Summer Break Day One

Day at the Beach

Is Summer Break over yet?? Ok, I’m kidding…kind of. I’m looking forward to this summer break – I was so giddy yesterday waiting for the small dudes to get out of school it almost felt like *I* was getting out of school! We have grand plans, I tell you – the beach, bowling, skating, swimming […]

The Big Traveling Potluck 2013

kitchenaid, mixer

Saying I was super excited to go to The Big Traveling Potluck is an understatement…going to meet some of my favorite food bloggers? Yes! Eating fabulous food created and inspired by some of the best in their field? DUH! Getting inspired about food blogging so I can use it here, share it with YOU and […]

Off to Blissdom!


It’s that time again – seeing some of my favorite people, staying in a fun hotel, and making lots of NEW friends! How likely is it I’ll be posting while I’m gone – slim to none…(hey, just being realistic) But I will be posting on Instagram – you can find me here – Chicky’s Instagram. […]

Rocky Horror

No more soda

So….kidney stones. (see, I made a funny in the title!) School ended for us on June 6th, and I proceeded to get sick the following week – like, I was hospitalized for 5 days sick. AND….lucky me, it’s still not over yet. I was hospitalized with an obstructed kidney. I had a stone that wasn’t quite […]

Halloween makeover at Disneyland…

Disneyland Halloween

It’s that time again!!!     One of my favorite times of the year at Disneyland is here! I would be hard pressed to choose between Halloween and Christmas, between the events, activities and food. Let’s just say for now that I can’t wait to see Disneyland in all its spooky splendor… Will you be […]

On having boys…

I was an only child. A fairly girly girl who loved barbies, playing house, and dressing up. I spent 15 years doing hair…boys were something to date, not someone to play with. Enter Motherhood. Don’t get me wrong – I love my boys with the fire of a thousand suns, and I wouldn’t trade them for […]

Blissdom Bound!

In a little over a day, I will be on a plane with this lovely lady, on our way to Nashville for an amazing week with some of my favorite people, and while I will be missing my family something awful, there will be lots to occupy my time – FABULOUS sessions, speakers, and to […]

Life, Bucket, To-do…

I love that so many people have their Life Lists on their blogs – I enjoy seeing what people dream of doing, and sometimes I get ideas for my own list. I am usually an optimistic person, and count my blessings on a regular basis, but there are things I can’t imagine NOT doing at […]