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Ashley

  • LENTIL SOUP

    LEN (me) TIL you about a new series we’re starting: “Foodie Friday“. My Mom always says “soups are easy” because she knows I’m always on the search for a quick-fix meal. Mya really…

  • A STICKY SITUATION

    As Derek recently pointed out, I must like sticks. Throughout our home, sticks can be seen in almost every room — painted sticks in vases, sticks as wall art, stick design on a…

  • PIZZA POCKETS

    Here’s a quick and easy one for you. It’s my go-to-thing-to-make when we need to use some soon-to-expire lunchmeat or I want Mya to eat more veggies– just steam some broccoli and…

  • OFFice TO A GOOD START

    We have been in spring cleaning mode for the past month, and the office is going through a major transformation. I’ll start with a “now” picture, as to not scare you with…

  • GIFT GUIDE: FATHERS’ DAY

    We hope you (or if you’re a dude– your “baby mama”) had a beautiful Mothers’ Day. And now Fathers’ Day is right around the corner: June 15th. Here are some gift…

  • RESIDUAL PAINT ART

    Some of you know that I like to paint. For those of you that don’t know this, you can check out my art here, if you wish. Some of my favorite…

  • BROOKSIDE ART ANNUAL

    Art Attack is a new series of posts which will reflect everything artistic– gallery and museum trips, artist tributes, perhaps some of our own creations, and much more! To launch our…

  • USUAL AS UNUSUAL

    Some people have been asking about the centerpiece of Mya’s “Bird”day party. Love that you noticed the cuteness because I hold those babies dear to my heart. My Grandpa cut those…

  • DATE NIGHTS

    Derek and I have been married for 4+ yrs and have known each other for 7+. Over the years, our date nights out-and-about have gradually diminished to around one per month……

  • HAPPY “BIRD”DAY

    Derek had to talk me into having a first birthday party for Mya. Truth. I think I was initially hesitant because it seemed extravagant to ask friends/ family to honor a…

  • HOP HOP HOPPY EASTER

    Mya wasn’t as fond of the Easter bunny this year as compared to last… Poor kid. Since we paid someone to make our child cry, Derek and I needed to feel…

  • CRAIGSLIST: NOT ALL BAAAAAAAAD

    Yes, I watched the “Craigslist Killer” on Lifetime-Television-for-Women with my grandparents and it totally freaked me out. Probably why I had an adversion to the use of Craigslist… until I wanted…