Lauras Are Cool! Celebrating Friendship.


My awesome friend Laura Kelly and I met last year in the lunchroom at the elementary school. Our daughters were in the same 3rd grade class, and we both did volunteer work at the school. Eventually we realized we were both bloggers who actually knew a lot of the same people! We decided we should [...]

Spanish Rice Made Easy!


When I first met my husband many years ago, he asked me if I knew how to make Mexican food. I did know how to make killer Green Chile, but he and his mom schooled me up on the proper method of making authentic Spanish rice. There are variations to how people make this dish, [...]

DIY Football Bulletin Board and $300 Giveaway!


Ladies and gentlemen, football season is upon us, and you’ll find no more dedicated football fans than in my hometown of Denver, Colorado. Even though we’re still licking our wounds from our terrible Superbowl loss, the city is pumped up about watching Peyton Manning leading our team into another great season! I love how excited [...]

Back to School – Snacks for Days!


Ahhh, the quiet solitude of a weekday morning in September. I’m not saying I don’t love the chaos and noise of two sets of twins, because it does suit me just fine, but I think we were all ready for the first day of school! This year, I have children at two different schools! My [...]

Pet Shop Puppy Dog Treat Jar featuring Laura Kelly for Sizzix!


My friend Laura recently licensed her designs to Ellison Education and Sizzix to be used on dies with their die cut machines. The first launch is the adorable Pet Shop collection. Being that I have the most awesome dog in the universe, I of course chose the puppy to create a project and show my [...]

Veggie Cooking Times – Handy Chart!

Veggie Cheat Sheet

  As someone who is always either under-cooking or over-cooking veggies, I was happy to come across this cute little cooking time cheat sheet from  Lark & Larks! I almost want to hang it inside my cupboard door. I’m kind of a sucker for animated vegetables. Don’t you think it’d be funnier, though, if they [...]

Map of Denver-Area Farmer’s Markets

Parker Farmer's Market

Are you a fan of farmer’s markets? We love them! Fresh produce, yummy food samples, beautiful crafts and flowers, and best of all…sweet doggies everywhere! What is it about a farmer’s market that makes people decide to bring their dogs along? I have no idea, but I love friendly pups, so I’m all for it! [...]

Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches – Cookbook Review & Giveaway!


What goes better with summertime weather than ice cream sandwiches? Unfortunately, it can be hard to find safe and healthy treats for kids who have food allergies, or kids who follow a special diet. I recently got my hands on this brand new cookbook, Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches, which features 60 recipes for delicious dairy-free [...]

Colorado-California Road Trip, Day One!


Here is a photo essay of our family’s road trip from Denver to LA last month! Traveling with two sets of twins is no picnic, but it’s much easier when the inlaws travel with us! Paul’s folks followed us the whole way in their vehicle, with two of the kids along for the ride. The [...]

#EarthToEcho – THE Summer Family Movie!

Earth to Echo

A few days ago, Paul and I took the littles to a pre-screening of the highly anticipated summertime movie, Earth to Echo. During our California vacation earlier this month, we saw countless billboards for the movie, so my kids were thrilled at the chance to take a sneak peek! Here’s what Earth to Echo is [...]