I've become obsessed with these chunky oversized knit blankets. I literally want to drape them on everything in my house. Look at this beauty from Ohhio.
Or perhaps this one from Lauren Aston Designs.
The crafty side in my says, "You should try to make one!" The more sensible side says, "Merry Christmas to me!"

The idea vs the reality of me making one might turn out to be vastly different. Has anyone bought one of these...are they as marvelous as they look?

An Actual Conversation In My House #StreamTeam

Not gonna lie, it's been a LONG week. What am I saying? It's been a LONG month. I work all day, and before I know it, I look up and it's time to pick up kiddos from school and get dinner on the table. After dinner, I look forward to relaxing on the couch. I love Netflix, but I do get bummed out when I've binged a show and then I don't know what to watch.  

Me: "I've binged everything I want to watch and now I'm just searching for something else."  
My Daughter: "Use the Discover feature."  
Me: "I don't want to. I'm just gonna scroll around until I find something for us."  
My Daughter: "MOM...I promise you, it works. Just try it."  
Me: "No...I'll find something, just gimmie a sec."  
My Daughter: "MOM...I promise you, it works. Just try it."

I don't know why I didn't want to use the Discover feature. I think it's like stubborn folks who don't want to ask for directions. Like, I know what I want to watch. When actually, I have NO idea what to watch.  

Me: "Alright...I'm sick of searching. I'm going to try the Discover feature."

AND...Boom! I input a few films my daughter and I like...and it pops up Bring It On.

Both of us: "Um...totally want to watch that!" That was easy ;)

This weekend, I'm totally watching the Amanda Knox Documentary, and THEN Luke Cage! What are you binging next?

Dinner = Done

Coming in to the end of summer, I am getting slammed every day. By the time dinner rolls around, I’ve typically worked all day, made 2-3 trips to school and spent NO time thinking about dinner. I’m still loving quick and easy summer recipes, and I’ve found the perfect summer pasta recipe. I don’t know how the idea of One Pot Pasta dishes got by me, but I’ll admit, I’ve never tried it. As the Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons would say, “Best. Dinner. Ever.” (…and my kids agreed.) I am officially a One Pot Pasta fan.

One Pot Pasta Ingredients:
  • 12 oz linguine
  • 12 oz halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 onion thinly sliced (comes out to 2ish cups)
  • 4 cloves thinly sliced garlic
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 1/2 cups of water (some folks use vegetable broth)
  • diced mozzarella (amount desired)
  • salt and pepper to taste
All you have to do is combine pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, olive oil, water, salt and pepper in a large skillet. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring a lot. It takes about ten minutes for water to boil off. Once you have removed from heat, add in mozzarella. (Garnish with fresh basil and parmesan cheese) Serve and enjoy! (Dish served my family of 4 perfectly.)
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