an Italian adventure: un’avventura italiana!


I love to travel and so does my family. Over Spring Break, my oldest daughter, Teen B, left us to go on an amazing school trip to Italy.  While there, she resided in Florence, Italy with Mrs. Landini who became her home-stay Mom for two weeks. I wanted nothing more than to jump into her ...continue reading

yoga: for a stronger, more flexible ME


I've never been one to stick to any exercise program. Are you surprised?  Probably not. I've admitted this fact on the blog many times. So you won't be surprised to learn that since my mid twenties, I joined three different gyms where I immediately cancelled the memberships once the one-year ...continue reading

chocolate/peanut butter rice krispie treats #gluten-free


So not only is the husband not allowed to eat Gluten. He can no longer eat foods that contain corn of any kind including corn starch, corn syrup or Xantham Gum.  Try finding foods that don't contain any of those three ingredients. It's almost impossible. So when I came across a recipe for a sweet ...continue reading

9 years: the story of us

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Today, hubby and I celebrate 9 years of marriage. It's crazy to think that we've been married that long because it feels like only yesterday we met for the first time. We always joke about growing old together and how fun it will be to tell our grand-kids the story of us. I always say ...continue reading

I always thought …


I always thought that as the girls get older and more independent, it would free me up more time to do the things I have not had the chance to do since they were born.  Turns out, I was totally correct in assuming so but what I didn't anticipate is that the more time I have given to me, the more ...continue reading

rice crust pizza


This month, for Why Fake It? Just Make It!,  I'm sharing a recipe I have tweaked and perfected for my Gluten-Free eating husband.  Since Hubby can't eat tomato sauce or potatoes , I don't include these two ingredients but have left them in the recipe for you. Once a week, we have pizza night. The ...continue reading

overlapping hearts: valentine’s day art


I did a really fun and creative art activity with my students last week.  With Valentine's Day just around the corner and the kids anticipating the day with great excitement, I thought an art activity using hearts would be fitting. Having already prepared different size heart shape cut-outs for ...continue reading

why fake it? just make it! : beef stroganoff


The story behind the recipe  ... The other day, I came home to find my hubby in the kitchen trying out a new recipe he saw Jaime Oliver cook on his television show.  It was Beef Stroganoff.  When hubby told me it was going to be for dinner, I kind of grumbled. I'm not a Beef Stroganoff kind of ...continue reading

evolution of selfies


I get teased a lot by the hubby about my love for taking selfies.   When the teasing begins, my teenage daughter is quick to jump on the "let's make fun of mom" bandwagon but I don't care.  In fact, the more they make fun of me, the more selfies I take. Since becoming a mom, my presence in ...continue reading

10 things i like about us


We take cute selfies. We know how to make each other laugh. We share the same astrological sign. We're a cute couple. We never seem to run out of things to talk about. We  never stay mad at each other for very long. We love our girls to death. We always do thoughtful things for each ...continue reading