School is back in session, and it’s that time again for everyone’s favorite fall report: What I Did on My Summer Vacation. It’s been a wild summer for The Denim Jungle. We’ve traveled. We’ve partied. We’ve made friends. And, oh, how we’ve imagined—and crafted! Here are a few highlights… with more in the works for the … More What I Did on My Summer Vacation
Hey, remember me? It’s been awhile. Things have been a little crazy town over here. Book progress is moving full steam ahead (for release this November!) while I juggle client jobs to fund it. Plus, summer has morphed into autumn, my youngest is in preschool, and my eldest has officially entered the wild world of kindergarten. And yet, … More Falling Forward
Nostalgia: pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past. Where is your most nostalgic place? For me, it would definitely be my childhood home. Because before it was my home, it was my dad’s… and his brothers’… and my grandparents’. My first memory on RR 66 includes a hazy, toddler-height view of my … More Nostalgia
A couple years ago, I posted this super easy (and healthy!) recipe, and after making it this week, I am compelled to post it again. SO GOOD. You may remember it as Grumpus Soup—proven to help alleviate child possession by The Grumpus Monster.
Looking for great foods to make and freeze for the lazy, cold months ahead? I have one word for you: EMPANADAS. The first time I ever had empanadas was courtesy of my friend Juan’s mom, who was the master after living several years in Argentina. I still haven’t found any that can compare to hers, … More Empanadas
What tradition marks the beginning of the holiday season for you? In our house (and now our friends’) it’s coffee. And surprisingly, this tradition has nothing to do with Seattle, but rather Minnesota… by way of Chicago…
What is it about the change of the calendar to fall that makes us itch to get things done? Maybe it goes back to our gather-and-hibernate instinct… Regardless, I happened upon this TED Talk video yesterday, and it’s an excellent follow up to my post about stress-free productivity last week.
One fall Saturday, a hungry and bored couple (newly enamored with Iron Chef and pumpkin coffee) had an idea … That couple was me and my husband back when we had the kid-less luxury to lay around all day and scheme up pastimes. Now Pumpkin Day has stuck. It’s our own made-up holiday, but our … More Pumpkin Day!
I remember hearing “the holidays are hard.” I had no idea how hard, especially when the holidays are a pivot point in losing someone. The saying goes: When it rains, it pours. Well, with the drizzled onslaught of fall at my doorstep—and all the memories that come flooding back with it—I have a new appreciation … More When It Rains, It Pours