First world problems

Life around home

For ten minutes she looked through her closet, dithering. She was not a ditherer by nature, so this was a matter of unusual difficulty. What to wear? She could wear the pretty paisley dress, but she’d worn it to the last social event, and probably to the one before that. She could wear the blue, […]

June 9, 2016

Snack attack


Confession: One good thing about having kids underfoot is that I can’t sit around eating all the time, like I wanted to those first weeks of pregnancy. This is a good thing. But there is one snack I can always find time for, a perfect little creation of my friend Shaunda (whom I mention too often […]

May 20, 2015

Giveaway: Simple Servings cookbook!


UPDATE: As of December 6, 2014, this giveaway is closed. ***** Dear people, I’m happy to announce there’s a new cookbook on the market around here! – Simple Servings: recipes celebrating the place of food, faith & laughter at Faith Builders. Beatrice King has gathered an incredible collection of great eats. She’s been head cook at […]

December 3, 2014

High heeled shoe cupcakes

Celebrations, Food

My little girl just turned four years old. This sends cold shivers through me. I wonder if it’s the beginning of the end, and if we will ever again be as close as we are now, and what I should be teaching her about femininity that I haven’t learned yet myself. So because I do […]

August 18, 2014

Mini hotdog buns


So last week was no-grocery week and I decided to bake hotdog buns instead of buying them. I got out a jiffy recipe from a trusted cookbook and started measuring and rolling. In typical Shari-fashion I made them the day of the cookout so they’d be fresh, pinning everything on one effort without leaving myself […]

August 6, 2014