Posts from ‘General’
I love my iPhone and am always on the lookout for ways technology can make a positive difference in my life, such as using Google Maps for directions, Evernote for keeping track of a ton of things and even ordering my groceries from Coborns Delivers.
A couple months ago I learned about Uber when traveling on business. It’s pretty slick – you can call a cab or town car by opening the app, seeing which cars are nearby and ordering one to pick you up. Then you can watch the car you ordered move on the map until it reaches your location. It shows you a picture of the driver and his/her name so you know who to expect. And you preload it with your credit card information so you never have to pay or tip the driver at all during the ride – Uber takes care of it for you. They text you as the car is approaching and immediately send you a receipt to your email after the ride. BRILLIANT.
One of my family’s favorite treats is Rocky Road candy. In fact, we love it so much, I’ve started reserving it for the holidays so we don’t overdo it all year long. My kids and I just made it this morning so I’m compelled to share it with all of you who might be looking for some fun new treats for the holiday season!
Rocky Road Candy
Last night my family had the opportunity to see the new Disney movie Frozen at a special screening before it opens today to the public. It’s their latest 3D movie from the same creators as Tangled and Wreck It Ralph – two movies my kids love and we own on DVD.
The graphics were beautiful and the movie was filled with humor – my kids laughed a lot and so did I. There were also some pretty scary parts, although like all Disney movies, everything was resolved at the end. I was particularly impressed that the ending veered away from traditional ‘man saving woman’ storyline and instead the emphasis was on the love of two sisters and how they could support and be there for each other (after being estranged for most of the film).
hello friends! the last couple months have been a bit of a blur for us, as the kids started a new school and then I started a new job a few weeks later.
“new” and “change” have been the continuous themes of our lives (more of my thoughts on those change here) and I’ve had little time or energy to write, which is really tough for me. thank goodness for short-form writing via twitter and image sharing on instagram or I’d feel especially mute.
i was strolling through my instagram pictures tonight and realized they tell a great story of what we’ve been up to. so here’s a recap of what we’ve been up to using pictures.
each day i have the privilege to wake up, hug, clothe, feed and care for a couple of amazing kiddos. my oldest is in second grade this year and my youngest is in kindergarten. they keep me on my toes, and are a lot of work… but I love the heck out of them.
Sometimes friends ask me why I go to farmer’s markets or buy so much of our food from Whole Foods and the “natural” section of the regular grocery stores. Why do I insist on only organic dairy in my house? Why do I treat “High Fructose Corn Syrup” like it’s evil and ban it from my house?
I grew up eating much of my food from boxes and cans – Hamburger Helper and boxed au gratin potatoes are two that quickly come to mind. I was feeding my family that way, too, without giving it a second thought. Until the day my 12 month old daughter had a severe food allergy reaction to eggs. We found out she was allergic to a number of foods and I had to learn how to read ingredient labels to avoid feeding her anything that could make her sick.
And a funny thing happened when I started reading those labels. I realized how much of the food I was feeding my family was… undecipherable. So many labels were full of ingredients a mile long that I couldn’t pronounce.