• 2019,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Health,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Greek Chicken Bowl (Meal Prep Easy)

    My Greek cravings have been at an all-time high recently. So, I decided I wanted to try my hand at something. And, can I repeat something for those in the back, I CAN cook, I just don’t LIKE too! Pls, lets set this record straight for the millionth time. Just because someone chooses not to cook often, doesn’t mean they can. I mean, I do prefer to cook with a recipe. I make healthy, basic stuff without a recipe, but for new stuff, I like some guidance. Rant over. Of course, I ran to Pinterest to find a Greek-inspired recipe. I find looking for quick recipes is easier when I…

  • 2019,  California,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Easter,  Family,  Holidays,  Pinterest,  Sacramento

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Bacon Wrapped Dates

    It’s all in the name… Although the name literally tells you exactly what to do, I was still interested to see how a Book Club (BC) friend made these. I’ve had them before, but at the BC I hosted, Lynsi brought these and I’m pretty sure I ate about ten of them. She mentioned she brought them because they were Whole 30 approved. I didn’t really care about that, I just loved how delicious they were. Bacon around anything is pretty damn delicious. So, when I was assigned an appetizer for Easter, I knew I wanted to make these. I say ‘make’ very loosely, because it is more like curating…

  • 2018,  Christmas,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Family,  Holidays,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: The EASIEST Appetizer Ever

    Well Christmas came and went like a whirlwind. And as per the usu, I was tasked with an appetizer for our big celebration. I really should ask for dessert, since I can never get there on time. But, it makes the suspense that much more exciting for everyone ūüėČ Happily, I was done with most of my Christmas stuff a week or so-ish before the big day. Little things here and there, but nothing like the last few years of stress and more stress. Easy and light, just how the holidays should be. But I didn’t really feel like making an extravagant appetizer, so I ran to Pinterest and found…

  • 2017,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Zucchini Bread

    Well, it really should be Diary of a Non-BAKER! You wouldn’t think veggies in bread would be ideal, right?!? Oh, but sooo wrong! Zucchini bread is my fave. Well, HUGE caveat, it must have zero, zip, zilch walnuts in it, on top of it, or anywhere near it! Those weird, brain looking, kinda soft nuts are not my thing. At. All. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration, but I do not prefer them. Ever. Finding zucchini bread sans walnuts is akin to finding the holy grail. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it is an amazing day. I can’t even lie, I’ve been known to be very non-lady like…

  • Diary of a Non-Cook,  Mexican Food,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Mexican Food + Pinterest

    Oh, of course my creations are via Pinterest.Does that even surprise you these days? I was perusing Pinterest for some cooking inspiration and I thought to look at older pins, which of course I had never tried. Lo and behold, I found a good pin: 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas! I then got bold and decided we couldn’t have fajitas without Spanish Rice (it is ignorantly labeled Mexican Rice by the creator) so I found a recipe (re: pin) for that too. It was just going to be dinner for J and I, but the crockpot makes so much I decided to invite Care and her lil fellas over for…

  • 2017,  Mother's Day,  Pinterest

    Musings: Smiply Crafting

    Crafting done simply.   Pinterest, my disdain still lingers, even though I continue to use it regularly. However, I think that with the ever fanatic use of the app/tool, people forget to come back to reality and remember most of us have full-time jobs, kids, commitments…A LIFE! Pinterest crafting takes way too much time and money to really do it correctly…thus, simply crafting done MY own way!!Pinterest seems to put an emphasis on taking the simplicity of creativity out of the picture. Everything needs to be curated to the nth degree. For those that don’t give any F’s, kudos to you. It’s hard not too, human nature doesn’t make it…

  • 2016,  Food,  Friends,  Musings,  Pinterest

    Musings: Hostess with the Mostess

    I have a secret……everyone thinks I love to host parties! Well, technically that’s the truth — but to be completely honest I am a faux hostess. I always wait until the last minute, I always shop on a budget, and I hate to admit it, but I use the hell out of Pinterest for hosting parties.¬†Most importantly, I take shortcuts wherever possible. This post is¬†perfectly timed because this Saturday we are hosting L’s 8th birthday¬†party and I’ve done all of the things listed above. Summer, outdoor¬†parties are my fave to host and plan! Nothing better than taking¬†advantage of the great summer outdoor weather to gather friends¬†&& family! Since we always…

  • 2015,  At√©,  Pinterest,  Running,  Thinking Out Loud,  Women's World Cup

    Thinking Out Loud – Happy Thoughts

    Loving my happy mood… Amanda at . RUNNING WITH SPOONS. I’m going to chalk it up to lady business and say that I was in a bad/ugly mood the last few days, but that has come and gone. Maybe its the endorphins from my workout this AM or my pizza hangover, but I’m in better spirits. So here goes my Thursday randomness ritual! Nailed It // I’m doing a 5K with my work tonight and I wanted to make my oversized shirt cute. Well, my ability to ‘nail it’ goes beyond food, apparently! Damn DIY, Pinterest, you got me AGAIN! Here’s where I found my inspiration gone wrong! So I…

  • #NailedIt,  2014,  Family,  Pinterest,  Thanksgiving

    WIAW – I HATE Pinterest!

    #NailedIt Please let me explain before you stop reading. My hatred stems from its ability to give me ¬†false hope that what I find on a¬†stupid¬†“board” will be¬†easy to make. And also because the title tells me so! Psh, lies…all lies! I’m sure some of you readers will immediately gasp at my title of the blog today, but seriously…let’s be real! Pinterest is kinda dumb, but kind genius as well, which is probably why I despise it! Boards and pins, even more stuff social media stuff that I have to keep up with. Today’s WIAW is a little different that what Jenn had originally intended this link-up to be, but…