Monthly Archives: April 2013

First Tomatoes πŸ… Garden

We’ve had some super-busy stuff going on here at the Rancho. While I was otherwise occupied, our first tomatoes started to come in. Summer really must be just around the corner!

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Teacher Appreciation Ideas πŸ“‹ Top 5

Teacher Appreciation Week 2013 is May 6-10 – right around the corner! My kids’ teachers are truly amazing people, and Teacher Appreciation Week is a great opportunity to say thank you for everything they do. This year we’ve got one … Continue reading

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Pressure Cooker Ribs 🍴 What’s For Dinner Wednesday

As I mentioned last week, a week or so ago my kids got it into their heads that they wanted barbecued ribs for dinner. Good times, thought me, as we were trapped in the mini at 4pm-ish with an hour … Continue reading

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Water Safety πŸ’‘ Kids

When I was two years old I went to Florida with my mom to visit my grandparents. I vividly recall floating around the pool in my little inner tube while my mom sat poolside chatting with my grandmother. Soon enough … Continue reading

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Garden πŸ… As The Lettuce Bolts

I was a neglectful gardener last week. I knew my lettuce was getting near perfect but I was too busy to get out there, and it started to bolt: The spinach is getting pretty woolly too. I harvested some of … Continue reading

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Recap 🍷 “And all of a sudden there’s a Bob! Mackie! MOMENT!” Project Runway Season 11 Finale Part 1

Part 1 of the finale has arrived, in which we need to whittle this group down to three who will actually go all the way to Bryant Park Lincoln Center. This is tough, but this time it’s tough because there’s … Continue reading

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Inspiration πŸ’‘Weekend Wrap-Up

Happy Saturday! Got your mind on doing something new this weekend? Here’s this week’s wrap up of great ideas from the intertubes. First up is an asian cabbage coleslaw recipe – lots of yummy crunch! Looking for some new ways … Continue reading

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Top 5 πŸ“‹ Quiet Places

Some people crave excitement; I crave home, and I have been craving a quiet homey weekend for far too long. When things get frantic, or ugly things happen, there’s nothing like the peace of home to help me reset. Mr. … Continue reading

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Brotherhood

With three boys, two who share a room and one who wants to get in where he’s not wanted at all times, there’s usually a simmering level of outrage in this house. Someone always wants to be the boss, whether … Continue reading

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What’s For Dinner Wednesday 🍴 Zucchini Slaw

Over the weekend we went on a long drive to visit the Y camp where my older boys are going to go to a four-day overnight “mini camp” this summer. I think this will be a great chance for them … Continue reading

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