Posted in January 2011


It’s been a few years since I bought a paper planner. Modern conveniences like the internet and an iphone just seemed to make it less necessary somehow. But since I started my new job about a month ago, I’ve had a really hard time getting organized. My responsibilities include a whole bunch of things I … Continue reading

Saturday morning

Oatmeal pancake bliss. And yes, those do have chocolate chips sprinkled in. Add a big mug of coffee and you have the most perfect of breakfasts. I hope your weekend is off to a good start!

Pork chops with onions

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time getting motivated to cook dinner during the week lately. It just feels like so much effort after work, although I have no qualms about spending a whole Saturday cooking. I don’t know what’s up with that. This is a great weeknight recipe. Taste-wise, it’s … Continue reading

Bathroom makeover

For the most part, the decor in our house was minimal when we moved in. Beige carpet, off-white walls, a couple of dated-looking wallpaper borders in the kitchen and dining room, but otherwise nothing too outrageous. Except for this: Please excuse the blurry picture. I snapped it with my phone when we first toured the … Continue reading

Eno River State Park

One of the things that most excited us about moving to North Carolina was the weather. We pictured balmy winter days, an early spring, and no more frigid temperatures! Ha. Ha ha ha. Ha ha. Ha ha. Since we moved here, there have been four times that snow has accumulated on the ground. In my … Continue reading