June Stitch Fix

My latest Stitch Fix

My latest Stitch Fix arrived this weekend, and tho I’m not modeling any of this for you, I snapped a quick picture so you could see what I got. The tank top in the center, though fitting on top ended up being a little small in the hips– very sad since I LOVE the style.  […]

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easy guacamole

Recipe: Restaurant-Style Guacamole

The other day I had the brilliant idea of sharing our favorite restaurant-style guacamole recipe in honor of Cinco de Mayo. I didn't get around to it.  Instead I spent the day with laboring women whose baby's births have now given them an … [Read More...]

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Inside Out

Inside Out

This week we took Emily and Julianna to see the new Pixar movie Inside Out (trailer here).  It's a movie that goes into the head of an 11 year old girl during a time of turmoil in her life.  She and her family have just moved to a new city, and she … [Read More...]

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My computer? Still broken.

It’s about time for an update from here, right? Here’s a quick shot of my new haircut– the light is funny but you get the idea.  It is a little harder to style than I’d like, but it is fun to have something different, and hopefully I’ll get quicker at it as I get more […]

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For the wedding

Whew! I made it (almost) through week two of orientation. Monday I actually got to do just a little patient care, which was really fun. I didn’t realize how much I’d missed helping women in labor. Then Tuesday and Wednesday was a fetal heart monitoring class, which turned out to be very doable. My first […]

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A brand new week!

The winner of last week’s adoption book giveaway is commenter #30, is Rebekah of BekahCubed. Email me your address, Rebekah, and I’ll get your books headed your way! ~~~ Whew!  We made it through our first week of mom back at work!  My head is swimming with random factoids that I learned in orientation, to […]

Day 4

Just heading off for day 4 of orientation and wanted to check in with you all. I’m hanging in there with orientation– sometimes doing fine, and sometimes feeling like an utter dunce.  (So far it’s the equipment that is making me feel more foolish than the computer charting– go figure!)  But I am sure it […]

Win TWO adoption books!

First off, I wanted to mention that if you like podcasts, I had a fun (and somewhat  rambling) conversation recently with the lovely Julia, from the blog Running on Om  which you can listen to right here. Today I’m teaming up for a adoption giveaway with the lovely Shannon of Copperlight Wood.  We are offering […]

Saffron Merry

Because He lives

How sweet to hold a newborn baby And feel the pride and joy He gives But greater still the calm assurance This child can face uncertain days, because He lives Because He lives, I can face tomorrow Because He lives, all fear is gone Because I know He holds the future And life is worth […]

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Frugal Friday- and free spring art

This coming Monday starts my orientation for my new job–yikes!  At odd moments  nervousness hits me– I’ve been at home SO long– how will everyone survive??  I’ve been coping by reminding myself that tons of people work, even with much younger kids at home.  Once we find our groove we really will be fine, I’m […]

Installing a new tile backsplash

Kitchen Project: Tile Backsplash

We’ve been gradually, gradually working to update our kitchen, and I am excited to show you our latest project– a shiny new backsplash! Here’s the tile that we started with.  I slapped it up a few years ago, and never got around to grouting it.  It was fine at the time, but after a few […]

How to make a refillable Keurig pod work with a Keurig 2.0

How to make refillable k-cups work with the Keurig 2.0

Last week we decided to bite the bullet and replace our old Keurig that had gone toes up a few weeks earlier.  When trying out this new one, which is a model 2.0 that we got from Costco , John was disgusted to discover that the Refillable Single K-Cup Brewers  that we’ve been using with […]

At the hospital again

Frugal, not so frugal

Frugal: The biggest news around here is that I got that OB job at the local hospital.  I’ll start in early April and will work 3 shifts a week for a month as I get oriented. Once I am oriented I’ll cut back to two (night) shifts a week. Since John works only 3 (day) […]