Month: February 2018

Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

March ~2018 March’s pick is Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult. We will meet April 15 for discussion.

Good Monday

Good Monday

M and I started going to Orange Theory Fitness a few months ago.  I am of the school of “get in, sweat, get out”.  I know no-ones name or zodiac sign and if asked if I’ve had so-and-so in my class, I don’t have a […]

Raising Grace

Raising Grace

“A dark shadow passed over Bloom’s face. She picked up her bucket. She picked up her shovel. She took the girl by the hand. ‘I will show you the magic that can save your kingdom.’” I realized the other night while reading Bloom to my daughter […]

Spicy Shrimp Tacos w/ a Cilantro-Lime Crema

Spicy Shrimp Tacos w/ a Cilantro-Lime Crema

The best part of cul-de-sac living? Grilling the other mommies on what’s for dinner and trying it yourself.  Huge shout-out to Pam for this delicious recipe.  I’m not usually into wine pairing but accidently had some chardonay left in my glass, once, and it went […]

Friendship at 40

Friendship at 40

There’s not a word yet, for old friends who have just met ~ Jim Henson Recently I met a new friend, and not just ANY friend, I think this one is going to be a keeper. Which has me thinking… what does it take to […]

10 Fun Indoor Activities

10 Fun Indoor Activities

Staring down the barrel of another cold rainy/snowy weekend stuck inside with your wee people?  To save my sanity, and yours, here’s 10 fun activities to help make a great day for everyone (also, Aldi has a decent pink champagne for $5.99) 1.  Make 3 […]

Brussels Sprout Salad with a Maple Balsamic Dressing

Brussels Sprout Salad with a Maple Balsamic Dressing

Salad: Spring mix or arugula and spinach salad mix (or both, YOLO!) Fresh green beans (blanched) Brussels sprout leaves (roasted and sprinkled w/ salt and garlic powder) Extra sharp white cheddar (finely shredded) or blue cheese Red onion Dressing: 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar (sometimes I […]

The Wall of Love

The Wall of Love

Good gawd I realize what a cheesy name that is but it’s really what we call it and well, it’s really what it means to us. Shortly after our daughter’s 1st birthday we transferred from Alabama to Detroit.  Every move is emotional but this one […]