Posts Written OnFebruary 2016

Penne with Chicken Sausage is a SUPER easy and delicious quick dinner!

  Some Sundays I love taking the time to prepare a long, intricate dinner spread—something that sears and then braises and then roasts, ultimately developing layer up on layer of savory, mouthwatering flavors. Let’s be real. Not all Sundays are this way. Many are the kind that beg for a quick, hearty dinner. Like, when the air has a chill to it, you’ve been running around all day hauling the kids to various sports fields, and there are piles of laundry to finish up. Enter fully cooked chicken sausage! There are so many varieties of chicken sausage (including organic!) available—and…

15 Epic Movies To Stream Right Now!!!

  Growing up, I was never into all the girly-girl stuff that most of my tween/teen female friends went bananas over. Well, except for blue eye shadow and liner, Sun In, glitter stickers, and my faithful crimper. It was the ’80s, after all. In terms of music, reading, and movie watching, however, I was all about the atypical selections. Stephen King in middle school? Oh, you bet. My favorites were The Shining and Misery. NKOTB in the ’90s did nothing for me, and instead I preferred my folks’ vinyl and other less popular stuff. Granted, it was hard to escape Tiffany and…

"The Revenant," starring Leo DiCaprio

  My husband and I have been movie lovers for always. In our dating days we used to sometimes catch two in one day just so we could enjoy as many new flicks as possible. Fast forward a bunch of years and throw in a few baby humans, and now going to a movie twice a quarter is a treat. Especially a grown up movie. This past weekend, in a rare night of unanticipated freedom, we decided to catch our second film of the month: The Revenant! I’ll be honest when I say that I really, really, really wanted to…

On Being A Bitch And Owning It!

  Being a strong female in the workplace isn’t easy. People don’t know what to do with you. Or what box to fit you in. They call you… “Opinionated.” “Bossy.” “Difficult.” “Queen Bee.” And, my personal favorite: “Bitch.” It’s something I’ve struggled with since college. I’m one of those nicey-nice women, often to my own detriment. I want everyone around me to be happy and fulfilled and, of course, to like me. That doesn’t always get the job done though, does it? Sigh. The fear of being labeled “a bitch” is my kryptonite. In a job performance evaluation I was actually cited for…

These awesome travel hacks will help make your life easier!!

  My travel bucket list is currently pages long. Top of the list destinations include Greece, Fiji, London, and Ireland. Sadly, the majority of my travel does not take me to such lavish and exciting destinations. In fact, currently, the next trip on my calendar is to Bentonville, Arkansas. I know. Try to contain your enthusiasm. I know I’m personally finding it challenging. With business travel at the top of my to-do list and leisure travel to non-Disney themed destinations a distant dream, finding ways to make my travel easier, cheaper, and quicker are top of my list. Here are some…