Goodness in the Kitchen: Comfort Food

It’s an amazing time of year to be in the kitchen. Not only is it finally pleasant to turn on an oven or stove here in Phoenix (I don’t want to talk about how many days in the triple digits we have this year but suffice it to say that we broke records), but the seasonal flavors from October through December are varied and full of favorites (pumpkin! apple! gingerbread! peppermint!). I find so many of these flavors comforting and imbued with tradition, but today I want to talk about some of my favorite comfort foods that are there for my family year round. Warning: lots of carbs ahead… Continue reading

Why I’m Sending Social Media to the Corner this Summer…

I’ve written before and I am sure I will write again about my continued confused, complex, and rarely satisfactory relationship with social media and my smart phone. This summer I have tried to intentionally cut back quite a bit. Here’s the social media “diet” I’ve had myself on since around the time my son turned two: Continue reading

Chronicling: Project Life Travel Core Kit

Macbeth opens in ONE WEEK! So that means it is crunch time over here, but I wanted to share a little update on chronicling. I mentioned that I will be trying a variety of memory keeping strategies this year and one of them was the physical Project Life products. I decided the place I wanted to start was with my HONEYMOON trip to Italy!  Continue reading

Nostalgia, or, my life is awesome

So… I have been working on various ways of chronicling this month. I am in the process of creating a Shutterfly book (because really you can’t beat free and I have a free one about to expire), keeping up with the Project Life app to document the day to day of this year, and I just started a physical project life kit to catch up on scrapbooking photos from our belated honeymoon we took to Italy a few years ago. Continue reading