Is today Saturday? Because I’m really starting to lose track of what day it is. This whole vacation for two weeks is hard to get used to, but I can’t say I mind it. We’ve been having a great time with family, and even managed to take a few family photos for my mom’s New Year’s card. With the snow coming down and the horse in the background, I think they turned out pretty darn great. I’ve also had plenty … Read More
Christmas with the Bomgaars Family
Sorry for the radio silence over the past couple of days (er…5 days) friends. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and are enjoying lots of time with family. Joe and I were lucky enough to work our schedules so we could have 12 days off of work. It’s been forever since I’ve had this much time away from the office and it’s awesome to be able to spend so much time with family and friends. I’ve even … Read More
Last Minute Christmas Sweets
If you guys are anything like me. you have probably been waiting to do your Christmas baking until a few days before Christmas. I waited until Christmas break began before I really started any Christmas baking, meaning yesterday morning my kitchen was in complete disarray. The bonus of all this mess was the fact that I had a lot of tasty sweets to show for my efforts. So if you are anything like me and are looking for some super … Read More
Easy Whole Wheat Bread
Guys, I need to share with you the greatest new grocery find I discovered a few weeks back. I’ve told you a number of times about my struggles with yeast-based breads and doughs of all sort. Cinnamon rolls from scratch? Forget about it. Bread? I’ve only had mixed results and minimal success. I’ve followed all the tips in the book and felt nothing but frustration at the lack of success I’ve had. But the other day I saw a new … Read More
Let’s Talk Chambray
Since it’s the Wednesday before Christmas and we’ve all got the holidays on our brain, let’s talk about something light hearted and inconsequential, mmkay? Like Chambray shirts, specifically this shirt from J. Crew that I’m wearing. After seeing photo after photo of adorable style bloggers wearing chambray shirts (I’m looking at you, Kendi), I decided that it was high time for me to purchase one of my very own. Chambray is versatile! It goes with anything and everything! It’s cute … Read More
Birchbox Giveaway Winner!
I had planned on putting up the winner of the Birchbox giveaway yesterday, but in the wake of the tragedy in CT on Friday I decided to take the day off to observe a day of silence with other bloggers. Although it feels trivial to talk about normal life activities in light of what happened last week, I am excited to spread a little Christmas cheer to the winner of the giveaway. Thank you to all who entered! The winner … Read More
Merry Christmas Giveaway!
To say I’m excited about today’s giveaway would be an understatement. I guess it has a little something to do with the fact that I would like to win the giveaway myself. For those of you who haven’t heard of Birchbox, let me take a minute to tell you what they are all about. Birchbox sells a lot of beauty products, but I first heard about their gift box subscription. Each month, Birchbox sends you a pretty little box filled … Read More
Speculaas Cookies and The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012!
Last year around Christmas I noticed that a lot of my fellow bloggers had participated in a giant blogger cookie swap. I must have been asleep while people were signing up for said cookie swap, because I totally missed the boat and felt a little left out. So this year I jumped at the opportunity to participate in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012. The best part about the swap this year was the fact that in order to … Read More
Cutting Our Grocery Budget in Half
Last week while I was browsing Pinterest, I came upon a site that talked about how one woman was able to feed her family of four on just $50 a week! Doesn’t sound like much, does it? Since Joe and I typically spend quite a bit more than that (usually hovering around the $100/week mark) I felt a little silly. If that woman could feed four people on $50 then I certainly could feed two on the same amount, right? … Read More
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Without a doubt, Brussels sprouts are my favorite vegetable. Coming from a vegetable lover like myself, that’s a pretty bold statement. But nothing else compares to these little cabbages. Naturally, it makes me sad to hear that a lot of people think they don’t like Brussels sprouts, and even worse, that they like them but don’t know how to prepare them at home. Truth be told, it’s incredibly easy to make Brussels sprouts cooked to perfection. After trimming the ends … Read More
Quinoa Flour Crepes with Black Beans and Feta
One of the perks of the days that I get to work from home is that I get to make lunches that are a bit more elaborate than I might make and take with me to the office. Case in point: Last week’s lunch of Quinoa Flour Crepes with Black Beans and Feta. For a while now, I’ve been playing around with different uses for Feed Adam Quinoa Flour. It’s a savory flour with a definite flavor profile that lends … Read More
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