April 2012

Lemon-Garlic Herb Rubbed Chicken

Springtime in southwest Idaho is strange.  And by strange I mean annoying and highly unpredictable.  A few weeks ago I literally went from wearing snow boots to busting out the flip flops and capris all in one week.  It’s like Mother Nature is going through a life crisis.  Right now it’s cool and drizzly, but just a few days ago my kids spent the day running through sprinklers and have golden brown tans and I spent the day screaming at …

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Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

True story: I was recently reading a blog and started clicking around, trying to find the more recent posts, wondering why the writer of the blog was talking about semi-current events, but the dates were all wrong. And then I realized that it is April. The end of April. Not the fall. The dates were right and I was (am?) just losing my mind. Since I’m totally a mental health professional (I’m not), I spent about 5 minutes psychoanalyzing myself …

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Kitchen Craft: Soap Clouds! {And homemade kiddie tub soaps}

You know what question Kate and I get a lot?  “How do you girls do it it all??”  Our schedules are full, just as many of yours are, and it comes with the constant struggle of balancing Mom-life with work-life.  And like most other Mothers out there, when it comes down to it and one has to take priority, the Mom gig wins- no contest.  If something has to fall through the cracks it’s not Mom thing; it’s usually the …

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Bacon Tomato Basil Dip

Sara and I are off again! I promise you guys, my kids, my husband, myself, and an OB-GYN who thinks I’m a tiny bit crazy that we’re not going anywhere else (and by we, I mean my growing fetus and I–Sara’s anniversary is coming up) until I go to the hospital to have this baby. Except for a possible trip to Ikea because I need bookshelves. And cinnamon rolls. I wanted something fun and easy and delicious for this Friday–I’m …

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Posted in General News, Travel
Weekend Wrap-up: Arlington, Texas!

Well, it’s official.  We love Texas!  We’ve been traveling around the country this year, speaking with a wonderful women’s organization and each stop just keeps getting better and better.  We get so many questions from readers about what it’s like being a part of Time Out for Women, so I thought I’d give you a little behind-the-scenes peek at a typical travel weekend. Kate and I travel to cities all over the US.  Besides getting to meet amazing women and …

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Kitchen Tip: No Mess Piping Bags!

Happy Monday y’all!  We spent the weekend in Texas and I have been saying y’all way too much since then   I’m barely recovering from jet-lag, a 4 am (Boise-time) flight, and coming home to a couple of sick boys.  But we can’t ever leave you empty-handed (or is it “empty-posted?) especially on a Monday!  So I wanted to share a quick tip with y’all (YES, I said it one more time.)  I’ve been doing this lately and it’s been …

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Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Pasta in Lemon-Cream Sauce

Do you guys ever feel like you have about 15 million more things on your to-do list every day than you can possibly do? Yeah, that’s where I am right now. Like I mentioned earlier this week, my family and I just got home from vacation on Monday and then today, Sara and I are heading to Dallas for a speaking engagement. I literally haven’t unpacked my vacation suitcase yet, let alone packed my work suitcase. We’re feverishly putting final …

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Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars

Last week, my family (like my kids, husband, and I, not the whole circus of a fam damily) went to Utah for Spring Break. In true Spring Break fashion, we had a wild  time filled with crazy things like trying to find a cotton rather than a mesh men’s polo in the BYU Bookstore, falling asleep at 8:30 pm while my husband and his brother were at a movie, re-reading The Hunger Games series, and, after realizing that my parents’ …

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