Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Through what lens?

Had a conversation with the hubs the other day. I was lamenting that my dyed hair was not bright enough. Why don't they make permanent dye in brighter colors? I wish I had asked that one girl what dye she used...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The cost of convenience

About a month ago, we drove back from SF to LA and since it was Christmas day, In-n-Out, our regular stop in Kettleman City was closed. Boohoo. So, we had to just go to Baja Fresh? Or something like that? I was really kind of bummed because despite the fact that In-n-Out is still fast food, I make concessions for In-n-Out. I usually will never look at any other fast food because it's just simply gross. In-n-out is most definitely gross too but I think they are just a tad better than the rest. Their menu is so simple and really the only thing gross is the meat.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Moms of Middle Schoolers

My sister forwarded me an article on NPR the other day. It's about moms of middle schoolers and how they often will feel challenged. The article almost likens middle school parenting to new child parenting but says it's even worse.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Recipe alterations - cookies and pancakes

Isn't funny how the world works? For xmas this year, I received a cute little journal from my niece. She wrote in it that I could use this journal to write my recipes. I thanked her for such a thoughtful gift all the while thinking in my head, well my dear girl, I actually cook and bake off of other people's recipes...never my own.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


We just hung out for week with a friend and her kids, one of whom has severe allergies. Well...so it seems. The little girl is allergic to gluten, carrots, rice. When we go out to eat, it seems she doesn't have a lot of options.