And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

Date Night Duel!

Remember that awesome date night I planned for SB?? It was all thought out and planned ahead and unique?? Well...I've been one-upped...er like...10 upped! SB had a date night planned for us, complete with Sniperhints throughout the week. He used words like 'dark' and 'not too light' and I thought he just needed words to rhymn with 'park'. Turns out his hints lead us to Dialogue in the Dark at Atlantic Station Friday night! I was beyond stoked. I'd heard about the exhibit from friends and couldn't wait to experience it! Let me tell you...at first I was a step or two away from an anxiety attack. We got our…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Planting the seeds!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771057832"] We can haz green thumbz?? We've had some beaauutiful weather over the past few weeks! We've even dipped our toes (and heads) in the pool already! We also planted a few really awesome things to put out on the porch! SB and I love to cook, and you just can't beat cooking with fresh veggies and herbs. The domestican in me wants to be in the fields...with a big straw hat and some overalls picking all my fresh goodies, but apartment living = porch growin'! It'll definitely do for now. We've used the herbs in several dishes but we're still anxiously awaiting the arrival of our peppers!…
Read More

That’s right…s’mores cupcakes!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="245" caption="S'mores cupcakes"][/caption] A few weeks ago, Jess and I were tasked with preparing some food for our friend Kit's birthday. She's getting pretty old and was probably thinking something like ovaltine, tapioca, and melba toast, but we had something a bit cooler in mind. I mean, after all, us whipper snappers like our food with a bit more flair! Since we pretty much rock the block when it comes to cupcakes we thought that we'd do it up right this time. What better way to kick start spring than with s'mores. I mean, nothing says spring and fun and awesome and money like graham crackers, dark…
Read More

Joining the Movement!

The coupon movement that is! For some reason couponing has become like a cult in the last few months with my friends! Coupon parties and entire phone conversations surrounding saving money by clipping. I still haven't made it to a meeting/class...but my friend Heather gave me the cliffnotes on where to get started! Let me tell you...I was a complete skeptic! (Surprise, surprise) Not that it doesn't work, but that it would work for me. I try to be a low maintenance person...but at the same time I do like organizing a good grocery list! So I tried it. I bought three AJC's. I clipped coupons for an hour. I…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

Date Night Duel!

Remember that awesome date night I planned for SB?? It was all thought out and planned ahead and unique?? Well...I've been one-upped...er like...10 upped! SB had a date night planned for us, complete with Sniperhints throughout the week. He used words like 'dark' and 'not too light' and I thought he just needed words to rhymn with 'park'. Turns out his hints lead us to Dialogue in the Dark at Atlantic Station Friday night! I was beyond stoked. I'd heard about the exhibit from friends and couldn't wait to experience it! Let me tell you...at first I was a step or two away from an anxiety attack. We got our…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Planting the seeds!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771057832"] We can haz green thumbz?? We've had some beaauutiful weather over the past few weeks! We've even dipped our toes (and heads) in the pool already! We also planted a few really awesome things to put out on the porch! SB and I love to cook, and you just can't beat cooking with fresh veggies and herbs. The domestican in me wants to be in the fields...with a big straw hat and some overalls picking all my fresh goodies, but apartment living = porch growin'! It'll definitely do for now. We've used the herbs in several dishes but we're still anxiously awaiting the arrival of our peppers!…
Read More

That’s right…s’mores cupcakes!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="245" caption="S'mores cupcakes"][/caption] A few weeks ago, Jess and I were tasked with preparing some food for our friend Kit's birthday. She's getting pretty old and was probably thinking something like ovaltine, tapioca, and melba toast, but we had something a bit cooler in mind. I mean, after all, us whipper snappers like our food with a bit more flair! Since we pretty much rock the block when it comes to cupcakes we thought that we'd do it up right this time. What better way to kick start spring than with s'mores. I mean, nothing says spring and fun and awesome and money like graham crackers, dark…
Read More

Joining the Movement!

The coupon movement that is! For some reason couponing has become like a cult in the last few months with my friends! Coupon parties and entire phone conversations surrounding saving money by clipping. I still haven't made it to a meeting/class...but my friend Heather gave me the cliffnotes on where to get started! Let me tell you...I was a complete skeptic! (Surprise, surprise) Not that it doesn't work, but that it would work for me. I try to be a low maintenance person...but at the same time I do like organizing a good grocery list! So I tried it. I bought three AJC's. I clipped coupons for an hour. I…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

Date Night Duel!

Remember that awesome date night I planned for SB?? It was all thought out and planned ahead and unique?? Well...I've been one-upped...er like...10 upped! SB had a date night planned for us, complete with Sniperhints throughout the week. He used words like 'dark' and 'not too light' and I thought he just needed words to rhymn with 'park'. Turns out his hints lead us to Dialogue in the Dark at Atlantic Station Friday night! I was beyond stoked. I'd heard about the exhibit from friends and couldn't wait to experience it! Let me tell you...at first I was a step or two away from an anxiety attack. We got our…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Planting the seeds!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771057832"] We can haz green thumbz?? We've had some beaauutiful weather over the past few weeks! We've even dipped our toes (and heads) in the pool already! We also planted a few really awesome things to put out on the porch! SB and I love to cook, and you just can't beat cooking with fresh veggies and herbs. The domestican in me wants to be in the fields...with a big straw hat and some overalls picking all my fresh goodies, but apartment living = porch growin'! It'll definitely do for now. We've used the herbs in several dishes but we're still anxiously awaiting the arrival of our peppers!…
Read More

That’s right…s’mores cupcakes!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="245" caption="S'mores cupcakes"][/caption] A few weeks ago, Jess and I were tasked with preparing some food for our friend Kit's birthday. She's getting pretty old and was probably thinking something like ovaltine, tapioca, and melba toast, but we had something a bit cooler in mind. I mean, after all, us whipper snappers like our food with a bit more flair! Since we pretty much rock the block when it comes to cupcakes we thought that we'd do it up right this time. What better way to kick start spring than with s'mores. I mean, nothing says spring and fun and awesome and money like graham crackers, dark…
Read More

Joining the Movement!

The coupon movement that is! For some reason couponing has become like a cult in the last few months with my friends! Coupon parties and entire phone conversations surrounding saving money by clipping. I still haven't made it to a meeting/class...but my friend Heather gave me the cliffnotes on where to get started! Let me tell you...I was a complete skeptic! (Surprise, surprise) Not that it doesn't work, but that it would work for me. I try to be a low maintenance person...but at the same time I do like organizing a good grocery list! So I tried it. I bought three AJC's. I clipped coupons for an hour. I…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

Date Night Duel!

Remember that awesome date night I planned for SB?? It was all thought out and planned ahead and unique?? Well...I've been one-upped...er like...10 upped! SB had a date night planned for us, complete with Sniperhints throughout the week. He used words like 'dark' and 'not too light' and I thought he just needed words to rhymn with 'park'. Turns out his hints lead us to Dialogue in the Dark at Atlantic Station Friday night! I was beyond stoked. I'd heard about the exhibit from friends and couldn't wait to experience it! Let me tell you...at first I was a step or two away from an anxiety attack. We got our…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Planting the seeds!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771057832"] We can haz green thumbz?? We've had some beaauutiful weather over the past few weeks! We've even dipped our toes (and heads) in the pool already! We also planted a few really awesome things to put out on the porch! SB and I love to cook, and you just can't beat cooking with fresh veggies and herbs. The domestican in me wants to be in the fields...with a big straw hat and some overalls picking all my fresh goodies, but apartment living = porch growin'! It'll definitely do for now. We've used the herbs in several dishes but we're still anxiously awaiting the arrival of our peppers!…
Read More

That’s right…s’mores cupcakes!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="245" caption="S'mores cupcakes"][/caption] A few weeks ago, Jess and I were tasked with preparing some food for our friend Kit's birthday. She's getting pretty old and was probably thinking something like ovaltine, tapioca, and melba toast, but we had something a bit cooler in mind. I mean, after all, us whipper snappers like our food with a bit more flair! Since we pretty much rock the block when it comes to cupcakes we thought that we'd do it up right this time. What better way to kick start spring than with s'mores. I mean, nothing says spring and fun and awesome and money like graham crackers, dark…
Read More

Joining the Movement!

The coupon movement that is! For some reason couponing has become like a cult in the last few months with my friends! Coupon parties and entire phone conversations surrounding saving money by clipping. I still haven't made it to a meeting/class...but my friend Heather gave me the cliffnotes on where to get started! Let me tell you...I was a complete skeptic! (Surprise, surprise) Not that it doesn't work, but that it would work for me. I try to be a low maintenance person...but at the same time I do like organizing a good grocery list! So I tried it. I bought three AJC's. I clipped coupons for an hour. I…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

Date Night Duel!

Remember that awesome date night I planned for SB?? It was all thought out and planned ahead and unique?? Well...I've been one-upped...er like...10 upped! SB had a date night planned for us, complete with Sniperhints throughout the week. He used words like 'dark' and 'not too light' and I thought he just needed words to rhymn with 'park'. Turns out his hints lead us to Dialogue in the Dark at Atlantic Station Friday night! I was beyond stoked. I'd heard about the exhibit from friends and couldn't wait to experience it! Let me tell you...at first I was a step or two away from an anxiety attack. We got our…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Planting the seeds!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771057832"] We can haz green thumbz?? We've had some beaauutiful weather over the past few weeks! We've even dipped our toes (and heads) in the pool already! We also planted a few really awesome things to put out on the porch! SB and I love to cook, and you just can't beat cooking with fresh veggies and herbs. The domestican in me wants to be in the fields...with a big straw hat and some overalls picking all my fresh goodies, but apartment living = porch growin'! It'll definitely do for now. We've used the herbs in several dishes but we're still anxiously awaiting the arrival of our peppers!…
Read More

That’s right…s’mores cupcakes!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="245" caption="S'mores cupcakes"][/caption] A few weeks ago, Jess and I were tasked with preparing some food for our friend Kit's birthday. She's getting pretty old and was probably thinking something like ovaltine, tapioca, and melba toast, but we had something a bit cooler in mind. I mean, after all, us whipper snappers like our food with a bit more flair! Since we pretty much rock the block when it comes to cupcakes we thought that we'd do it up right this time. What better way to kick start spring than with s'mores. I mean, nothing says spring and fun and awesome and money like graham crackers, dark…
Read More

Joining the Movement!

The coupon movement that is! For some reason couponing has become like a cult in the last few months with my friends! Coupon parties and entire phone conversations surrounding saving money by clipping. I still haven't made it to a meeting/class...but my friend Heather gave me the cliffnotes on where to get started! Let me tell you...I was a complete skeptic! (Surprise, surprise) Not that it doesn't work, but that it would work for me. I try to be a low maintenance person...but at the same time I do like organizing a good grocery list! So I tried it. I bought three AJC's. I clipped coupons for an hour. I…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

Date Night Duel!

Remember that awesome date night I planned for SB?? It was all thought out and planned ahead and unique?? Well...I've been one-upped...er like...10 upped! SB had a date night planned for us, complete with Sniperhints throughout the week. He used words like 'dark' and 'not too light' and I thought he just needed words to rhymn with 'park'. Turns out his hints lead us to Dialogue in the Dark at Atlantic Station Friday night! I was beyond stoked. I'd heard about the exhibit from friends and couldn't wait to experience it! Let me tell you...at first I was a step or two away from an anxiety attack. We got our…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Planting the seeds!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771057832"] We can haz green thumbz?? We've had some beaauutiful weather over the past few weeks! We've even dipped our toes (and heads) in the pool already! We also planted a few really awesome things to put out on the porch! SB and I love to cook, and you just can't beat cooking with fresh veggies and herbs. The domestican in me wants to be in the fields...with a big straw hat and some overalls picking all my fresh goodies, but apartment living = porch growin'! It'll definitely do for now. We've used the herbs in several dishes but we're still anxiously awaiting the arrival of our peppers!…
Read More

That’s right…s’mores cupcakes!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="245" caption="S'mores cupcakes"][/caption] A few weeks ago, Jess and I were tasked with preparing some food for our friend Kit's birthday. She's getting pretty old and was probably thinking something like ovaltine, tapioca, and melba toast, but we had something a bit cooler in mind. I mean, after all, us whipper snappers like our food with a bit more flair! Since we pretty much rock the block when it comes to cupcakes we thought that we'd do it up right this time. What better way to kick start spring than with s'mores. I mean, nothing says spring and fun and awesome and money like graham crackers, dark…
Read More

Joining the Movement!

The coupon movement that is! For some reason couponing has become like a cult in the last few months with my friends! Coupon parties and entire phone conversations surrounding saving money by clipping. I still haven't made it to a meeting/class...but my friend Heather gave me the cliffnotes on where to get started! Let me tell you...I was a complete skeptic! (Surprise, surprise) Not that it doesn't work, but that it would work for me. I try to be a low maintenance person...but at the same time I do like organizing a good grocery list! So I tried it. I bought three AJC's. I clipped coupons for an hour. I…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

Date Night Duel!

Remember that awesome date night I planned for SB?? It was all thought out and planned ahead and unique?? Well...I've been one-upped...er like...10 upped! SB had a date night planned for us, complete with Sniperhints throughout the week. He used words like 'dark' and 'not too light' and I thought he just needed words to rhymn with 'park'. Turns out his hints lead us to Dialogue in the Dark at Atlantic Station Friday night! I was beyond stoked. I'd heard about the exhibit from friends and couldn't wait to experience it! Let me tell you...at first I was a step or two away from an anxiety attack. We got our…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Planting the seeds!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771057832"] We can haz green thumbz?? We've had some beaauutiful weather over the past few weeks! We've even dipped our toes (and heads) in the pool already! We also planted a few really awesome things to put out on the porch! SB and I love to cook, and you just can't beat cooking with fresh veggies and herbs. The domestican in me wants to be in the fields...with a big straw hat and some overalls picking all my fresh goodies, but apartment living = porch growin'! It'll definitely do for now. We've used the herbs in several dishes but we're still anxiously awaiting the arrival of our peppers!…
Read More

That’s right…s’mores cupcakes!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="245" caption="S'mores cupcakes"][/caption] A few weeks ago, Jess and I were tasked with preparing some food for our friend Kit's birthday. She's getting pretty old and was probably thinking something like ovaltine, tapioca, and melba toast, but we had something a bit cooler in mind. I mean, after all, us whipper snappers like our food with a bit more flair! Since we pretty much rock the block when it comes to cupcakes we thought that we'd do it up right this time. What better way to kick start spring than with s'mores. I mean, nothing says spring and fun and awesome and money like graham crackers, dark…
Read More

Joining the Movement!

The coupon movement that is! For some reason couponing has become like a cult in the last few months with my friends! Coupon parties and entire phone conversations surrounding saving money by clipping. I still haven't made it to a meeting/class...but my friend Heather gave me the cliffnotes on where to get started! Let me tell you...I was a complete skeptic! (Surprise, surprise) Not that it doesn't work, but that it would work for me. I try to be a low maintenance person...but at the same time I do like organizing a good grocery list! So I tried it. I bought three AJC's. I clipped coupons for an hour. I…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

Date Night Duel!

Remember that awesome date night I planned for SB?? It was all thought out and planned ahead and unique?? Well...I've been one-upped...er like...10 upped! SB had a date night planned for us, complete with Sniperhints throughout the week. He used words like 'dark' and 'not too light' and I thought he just needed words to rhymn with 'park'. Turns out his hints lead us to Dialogue in the Dark at Atlantic Station Friday night! I was beyond stoked. I'd heard about the exhibit from friends and couldn't wait to experience it! Let me tell you...at first I was a step or two away from an anxiety attack. We got our…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Planting the seeds!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771057832"] We can haz green thumbz?? We've had some beaauutiful weather over the past few weeks! We've even dipped our toes (and heads) in the pool already! We also planted a few really awesome things to put out on the porch! SB and I love to cook, and you just can't beat cooking with fresh veggies and herbs. The domestican in me wants to be in the fields...with a big straw hat and some overalls picking all my fresh goodies, but apartment living = porch growin'! It'll definitely do for now. We've used the herbs in several dishes but we're still anxiously awaiting the arrival of our peppers!…
Read More

That’s right…s’mores cupcakes!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="245" caption="S'mores cupcakes"][/caption] A few weeks ago, Jess and I were tasked with preparing some food for our friend Kit's birthday. She's getting pretty old and was probably thinking something like ovaltine, tapioca, and melba toast, but we had something a bit cooler in mind. I mean, after all, us whipper snappers like our food with a bit more flair! Since we pretty much rock the block when it comes to cupcakes we thought that we'd do it up right this time. What better way to kick start spring than with s'mores. I mean, nothing says spring and fun and awesome and money like graham crackers, dark…
Read More

Joining the Movement!

The coupon movement that is! For some reason couponing has become like a cult in the last few months with my friends! Coupon parties and entire phone conversations surrounding saving money by clipping. I still haven't made it to a meeting/class...but my friend Heather gave me the cliffnotes on where to get started! Let me tell you...I was a complete skeptic! (Surprise, surprise) Not that it doesn't work, but that it would work for me. I try to be a low maintenance person...but at the same time I do like organizing a good grocery list! So I tried it. I bought three AJC's. I clipped coupons for an hour. I…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

Date Night Duel!

Remember that awesome date night I planned for SB?? It was all thought out and planned ahead and unique?? Well...I've been one-upped...er like...10 upped! SB had a date night planned for us, complete with Sniperhints throughout the week. He used words like 'dark' and 'not too light' and I thought he just needed words to rhymn with 'park'. Turns out his hints lead us to Dialogue in the Dark at Atlantic Station Friday night! I was beyond stoked. I'd heard about the exhibit from friends and couldn't wait to experience it! Let me tell you...at first I was a step or two away from an anxiety attack. We got our…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Planting the seeds!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771057832"] We can haz green thumbz?? We've had some beaauutiful weather over the past few weeks! We've even dipped our toes (and heads) in the pool already! We also planted a few really awesome things to put out on the porch! SB and I love to cook, and you just can't beat cooking with fresh veggies and herbs. The domestican in me wants to be in the fields...with a big straw hat and some overalls picking all my fresh goodies, but apartment living = porch growin'! It'll definitely do for now. We've used the herbs in several dishes but we're still anxiously awaiting the arrival of our peppers!…
Read More

That’s right…s’mores cupcakes!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="245" caption="S'mores cupcakes"][/caption] A few weeks ago, Jess and I were tasked with preparing some food for our friend Kit's birthday. She's getting pretty old and was probably thinking something like ovaltine, tapioca, and melba toast, but we had something a bit cooler in mind. I mean, after all, us whipper snappers like our food with a bit more flair! Since we pretty much rock the block when it comes to cupcakes we thought that we'd do it up right this time. What better way to kick start spring than with s'mores. I mean, nothing says spring and fun and awesome and money like graham crackers, dark…
Read More

Joining the Movement!

The coupon movement that is! For some reason couponing has become like a cult in the last few months with my friends! Coupon parties and entire phone conversations surrounding saving money by clipping. I still haven't made it to a meeting/class...but my friend Heather gave me the cliffnotes on where to get started! Let me tell you...I was a complete skeptic! (Surprise, surprise) Not that it doesn't work, but that it would work for me. I try to be a low maintenance person...but at the same time I do like organizing a good grocery list! So I tried it. I bought three AJC's. I clipped coupons for an hour. I…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

Not even sure where to begin

A lot has happened since the last post. Over a month has past and many, many, many things have taken place in the world of the Sniper's. Rather than have a hum-drum long post going into great detail, I figured I'd give a quick recap. So here goes (in no particular order)... (more…)
Read More

Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

Date Night Duel!

Remember that awesome date night I planned for SB?? It was all thought out and planned ahead and unique?? Well...I've been one-upped...er like...10 upped! SB had a date night planned for us, complete with Sniperhints throughout the week. He used words like 'dark' and 'not too light' and I thought he just needed words to rhymn with 'park'. Turns out his hints lead us to Dialogue in the Dark at Atlantic Station Friday night! I was beyond stoked. I'd heard about the exhibit from friends and couldn't wait to experience it! Let me tell you...at first I was a step or two away from an anxiety attack. We got our…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Planting the seeds!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771057832"] We can haz green thumbz?? We've had some beaauutiful weather over the past few weeks! We've even dipped our toes (and heads) in the pool already! We also planted a few really awesome things to put out on the porch! SB and I love to cook, and you just can't beat cooking with fresh veggies and herbs. The domestican in me wants to be in the fields...with a big straw hat and some overalls picking all my fresh goodies, but apartment living = porch growin'! It'll definitely do for now. We've used the herbs in several dishes but we're still anxiously awaiting the arrival of our peppers!…
Read More

That’s right…s’mores cupcakes!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="245" caption="S'mores cupcakes"][/caption] A few weeks ago, Jess and I were tasked with preparing some food for our friend Kit's birthday. She's getting pretty old and was probably thinking something like ovaltine, tapioca, and melba toast, but we had something a bit cooler in mind. I mean, after all, us whipper snappers like our food with a bit more flair! Since we pretty much rock the block when it comes to cupcakes we thought that we'd do it up right this time. What better way to kick start spring than with s'mores. I mean, nothing says spring and fun and awesome and money like graham crackers, dark…
Read More

Joining the Movement!

The coupon movement that is! For some reason couponing has become like a cult in the last few months with my friends! Coupon parties and entire phone conversations surrounding saving money by clipping. I still haven't made it to a meeting/class...but my friend Heather gave me the cliffnotes on where to get started! Let me tell you...I was a complete skeptic! (Surprise, surprise) Not that it doesn't work, but that it would work for me. I try to be a low maintenance person...but at the same time I do like organizing a good grocery list! So I tried it. I bought three AJC's. I clipped coupons for an hour. I…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More