Motherhood, at least the few short months I’ve been a mom, is simultaneously everything and nothing like I expected.Read More
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The first twenty one weeks of pregnancy. Feeling all the feels.Read More
I'm an acne prone adult. It's a nuisance and its embarrassing and there's not a whole lot I can do. I take care my skin the best I can but we can't fight genetics.Read More
Get to know the diverse variety of cooking oils available and try out a recipe for almond oil that may just put butter to shame (not likely, but cutting back is an alright thing!)Read More
A super simple lasagna you can make in under an hour. Gluten free options included.Read More
A guide for all the Must-Have Kitchen accessories you really don't need but of course want.Read More
Cards not found at drug stores, because Valentine's CAN be more than a Hallmark holiday, and gifts for guys, because they're unique flowers just like us gals. Part II of our Valentine's Day gift giving guide.Read More
I want to have a baby AND dogs and dammit, I want to love them all.Read More
The Retro Cosco Step Stool is the perfect, functional accessory for any kitchen. Here is a super simple DIY tutorial on how to take an old chair and make it new again. Spray paint goes a long way!Read More
For all of the obvious reasons Mondays are pretty awful. Alleviate those Monday dreads with this Baked Winter Penne, a hearty dish that celebrates strong earthy flavors complemented by a bright and tangy cream sauce with just a hint of heat. Gluten free pasta ideas included!Read More
There is an art to being alone. When treated recklessly it's easy to replace alone time with loneliness and I’ve found I can quickly transition from one to the other.Read More
Citrus, botanical herbs and bubbles. All you could ever ask for in a Flocktail. Made with Craft du Nord Fitzgerald Gin.Read More
Insomniacs can sometimes be grouchy, short-tempered, baggy-eyed, misunderstood, short attention-spanned zombies. But sometimes, we can simply be nocturnal and diurnal. Functioning in both worlds. Crazy people.Read More
While the small segment of our population who actually need to follow a gluten free diet have greatly benefited from the trend there are a lot of situations where the bandwagoners have actually made it harder for the 1% of us who have Celiac to function out in the world.Read More
I have always been aware that it could be challenging as my parents grew older, but what I did not predict was how damn impatient I’d become with them when I got older.Read More
I fell in love fast and hard. In an all-encompassing and overwhelming swell of pure happiness and awe. Lisbon is more than the city I’ve dreamed of visiting. So much more. Its beauty extends beyond the striking light cast by colorful rooftops and gleaming sea water.Read More
I’m 30, I’m entering my third year of marriage, and I own a home, which clearly means I have a sign hanging from my neck that reads: “Please, ask me about by reproductive plans!” Unfortunately, this casual question simplifies the realities of a life-changing decision and the emotions that surround every step of the process. So let's stop forcing women (and me) to simplify it. Deal?Read More
Last weekend I rang in my 30's with a celebration fit for a homebody, patio-loving, taco-eating queen. I knew of no better way to celebrate this "major" birthday than to bring together my nearest and dearest, cook up a storm, and throw a classic backyard bash. Tacos, wine and beer aplenty.Read More
It is a beautifully breezy September *sigh* day in Minneapolis and while most of us have been out playing, there are plenty of interesting things awaiting your views on the interwebs. Enjoy!
-Alex tries to be available for life to happen to her. (And loves Bill Murray.)
-Amidst a full kitchen renovation, Carly finds inspiration and hope in these beautiful transformations.
-Angie aspires to have as inspiring friendships as this cheetah and puppy. Or a pet cheetah and a pet puppy who are besties.
-Talia didn't even know there was a Game of Thrones board game, but apparently there is AND someone created a 3D version of it. Though it doesn't *quite* seem big enough for her to get lost in the woods of Winterfell with Robb Stark.
-Kate thinks feminist husbands are the hottest kind of husbands.
Six years ago, on the heels of moving into our new house, we plotted out our first vegetable garden on the north side of our front, full sun yard. Each subsequent year our crop yield has varied, our garden plots have expanded, and we’ve made a few mistakes that ideally prepared us for the next year’s planting season. I don't know much about gardening but what I do know is that it satisfies this inner farm girl making me feel oh-so handy and domestic.Read More