[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5]

this past weekend marked our first halloween at home. we dressed up, we bought candy, we waited, and – our door  bell rang exactly twice.

the first door bell brought about 15 or so kids. husband excitedly stuck out the candy basket for the kids to grab their favorite treats, which was multiple handfuls of everything. we stared, slightly baffled. obviously amateurs. then i whispered, “maybe we should start passing out the candy instead?”as a result, the poor kids in the back of the pack got far fewer goodies than the first few in line. sorry, kiddos. we thought we had to conserve the candy for the massive groups of kids sure to come after you!

but, the door bell didn’t ring again. well, aside from the very large man-boy that came by around 8 pm. he was a little frightening – if you can imagine a man showing up at your door alone, in the dark, while wearing street clothes, a mask and crazy hair. a little voice in the back of my head screamed, “murderer!” fear and confusion probably spread across my face. i’m bad at hiding these things. his voice was the only thing that gave any indication that he wasn’t a full grown adult – much to my relief. sorry to you too, kid. he got extra candy as compensation for my paranoia.

how was your halloween?
p.s. turns out there is halloween candy buy back!
p.p.s. next year our fur kid is getting a cute halloween outfit !



[ 1 ]

happy 4th of july!!

we started ours with the best pancakes from somewhat simple – soft, fluffy, simple, and so yummy! even husband liked them and he doesn’t normally like pancakes. happy tummies every where!

the best pancakes
via somewhat simple

(to make 8 pancakes)

1-1/3 cup all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar (i used 1/3)
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk (i used unsweetened coconut)
2 tbsp oil


1. mix all dry ingredients in a bowl

2. mix all wet ingredients in a separate bowl (egg, milk, oil)

3. pour wet ingredients into the dry and be careful not to over mix

4. bake on griddle/stove top until brown on both sides