31 10, 2012
  • Halloween

Choo-Choo and Vivi-Veda-Voo

By |October 31st, 2012|Categories: Life|Tags: , |

*Pictures from the 2 other trick or treats we went to. I'll probably upload some from tonight later. We went to the Halloween party at church last Wednesday and it was a really fun trial run for our costumes! We got to hang out with a lot of kids from church and eat cookies and

30 10, 2012
  • _DSC8435

Homemade Eucalyptus Soothing Shower Disks

By |October 30th, 2012|Categories: Household Helps|Tags: , |

We were all so stuffed up between our head colds and seasonal allergies and we needed something to help. So after some poking around online I came across the idea of making little disks of baking soda and essential oils that would gradually dissolve in the shower and release a soothing vapor. I think there

29 10, 2012
  • baked ziti

Meal Plan: Baked Ziti

By |October 29th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

We had a lot going on this week so we pretty much either ate out or ate leftovers. One of the nights we stayed in we were lucky enough to have my niece, Chelsea, and her fiance, Jesse, over for dinner and it was so fun to hang out with them for a little bit.

26 10, 2012
  • 547031_814098762804_35805658_n

Awkward/Awesome: Grandma’s Hormone Therapy

By |October 26th, 2012|Categories: Awkward Awesome|Tags: |

Awkward: *Dex had his first true bloody nose from a run in with a table while chasing Veda and wearing a cloth bag on his head. Bad decisions all around. *Netflix has been woefully stocked for interesting shows/movies lately so I've been watching teen witchy show the last few nights which just made me miss

23 10, 2012
  • _DSC8438

Homemade Cleaning Wipes

By |October 23rd, 2012|Categories: Household Helps|Tags: |

I've been seeing homemade versions of cleansing wipes around for a while but never really bothered to make them because we usually just use a cloth and a spray bottle of vinegar. I'm not sure what tipped it for me, maybe being sick for weeks and having to clean everything top to bottom without the

22 10, 2012
  • _DSC8356

Meal Plan: Chicken Pot Pies

By |October 22nd, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

This week has been really busy again with general errands and trying to get the word out about Kai's Kickstarter project, Jumping Fences, Documenting the Overlooked. If you haven't checked it out yet, you only have 18 days left to help back this project. Meal Plan: Black Bean and Poblano Quesadillas with Cilantro Lime Rice

19 10, 2012
  • 404760_811264133424_957599742_n

Awkward/Awesome: Spilled Milk, No Tears

By |October 19th, 2012|Categories: Awkward Awesome|Tags: , , |

Awkward: I'm the one who dropped a gallon of milk at Costco last week. But I did tell someone instead of just scurrying away... Mostly because there was a worker standing there... Glee 3rd season. Wow. Were they just trying to use any and every plot device known to man? Gay/Lesbian, teen pregnancy, losing an

16 10, 2012
  • _DSC8198

Honey, Lemon, and Ginger Old Timey Throat Tonic

By |October 16th, 2012|Categories: Life|Tags: , , |

  We have been feeling so sickly the last few weeks and I don't know about you but when I have a sore throat all I want is something warm and soothing to drink. I have always been a huge fan of herbal tea and hot chocolate. A lot of my earliest memories are of

15 10, 2012
  • fig-and-arugala-pizza

Meal Plans: Fig, Bacon, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Pizza

By |October 15th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

We were feeling sick again all week but this time it was allergies. There has been an explosion of allergy producers in the last week or so and, of course, our family suffers greatly. So again all we wanted was soup. Full disclosure: we went out to eat one day and I had french onion

12 10, 2012
  • Blood-Whiskey-and-An-Anniversary

Awkward/Awesome: Blood, Whiskey, and An Anniversary

By |October 12th, 2012|Categories: Awkward Awesome|

Awkward: Falling down while trying on pants. Embarrassing and super awkward. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they were too tight. Walking around with chalk handprints on my butt all morning. Kai walking around with a white paint stripe in his hair. Ah, the joys of home improvement. Kai's mom giving the