Convenient Kitchen Cuisine

This post and deal are sponsored by Blue Apron. Thanks, Blue Apron! Just a few weeks ago I told my mom that one of my biggest household challenges is meal planning. I make the same three meals every week because they’re easy for me at this point. I do want to try new things, but it’s difficult…

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Grandma Goes To Vegas

My cousin Leah’s bachelorette party was this past weekend, in Las Vegas. I have been nervous about it for weeks. I had some general anxiety that Leah wouldn’t have fun, or that the group of women going on the trip might not get along, but mostly I was worried about being Old At A Bachelorette…

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Surfing Sunday 7.13

I’m writing this in advance because this weekend I’m out of town, celebrating my cousin’s bachelorette party. Leah has been engaged since December 2012 so I really can’t believe that it’s time for her wedding festivities to start. I’m hosting her wedding shower in September and, of course, I’m already having a blast planning it….

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Fiesta Friday – Backyard Luau

I’ve always thought a backyard luau would be a fun and easy party to throw. It would be so bright and colorful, and who doesn’t want to imagine they’re on a Hawaiian island? Maybe one of these days I’ll convince Mike to let me throw one! Until then, a girl can dream.

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At least once a week I get an email asking why I don’t write more about Maddie. I go through patches where her name rolls off my tongue and I can flip through pictures with no difficulty. And I go through patches where I just…can’t. When even as much as I want to talk about…

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