Author Archives: Tricia

The Hatchimal Experience

The Hatchimal Experience

Andy’s parents live about 4-5 hours away from us. This past weekend we went and celebrated an early Christmas with them and Andy’s sister’s family. The cousins exchange gifts and the grandparents spoil the kids. It’s a fun weekend for all. Henry received THE hit toy of the season…the Hatchimal. He was even more excited

Holiday Book Countdown to Christmas

Holiday Book Countdown to Christmas

While putting away the Halloween decorations, I came across a stack of wrapped “packages” in the basement. I suddenly remembered what I made the kids do before putting away all of the Christmas decorations last year. I made them wrap books. We tried this five years ago and here is what I posted back in 2011:

Brussels Sprouts – Oven Roasted

Brussels Sprouts – Oven Roasted

Save Print Brussels Sprouts – Oven Roasted   Ingredients Brussels Sprouts Oil Salt and Pepper or Spice of Your Choosing Instructions Clean Brussels Sprouts and cut into halves or thirds. Toss Brussels Sprouts and any of the loose leaves generously in a bowl with your favorite oil. I used Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil. Sprink with

Main Event Entertainment – West Chester Location

Main Event Entertainment – West Chester Location

While staying at the hotel for our house remodel, we ran into a lot of Main Event Entertainment staff. We struck up a conversation with Ryan from Texas who told us all about the new location here in West Chester and told us to stop in sometime soon. Today Andy and I had a date

Nashville Breweries Around The Gulch

Nashville Breweries Around The Gulch

Andy and I had the opportunity to take a quick road trip to Nashville this past weekend for a friend’s 40th birthday party. Although we’ve both been there on quick trips the last few years (me for work and Andy for a football game), we haven’t been there together in a LONG time (since we

Kitchen Renovation Part 2: Moving to the Basement

Kitchen Renovation Part 2: Moving to the Basement

When you decide to tear out your kitchen, you need a plan for eating. And if you decide not to eat out for every meal, you need a logistical plan to make meals happen at home in a new location. Because it only takes one demolition day to make a kitchen unusable. We had two

Henry’s Ear Tube Removal

Henry’s Ear Tube Removal

When you are small and get ear tubes, I always heard there are two types of patients…those that can’t seem to keep them in resulting in numerous tubes and those that can’t seem to have them both fall out. Well, Henry had an ear tube that did not want to come out on its own. And

Kitchen Renovation Part 1: The Selection Process

Kitchen Renovation Part 1: The Selection Process

About a year ago we started seriously discussing making improvements to our house. Do we spend money on the current house or look for a new house? I considered moving, but couldn’t imagine leaving our neighborhood. Was our house falling apart? No, but it was built in 1987 and the upgrades made by the previous

Crock-Pot Carnitas

Crock-Pot Carnitas

Save Print Crock-Pot Carnitas   Ingredients 2-4 lb Pork Roast 1 bottle Goya Mojo marinade Tortillas Shells Red Onion Cheese Sour Cream Cilantro Limes Instructions Place pork roast in the crock-pot. Pour entire bottle of Goya Mojo marinade over the pork. Cook on low for about 8-10 hours depending on your crock-pot. Shred pork. The

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

I love bacon. I hate the mess bacon makes while cooking it on top of the stove in a skillet. So I quit making bacon, but I missed it. So much. Then I decided to try baking it in the oven. Game changer! It’s so simple. The clean-up is quick and amazing. The bacon is

Chair Pockets

Chair Pockets

We have a great group of neighborhood ladies who are connected together on Facebook. Our neighborhood is 30+ years old and everyone is starting to update bathrooms, kitchens, backyards, etc. Last fall a few neighborhood moms that it would cool to host our own “Parade of Homes” and see in-person what each other is doing