We did a crazy dessert tonight: Peeps fondue. I know, it’s a school night and all that sugar!
My daughter received this Peeps “cookbook” last year and has been talking about the fondue recipe since then. Yes, for an entire year. It’s Peeps season. How could I say no?
My daughter was in charge of dyeing the eggs this year. Everything was bare bones, non-pinterest-worthy basics and she had a blast. She used crayons, a paas kit and 99 cent eggs. All I helped with was some oil to do marbling, which turned out pretty cool.
After you’ve been taking apart clothing for a few years, you start to deconstruct items before you even buy them. I found this cute dress for my daughter’s First Communion, but it was sleeveless and she’d have to wear a shrug, which covered up the cute flower on the front. I immediately [...]
Last year I bought the Cosmonaut stylus and I really liked it. Then I sold my iPad and got an iPad mini with retina display and it no longer worked. I was very sad, but gave it to my Dad and he’s pretty happy about it.
Last week I [...]
Every once and awhile I need a break. I think it’s important to embrace those times and let myself recharge, but afterward there’s always that awkward period of starting up again.
I just finished reading Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon and it reminded me that sometimes you have to just start [...]
I started my new year with a little crochet project. It’s a scarf for a friend’s daughter. The yarn was unraveled from one of her baby sweaters. I tried a few different stitches, but the yarn is so busy, I decided to go with straight double crochet. I’ll be adding a few [...]
I used to be a big doodler — all over the production schedule in staff meetings, on the message pad by my phone, around the edges of the crossword.
Lately it seems I rarely have pen and paper in hand. All of my schedules are virtual. Phone calls have become texts. I read the [...]
I first learned about Joss Whedon as the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Yes, I was a devoted fan. That was back before the Twilight series made it socially acceptable for adults to enjoy vampire stories about teens. People would always ask me, “Why on earth would you watch a show for kids?” [...]
My daughter is the kind of girl who loves math and science. She loves building things with Legos, Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, and anything she can find in the recycling bin. When I heard about GoldieBlox, the engineering toy for girls, I ordered one immediately. She asked to watch the Kickstarter video over and over, [...]
‘I’m probably not going to write anymore.”
A few months ago I read an article about Alice Munro’s retirement and decided I should read more of her short stories. One of my favorite books of all time is Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage, and was given to me by a dear friend. [...]