Quote of the Week

"Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it."
- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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Saturday Snooze

We're taking advantage of the sunshine this weekend!  Have a good one!

+ would you go on a vacation where the destination was a surprise?

+ a new veggie recipe I'm excited to try

+ worth a read - the sugar conspiracy

+ costco's making a plug for organic produce

+ the importance of girls' weekends. truth.

+ very interesting: tips for traveling with a big (6 kid) family

+ a new (to me) travel blog that's inspiring travel daydreaming

Quote of the Week

"Never make a big decision without sleeping on it."
- Martha Stewart


Quote of the Week

“After nourishment, 
shelter and companionship, 
stories are the thing 
we need most in the world.”  
― Philip Pullman


Random Fact

Did you know that green bell peppers are just unripe versions of red bell peppers?  I mean, it makes total sense thinking about it, but people eat green peppers regularly so I always assumed it was another variety of pepper.  Mind blown! 

Am I the last person to know this?  

The Pie Project: Pie #12 - Chocolate Cream Pie

Happy belated Pi Day everyone!  Truth be told, I don't think I'd ever heard of (let alone, celebrated) Pi Day until I started dating my nerdy, engineer, math obsessed husband.  However, I'm always game for an excuse to have dessert, and since I've already begun this quest to make the perfect pie, what better day than a pi holiday to make one?

I opted for something simple since nap times have been hit or miss around our house lately.  I chose this version of chocolate cream pie in a basic graham cracker crust.  I had good intentions of making the whipped cream myself, but realized I only had half and half.  After attempting to whip half and half into whipped cream unsuccessfully (to which my husband laughed considerably), I opted for the can of whipped cream in our fridge.  So there.  My almost 100% (though semi-homemade) chocolate cream pie.  Happy Pi Day!

                            past pies * one * two * three * four * five * six * seven * ten * eleven

Quote of the Week

"Nine times out of ten, you probably aren't having a full-on nervous breakdown - you just need a cup of tea and a biscuit."

~ Caitlin Moran