Wednesday, April 06, 2016


There we go! Lily just lost her first tooth. She is 5 years old, although she will be 6 soon. 

And then we have Nick, who just finally lost his first top tooth March 30th at the age of 10. This is his 4th tooth so far and it looks like the other front top tooth won't be far behind.

Gabi has a loose tooth just getting started. The Tooth Pirate is going to be busy at our house.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Thinking about a tattoo design

Thinking about a tattoo design.

I'd like it to be something I design myself. I've always wanted to get a tattoo, but I knew I wanted to have the perfect image in the perfect spot.

I still haven't totally picked the spot, but this is an idea for the design:

Monday, November 03, 2014

First Pizza in a long time

Pizza is my favorite food. It's perfect really. You have all your food groups there even!

But since my two greatest enemies are onion and garlic, I haven't had pizza since July!

But last week, I made this:

And it was awesome. Okay, not the best ever, it would have tasted better with pepperoni, but then I would be a mess. But it was great for me!

I made the dough myself, from scratch, well okay, in the breadmaker, but that's still close enough to scratch!
Then used olive oil, little bit of crushed tomatoes, basil, parsley, lots of red pepper flakes, fresh spinach leaves, slices of roasted red pepper, and mozzerella cheese. 

Next time I'll pre-bake the crust about 8 min before topping and then cook with toppings another 15-20. Just to have a crispier crust I think. Oh and add bacon. Because bacon.

I didn't even miss the garlic.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Low FODMAP Blue Cheese Dressing

Heck, I haven't been writing on my blog for about 6 months, and there are probably a plethora of reasons for that. But lately I've been needing to do this whole Low FODMAP way of eating, I can't even call it a diet, because it's probably going to be life-long, in order to try to get my digestive system to get with the program and stop trying to ruin everything.


So I have been combing the internet looking for recipes to make foods at home that normally you'd just go out and buy in a store, because two of the worst ingredients for me are onion and garlic. In any form. And they are in EVERYTHING.

I came across this recipe today and really wanted to save it. But instead of printing it out or something I thought, hey, I could put this on my blog and then I could actually FIND it and use it! 

So here it is. I found this here. And so far it's the only one I've found with no fodmaps in it.

Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing

  • ½ c plain Green Yogurt
  • 1-2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T olive oil
  • ¼ t salt
  • ¼ t dry mustard
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • ½ c crumbled blue cheese
  1. Combine all of the ingredients except the blue cheese in a bowl, and stir until well-mixed.
  2. Gently stir in the blue cheese, so that you don't completely break up the nice, large chunks.
  3. Use for dipping veggies or put on top of a salad, on a sandwich, in a wrap...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Shiver me timbers!

Well about 7.5 years after getting his first tooth, Nick finally has lost his first tooth!

It's been loose for a while now. The adult tooth actually came in behind it (we checked with the dentist, it is fine) so he isn't actually going to get to be a snaggletooth this time.

Tonight the Tooth Pirate will come and steal away his pearly white tooth and leave a pirate map to lead him to a pirate treasure! 

We've only ever talked about the Tooth Pirate, but the girls heard about the Tooth Fairy somewhere and now say they want her instead. We'll see if they still say that when their time comes!

Obligatory grosstooth photos below!