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Awesomely Amazing Adjectives

Awesomely Amazing Adjectives

Me: Please don’t walk down the stairs backwards. It’s dangerous. Huckle (2.75 year old): It’s not dangerous. It’s marvelous! Me (trying to keep a straight face): Did you just say it’s marvelous? Huckle (smiling widely): Yes I did! This kid. How do you respond to that? Huckle peppers his speech with the most interesting and […]

Names! Names! Names!

Names! Names! Names!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year. (Not happier than any day where cake is involved, obviously, like a birthday, but a good day nonetheless.) That’s because today is the day that the Social Security Administration released the most popular baby names for 2012. I love talking about baby names. For years, […]

The San Francisco Scarf

The San Francisco Scarf

I feel a bit silly posting this today, when the high is 85°, but this post has been in my drafts folder mocking me since mid-February, and if I don’t put it up now, I might as well wait another six months! Here in San Francisco, the temperature is typically between 55° and 70° year round. […]

Oz: Fingers Very Crossed

Oz: Fingers Very Crossed

A couple of months ago I saw a commercial for Oz the Great and Powerful. It stopped me in my tracks and took my breath away. Not necessarily because it looked amazing, but because I love the Oz universe (and somehow missed that they were making another Oz movie). That book pictured above? My copy […]

Two In the Bush

Two In the Bush

I don’t spend a lot of time on LinkedIn these days. I do read the weekly update emails, and, occasionally, click through. Not necessarily because I think a new position among my connections will help me with what I’m currently doing (especially as I’m not entirely sure what that is anyway), but because most of […]

Just Another San Francisco Afternoon

Just Another San Francisco Afternoon

Yesterday, I promised my two-and-a-half-year-old son H that we would go see the Dutch windmill at the Queen Wilhelmina Garden in Golden Gate Park near Ocean Beach. Somehow, we never quite made it out the door. So I was determined to make it out today and set a goal of leaving at 10:00 a.m. True […]

Iron Chef: Old Ground Turkey Edition

Iron Chef: Old Ground Turkey Edition

A few nights ago my husband and I decided we had to eat the old ground turkey we had in our fridge. When I say “old”, I really mean old. The expiration date was November 2011. Of course, the turkey had not been in our fridge the whole time. It had been in the deep […]

Happy Inauguration (Cake) Day!

Happy Inauguration (Cake) Day!

So I decided I wanted to make a cake for Inauguration Day. From scratch. Decorated with frosting, also made from scratch. I’ve made this Vanilla Buttercream Frosting from Savory Sweet Life a few times before, but I needed a dead simple cake recipe. I found a really simple yellow cake recipe on About.com, which even […]

Winter Holidays Dress

Winter Holidays Dress

The Details: This dress is a slight modification of the dress in the Long Sleeve Peasant Dress Tutorial   by Amy of Little Bean Workshop at Prudent Baby. The main changes are (1) I scaled it down for my then-4-month-old-then-6-month-old-now-7-month-old, M, using one of her dresses for reference and (2) I just hemmed the sleeves without adding elastic. Instead […]