Hearth & Home

Potato Artichoke Salad
Potato Artichoke Salad

Artichokes and Hearts of Palm take this simple Potato Salad and fancifies it in to a little something special.

House Update – Pictures and Recent Activities

So – it’s been a while since I’ve been able to post. We’ve spent much of the last couple of weeks finishing with installing the crown moulding, painting, and doing cleanup and a little unpacking in preparation for Mr. Man’s Grandparent’s Visit over this last weekend. Between all that going on, there just hasn’t been [...]

Feeding the Divine
Feeding the Divine

One of the (more) unpleasant parts of the whole remodel process when we first moved in was that I wasn’t able to unpack and use any of my sacred space items. Either there was no space, no time, or it was too dusty and didn’t feel worthwhile. I felt this lack more when I became [...]

I thought my little bacon experiment was bad…

So as I continue with my little bacon fascination, I’ve started looking around on the intertubes, seeing what other fun (and crazy) things other people have come up with to do with that crispy porky goodness that is bacon. I saw many things that were clever, and many things that inspired me, but I dare [...]

From Zero to Grounded in 10 minutes flat

I’ve always been a somewhat strict parent. Perhaps overcompensating for my mother not really being around very much in my formative years. Or perhaps just my being wound a little bit tighter – or maybe because… well, actually there are probably atleast a dozen reasons why I’m strict. But I don’t really want to psychoanalyze [...]

Why I’m voting No on CA Proposition 4.

I’m not pro-abortion. As Obama said in the last debate, No one is pro-abortion. I believe in education and prevention. I also believe that no one can understand all the ramifications of a woman considering an abortion, except the woman considering one – and while even she may question her judgment later, everyone needs to [...]

The Palin Debate Flow Chart

Saw this on The Atlantic – Daily Dish and thought it was pretty funny.

Biden/Palin Debate Drinking Game

Every time anyone says “Maverick”. Drink. Every time anyone says “here’s the bottom line”. Drink. Every time anyone uses a colloquialism for the middle class*, Drink.           *Such as (but not limited to) Soccer mom, Joe sixpack Anytime someone speaks in absolutes (Right, Evil, etc…) Drink. Okay – so – I know this is heavy [...]

A video so odd, terrible and disturbing it’s wrapped back around in to ossmness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npP73QIApFE I came across this youtube video, and for some reason, I find it disturbing and hilarious all at the same time. Mr. Man and I have been quoting it to each other all day! LOL

Grrr… Placement testing and Middle Schools

Sooooo incredibly frustrated today (and yesterday too, actually). So; when my daughter and I went to her school to pick up her schedule prior to school beginning, we were a tad dismayed that they didn’t have her schedule ready. Especially considering there were only a few days until school started to get it sorted out. [...]