Gift idea for a pre-teen boy

Since the holidays are coming up I thought I might be of assistance if you have a 9-13 year old boy that you’ll be gifting to.  Sometimes preteen boys can be a little hard to buy gifts for if you don’t want to get anything involving video games or weapons.… Read More

Real live Mormons!

I came across a pretty funny article yesterday. It was in The Brooklyn Paper in Brooklyn, NY (which you can read here).  I doubt it meant to be as funny as it is. The article describes how a Young Adult Ward spent the morning cleaning a local park and the… Read More

Flour makes my world go round

Sorry I haven’t been blogging much; I’ve been being productive.  I’ve had such a stagnant summer, that it feels good to get up early and have something to show for my day besides quarrelsome children and a messy playroom. I went on a big sock round-up yesterday and spent hours… Read More

I am not your broom

Do you have a tile floor?  If so, stop (STOP!) what you are doing (reading blogs, obviously) and go get your credit card.  You need to buy this broom: I know what you’re thinking: “Uh-huh. Sure, Jennie. That looks totally lame.”   But trust me.  This will become your new… Read More

It’s not too late

I know I should have given you fair warning, but I’m just now getting around to reminding you that today is National Ice Cream Day. I, of course, planned ahead and bought a pint of Haagen Dasz Reserve (I take my National Days of Observation very seriously, folks.) Instead of… Read More

The handsome chef

Mister is all about breakfast on the weekends. Not only is it his favorite meal, but he is a great cook.  His waffles are so good that his office has requested that he make them once a week on “Waffle Wednesday”.  I’m quite partial to his Kielbasa Eggs (growing up… Read More

Harry and friends

Like most girls growing up in the late 80’s-early 90’s I had a soft spot in my heart for Harry Connick, Jr. He was the essence of the debonair, romantic gentleman who would be coming along to sweep my off my feet any second now. But his music framed a… Read More

Dear diary

A lot of people say that blogging is their new journal. I don’t buy that for one second. Who writes their innermost thoughts and then posts them for the entire world to see? Nobody, that’s who. Bloggers universally give a sanitized, edited version of their lives. Some are way more… Read More

Font party

Man, oh, man do I love fonts.  I spent several hours today downloading new ones.  I don’t know if that’s a Sabbath-y type activity, but it was restful.  And it is a day of rest.  Some of my new fonts I had to pay for (2 Peas has masses of… Read More

Go ahead, nag me

Wedding season is closing in and I usually give aprons and cookbooks to the brides-to-be.  I like to make the aprons and I have a great new pattern to use (thanks Mom!), but I haven’t been able to get it together enough to sew.  I’m hoping that if I mention… Read More