September 2012

All Hands On Deck

The Husband and Henry are out on the town, showing the grandparents around Charlotte, but I decided to stay at home and plow through some work.  All hands on deck!  I’m trying to do a week’s worth of catch-up in a few hours.  It’s not looking good. One very fun task: a conference call with [...]


Need to Run

Know the feeling? I was out the door at 7:45 PM last night.  As I walked out, I said the above statement and mentally filed it under “things moms say.”  But rest assured that I said it many times in my pre-mommy days!  Sometimes a woman really needs a run.      It was dark out [...]


To Do

The baby was asleep. I could’ve been sending e-mails.  Or answering e-mails.  Unloading the dishwasher.  Calling back people.  Sorting through the bills.  Writing for fun.  Writing for work.  Cleaning something.  Cleaning anything!   But instead.   I looked around at all the things I had to do, and I sat on the couch.  I didn’t [...]


Feels Like Fall

Happy Sunday, friends.  Do you have big plans?  I need to scrub the house for the arrival of the grandparents; I’d like to go on a run; and at some point, I’d love a little nap.  Oh – and maybe a walk, too?  It is absolutely gorgeous here – cool and breezy.  This morning was [...]


Festival in the Park

So. Much. Fun!  When my mom comes to visit me, I never want my weekend to end.  Today was the annual Festival in the Park, which has been going on for nearly three decades.  It’s a mix of an amusement park, art festival, and live performances, all centered around the beautiful Freedom Park.  Every year [...]


Grandmama Angel

Grandmama!  Grandmama! My mom is in town for the weekend.  Hooray!  I am so excited.  She hasn’t seen Henry in weeks and, of course, he grows SO quickly that he now looks and acts like a new little bebe.  They are having lots of fun getting reacquainted.  And I’m having fun just having my mom [...]


DIY Wall Art

Success! After trying my hand at DIY wall art for the bathroom (and failing), you think I’d be scared to try again… but I found this post on New Domestic that described a super easy way to make modern art.  I figured I would give it another shot.   If you can put painter’s tape [...]


Wake Up!

It was an early morning in the HTP household… Yawn.  Kristien left on a business trip – he was out of the house at 6:00 AM – and Henry was cooing in his crib five minutes later.  And Maggie was licking my feet.  Now, I can pull Henry into my bed for a cuddle, but [...]


Oh, Deer

Another evening workout! This was a good one – 5.0 miles!  Whoop whoop.  Training plan said 6.0, but as you can see from the photo above, I didn’t set out until Mr. Sun was setting, too (see the baby speak I just threw in there?).  5.0 miles felt plenty hard, too.  And guess what?  I [...]


My Favorite Trader Joe’s Products, Part II

When my brother-in-law Nick moved in, we drew an invisible line down the center of the fridge to distinguish his food from ours. The problem is that I keep thinking I have all this food to eat because my fridge is half full!  And then it’s dinnertime and I realize the only things on our [...]


Three Ways to Pace for Your Race

Wahoo! I have a race next weekend.  I’m pumped.  It’s a five miler that I’m running with Nicole.  I’ve had a few really good training runs and am excited to see what I can do under race conditions. Some people just line up at the start and run, but there are also certain pacing techniques [...]



I’ve currently following a 10K running plan from Train Like a Mother (and by ‘follow,’ I mean I do the workouts in whatever order I can muster), and today was a XT day – also known as cross training day.  Yippee!  I have to admit – although swimming is my favorite sport, I always slack [...]


The Dream Feed

Imagine that I snuck up on you in the middle of the night, shoved a big bowl of pasta under your nose, and fed it to you… and you slept through the entire thing.  Yup.  That’s pretty much what I’ve been doing with Henry.  But with milk, of course.  Let me explain… We are beginning [...]


More Cornbread Quiche

A paradox: I love to cook but I do not like to spend a lot of time actually cooking.  So I guess I should really say that I like eating.  Hah.  This dish is one of my favorites because it tastes AMAZING and looks BEAUTIFUL but involves very little kitchen time. Ah, yes – the [...]

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