Oh, my. Summer cocktails. Perhaps the best part of summer? Except for the warm weather and the swimming and the not getting grumpy children up and out the door while making sure no one forgot their homework or their lunch or their jacket. Hallelujah to all of it. I’m so ready.
Ohhhh, so close I can taste it. Those warm summer nights, sittin’ on the deck, watching the kids play and sipping on a wee summer cocktail and chatting with my husband. We. Are. Almost. There. Except today, though, it’s snowing. We’re in that mid-spring weather that tricks you for like a week with warm sun and […]
I’m on a health-food kick. I get these a lot, actually, so I make all these plans for good, healthy dinners and walks with the family and extra veggies and more water and they’re awesome, admirable plans except that they all live inside my head and they’re trapped and they cannot get out. Such great things going […]
Ohhhhhh, yeahhhhh. It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time, people! Which means that while our neighborhood will be full of up-and-at-em, go-and-get-em girls knocking on doors and sweetly demanding you buy some cookies, I’ll be here with my daughter all, “Oh. Yeah. We’ll go out cookie selling in just a bit,” and then I’ll panic and buy […]
I’ve really been into red wine lately. I finally bought us some grown-up red wine glasses last weekend, which we haven’t owned since our wedding presents broke like 10 years ago so we’ve been drinking it out of tiny cheap thrift store wineglasses because we break everything around here (kids. I blame the kids. Even though they […]
No question about it — we’re a hot drink family. We started with our holiday drinks the minute it looked like fall around here, and since the weather’s been especially bad lately, both kids and grown-ups here have been warming ourselves with gallons of hot cocoa (for the kids) and coffee (for the adults).
During holidays and other fun events, we like to start our celebrating early around here. On Thanksgiving, and even Christmas, we have those big meals later in the day. But it calls for a little something in the morning, to kick the day off. And a nice little toast on the first day of the […]
It’s true, Muggles. I’m a grown woman and a Harry Potter geek who’s thisclose to organizing a game of Quidditch in the field by my house like these people. My kids (the ones who are old enough) and I have read all the books…several times, actually. We planned to watch all the movies over the […]
It’s the last day of September…which means 1.) it’s time for The Nester’s annual “31 Days” challenge, during which gazillions of bloggers write about one topic for 31 days straight and 2.) It’s fall, ya’ll, and I’m ready for my comfort drinks. So this year, I’m sharing 31 Days of fall drink recipes. Often warm drinks. […]