Posted in July 2012

7 Quick Takes Vol. 11

— 1 — I have no interest in Pinterest. There, I said it. I know that if I would get started I would become obsessed, so I’m avoiding it at all costs. — 2 — Can’t believe July is almost over! Tomorrow my daughter will be 10 months old and her first birthday will be … Continue reading


When you have a baby the amount of laundry you need to do increases exponentially. I am sure this is also the case with each subsequent child. My laundry schedule is simple, and finally after 10 months I found something that really works for us. I do laundry every day. At least one load, of … Continue reading

Cleaning it

So yesterday I suggested that in order to keep your house clean, you have to ask yourself a few questions, and identify your “thing” to do at night which will start your day off well. Now, we’re going to keep going and start cleaning. Start simply. Choose the room to begin in that will make … Continue reading

Yes you can have a “clean” house and have a baby!

Talk about a controversial topic. I’m addressing this because it’s something that I’ve really been struggling with since having baby (who will be 10 months in 5 days!!!!). In more ways than one I’m a different person post pregnancy, childbirth, mommyhood, etc. Obvi. And one of those ways is that my “nesting” instinct has never … Continue reading

Seven Quick Takes Vol. 10

— 1 — New season of Project Runway started last night. Enough said. Love it. — 2 — Baby’s new favorite thing to do it just scream. I think it’s related to the teething but it’s really not cute. She screams everywhere: at home, in the car, in a store, etc. It’s not very pleasant … Continue reading

Green Smoothie!

Lately I have been having fun making all kinds of smoothies. Usually I just throw some combination of fruits/veggies together, but today I came up with a green smoothie that I find completely delicious. Most green smoothies are a little too “green” for me, but this one is fab: 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup kefir … Continue reading

Cute Blankets, Terrible Camera

As promised, above is a picture of the blankets I made recently. Excuse the horrible photo, I was having trouble with the lighting. The blanket on the left was made for my husband’s coworker’s new baby, and the one one the left was the one I made for my daughter. All fabric was purchased from … Continue reading

Book Review: Radical Homemakers

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with the author of ┬áthis book. I came across it while doing some research online and purchased it myself. All opinions are my own, obvi. Hello all, Finally I finished “Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture” by Shannon Hayes. It was a very interesting read, because … Continue reading

7 Quick Takes Vol. 9

— 1 — I got bangs. Can’t believe it. I’m loving them. Mostly I got them because after having baby, I lost a ton of hair from months 3-6pp. Now it’s growing back, and around my hairline I have an unfortunate “fringe” that’s about a half inch long. Not cute. I was worried that other … Continue reading

Am I a selfish wife?

So here’s a loaded question: how do you strike the right balance in marriage between expressing your needs and wants in life and taking into account what your spouse needs/wants? Are you always honest about those things, or do you not express your real feelings to “keep the peace.” I’m not talking about the little … Continue reading