August 2013

Thoughts From A Work-From-Home Mom

August 30, 2013

As Mazen nears one, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my career, motherhood and how I’ve balanced it all over the past year. I am lucky to be able to make a living and take care of Mazen from my home. When I think of the thousands of you who pop in to say […]

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What’s On Our Wine Rack?

August 29, 2013

Do you think we prefer reds to whites!? First a bit about our wine buying style: For the most part we buy wines that are drinkable now. While we may hold onto a wine for a long time, in general we don’t purchase bottles with the intention of aging (maybe someday we’ll have some neat […]

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Spice Up Your Veggies

August 28, 2013

Raise your hand if you just looooove plain vegetables! Sure some people will snack on raw green beans or eat a juicy ripe tomato* right out of hand, but most of the time vegetables need a little jazzing up to taste their best. *YES, I know a tomato is a fruit. But for all practical […]

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Weekend Out And About!

August 27, 2013

We made the most of our beautiful 80 degree weather this weekend with two fun outdoor events. I’m so sad it’s over. Friday night the weather wasn’t so nice and forced us to stay inside. Matt and I ate leftovers and sipped Manhattans once Mazen went to bed. Wild rice + Pot Luck Farm lima […]

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August 26, 2013

Hope your week was filled with Legos and lima beans! I enjoyed some really good ingredients – local trout and lima beans, hot oatmeal and a new overnight oats mix. Let’s get to it! A crumbled Great Harvest whole wheat blueberry lemon muffin topped with peach, banana, chia, sunbutter and Greek yogurt Doesn’t this look […]

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Partial Credit

August 23, 2013

Mazen is almost one and I am allllmost back to my happy weight. I feel good overall, and I’m comfortable in my skin again. All of my old clothes fit, and clothes shopping is once again something I look forward to. I have a few more vanity pounds I’d like to lose, but overall I’m […]

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Jam Packed

August 22, 2013

Last Wednesday mom and I got up at the crack of dawn for a full day of travel to and from New York City! I was invited to host a media event for Smucker’s® in honor of their new Natural Fruit Spreads. The trip worked out perfectly because we were able to take the train […]

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