Arden is 18 months old!  Crazy toddler alert!     Arden is now a confident walker and working on running.  Turns out she might have struck out on her own a little earlier, but she had a persistent respiratory infection which was probably causing her ears to be congested.  As soon as we started an {…Continue Reading}

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“ing” – A Jennuine Life Edition

Borrowed from Kojo Designs who borrowed from luvinthemommyhood. Making:  Play fridge to go with Arden’s garage sale play kitchen.Cooking:  Trying to find new and interesting vegetarian and kid-friendly meals.Drinking:  Starbucks Via iced coffee.Reading:  Stieg Larssons The Girl Who Played With Fire.Wanting:  More time to spend with my daughter.  I’m pursuing a less-than-full-time position, but it’s {…Continue Reading}

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DIY Play Refrigerator

DIY Play Refrigerator

I am super-geeked about this project.  Arden loves it already, and I am pretty darn pleased with myself for making it for her!  Super-hubby Dave has been busy with major outdoor projects for several recent weekends (fence installation, garage demolition), so I decided that Labor day weekend would be my DIY weekend.  I was inspired {…Continue Reading}

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A few of my favorite things

When you embark on the journey to parenthood, it comes with a mile-long list of things to purchase.  Some of them are necessities (crib, clothing, medicines, etc.), and some of them are just nice to have.  Some things that work for someone else won’t work for you and vice-versa.  I won’t get into the obvious {…Continue Reading}

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Easy samosas

I didn’t intend this to be a cooking blog, but these were so easy and delicious that I wanted to share them.  My wonderful husband Dave is vegetarian (ovo/lacto/pesco which means he does eat eggs/dairy/fish), and I struggle to find quick and good non-meat dishes to put into rotation.  This one definitely made the cut.  {…Continue Reading}

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