I Just Zumba’d!

“Hold my beer; I’m going to Zumba®,” I tell Nate before driving to L.A. Fitness to take a very, very public Zumba® class. (Why do group exercise rooms in gyms have glass walls? Why?) No, this isn’t my first Zumba® rodeo. Back in 2002, I attempted to samba and salsa some post-delivery baby weight away… Continue reading I Just Zumba’d!

Shop, Drop, and Roll: Clothing Sales and Cautionary Tales

The bow-on-the-butt-ship has long since sailed for me, but it’s trying really hard to make a comeback in various stores. At least, that’s the conclusion I’ve reached after shopping all last weekend. It could be that outfits with large bows and crazy dart-like patterns that somehow emphasize the nipples, really aren’t in style. They just… Continue reading Shop, Drop, and Roll: Clothing Sales and Cautionary Tales

Mystery Blogger Award

If inspiring nuggets of wisdom can truly nestle into acts of “zoodling around” and “Prancercising,” then it’s with great humility that Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks accepts the Mystery Blogger Award nomination. Thank you, North Liza Lane—a truly inspiring blog absolutely full of gorgeous artwork and talent! This award is “for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts.… Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award

Stay-Up-‘Til-Midnight New Year’s Party: Recipes, Predictions, and a Neighborhood Watch Stint

A bang up, rocking New Year’s Eve family blow out must include a “hold-onto-the-seat-of-your-pants” line up of high-octane fun. Reckless snoozing runs rampant on the eve before the new year and we wanted to do our part to avoid going down this slippery slope.  Since it was just the three of us—and the cat—we had… Continue reading Stay-Up-‘Til-Midnight New Year’s Party: Recipes, Predictions, and a Neighborhood Watch Stint

DIY Fits and Feats of Christmas: Wrap-Up (With Recipes and Links)

Eggshell carcasses and other culinary casualties dressed as menacing presents harassed me in my nightmares all last week as I charged my way to Christmas. I almost made a stop long enough to board the Good Ship Seasick, but I pulled myself together in a stellar display of “crazy holiday mom” who attempts to impress… Continue reading DIY Fits and Feats of Christmas: Wrap-Up (With Recipes and Links)