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announcing VRAI Magazine!

announcing VRAI Magazine!

April 14th, 2014

Big announcement for little me today. A while back I was contacted by Danny, of the blog 1227  Foster - he told me that he was starting a new on-line magazine, and would I like to be one of the contributors? My initial reaction was what it typically is in these situations – something along the […]

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“mini cooks” dessert – cupcake cones!

“mini cooks” dessert – cupcake cones!

April 2nd, 2014

I was so excited to be tasked with dessert, to conclude this series with MJ and Joy. And not only because I love to bake, but because I’ve been waiting for just the right time to share this beloved treat with you all. I’ve been making cupcake cones – no joke – for over 20 […]

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“mini cooks” lunchtime – a vegan smoothie!

“mini cooks” lunchtime – a vegan smoothie!

March 19th, 2014

It’s Wednesday, which lately means the next installment of “Mini Cooks” – a collaborative series with Joy and MJ, designed to get kids into the kitchen – and cooking! MJ’s up today, with a clever twist on lunch – a smoothie! I remember all too well the day that Noah – who had been an […]

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“mini cooks” snack – granola bars!

“mini cooks” snack – granola bars!

March 12th, 2014

Welcome back to “Mini Cooks” – my series with MJ and Joy, about getting kids into the kitchen! It’s my turn this week, and we’re focusing on snack time (one of my favorite times of day)! When Chelsea and Conor were little, they had no interest in helping me cook or bake. Which – truth […]

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“mini cooks” do breakfast – egg in a basket!

“mini cooks” do breakfast – egg in a basket!

March 5th, 2014

Hi all! It’s Chapter Two of “Mini Cooks”! It’s Joy’s turn today and she’s taking on breakfast – specifically, egg in a basket: all images courtesy of Joy This is a favorite around here, and Joy has nailed it as far as choosing a delicious dish that even the tiniest hands can help with. From […]

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“mini cooks” – a new series!

“mini cooks” – a new series!

February 26th, 2014

Popping in on a Wednesday with some exciting news! image courtesy of MJ I’m teaming up for the next six weeks with the lovely and talented MJ of Pars Caeli (remember her from my blove post?), and Joy of the must-read Frock Files on a fun series called “Mini Cooks”! Mini Cooks came out of the […]

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favor-”ette”: gimme five (sponsored post)

favor-”ette”: gimme five (sponsored post)

February 25th, 2014

This post is sponsored by P&G. Save on NEW Gain Flings and Tide Pods at Target. Text CLEAN to Target (827438) for mobile coupons*. With three kids and three jobs, I’m pretty much “running” all day long. And the biggest lesson I’ve learned over the 25+ years I’ve been doing this is: Every minute counts. If […]

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end of the week and such…

end of the week and such…

February 14th, 2014

I wanted to give you a little update on Noah. The outpouring of notes, texts, little gifts and all around love and support for our family during this time has been beyond. We got the results of the EEG and MRI he had a few weeks ago – you know, before he broke his arm. […]

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seed paper valentines

seed paper valentines

February 11th, 2014

Favor-”ette” will be later this week as I am smitten with this Valentine’s craft and wanted to share it with you right away! These seed paper hearts could not be easier to make, and they are a great non-candy alternative for your child’s class. Here’s what you’ll need: * 8-10 sheets of paper, white or […]

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fried. (not a recipe post)

fried. (not a recipe post)

February 4th, 2014

As you know, I always debate how much – or even whether – to “share” here. Especially the not-so-great stuff. So when the first thing happened, I was like, no. But then the second thing happened, and it was just starting to feel kind of disingenuous to be writing about savory scones and nail polish […]

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