What I’m Into :: June 2014

adrienne pool

What on earth? You're telling me summer is almost half over? BUT ALL WE'VE DONE IS SUMMER SCHOOL! Okay, that's not quite true. We've done more than that. Annalyn took a week off summer school for theater camp. We saw the first half of an outdoor stage production of Wizard of Oz. It was really … [Continue reading...]

Family Recipe: Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies

Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies | GivingUpOnPerfect.com

You all were so welcoming to my brother this spring when he shared his recipe for Corn Casserole with Bacon. So it only made sense to ask him to write about his ah-maze-ing brownie recipe. I was even going to make a little joke about "brownie points." Then I read his rant post (originally titled … [Continue reading...]

When You Have Too Many Plates

Too Many Plates

I have a lot of plates. A LOT. Too many, really. When I got married 15 years ago, I registered for the same dishes my cousin had registered for the year before at her wedding. I didn't know it at the time and didn't do it on purpose - but nobody was surprised when we realized it. See, I've been … [Continue reading...]

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My house is being overrun by ants. That doesn't have anything to do with anything, but it just needed to be said. In the spirit of getting on with life, I've decided to just pretend like we're camping. Maybe I'll even add "camping" to our summer fun list. Then I'm giving up on perfect, getting on … [Continue reading...]

Fiesta to Feed Families

Tacos on a plate

Last year we visited friends for the weekend, attending church together on Sunday. After noticing a man pushing a cart full of folding chairs, Annalyn asked me what he was doing. I told her that he was probably going to set them up for people to sit in during church. And she immediately said, … [Continue reading...]