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I absolutely love Pinterest except when I’m on Pinterest. Which I guess means that I don’t really like it. Or, maybe I don’t like what other people are pinning; things that I have no chance of making, wearing, or organizing because they look so utterly perfect.
Pinterest is where my creativity goes to die a horrible death. Yes the rainbow cakes look well-intentioned and beautiful, but I know that in the past year I have burned every frozen pizza I have made and baking stands no chance. Rainbow or no rainbow, the house will turn to kindling if I go near the oven with a Bundt pan.
To help prepare for the festivities of Cinco de Mayo, or May 5th, I have a great time saving recipe for Crockpot Enchiladas that you will love and as an added bonus, it's an easy weeknight meal your family will love!
In years past, this day on the calendar always signified the beginning of some sporting season; baseball, soccer, softball, swimming…the list could go on forever, right? When the weeks began to get hectic, I would always pull out one of my favorite cooking appliances- the crockpot! You really can’t argue the ease of making dinner- put ingredients in, replace the lid, turn it on and depending on the dish, 6-10 hours later, dinner is ready! I Love it!
This recipe is adapted from my favorite crockpot cook book called ‘Fix-it and Forget-it’, by Dawn J. Ranck and Phyllis Pellman Good. With over 800 recipes, I’ve had fun adding a little bit of this or a little bit of that to cater to the tastes of my family. So far, I’ve found a few that we really like and this Crockpot Enchilada is one of them!
This is great served with a touch of sour cream and a nice green salad on the side. Ready to try it?
Fairytale, country song, or something more….adult; stars lives sometimes seem like works of fiction. This week, we have some stories you have to read to believe!
More stars are turning to professional help for mental health disorders before it becomes too late; the latest to step through the rehab center doors for a mental health disorder is Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is seeking treatment for Bipolar II disorder. The 43-year-old Academy Award winner checked into a 30-day program on April 29 as a proactive measure. Catherine Zeta-Jones completed a stay in a treatment center in 2011, and source says this stay is “maintenance” for her condition. Our thoughts are with her during her stay.
So, for those of you who didn’t already know this, I was previously on What NOT to Wear.
Yep. The make over show. On TLC. With Stacy and Clinton. That one.
Prior to that whole thing, I was a daily-sweat-pants-wearing-hair-in-a-bun-still-holding-onto-make-up-from-8th-grade hot mess of a woman. I looked about as good as I felt about myself at the time.
My lack of effort was directly related to the amount I actually cared about myself. Which was, um, zero.
Going on the show forced me to take some time to step back and reevaluate my life. What was I teaching my boys by not loving myself? What kind of mother and wife was I truly when I didn’t even care about myself? How did I get so ridiculously unawesome?
A photo is supposed to be worth a thousand words. Well, that is only a fraction of the number of words spurred by one particular photo over the weekend.
In short, a publicist for Disney Motion Pictures took suggestive photo with four bloggers while on a press junket. Those involved claimed it was just harmless fun-- good friends goofing off. Be that as it may, the misstep happened when the publicist posted the photo online and left it subject to interpretation.
You can read a balanced account of the story from AdWeek, with links to the original post that called out the impropriety of the photo and comments from its defender. One of the bloggers seen in the photo provides her take on it as well. You can make up your own mind about what exactly the photo suggests…
More than 800 people have been arrested for smuggling a white powder out of Hong Kong; but this “white powder” is not a dangerous drug. It’s baby formula! The amount being smuggled is getting out of hand, so much so that authorities have stepped in and set some serious rules.
Are we looking at a future that involves an international ring of baby formula smuggling?
Chinese parents look outside of mainland China for baby formula because in 2008, the formula available in China was contaminated with a thickener, called melamine, and 6 babies died from it and hundreds of thousands were sick. And now, because Chinese parents are still worried about the formula sold within the country, Hong Kong authorities are dealing with a nasty formula shortage.
According to the last US Census, there are more stay-at-home dads caring for their family in the traditional maternal sense of the world than ever before in history.
Yes, finally it seems that gender roles in the household are changing. Interestingly, some women aren't exactly thrilled with this idea.
Dads are becoming accepted as not just adept and able - but empowering and loving parental figures in the home. For generations, raising kids and keeping house have been considered women's work. But as more and more women are finding competitive pay in the work force, and are realizing that they can have a career and a family, many men are picking up the slack.
Many years ago (11 to be exact!) my husband and I got married and turned two households into one.
At the time I was a teacher and held down a full time job that came with that added perk I like to call a steady paycheck. At the time we married we also moved across the country. I closed my bank account and we united our money into one account when we got settled into our new home.
Those steady paycheck days are long gone. I work for myself now. I have a small business account and my husband and I have a second account for all other things.
The other day my best friend told me she and her husband have never combined their money: she has an account and he has an account. They pay different bills. Their spending money is separate. If they make a large purchase, they decide whose money will pay for the purchase.
There is a third option another friend of mine follows: two separate accounts and one joint account. She and her husband each put money into a third account each month. That money goes to paying the bills. They don’t put the same amount in, since they don’t make the same amount each month. They put a portion of their checks into that account for household expenses and other purchases.
Holly Robinson Peete is the talented face that we have been familiar with since her days in the Fox series 21 Jump Street, over two decades ago. Now a mother, activist and philanthropist, this moms resume stretches a mile long - how can she possibly have time to look so fabulous? Holly was seen at the Nickelodeons 26th Annual Kids Cho...
Have you noticed that the chevron pattern is everywhere right now? On curtains, placemats, candles, carpets, pillows...
I recently saw this cool DIY project for chevron shoe box wall art, which I adore for three reasons:
1. You get to recycle and reuse old shoe box lids
2. It's super easy and makes a huge statement
3. You can keep adding to the art piece over time
The inspiration project was created with tape and spray paint, but I made this project even easier: I bought pretty wrapping paper with a blue-and-white chevron pattern and covered boxes and left-over canvases with it.