$1200 Alphabet Noodle Soup


$1 for Alphabet Noodles $2 for organic carrots $1.50 for organic celery $3 for cute vegetable cutters $1 for organic chicken stock $4 for organic cooked chicken DO bring ingredients together on stove top.  DO NOT sit your MacBook next to the stove top where chicken stock can magically jump from the box over the… Read More

Forty Days Unplugged


The title is an exaggeration.  I can’t entirely unplug my computer.  I do need email, skype and everything else to stay connected me to family in the USA.  I did however cut out the tv, the ipad, facebook, and my internet surfing habits.  This social experiment involved not just myself but my children and occasionally… Read More

Crispy Green: Our new favorite go to snack


Anyone else have kids who act as if they haven’t been fed for days but dinner is still a solid 30 minutes away? Its a tough situation because I understand that kids can’t control their hunger but I don’t want them to spoil their dinner with snacks.  When I am on top of my game… Read More

50% off at See Kai Run. Great selection!


See Kai Run is having a winter markdown and its spectacular.  50% off everything in the online store.  We love See Kai Run shoes.  They are flexible, adorable and durable.  What else could a mom want? They have 3 lines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  As if the shoes weren’t enough See Kai Run has… Read More

Going out of Business sale at Nubius Organics


Save 40% off everything at Nubius Organics until January 29th using code CLOSEOUT40.  They have a great selection of all your favorite organic and environmentally friendly items.  Shipping is not free but looks reasonable for most items.  Check it out!  Shop Nubius Organics

My Very Own House Cottage: A playhouse for winter!


Like most kids Thing 1 and Thing 2 love playhouses.  It doesn’t matter if they are two sizes too small, or even if they are smelly or dirty.  They love them.  We didn’t have one.  I was hoping to snag a used one this summer but it never happened.  This fall I came across My… Read More

Update: Goldilocks and the hair brush showdown

wet brush

A couple of months ago I described our search for a painless hair brush for Thing 2.  We tried out the tangle teezer and the knot genie.  I promised I would try out the wet brush and I am glad to say we finally have.  For those that missed our first post I will recap… Read More

Kiwi Crate offers a Cabin Fever Cure


Kiwi Crate is a new innovative company that provides inspiration and hands-on projects for your favorite preschoolers.  They offer monthly boxes which can make creative play easy for busy parents.  We do a lot of art and building here but sometimes I feel a bit lost about what to do next.  I have a long list… Read More

Hung by the chimney with care


Growing up my mom painstakingly took the time to cross stitch some beautiful stockings.  She even made my husband one when we got married.  I love them and really, really, really want to uphold the tradition in my family but Thing 1 is 4.5 and still doesn’t have a stocking.  I refuse to give up the dream… Read More

Goldilocks and the hair brush showdown!


Thing 2 is approaching 2.5 and does not like getting her hair brushed.  Up to this point it hasn’t been much of an issue since its barely past her ears and she has never had a haircut.  I like to avoid using excess products which is just about all products.  We wash my daughter’s hair… Read More