Why we put our kids' bunk bed in the closet

When we moved in to our home, our daughter's bedroom was a bit of a layout conundrum since we had to work around two closets, a doorway, a window, and a baseboard electric heater PLUS a low ceiling. Then we decided to move the bunk bed into the closet…


Slow cooker green chile pulled pork: it's a gift for Future You!

So… This pork. It's great in tacos, nachos, or burritos. It's decadent over cheese grits. I've eaten it happily in a bowl of ramen. I suspect it would be great in tamales. Put it in your quesadilla! Put it in your breakfast burrito! Add some to your huevos rancheros! Put it on small roll with shredded cabbage and call it a slider! Enchiladas? Sure! Eaten cold from a bowl straight from the fridge because you can't even be bothered? Absolutely! It's dang versatile, and it freezes beautifully. Make a big batch and freeze some. Future You will appreciate your thoughtfulness.


How I use my panties for a quick confidence boost

It began to get to the point where every single time I was anywhere near Victoria's Secret, I had to buy the 5 pairs for $27 deal. It isn't a bad price, until you end up with over a hundred pairs of underwear. So why, oh why, do I love buying new underwear so much?