Thoughts on this week and the loss of Anthony Bourdain

Can we agree that this week has been the worst? Like, how about we press the big reset button and go back for a do-over. News events aside, the last two days have been a struggle around our house. It all started a week or so ago I was a big old dumb dumb and made the rookie move of letting Bobby lay on the floor in a children’s play space at our local Science Museum. In this play space were various baby toys, which Bobby promptly grabbed and shoved in his mouth. Cue 3 days later…

Perfect Avocado Toast

Okay, okay. I know. Avocado toast? Really? It’s been done. It’s basic. It’s over Instagrammed to the point of ridiculousness. No one wants to see another picture or post about friggin’ avocado on toast! Except, um, if I may, this version is just so. stinking. good. I know that’s a bold claim. But seriously, I’ve been tweaking this little concoction for years, and it has become one of my favorite things on this planet to eat. And while yes, avocado toast is pretty idiot proof and something where you…

Catch Up/Life Lately (according to my iPhone)

Hey friends! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA. I’ve been working on a bunch of freelance work and enjoying the last week with having R off work, so blogging fell a little by the wayside. Thought I’d do a super quick catch up/photo dump 🙂 We had our first pool visit! I went back and forth about joining a pool this summer, what with two children two and under (neither of whom can swim :), but after our first visit, I’m pretty happy with the choice. I really want my kids to be…

My Favorite Things at Trader Joe’s

Hey friends! Hard to believe it’s already Thursday! With R off, this week has been zooming by. We went to the pool for the first time on Tuesday, the zoo yesterday, and the Science Museum this morning. I’ll definitely share more thoughts on those outings later (especially the pool with two little kiddos), but today I wanted to pop in and share my 10 favorite things at Trader Joe’s. I know it’s a little random, but I went on Tuesday, and it is and has been for a while, my favorite grocery…

Happy Memorial Day!(& Playground Observations)

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I hope your holiday weekends have been full of sun and hot dogs and fun. We’ve been having a decidedly low key weekend. R has been working, and we literally did not leave the house Saturday or Sunday. Mostly, because as I’ve mentioned on here before, I am a big old chicken when it comes to solo outings with both kiddos. And I become even more of a chicken when it’s a holiday weekend, and I know everywhere we could go would be crazy crowded. So instead we’ve…

Saturday Six.

So, this was supposed to be a “Friday Five” post that I intended to write last night after the kiddos went to bed, but, Bobby woke up 45 minutes after he went down and proceeded to party for THREE HOURS. So obviously, no writing occurred. The good news is because of my insistence on alliteration in blog post titles, I get to share SIX things on my mind instead of a measly five 🙂 1.Speaking of sleep: After last night’s rough patch (and 2 previous nights of Bobby waking up after a solid couple of weeks…