Quick Cooking Tips

  1) Prepare.  Always start by setting out all the ingredients you’ll need for a given recipe. 2) Your second step should be to chop or dice any vegetables or fruits. (It just makes life easier). 3) Cook in bulk.   Doubling a recipe saves you the hassle of having to cook every night and…

How to: A Unique Gift

We give gifts because it feels good and it feels right.  I’m a giver and interestingly enough, The Giver is still my all time favorite book.   I love the act of giving because it brings me joy.  I can’t help it.  It’s probably why I got married young. I wanted to give myself fully to…

Support Structures

This is what we do on random afternoons. I’m a therapist, so it’s second nature for me to say this;  Having support is crucial.  When the going gets rough we rely on support structures to____________.  Fill in the blank.  I leave a blank because “support” means different things to different people. I have learned over…

Saving Space: Dresser Drawers

Ever feel like you never have enough space in your closet or drawers for all your clothes? Here is a quick and easy way to maximize space in your dresser! Step 1: Take pants and fold in half. Then simply roll into a ball and place into drawer. (See Photo below) Step 2: You can…

‘Double Firsting’

This post is overdue: First Christmas 2012 The festivities began… waiting for Santa: McKinley waiting to see Santa.  The classic first photo with Santa. Everybody has one right?  Every Christmas Eve we drive out to the farm to spend time with my Hubby’s dad’s side of the family.  We typically attend the family pizza party…