Today my belly rub lover, alien noise maker, foodaholic, cartoon character doppelganger, Stitch, turns one. We’ve had him for exactly one month now and so much about our lives has changed including, but not limited to: We eat fewer late night snacks in order to avoid his face stationed next to ours pleading for a … More Happy Birthday, Stitch!
Going to Hawaii was not so much a bucket list item for me, but an it’s-going-to-happen-it’s-just-a-matter-of-when reality. It was the natural choice for our ten-year anniversary celebration. Most people respond to hearing Hubby and I have been married ten years with shock. The statement we often hear is, “You must have gotten married when you were … More Our Hawaii Travels: Part One
For a little over a year now, we’ve talked about getting a dog. Lance grew up with dogs and cats, and though he loves both, the kid in him loves the play factor dogs naturally possess. I grew up with only cats*. I always wanted dogs–because isn’t that what kids are supposed to do??–but my … More Our New Family Member, Stitch
I’ve debated on how to start this first post after a three month break from blogging. I considered bombarding you with the nitty gritty details of my departure. I mentally strewed together a rant on all the wrongs with society and life. But instead, I’ll say this… I left without warning, and for that, I’m … More Four for Friday!
Red potatoes are how I first knew I loved food in more than an I-love-you-because-you-keep-me-alive kind of way. Growing up, potatoes in general were my go to answer to “If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?” In fact, I think I told this to one … More The Red Potato
In June, I received a text from Hubby about a new show on Broadway. Now friends, this is a little unusual, because, let’s be real, 90% of the shows Hubby has seen on Broadway have been for me. One of his few favorites was an off Broadway production of Pygmalion*. *And, you guessed it, not … More 1984 on Broadway
Since I girl powered up and used my medal worthy mechanic skills to fix my kitchen aid mixer, I now can’t imagine life without two.* I’m particularly excited to see how it helps my Thanksgiving breakfast baking. *This is the same emotion I think I’ll feel upon the day I finally own a dish washer. … More Four for Friday!
I drove into the city* last Friday for the first time ever in the entirety of this thing which is my life. In the hours leading up to my drive, I was quite certain my life would not continue should I proceed with carrying out this task. *Which city, you ask? Come now, don’t you … More If Jess Drives to NYC, She’s Going to Need a Milkshake
The funny thing about the future, at least for me, is I tend to treat it as an impossibility. When Jonathan was little, and his end-of-July birthday rolled around, as it inevitably would, I’d say to him, “How old are you going to be, 25?” To which sometimes I’d receive a pudgy cheeked smile accompanied … More How Old Are You, 25?
Remember how I got a new Kitchen Aid mixer? Sure, I’d been wanting to upgrade for a while. My Artisan mixer was exactly what I needed when I began baking, but didn’t really lend itself to doubling my croissant dough recipe.* *It also got a scary kind of hot after making three doughs in a … More Fixing a Kitchen Aid Mixer–On My Own!