Category: Homemaking


2017 Printable Calendar

I love calendars. Specifically, I love new calendars for new years. They represent such a lovely fresh start, I just can’t even. Right now my 2017 planner is sitting on my desk, and I often open it just for fun. It’s so clean and fresh and full of opportunities – all the things that will happen, all the future accomplishments! I know, I am … Read More 2017 Printable Calendar

Dear Hillary

Let me start with the polarizing part of all this. This is not about the election. This it not about politics. That said, let’s get all that out of the way before you jump to some conclusions about the intent of this. I did not vote for Hilary Clinton. I did not vote for Donald Trump. I did vote for Gary Johnson, a vote I … Read More Dear Hillary


The Holiday Questions

I love, love, love the holidays – but sometimes they drive me to drink. I’m sure you’re aware of this, but the holidays have begun. Starbucks just released their holidays cups (or, did they?), my email is full of holiday promotions and the mall is basically completely decorated for Christmas. It’s the first week in November. My husband will spend the next three weeks … Read More The Holiday Questions


Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train is a mystery set in present-day London. The story intertwines the lives of three women, and the mystery of one of their disappearance. The story’s main character, a heart-broken alcoholic named Rachel, rides the train past her old home every day – where she lived with her now ex-husband – as she pretends to commute to her non-existent job. … Read More Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins


Classy Chili

I don’t love the picture I have for this chili. I’m planning to update it with a new one, and I was going to wait to share this until I had the time to get a nice, new photo. One without random bell pepper slices, because those are not part of this recipe. Unless you what them to be. Then, go nuts. However, I … Read More Classy Chili


Rosemary Wine Roasted Sweet Potatoes

It’s starting to feel like fall here in Colorado, which means one day it feels like winter and the next day it feels like summer. I love the season change, but it does make heating or cooling our house a challenge. One day it’s too hot and we have to run the the ceiling fan at night, with all the windows up. The next … Read More Rosemary Wine Roasted Sweet Potatoes



Ah, the newlywed’s least favorite question. So, when are you going to start trying?!?! I got asked this question at work pretty much immediately after returning from my honeymoon. While my sweet coworkers were probably just curious, I was horrified – since when was it appropriate to ask about my sex life in the workplace? I don’t have much of a filter so I … Read More Trying