re not a joyful person prior to 10 a.m. doesn’t mean you can’t make the early hours more productive and successful! Build Momentum In The Morning 1. PLAN YOUR DAY Spend at…

Baked Ziti - a simple and tasty recipe to keep in your arsenal!

  Everyone needs a dinner recipe in their arsenal that can be whipped up quickly, is able to feed a crowd, and makes terrific leftovers. You guys? This baked ziti is it. Making baked ziti at home something you’ll start doing a a few times a month. Maybe every week. Maybe. It’s ready in about a half hour, and perfectly cheesy, oozy and gooey in all the right ways… The only thing that makes this meal better is a big garden salad and a loaf of your favorite crusty bread, either made from scratch OR grabbed in the grocery store’s bakery…

Girl Crush: Heather Walsh

  Heather Walsh and I both began our blog endeavors a little over five years ago, and somehow stumbled across one another on Twitter, where we then became fast friends. Watching her blog baby (cool) progeny grow leaps and bounds has been just as entertaining as watching her three real life babies grow over time. Heather lives in a world of chaos that involves a couple jobs, a few kids, a busy husband, and loads of fun and style. Her caring, patient, honest, no nonsense approach to life is a breath of fresh air in today’s world, and it’s one that this matter-of-fact,…