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We’re in shambleeeees. Well, at least the little one is!  Henry came down with a nasty stomach bug yesterday afternoon, and we’ve been couching it up ever since.  Poor kiddo.   Before everything fell apart (and got puked on), we managed to have a fun morning.  It’s crazy how fast kids go from perfectly normal [...]


Cloudless in St. Cloud

Hi from St. Cloud, Minnesota! It is absolutely PERFECT in St. Cloud right now.  Warm and sunny but just breezy enough… And everyone here is SO nice.  I can’t get over how nice people are in Minnesota!   Normally, for Operation Beautiful events, I pop in and out over 24 hours, but I have two [...]



Did you know that Domino's makes gluten-free pizza?  I didn’t either!  DadHTP ordered a few pies for dinner – my MIL was over, too, so it was fun little pizza party. Verdict:  Pretty good, as far as gluten-free pizzas go.  Obviously never going to taste as good as the real thing.  But to have pizza [...]


Gardening Extravaganza + 123 Magic

How was your weekend? Ours was good… but exhausting.  Over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, we tackled our front yard, which was a nasty, embarrassing mess.  If neighborhoods gave away awards for Worst Front Yard, ours surely would’ve won.  We’d been kind of ignoring the space because to REALLY rectify the problem, we’d have to put [...]


Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

I have another fun use for my DIY Pumpkin Spice… Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream! (You’ve got to try Pumpkin Spice Tofu!)   Here’s the cool thing about this ice cream – it’s actually vegan.  Yup, entirely dairy-free.  It’s based on the infamous Banana Soft Serve and is super simple to make.  All you need is [...]


Weekend Snapshots

The weather took a turn for the cooler this weekend.  I loved it!   This weekend, we made an epic train track… Blew out birthday candles at 7:00 AM for no reason… Slept. A lot… And ate really awesome food, like these enchiladas… This corn, spinach, and egg scramble… Squash delicata, which I made in [...]


Day in the Life

I was hoping to do a really involved “Day in the Life” post yesterday.  But that entails: 1) writing down what you’re doing and when; and 2) taking a lot of photos.  I was pretty disappointed when I sat down at my desk and realized I snapped a grand total of three photos yesterday – [...]


3-Ingredient Sunflower Butter Treats

Henry and I got sucked into awesome park action this morning – it’s cloudy and breezy and I don’t feel like my face is melting off the moment I step outside! – and we ended up missing my gym window.  Drat.   So to make up for a lost swim, I replaced the effort with [...]


Very Orange Tofu Quinoa

Our outdoor pool officially closed down this Sunday, so we made sure to go not once, but twice over the weekend.  It was so fun!  I’m definitely going to miss pool season…   And speaking of the pool, I went {fitness} swimming a grand total of three times last week.  Post-swim reward:  A few minutes [...]


Summer Afternoon

Today was my sleep-in day (woo to the hoo), and when I got out of bed, this lovely breakfast was waiting for me.  It looked like something off a breakfast buffet at a fine hotel.  Not too shabby, Husband. Once we were full and caffeinated, we went on a long walk.  I’m having some meh [...]


Pumpkin Spice Tofu

Henry started “preschool” this week.  It was hard for me on Wednesday – I cried a lot after drop-off.  But then I quickly realized that – holy crap! – I can get a lot of stuff done in four hours if I really focus (plus, he survived, so – winning!).    Baby #2 is due [...]


Six Weeks A month or so ago, I asked you all how long you thought it took to form a habit… The answers were so varied – I guess it really depends on the person plus the habit!  But recently, I’ve been hearing a lot about the “magical six week mark,” at least when it [...]


Water Babies

I truly, truly need to spend more time in the pool. I’m 27 weeks pregnant today and definitely slowing down.  I can feel every single oomph of my weight gain when I try to do any impact exercise.  Being buoyant in the pool feels niceeeee.  And, as always, I love that whole-body-workout feeling.  From the [...]


Labor Day Relaxin’

Happy Holiday Weekend! The Husband and I got to go on a little date this afternoon – Henry had a playdate at a friend’s house.  A midday treat for Mom and Dad!  We made a frightening amount of plans for ourselves – we packed socks for bowling, bathing suits for swimming, a gift card for [...]