5 Things: Non-Partisan Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great week like the couple who fell in love over Dunkin\’ Donuts. What happens when you fall in love because of Dunkin\’? You get married where you met, of course! That seemed like a better news blip than election results (or lack thereof) and continued madnessContinue reading “5 Things: Non-Partisan Edition”

5 Things: Cabin Fever Edition Week 6

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the healthcare workers who received a little help from a clever 12-year-old and his 3D printer. It\’s just the little touch of relief in a chaotic situation that means the world to someone. I sincerely hope that you had a moment like that this week…Continue reading “5 Things: Cabin Fever Edition Week 6”

5 Things: Chocolate translation edition

Happy Friday! We made it through the first full week since Memorial Day. That\’s got to count for something, right? I don\’t know about you but I need another three-day weekend… or seven. Well, at least it\’s Friday. Check out what I found this week: 1) Have you seen the SNL \”Mom Translator\” sketch? MaybeContinue reading “5 Things: Chocolate translation edition”

Tried it Tuesday: Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

Happy Tuesday! We\’ve survived the usual Monday drama but not without some major chocolate cravings if you know what I mean. Well, I decided to give Martha Stewart\’s Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins a try but with a twist because this is a pumpkin spice-free space. (In fact, before these muffins, I\’m pretty sure we didn\’t eatContinue reading “Tried it Tuesday: Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins”

Tried it Tuesday: Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Rods

Recently, I was involved with hosting a baby shower for a special couple. Thanks to Pinterest and all those awesome bloggers out there, I felt a little bit of pressure to do something extra special. That\’s when I stumbled across a cool idea: Chocolate-covered pretzel rods! Who doesn\’t like chocolate and pretzels? (People who wereContinue reading “Tried it Tuesday: Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Rods”

5 Things: You can dance for a torte edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a wonderful week and are not free of the insane amounts of snow. I am secretly hoping for a good foot or two here in the Southwest but only on a weekend when I can actually enjoy it. Otherwise, driving in the stuff is no fun. Yuck! But, hey,Continue reading “5 Things: You can dance for a torte edition”

5 Things: Typing on a snowy evening edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week! My neck of the woods has seen an unusual second snow this week (we\’re usually limited to one if at all) and one particularly spectacular sunrise as as a result (see #1). I just wish it would snow this much on a weekend when I actuallyContinue reading “5 Things: Typing on a snowy evening edition”

5 Things: Let us dance and eat chocolate edition

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you all have some fun plans this weekend for Mother\’s Day. (And if you forgot, this is a subtle reminder that it is this Sunday!) 1) First, you have to see some photos from Ingrid Bugge\’s book The Essence of Ballet. She uses digital techniques to create some really breathtaking works ofContinue reading “5 Things: Let us dance and eat chocolate edition”

5 Things: Tea and Crafts Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all are thawing out nicely as it appears to have been quite cold again this week in most of the US. (If you live somewhere warm, I\’m super jealous right now!) Here are some nice, warm things to check out this week: 1) Chinese New Year is next week (January 31st)Continue reading “5 Things: Tea and Crafts Edition”

5 Things: Warm and Toasty Edition

Happy Friday! Hopefully, everyone had a good week despite the \”Polar Vortex.\” (Can you believe that some parts of the USA were actually colder than Antarctica?) This week\’s \’5 Things\’ are fun ways to stay warm this frigid January: 1) Netflix has added classics like West Side Story and Breakfast at Tiffany\’s to their instantContinue reading “5 Things: Warm and Toasty Edition”