When I first read Little Women a few years ago, I'll admit, I thought it was duller than dull. Perhaps it was because I had been spending the past few years immersed in new motherhood, and tales of domestic bliss bored me. Or maybe it was because we never read it as children, that I … Continue reading Marching to the Beat…
We recently treated our mom to a belated Mother's Day lunch at the Hotel Vandivort's restaurant, The Order. I've been bragging about their DIY bloody mary bar, and hot tamale, it was fun. Our server brought us a large glass of ice and Tito's, the rim salted to perfection. We took our glasses to the … Continue reading Bloody Mary!
A very merry unbirthday!
Maybe it's because our high school senior photos were less than stellar (hint: don't choose a photographer just because they offer a twin discount), or maybe it's because we wanted to have an excuse to get dressed up and have a fancy tea party. Whatever the reason is, it doesn't matter. We do recommend, … Continue reading A very merry unbirthday!
End of Year Lists: Books Read
It's been a busy summer, fall, and winter! As we gear into a season of hibernation (hello, hygge life), it's fun to look back over the last year and compartmentalize every detail into an end-of-year list. Maybe not every detail. But books, movies, food, drinks...things like that, yeah. We're no Obama, but here's the list … Continue reading End of Year Lists: Books Read
Book Club Bingo!
The Mixed Print Bookclub is relatively new, as in, I think it's only met two or three times. But my other bookclub, Well Fed Head, has been meeting for about 15 years. FIFTEEN YEARS! The club originated from a local indie bookstore, Well Fed Head. Every month we meet, discuss, drink, laugh, and catch up. … Continue reading Book Club Bingo!
Makin’ Whoopie (Pies)
There was a period of time where we made a lot of whoopie...pies. (har har) They're just SO tasty, and fun to make. And with such a variety of flavors, the options are endless! (Trust me...we've tried to make them all.) The best still, though, are the classic version. A chocolate cake-ish sandwich, with marshmallow … Continue reading Makin’ Whoopie (Pies)
Poolside Reads 2018
As much as we'd love to say "beach reads," living smack dab in the middle of the country doesn't always qualify us for living the beach life. But poolside, yes. And with kids who are old enough and competent enough to swim, that means L I V I N'. However, it means not being upset … Continue reading Poolside Reads 2018
The weather here in Southwest Missouri has been cold, drizzly, and not very spring-like. So for Easter Sunday this year, we decided to have a French-inspired indoor picnic. French wine, cheeses, a charcuterie board, home-made baguettes...the whole works. Of course, we ate at the dining table, so rather than a picnic, I guess it was … Continue reading Indoor Picnic
Color Me Bad: Coloring Books for EVERYONE!
One of my current side hustle projects is to make a coloring book of floral art. I'm not talking about the intricate mandala-style books, where one missed paisley is a stress-induced scramble to cover it up. I want nice big patches of petals, or rosy cheeks for someone to puddle watercolors on top of. Here's … Continue reading Color Me Bad: Coloring Books for EVERYONE!
Book Roundup: March 2018
There really isn't much else I need in life than a good book. Well. Maybe a cold pinot grigio. And a soft dog. Okay, and dark chocolate. And if I'm going to list all the things I need in life, I may as well also mention Coco Chanel Eau de Parfum, my mala beads, and … Continue reading Book Roundup: March 2018