Over the last few months, I’ve gotten many emails from desperately tired parents asking for more information about Nora’s sleep… or lack of sleep.
I’ll let you know right now that we still haven’t found anything that has magically worked — but I do think the information in this post will still offer some help and encouragement to anyone who also has a poor sleeper.
I’ve never been a huge fan of coleslaw — however, when it comes to BrocoSlaw, I’ll almost always go back up for 2nds or even 3rds. I love the stuff.
BrocoSlaw is versatile enough to work with backyard BBQ’s, a simple sandwich buffet, or even a ham dinner — and today, I’m sharing my super simple recipe for this yummy side dish!
When we first purchased our home, one of the areas I was most excited about was the large landing area at the top of the stairs. And since we’re in the process of renovating Nora’s new “big-girl bedroom” upstairs, we decided that it was also a good time to transform this landing area into the playroom we envisioned when we first moved in.
After a little paint, carpeting, and a bunch of toys, this is what we ended up with!
Are you looking for a fun and functional way to organize various papers, recipes, photos, craft projects, tax documents, warranties, etc?
Today’s giveaway (the TRIO Binder) is one of the coolest paper organizing products I’ve ever used. Dave and I have been using these binders for over a year now — we love them and I think you will too!
Over the past few years, I’ve been on a mission to use and store less paper.
So I’m supper happy to announce that we recently switched from a MASSIVE 4 drawer, big, bulky filing cabinet to a much smaller, shallower, 2-drawer filing cabinet… with room to spare!
I have a surprise post for Dave today!
You see, tomorrow is Dave’s 32nd birthday, and since I don’t usually talk a ton about Dave here on the blog, I thought it might be the perfect timing for a little post about the man I’ve loved for almost a decade.
Since I get SO many emails from overwhelmed parents asking, “how can we ask our well-meaning relatives to PLEASE stop giving our kids so much stuff?” I thought I’d write up a response in the form of a letter.
This post is intended to be humorous, so I certainly hope it doesn’t come off as offensive, rude, or disrespectful — and it is in NO WAY directed towards Dave or my relatives.
Dave and I love cheesecake — but I don’t always love making a huge cheesecake for just the two of us. So I was thrilled when a reader recently emailed me a recipe for a much smaller cheesecake.
It requires much fewer ingredients, much less time in the kitchen, and has much fewer calories than eating a full-size cheesecake (especially when there’s just two of us).
Instead of shopping on Black Friday, Dave and I hosted a little Daniel Tiger birthday party for our big two year old.
It turned out so cute, and I’m pleased to say I pulled off the whole party (including dinner for 16+ guests and gifts) for less than $40!
I’m back with more of my favorite things for December… a few of which would be excellent stocking stuffers!
And as always, be sure to share YOUR favorite things in the comments!
It’s Black Friday — which means many of you woke up at the crack of dawn (or were up all night) shopping for all the latest deals and steals. Good for you! I hope you’re having lots of fun — say ‘hi’ to my sister and my mom for me!
I, on the other hand, will be hiding under the covers with Nora until the holiday traffic dies down!
As I mentioned several weeks ago, we decided to send out Thanksgiving cards this year. We have so much to be thankful for — it just seemed fitting.
Happy Thanksgiving friends!
While I’m not trying to rush my most favorite holiday away, I also know that by tomorrow evening, some of you might be stranded in your kitchen with piles and piles of delicious Thanksgiving leftovers — and no desire to spend hours in the kitchen dealing with them all.
Today, I’m sharing a bunch of simple recipes and ideas I use to repurpose our Thanksgiving leftovers!
Have you ever dreaded cleaning your oven — particularly this time of year after lots of holiday cooking and baking?
I can totally relate — which is why I’m excited to share a new (super easy) oven cleaning product with you today!
Yes, you read the title of this post correctly. Andrea Dekker is telling you that it’s OK if your life is stressed and crazy! Well, kind of
Keep reading for my thoughts on why it’s probably OK if your life is a little crazy for the next 6 weeks…
Get ready for some cute Nora pictures in today’s post… because our sweet, spunky, sassy, “siwwy” (silly), big blue-eye girl is TWO… going on 22.
Can you believe it!
Over the years, I’m sure the number of times I’ve said “that’s good enough” is astounding. I catch myself saying it ALL THE TIME — and honestly, I’m not sure that’s such a bad thing.
Today I’m sharing why “good enough” is good enough for me!
One of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes (right up there with stuffing and applesauce) is super moist, homemade cornbread. It just makes the meal if you ask me.
If you’re looking for a REALLY easy, “tastes-like-it’s-from-scratch” cornbread recipe — you’ll want to give this one a try!
It’s official — Nora’s new play kitchen is finished! I’m super happy with how the finished product turned out — so much cuter than I ever thought, and so much like a real kitchen.
I had so much fun working on this project and I’m super excited to share the before / after photos with you today!