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I love Fridays. Not just because it’s the end of the week and the start of the weekend (Woo Hoo!) – but because in our house it’s PIZZA DAY! Everyone in our household loves pizza and we each have our own favorite type of pizza. My son prefers the thicker slices that Sicilian or Chicago Deep Dish offer while my daughter likes plain pizza with a thin crust. The Hubs likes his spicy, so it’s covered in hot peppers galore and as for me, I’m pretty traditional with mushrooms and sausage.
So it should come as no surprise that National Pizza Month is a huge thing in our house. How do we celebrate? Well, by going out and eating pizza at our local pizzeria! The folks at Restaurant.com are celebrating by compiling this fun infographic based on a survey that asked diners, “How well-rounded is your pizza eating routine?” Their findings were simply delicious!
Halloween is only a few days away and my kidlets are super excited! They got a head start on the holiday this past weekend, dressing up in their costumes to take part in our town’s annual Halloween Parade and even got to see a PTA-sponsored magic show.
Wolverine and Pink Power Ranger protecting our front lawn and holiday decorations from danger and destruction!
Ever since I was a kid I’ve been a list-maker. I’m sure it’s some sort of OCD manifestation, but I make lists for just about everything in my life — daily to-do lists, what phone calls I need to make, emails to send/reply to, errands I need to run, groceries to buy — you get the idea. I think that my obsessive list behavior is rubbing off on my kidlets because they’ve already made out their Christmas lists.
Page One of My Son’s Christmas List
I remember being my kidlets’ age and sitting at the kitchen table writing out my own Christmas wish list. I wrote out my list diligently, making sure to print neatly and clearly so Santa would have no question about what I wanted. I can still remember the feeling of sheer joy when I was five and unwrapped my Dorothy Hamill Doll & Skating Rink I loved that doll!
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Ever since I got my kitchen back in mid-September, after a nightmarish six-week reno, I’ve cooked dinner pretty much every night. I love coming home after work and cooking in my new kitchen whether I’m whipping up the simplest of dishes – spaghetti & meatballs – or more challenging ones – seared scallops in herb butter sauce with roasted seasonal veggies. Since the new kitchen my cooking mojo has kicked back in and I’ve been inspired me to try new foods and to create new recipes.
My Shirataki Noodle Veggie Stir Fry Recipe
My latest food obsession is Shirataki noodles! If you haven’t heard of these noodles, they are a healthy and amazing pasta alternative. Shirataki noodles are low carb, low-fat, low-calorie and wheat, gluten and dairy free pasta alternative. They’re made from blending Continue reading
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of the Hot Wheels World’s Best Driver
in exchange for my honest review.
My son has always loved playing with Hot Wheels® cars. In fact every time we go to the store and he sees a display he pleads with me to get him one – and since they’re inexpensive, costing just a little more than a buck – I cave in and buy one for him, which is why our toy room has a bin like this!
Now Hot Wheels has taken playing with their cars from the physical world into a virtual one with release of Hot Wheels World’s Best Driver™ from Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment. My son is a fan of many other games WB has put out (i.e. LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes), so when we got a copy of this game to try out on his Nintendo 3DS, my son was literally raring to go! Continue reading
A few weeks back I shared the nightmare my family was living while our kitchen was being renovated. We weren’t knocking down or building out any walls, so it purely was a cosmetic job and our contractor told us he considered it to be pretty easy and told us it would take about three/four weeks max to complete. Well, that three/four weeks quickly stretched into six due to the Labor Day holiday and a back up with our granite counter top order.
Luckily we passed all inspections with no trouble at all (due to a good contractor!) and we’ve been living with our new kitchen for a few weeks now. So, was all the wait and frustration worth it????
Celebrating the Halloween season at The Bronx Zoo has become sort of a tradition in our family. For the past 3 years we make it a point to travel over the zoo for their fun-filled, animal-themed, kid-friendly, not-so scary, Halloween experience. For five weekends starting on October 5, the zoo will feature hay mazes, costume parades, creature chats, 3-D pumpkin displays, creepy craft theater, music, magic, and oh yeah, don’t forget all the amazing animals!!
Do your kids love building with LEGO®? Mine do, especially my son. While I love how playing with LEGOs inspires them to build wonderfully imaginative and grand creations such as super robot creatures and towering buildings, I’m not a fan of stepping on stray and oddly shaped pieces in bare feet in the middle of the night! So The Hubs and I recently converted the train table in the kidlet’s playroom into their very own private LEGO land where they can display their masterful creations and store the seemingly millions of pieces my son has!
The former train table, now converted into our own version of LEGOland
Today’s post comes courtesy of my dearly beloved Tyler AKA The Hubs, about a subject that is near and dear to his heart….music. Music is serious business to him (he even was a DJ back in his early days in Colorado!) and I consider him is my ultimate fount of music knowledge. I’m always amazed at how he knows all the words to any and every song that plays on the radio. Without thinking he can rattle off what year the song came out, who sang it and even who wrote the lyrics. He also has the uncanny ability to remember the exact time and place he first heard a song and its initial impression on him. So take it away Tyler…..
As much as I might have hoped I would have heard the words “turn that racket down!” from my parents as a black-clad surly teen, blasting my XTC and Cure records from my crappy JC Penney stereo in my bedroom, they never came. Nothing I listened to, no matter how good, bad, or annoying, ever made a blip with them. In fact, one long driving trip to California was soundtracked by alternating cassettes (woah, there’s a flashback!) of Devo’s “Duty Now for the Future (mine) and Willie Nelson’s “Willie and Family Live” (theirs).
If your household is like mine, you have kids (and adults) that suffer from seasonal allergies and you know that fall allergies have kicked into high gear! I cringe when I hear my kids coughing, wheezing or see their red and itchy eyes. Luckily, with the help of non-drowsy Children’s Claritin, we don’t let allergies slow us down.
Children’s Claritin graciously provided me with a these helpful Back To School Allergy Tips to help survive and keep the kids allergy free this fall: Continue reading