Gift Guides And Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas And Gift Guides

Let’s talk holiday gifts!  Gifts for kids, gifts for teens, gifts for guys and gifts for teachers.  And maybe some gifts for YOU! So how are you doing on your holiday shopping?  Are you one of those people who is already done or are you wrapping it up, literally and figuratively, around 11:55pm on December […]

Sweet This Week

Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

Years ago I would do a weekly post that I called, “Sweet This Week”.  It was just a wrap up of the week, with some photos, some personal stuff and other things around the web that I came across and wanted to share.  For whatever reason I quit doing those posts.  I think I felt […]

She Is Trying

She Is Trying

She is trying. Earlier this week a story popped up on Facebook about Broadway actor Kelvin Moon Loh, and his reaction to an incident involving a boy with autism who was in the audience during a performance of “The King And I”.  The story struck such a chord with me that I needed to put […]

Behind The Blog – Summertime


It’s been a busy summer.  While we haven’t gone on any vacations (a real bummer when you live in Phoenix where it’s eleven billion degrees by 7am), somehow it’s been go, go, go for the past few months.  The one place that hasn’t been terribly busy is the blog.  Right here!  While I’ve been sharing […]

March Wrap Up

March 2015 Love From The Oven

Where did March go?  I mean really.  It was January like 15 minutes ago.   Every month I mean to do a wrap up post, and then one month turns into three.  Whoops, best intentions! So here’s what we’ve been up to in March.  Let’s start with food! I have been on a major citrus kick.  […]

Make Meaning Party

Make Meaning Party

When I asked my daughter what she wanted to do for her 12th birthday this year she replied, “make candles”.   That was an unexpected reply, but one that sounded like fun, so it was time to put together a candle making party. Before my oldest daughter was born, I made both soap and candles as […]

Tips For Baking With Kids

Baking With Your Kids

When you bake as often as I do, and have kids, it’s pretty common to get asked about baking with kids. While I don’t bake with my kiddos as often as some might think, when developing a recipe, you really don’t want an extra 5 tablespoons of baking powder dumped in by your assistant! I […]

Fitbit Flex vs Samsung Gear Fit

Gear Fit Versus Fitbit

A few weeks ago I had shared a photo or two on Instagram about my Samsung Gear Fit and my Fitbit Flex, and found that a lot of people were really curious about which I liked best, how they compared and what my thoughts were on the two.  Today I’m sharing my thoughts on both, […]

A New Year And New Decisions


I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday.  We did, and I’m so sad to see the break come to an end.   We didn’t do all the things, see all the people or go all the places that I wanted to, but we hung out together, and we kind of did a little bit of […]

Dell Venue 8 Tablet Review

Holiday Baking

My friends at Glam Media recently asked if they could send me a Dell Venue 8 Tablet to try out, and if I could share some of the ways that I use technology to help with my holiday planning.  Given that I can’t imagine getting ready for the holidays without some help from my tech, […]