Mommy’s Musings: Spring Break

This teacher is officially on spring break!  My thrift find of the week: a LaVia shirt that I would never ever pay full price for. Spring break means more time with Greta due to yearbook being officially done and turned in. Spring break also means more time for Blog postings.  Target now sells these babiesContinue reading “Mommy’s Musings: Spring Break”

Kilimanjaro Climate Musings

This is a photo I took from the top of Kilimanjaro – Africa’s tallest mountain at 19, 340 feet or 5, 895 meters.  I am not going to go into detail about this trip right now, however, I’ve been thinking a lot about my 2003 trip in here lately.  Maybe it is the impending bigContinue reading “Kilimanjaro Climate Musings”

Curried Macaroni & Cheese

This idea was born out of a conversation with Eric and a coworker during a conversation around the microwave at work at lunch (yes, I work with my husband, yes, I actually love it).  Eric was heating up macaroni & cheese when the colleague walked into the mail room.  The conversation went something along theseContinue reading “Curried Macaroni & Cheese”

Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Banana Sugar Free Cupcakes

I tried a variation on my original sugar-free banana peanut butter muffins – adding cocoa!  This addition and a one other, makes these dense, rich treats more cupcake-like than before.  I highly recommend you try this and some other swaps – you could switch the peanut butter for any nut butter.  You could switch the bananaContinue reading “Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Banana Sugar Free Cupcakes”

Fabric Breakfast Food

I decided it was time for Greta to have some of her own fabric food to play with.  She loves to stir, drink imaginary liquids from play cups, and cook invisible foods.  I could watch her pretend for days on end – it is fascinating to me and I wonder where she gets her ideasContinue reading “Fabric Breakfast Food”

North Carolina Transportation Museum + Spicy Roasted Vegetables

The past week has kept our family moving, moving, moving.  We were out of the house for a while on Saturday due to an open house.  We decided to head over to the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park for a walk on Saturday.  The weather was unbelievable – sunny and 73 degrees! Greta enjoyed ridingContinue reading “North Carolina Transportation Museum + Spicy Roasted Vegetables”

DIY Glitter Wand

I had a glitter wand when I was a kid and I remembering playing with it all the time.  It was tubular and filled with pink, purple and glow-in-the-dark glitter.  I fondly remember holding it up to my eyes to make the room appear pink.  I used to flip it end over end to watchContinue reading “DIY Glitter Wand”

Taco (sans shell) Pasta

Forgive me, this is a mostly cell phone camera post.  I promise, the food is tastier than the images let on.  This was an experiment, plus Eric had the nice camera at school on Monday and Tuesday while I was home with sick Greta.  He was helping me out with snapping a few yearbook photosContinue reading “Taco (sans shell) Pasta”

Sugar-Free Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

Oh these glorious cupcakes/muffins came about as a result of me not being able to sleep due to stressing about moving issues.  I was up for hours while the rest of my family slept.  I even contemplated just getting up and making them in the middle of the night, but finally did convince myself justContinue reading “Sugar-Free Banana Peanut Butter Muffins”

Self-portrait Workshop: Weatherspoon Art Museum

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a self-portrait workshop at the Weatherspoon Art Museum located on University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s campus.  The workshop was led by Elizabeth Bradford, who did an amazing job facilitating.  This image is a sneak preview of the finished self-portrait made from this workshop. It has beenContinue reading “Self-portrait Workshop: Weatherspoon Art Museum”