I know what you’re thinking.
Just feed them what you’re eating. What’s so hard about that?
Here’s the thing. I don’t always eat dinner. Sometimes I’m running around trying to get ready for the next day, or packing diaper bags, or playing, or I get home late from work. And I’m never home for lunch. Even if I were, would Weight Watchers zero-point soup and pretzels be a very good meal for the iToddler?
So I have to think ahead and make big meals that I
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You may remember my little tirade about “mompetition” and how we (as moms) are always trying to be more impressive than the last. And I went on and on about my little girl’s upcoming birthday party.
Well, the party was a success and I am so happy at how things came out. The whole shindig went off without a hitch and with very little stress. Most importantly, at the end of the day, I had a very happy little one year-old. But we were tired at the end of
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Several weeks ago, Anna A. posted to the imanimama.com Facebook page, suggesting I try to make my own space-saving bags. I thought the idea was intriguing, and since we most certainly have the need to compress and condense, I decided that this was a perfect opportunity to give it a whirl.
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One of the things he is absolutely passionate about making is classic cars. Specifically hot rods. So I took some time recently to chat with him about why he chooses to restore hot rods and here’s what I learned.
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First if all, I’ll thank all y’all true Italians out there not to hold me to any level of authenticity in this post. If you’re looking for true Italian cooking, I can probably save you some time here and say “Buy”. But since we’re more of a delivery family, I wanted to give this an honest effort.
So do you remember by original Make or Buy post about sandwich bread? I used my very favorite cookbook, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, to whip up a
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Well, it’s Monday and I’m feeling ambitious, having posted a Make or Buy the past couple of weeks. I thought about skipping this week, but I had an easy one to share, so here you have it.
Raise your hand if you love the creamy goodness of Greek-style yogurt.
I confess that I had not even tried the stuff until very recently. Quick back story: a delicious new fro-yo place called Sweetlix opened up near my office, so of course I had
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It’s Make or Buy Monday, y’all. Time to dive into photography.
I should start by confessing that I am an enormous photo junkie. When Sean and I got married, the photographer was the most important thing on my list.
Photo courtesy of Dianne Adrian Photography
When we were expecting our daughter…yep, belly shots.
Photo courtesy of Captivating Imagery
And when I went into labor, who was in the room? A couple of midwives, my husband…and a photographer.
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Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day? Color me a happy mama!
If you were tempted (and I know you were) to buy Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day after my recent Make or Buy post, you will LOVE this little nugget! Amazon.com has it at an absolutely ridiculous price…45% off the list price. Same deal on the authors’ other book, Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I don’t know how long it’s going to last, so get thee to
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Every other Monday (or so) I’ll be posting my evaluation of whether you should make or buy something. They’ll be Make or Buy Mondays! Enjoy this little teaser about Sandwich Bread. Next week…professional photography.
I don’t think I’ve ever met a bread I didn’t just love. Italian, rye, wheat, multigrain, pumpernickel, focaccia, olive oil, sweet breads, quick breads, you name it, I love it. In our area, there are a number of super delicious bakeries whose bread will knock your socks off. The one that’s closest to
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