Sunday, October 21, 2012

And we're live!

Welcome to my blog!  I'm here to shamelessly plug... well, basically anything I love, be it a recipe, a product, a service, another blog, and, above all else, my dog.  My husband might get a little love too here and there.  Let's start with the dog:

This obscenely handsome beast is a rescued Old English Bulldog with the very hefty moniker of Guy Winston Churchill Larkin-Federer Wilson.  He is as obscenely spoiled and loved as he is handsome.  You'll be seeing A LOT more of him.

This dapper young fellow is my husband.  You'll be hearing more about him, if not seeing as well... assuming he doesn't smother me in my sleep for posting this photo.  He should become a realtor just so he can use this photo as his head shot.  As it stands, he's a biostatistician... with a bright future in real estate... ha!

And here's me.  I'm a 34 year-old housewife with a part-time job at Anthropologie and a freelance editing career.  I love my little family, I love to cook, I love the Oxford comma, I love cheap champagne, and I love Phil Collins.  Seems like we've covered all the bases in this introduction of characters, so I'll move right along to a segment I'll be calling THIS WEEK FOR DINNER.  I'm totally stealing this idea from my birthday twin, Ashley, who has an amazing blog called The Pickled Bean.  It's a heartfelt story about her little family and it's well worth a read.  I won't tell you anymore because you need to read this gem for yourself.  Onward!


Monday: Sloppy joes on garlic bread with parmesan roasted cabbage.
Tuesday: I had a big health scare (I have the crappiest health in all of crapdom), so we had ramen *hangs head in shame*
Wednesday: Spinach pasta with mascarpone, lemon zest, and chives with mustard-rubbed pork chops.
Thursday: Homemade cashew pesto and provolone grilled cheese on wheat bread (that mountain of basil from the Farmer's Market pictured above was far more mountainous in person... we are swimming in pesto) with fresh tomatoes from the husband's coworkers' gardens.
Friday: I worked at Anthro all night, so it was fend for yourself.
Saturday: Crock pot chicken enchilada soup that was so much better than anticipated.
Sunday: Leftovers... normally we have dinner at my parents' house on Sundays and my mom puts together quite a feast.

Oh My General Zod!  This is, like, the perfect place for me to shamelessly plug my Pinterest account because most of the recipes I use will be there.

Finally, I have a Product of the Day, which will be another constant feature on this blog:


Along with my crappola health, I'm allergic to nearly EVERYTHING!  At 34 I finally accepted that I needed to start taking care of my skin in order to still look 25.  I tried SOOOOOO many eye creams.  They were all natural, they had no preservatives, they came highly recommended.  I ended up looking like I had dragon skin around my eyes for weeks, which I couldn't treat with Neosporin BECAUSE I'M ALLERGIC TO IT.  And then I find the most expensive stuff in town.  I'm not allergic to it! It looks pretty, it smells good, it lasts a LONG time... it has everything going for it except the price tag.  Let me assure you, it is worth EVERY penny, but it's totally hard to get that many pennies together for eye cream, ya know?  So, that's also why I'm cooking so much lately.  My sweet husband will get me more eye cream next month with all the money we save not eating out!  And just so you know, the cream has lasted over a year.  Make like Tom and Donna and TREAT YOSELF!!!

If you made it all the way to the end, I thank you, dear reader.  Paris just isn't the same, so come again. xoxox


  1. I'll be following this, my dear! Happy writing! Maybe I will post something inspirational enough to make it on here. :-)

  2. I can't wait to stalk you!!! So glad to see you listing your menu for the week. I feel like I am in a cooking rut and I will be using you for inspiration. Make sure you leave us with some of your recipes!
    xoxo your #1 fan!

  3. I love you both! Dana, you will def be getting some shout outs. Ash, almost all the recipes are on my Pinterest :)

  4. Try this!