Monday, August 22, 2016

August Break - See you in September!

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Between a road trip for a memorial service, a few days at one of the great lakes (picture from last time we were there while I was pregnant for the first time) and a certain someone turning two (TWO!) I'm taking a couple weeks off. 

I haven't responsibly written ahead. I haven't gotten anyone else to post for me. Just a break. A rest. A recharge. 

Wishing you the very best for these last days of summer and looking forward to seeing you in September!
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Toddler Meals - food tastes better when it's pretty

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Feeding toddlers small portions of real foods is important. It not only develops a wide range of "what food tastes like" or palate, but it is the start of lifelong healthy eating habits. 

Like I've said before (No. 3.), a variety of healthy options guarantees that no matter what they choose they will feed themselves well.

As a species, we are wired to appreciate beauty. I've long believed that food tastes better when it's pretty. My girls eat more when their food is well presented, prepared with care, and in portions they might actually be able to finish. 

Here are some of the girls' meals over the past few months. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bathroom Makeover Pt3 - Medicine Cabinet

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Bathroom Makeover Pt3 - Medicine Cabinet

Before you get TOO sick of hearing about my bathroom, at least I assume you're not as excited about it as I am, I want to leave you with the final installment. 

The medicine cabinet is a builder grade oak number that had three mirror doors inset
which made the sagging shelves inside too narrow to be used for many things we wanted to keep there - like normal sized product bottles, etc.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Infused (Flavored) Water - Satur-DIY, August 13th, 2016

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It's hot. It's humid. 

It's sit-in-the-shade-and-drink-something-cold-and-delicious weather. And occasionally spray-oneself-with-the-hose weather. 

While I can't help you with the hose, I can help you with the something delicious to drink.

Infused (Flavored) Water

Combine fresh fruit, veggies, and herbs in water, let steep. Chill, and enjoy.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Walking To Town - One Car Family

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Joe's car suffered a fatal injury on his return trip

After crunching numbers, taking a good hard look at our needs, wants, and plans, we have decided to be a one car family. At least for now.