April 2012

Lemon-Garlic Herb Rubbed Chicken

Springtime in southwest Idaho is strange.  And by strange I mean annoying and highly unpredictable.  A few weeks ago I literally went from wearing snow boots to busting out the flip flops and capris all in one week.  It’s like Mother Nature is going through a life crisis.  Right now it’s cool and drizzly, but just a few days ago my kids spent the day running through sprinklers and have golden brown tans and I spent the day screaming at …

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Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

True story: I was recently reading a blog and started clicking around, trying to find the more recent posts, wondering why the writer of the blog was talking about semi-current events, but the dates were all wrong. And then I realized that it is April. The end of April. Not the fall. The dates were right and I was (am?) just losing my mind. Since I’m totally a mental health professional (I’m not), I spent about 5 minutes psychoanalyzing myself …

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Kitchen Craft: Soap Clouds! {And homemade kiddie tub soaps}

You know what question Kate and I get a lot?  “How do you girls do it it all??”  Our schedules are full, just as many of yours are, and it comes with the constant struggle of balancing Mom-life with work-life.  And like most other Mothers out there, when it comes down to it and one has to take priority, the Mom gig wins- no contest.  If something has to fall through the cracks it’s not Mom thing; it’s usually the …

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Bacon Tomato Basil Dip

Sara and I are off again! I promise you guys, my kids, my husband, myself, and an OB-GYN who thinks I’m a tiny bit crazy that we’re not going anywhere else (and by we, I mean my growing fetus and I–Sara’s anniversary is coming up) until I go to the hospital to have this baby. Except for a possible trip to Ikea because I need bookshelves. And cinnamon rolls. I wanted something fun and easy and delicious for this Friday–I’m …

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Posted in General News, Travel
Weekend Wrap-up: Arlington, Texas!

Well, it’s official.  We love Texas!  We’ve been traveling around the country this year, speaking with a wonderful women’s organization and each stop just keeps getting better and better.  We get so many questions from readers about what it’s like being a part of Time Out for Women, so I thought I’d give you a little behind-the-scenes peek at a typical travel weekend. Kate and I travel to cities all over the US.  Besides getting to meet amazing women and …

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Kitchen Tip: No Mess Piping Bags!

Happy Monday y’all!  We spent the weekend in Texas and I have been saying y’all way too much since then :)  I’m barely recovering from jet-lag, a 4 am (Boise-time) flight, and coming home to a couple of sick boys.  But we can’t ever leave you empty-handed (or is it “empty-posted?) especially on a Monday!  So I wanted to share a quick tip with y’all (YES, I said it one more time.)  I’ve been doing this lately and it’s been …

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Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Pasta in Lemon-Cream Sauce

Do you guys ever feel like you have about 15 million more things on your to-do list every day than you can possibly do? Yeah, that’s where I am right now. Like I mentioned earlier this week, my family and I just got home from vacation on Monday and then today, Sara and I are heading to Dallas for a speaking engagement. I literally haven’t unpacked my vacation suitcase yet, let alone packed my work suitcase. We’re feverishly putting final …

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Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars

Last week, my family (like my kids, husband, and I, not the whole circus of a fam damily) went to Utah for Spring Break. In true Spring Break fashion, we had a wild  time filled with crazy things like trying to find a cotton rather than a mesh men’s polo in the BYU Bookstore, falling asleep at 8:30 pm while my husband and his brother were at a movie, re-reading The Hunger Games series, and, after realizing that my parents’ …

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Posted in Easter, Pork
What to do with Leftover Ham & Eggs

  I mentioned in my last post that Easter completely sneaked up on me this year.  I grabbed a big spiral cut ham at Costco on Friday because a) I love hams, especially on Easter, and b) We always end up sharing a meal with someone, even if it’s last minute so I wanted to have something to feed a crowd.  Well as it turns out, it ended up being just my husband and me, and our three little kids. …

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Posted in Easter
Easter Show and Tell!

That’s right, for once Sara and Kate are going to stop blabbing and let YOU all take center stage!  Well, I’ll blab quickly, and then it’s all you.  Easter totally sneaked up on me this year, maybe because it was so close to the beginning of the month?  I kid you not, I haven’t even gotten out my Easter DECORATIONS yet and at this point I think I’ll leave them snugly tucked away in whatever part of my garage they …

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