Monthly Archives: December 2011

Generic Wine? Not at all!

Generic Wine? Not at all!

When I was a kid, I remember the first generic item we purchased. It was a bag of wanna-be Doritos. They came in a yellow bag and we got them at Eagle. Generics were a new thing back then and we weren’t sure what to expect. Surprising ...
You are Never too Old to Color

You are Never too Old to Color

Know what I’m doing right now? Typing my blog post on my iPad. Before that, I was playing a game on it and before that I entered something in my nutrition tracking app. A little while ago, I was wondering how much a video game was wor ...
Doesn’t Get Greener than Virtual Giving

Doesn’t Get Greener than Virtual Giving

Last year, as part of a discussion in the Collective Bias community, we decided to go a step beyond the traditional gift exchange. As I explained last year, I’m not a fan of exchanging things just for the sake of exchanging.  Yes, it& ...
Comfort Foods – From Restaurant to Box

Comfort Foods – From Restaurant to Box

When we first moved to California, DH and I spent a lot of time just soaking up the new environment. There was so much to see and do. So much to take in. So much culture. One of the things I loved most was the change in food. So many restau ...
Some Kids LIKE the Dentist

Some Kids LIKE the Dentist

A few years ago, I sat in the dentist office.  My daughters were sitting nearby patiently waiting for their turn to get their teeth checked and cleaned. There was another mom there who commented – in total awe and amazement – ab ...
The Scale without a Weight

The Scale without a Weight

If you’re anything like me, the scale has always been a thing to hate.  No matter what weight I’ve been at, I’ve never been happy.  After getting engaged, my dad agreed to go to Weight Watchers with me so I would be at a h ...
Summer Sausage in Winter

Summer Sausage in Winter

Ahhh… Winter… Holidays. Family. Festivities. Traditions. Fun. And, of course, food. Despite strongly encouraging my husband to let us return to Iowa from Los Angeles, I’m not a fan of the frigid weather that is Winter in I ...
You Cook, I Clean

You Cook, I Clean

Anybody who has ever eaten at our house knows who wears the apron in the family. Even if you ask my kids who is most responsible for setting off the smoke alarm, they’ll say “Mom!”. That’s okay though because it has ...