Somehow pot roast always ends up befuddling me. I buy it on sale and then it sits in the fridge staring at me, just daring me to make it. "Kate, you know you are going to dry me out!" it coos whenever I dare reach for it. So for this #PinterestRemakes challenge, I decided to tackle one of the many many Italian pot roast recipes I have pinned over the years.
The problem is that so many of them seem to be meat only. And I am lazy. So I wanted to incorporate a veggie too. That way it's a … [Continue reading...]
In all your Spring cleaning, don't forget to do your digital spring cleaning! A good place to start is this inbox spring clean I shared a few years back. And this year as part of the U.S. Cellular Blogger Brigade, I am sharing smart ways to help improve your password habits. and bed are to take some time to update your tech agreement with your kids. Don't have one? You can download a Parent/Child Agreement here.
If you have bad password habits, take comfort in the fact that you’re not … [Continue reading...]
Hard to believe the snowy weekend we had involved the first day of Spring! If it was cold in your part of the world, I bet you are as ready to greet Spring as I am. Today while shopping for crafts, for our egg hunt I was definitely in the Spring mood after seeing all the cute mushroom, fairy, and gnome decorations at Michael's!
I can't think of a cuter way to celebrate the beginning of the season.
If you want to get into the spirit of sprites, here are some adorable books about gnomes and … [Continue reading...]
Disclosure: this is my last post as part of the Fandango Family Blogger Group. I have so enjoyed working for with Fandango on reviewing movies with my family. And falling in love with the ease of Fandango! Thank you to Fandango for sponsoring my blog and treating me and my family to so many great films!
When asked to review Zootopia, I was so excited! But then I realized I was going to be in France the weekend it premiered. What to do? Well obviously see it and discuss via FaceTime like … [Continue reading...]
"Mini Babybel provided me with product, a $50 movie gift card, a fort building kit, a board game, and a sweepstakes entry for this post. No other compensation was provided."
Early in the year, Mini Babybel contacted me about writing a post about the family weekend. Of course I said yes. Because I love those little cheese wheels. But then life happened, and I kept waiting for the perfect time for all four of us to break out the package and have a perfect weekend.
HA! As anyone with kids … [Continue reading...]
So, there's something big I haven't discussed here on the old blog... on Saturday I am headed to Paris for ten days. I know! For years, I have been saying I wanted to turn forty in Paris. And after hoarding miles, begging my parents to come take care of the terror twins, and saving our duckets on March 6th, I will turn 40 on French soil.
And to make it even better, my British bestie is coming over with her husband to celebrate with us. It's Mum's day in the UK on the 6th so it will be a … [Continue reading...]
This post is part of my partnership with U.S. Cellular.
(picture courtesy of U.S. Cellular)
This week something pretty cool happened in my city. An engineering associate from U.S. Cellular visited the Boys and Girls Club in Columbia to conduct an “Ask an Engineer” session. It gave the students a hands-on look at how the company’s high-quality network operates. It also gave them an inside look and information on career opportunities in engineering. Talk about STEM education!
At these … [Continue reading...]
As the Ides of March approach, it's time for me to review my Kiss Me, I'm Irish Pinterest board. Even though I left my Catholic faith behind, the Irish guilt remains. It's a burden that the Irish I meet seem to carry. I often feel the weight of years of my forefathers on my shoulders when I even think something wrong. And if I forget, all I have to do is cue up one of the following movies and it all comes back. I mean #firstworldproblems and all when I look at what my Irish brethren went … [Continue reading...]
Around the month of March, everyone starts to feel a little lucky. Especially if they are wearing green. But what if you could bring luck year round with your personal style? Everyone from feng shui experts to astrologists have opinions on which looks can attract luck in your everyday life. I figure, it's worth a try right?
Read on for the luckiest way to dress.... … [Continue reading...]