Monthly Archives: December 31, 2008

Time Off

I didn’t actually intend to be away from the bloggy world for quite this long. But our Christmas was phenomenal, and I think we appreciated it even more knowing how many of us were really counting our pennies this year. I know that having a budget about 1/3 of what we usually spend around this…read more

I Love Santa!

I don’t know what’s funnier: …the toddler screaming in abject terror or the preschooler who looked as though he went a few rounds with De la Hoya (or with the screaming toddler). And no, Gavin doesn’t have a mustache (kool-aide or otherwise), he just obsessively wipes his nose when it’s been running until he has…read more

I Live Under a Rock

And yes, there are kolachkys under this rock with me. You think I’d leave them for Justin to enjoy? NO WAY! So yes. I have been living under a rock because I had NO freakin’ clue that the location for BlogHer ’09 had been announced back in the beginning of November. In my defense, I…read more

Thank You!

I want to thank everyone who helped out with the fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I know we get asked to help from so many different places and I really want to extend my gratitude to those of you who were so lovely as to make a purchase, where all of the proceeds…read more


I found that kolachkys are a lot easier to make when you can find the fruit filling. Solo Cake and Pastry Filling in Apricot, Raspberry, and Prune, to be exact. Super Target? No. Harris Teeter? No. But feel free to select from their more than 80 varieties of EVOO…I only wish I was exaggerating. Safeway?…read more