Now that I’m a Stay-At-Home-Mom (SAHM) I spend a lot of my time menu planning, shopping, cooking and of course cleaning up! Zach and I were married over four years ago so the time to dress up and smile pretty at showers and our wedding and be spoiled with registry gifts is long behind us. Now I have to dream… okay lust…. over certain kitchen items. Here is my current list of items that somehow I don’t have in my arsenal that would make my daily cooking and baking 1,000 time easier and let’s face it more fun!
We are a family that likes to stir fry. We will toss a ton of variation of meat and veggies and sometimes fruit into our Asian inspired stir fry dishes. We have a wok that has treated us well for 10+ years but it is getting old, weathered and does not have a lid. I know this would be the one addition to the kitchen that Zach would love.
I recently started reading Dinner: A Love Story. It is an amazing blog about cooking for a family and the importance of eating meals together. Although Fox and Leo are still babies I do try to sit in front of them and share there meals every day (Leo really loves to get food nice and goopy and then try to feed it to me). In DALS there is an entire section of one pan meals. I would love to start cooking these but I really, really, really need a large saute pan, perhaps two. This would give our poor fry pans a break and let them get back to the important jobs like cooking eggs.
The food processor and stand up mixer are givens for any SAHM I think. I have been baking breads, think banana, pumpkin and zucchini as well as cookies a lot and sometimes the hand mixing it just too much.
How is it that I don’t have a whisk? I think it’s because somehow I have either ruined or lost all of mine. I did try a silicone whisk and was not a fan.
Lastly those amazing plastic nesting bowls. These bad boys are on my list since I sadly broke two out of my three bowls I got for our wedding. I could easily use all four of these in one day for all the cooking I do.
My little pumpkins, as seen below, are still keeping me busy now that they are starting to figure out how to walk. Perhaps if I can find the time to get crafty I’ll try out the above, super cool, chalkboard pumpkins. Or… I’ll just plan to make some pumpkin muffins (greatest mix ever!) and sip on apple cider.
I hope everyone has a happy October filled with fun tricks and yummy treats.
Second only to our first kiss, this was my all time favorite :*
I think the double rainbow might have been forecasting the two little guys we’ve got cookin’.
The best anniversary date EVER! Especially since we stopped at least once a day at the swankiest 7/11 Beacon Hill has to offer during our courtship and early marriage.
On a whim I decided to try out a new eye cream that I found while strolling the beauty aisles at Target. It is from the English line Boots, it is their Power of Plants Botanics Line. I am probably a bit behind the ball on finding this line, but I am LOVING it. All the products have a very light to almost scentless fragrance the they are all super affordable. Who can beat that!
As I mentioned I have started my exploration of this line with eye cream, Moisturizing Eye Cream. I have long had a reliance on eye cream during both my morning and evening skin care rituals. I have been using Clinique’s All About Eyes for well over ten years and although I love this product the $50 price tag has been hard to swallow the past few years. I’m happy to say that Target, Boots and specifically Botanics has created a product (and price point $14.69) that has me happy, happy, happy!
Love, Love, Love the Olive Fruit Oil Hair Pak (conditioning treatment) from Kiehl’s. It’s no surprise to anyone that knows me that I’ve been dying my hair all sorts of different hues throughout my life and as a result it has taken a bit of abuse. This conditioning treatment was recommended to me by a number of people and after the fourth person swore by it’s magic I broke down and gave it a try. NO REGRETS PEOPLE. It’s awesome, smells terrific and has lasted forever. Highly recommended for once a week… more if you’ve really damaged your hair or you’re spending a lot of time in the sun or at the beach.
I could really use one of these prints to put right next to my bed so it’s the first thing I see when I wake up.
I have some very exciting news to share folks. You are currently reading a post written by the new Assistant Manager of the Lululemon Showroom in Portland Maine!!! I could not be more excited to be working for such a great company, within such a dedicated fitness community, and with such fabulous people. I have already been singing the praises of the Lululemon product for years and now I get to actually work for the company. How amazingly awesome is that!
I know some of you will be interested in what I’m wearing to my first day of work on the showroom floor, so here it is, the inaugural outfit:
Color: black/wee stripe black heathered black (It’s Reversible)
My Favorite Feature for casual wear: The Thumb Holes
My Favorite Feature for fitness wear: Mesh venting in high sweat areas (yes, ladies, even this lady, sweat…sometimes a lot)
Color: All Black
My Favorite Feature for casual wear: The adorable ruffles along the calf
My Favorite Feature for fitness wear: The wide waistband
I’m looking forward to keeping you posted on this new adventure in my life. So excited to explore all the new fitness pretty.