Every baptism weekend itinerary for out-of-town-guests should include a romp through a casino. In fact, it should be a mandatory perk if you are serving as the godmother. I’ve come to this conclusion after I agreed to fly 4 ½ hours to Detroit for my nephew’s baptism on Saturday. When I arrived, with the dried… Continue reading Gambling and Other Outside-of-the-Box Itineraries for Out-of-Town-Guests at a Baptism
Boozy pops are what tiki-bar backyard dreams are made of. For some reason, my Facebook newsfeed is flooded with tempting images of adult popsicles, such as mojitos on a stick and frozen Frangelico. I don’t know what I did to be bombarded with “boozy pop” recipes, videos, and headlines on Facebook, but I admit I… Continue reading Summertime Frozen Cocktails on a Stick
Wine-spilling season is upon us as I throw my doors open for a neighborhood book club meeting, and I’m hoping it’s as wild and carefree as I’d always imagined. I’ve wanted to be the kind of hostess who could say, “Don’t worry about spilling the wine. I have a miracle product that takes that stain… Continue reading Book Club Planning: Wine Will Spill.
The dishes in the dishwasher may be dirty, but that’s no reason to resort to boring and ugly methods for warning people about the bacteria-laden dangers slathered onto the plates and utensils inside. There are more aesthetically pleasing ways to protect the members of your family who reach directly into the washer and eat from… Continue reading Craft Alert: Magnetic Reminders
The hunt for Easter goodies took a dark turn when I discovered that all of the grocery stores in my area no longer carried the No Pudge! (fat free) brownie mix that I rely on for easy, “healthy” brownies. They’re the perfect treat for ending a Peeps-jellybean-mimosa-fueled binge on Easter Sunday morning. In fact, this… Continue reading Easter Bunny Parade Brownies with Clouds of Chocolate Pudding Recipe
First-class services have been provided in the bedroom lately and I want to tell Nate that I’ve noticed and—me likey. What better way to show my appreciation for Nate’s amazing bedroom arts than to write a blog post that only the public can see? Yes, I’ve decided that the world has to know about Nate’s… Continue reading The Art of the Turndown Service
Snorkeling in a “kiddie-lagoon” in Kauai is no longer mild fun when someone asks if I’ve seen the barracuda. The enthusiastic, kind-hearted stranger who really, really wants me to share this barracuda moment with her insists that barracuda don’t really hurt people. However, she also tells me that another man at her hotel made the… Continue reading Swimming With and Eating Scary Things in Kauai, Hawaii–and other Vacation Adventures/Tips