Thursday, July 31, 2014

#2 Most Popular Post

The second most popular post of the past year is.....

My post on Wee Westchester's website!  That or people have a mad craving for savory chicken corn chowder soup!

Tonight is my company's summer party on the rooftop.  We have a boardwalk theme so there will be caricaturists, tarot card readers, etc.  Hopefully it doesn't rain!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


The third most popular post of the past year is another Stitch Fix post!  

Certainly a service that is a friend to a busy working mom-- trained stylists custom pick clothes just for you and ship it to your home.

Need to see if it is possible to buy stock in this company -- it's popularity is going through the roof!!  

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

#4 Most Popular Post + Garden Tomato Sauce

The fourth most popular post from the past year iiiissssss....

Capturing Your Social Media Into A Memory Book!

It really is a cool idea.

In other news my kids picked about dozen tomatoes from our garden, plus a big zucchini and basil. 

I used one jar of bionaturae strained tomatoes and pureed it with an onion, the zucchini and half the tomatoes.   Put in the crock pot along with the rest of the tomatoes chopped up and basil.
We'll serve it with the red lentil pasta I mentioned in the past (absolutely no ingredients in it except red lentils and the kids love it!).

Easiest and freshest dinner ever!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Top Posts

This is my last week of daily postings!  So in honor of a year of postings I am doing a countdown of the top 5 most popular posts. Starting with #5:

Stitch Fix Shipment #3

Enjoy reliving me complain about Stitch Fix sending me patterns yet again!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Happy 94th!

Today is my grandmother's 94th birthday so me and the little two are heading up to visit her.

My middle one is missing his big brother (who is in FL with his daddy for a wedding) so much - it is too cute. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Quiet day - soccer and I plan to go with my little two to see the new Planes movie.
Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Artichoke Tomato & Orzo Salad

Here's a Get It Done Tip from my cousin for the easiest summer salad that is super delish -- Artichoke Tomato & Orzo Salad

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Boredom-Busting Kid Activities

Here are some Get it Done Tips courtesy of Good Housekeeping.  Check out these Boredom-Busting Kid Activities to break up those long Summer days.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jury Duty

I spent nearly 7 hours in a jury duty waiting room before being dismissed.  I need to call again next Monday to see if they need me and if they don't I am done for six years.

My brain is so fried from doing nothing I can't even write anything more!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Green Kid Crafts

Here's a Get It Done Tip for kid crafts.  We received our first shipment from Green Kid Crafts and loved it!

Each month you get:
  • 3-4 award winning Creativity and STEM Science Kits (science, technology, engineering, and math) designed by experts to build confidence, flex creativity, and make kids smarter.
  • All materials and instructions, along with some fun extras!
  • An exciting new theme, think Outer Space, Kitchen Science, Nocturnal Animals, Backyard Science, Ocean, and Mad Scientist.

  • In our kit this month we made homemade bird feeders, endangered bird puppets and window clings.
    They even put in organic peeled apple clusters which we never had before as a snack.  My kids loved it so I ordered more from amazon. :)


    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Quiet Sunday

    Quiet day on tap for today.  Went to Whole Foods and nail salon.  Now hanging out in backyard.  We'll likely go out for dinner later and that's it.   Early to bed tonight since tomorrow starts the second half of camp where my middle one joins the big boy.

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Rock of Ages

    Went to see Rock of Ages again with two high school friends today.  We usually meet up once a quarter to go out for dinner and it was my turn to choose the I asked if we could switch things up and see a matinee of the play instead.  SO FUN!

    Also, recap of last night at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. 


    We started at 6:30 and ate and drank until close to 10:30.  Our table was even selected to sit outside for 2 courses (bottom right pic). We also were allowed in the kitchen and saw Dan Barber in action.  What an incredible night. 

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Products That Will Make Your Workday Better

    Enjoy Get It Done Tips with these products that will make your workday better. :)

    Going tonight to my favorite restaurant in the whole world - Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

    I just realized I only have sixteen more posts after this one and I will have fulfilled the commitment I made to myself to post every day for a year.  Let the countdown begin!

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Restaurant Waiting Games

    Thankfully my kids are pretty good when we go out to eat.  We know what works for them - order quick, two courses only and get them in before they are starving. 

    That said, every once in awhile help is needed to keep them in line while waiting for the food.  I stumbled across these Get It Done Tips for 10 Restaurant Waiting Games to Play With Kids.  Clever!

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Wrinkle Releaser

    I haven't ironed in years.  Most of my clothes are dry clean, but those that aren't I have always used wrinkle release sprays - they work perfect on those hectic mornings. 

    I am pleased to share this Get It Done Tip for a new spray I found that is all natural called Magic Mist.  Tried it today and seemed to work well!

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Organic Sprinkles!

    I refrain from using anything with coloring in it for obvious reasons, which is why I am thrilled to share this Get It Done Tip -- organic sprinkles can be found at Whole Foods!!

    Whoop Whoop!!!   

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Birthday Party

    I slept in until 7:30 -- luxurious in my book!

    We all went to Whole Foods by 8:30.  My oldest had a 4 pm birthday party for his friend so I took him.  Meanwhile my husband had his grandma join him and the little two for dinner at our house.

    9:06 and all the little people are passed out for the night. 

    Hope everyone has a good week!

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Creamy Crab & Red Pepper Spread

    Our friends invited us over for dinner tonight and I am in charge of appetizers.  One app I am making is creamy crab and red pepper spread.

    Looks good! 

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Stitch Fix Shipment #4

    Get It Done Tip - let Stitch Fix do your shopping for you.  Another fun order; even though I only kept 2 pieces. 

    I kept the Landers and Rosalie tops.  The pink jacket was too short and as for Tiara and Kalea tops  Stitch Fix - for the love of god  - please stop sending me patterns!

    Had fun last night celebrating my friends birthday. Saw some high school peeps I havent seen in 20 years!

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Easy Summer Weeknight Meals

    I am in a dinner recipe slump again.  A Get It Done Tip is this list on food network's site listing their best easy summer weeknight meals.  Enjoy!

    How yummy does this grilled chicken parm look? My kids would devour this!

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Weeknight Entertaining

    In line with yesterday's post I wanted to talk about weeknight entertaining.  I never do this during the school year, but now that summer is here and bedtimes are a bit more relaxed I am all for it.

    I found this article that gives some good Get It Done Tips for weeknight entertaining.  Get some pizza dough and toppings and grill your own pizzas and top it off with some ice cream.  An easy treat to liven up the work week!

    PS - I had a buddhist monk come up to me on 34th Street today and put a beaded bracelet on me and say a prayer.  Not sure what it means, but documenting it since this is also my diary. :)

    Monday, July 7, 2014

    Jazzed Up Ice Cream

    My dear cousin sent this recipe for Mandarin Orange Cream Pops.  I love semi-homemade desserts -- they are great Get It Done Tips for weeknight entertaining. 

    Going to pin this one in case I have an impromptu pool party in the coming weeks (anyone up for it?!) and give this a try!

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

    Where Did the Weekend Go?

    Well, that flew.

    Had a great time last night with our friends.  This morning they stayed for breakfast, which we enjoyed outside.

    My husband went to help a friend move so the little men and I went to Whole Foods.  When my husband got home we all went to Costco.  Then we took his grandmother out to dinner.

    Everyone is in the pool now.  Off to bed soon - I hope!

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

    Overnight Guests

    Looking forward to having my friend and her family come over for the night.  They should be here around 3:30. I plan to take my friend for a mani/pedi when she gets here and the husbands will watch the kids.

    When we get home we have on the menu grilled filet mignon, corn, zucchini, pasta salad and birthday cake.

    Friday, July 4, 2014

    Happy 4th!

    Enjoyed a great massage and facial this morning.  Went out for hibachi dinner since it was pouring rain and I didn't feel like grilling.

    By the time we got home the sun started to peak out of the clouds so my little two stripped to their birthday suits and ran into their little inflatable pool.

    We then had dessert. 

    My big boy has been enjoying the cooking portion of his camp and brought home a mini apple pie Friday.  He begged me to make another one so we did that today.  It came out great.  Used this simple recipe.

    All are bathed and in pajamas and we'll see if we can catch a firework outside or on tv.

    Looking forward to a visit from my oldest friend and her family tomorrow. 

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

    Red, White and Blue Desserts

    Get It Done Tip - do all of you Fourth of July prep today so you can enjoy the day tomorrow!  Here are some festive 4th dessert recipes from epicurious if you need inspiration.

    Looking forward to heading out of work at 2 today.  We have friends coming over and I have peach sangria in the fridge waiting for me.  Tomorrow morning a facial and massage at the Ritz....I can't wait!

    Wishing everyone a relaxing, fun weekend.

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Simple Side Salads for the Holiday Weekend

    Going to a barbecue?  Here are some Get It Done Tips for quick and healthy side dishes you can bring....compliments of All You Magazine. Enjoy!

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    Backyard Ideas

    I found this on Pinterest and loved it as a Get It Done Tip.  Check out this blog with 32 cheap and easy backyard ideas - ranging from kid games to decorations.  Enjoy!