Gina G. Smith

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The ‘Adding Beauty’ Project: Week 7

February 12, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast this week. I made my own version of this Breakfast Pizza from Smitten Kitchen. A two- hour delay for our weekly tutoring classes gave us just enough time to sit and enjoy it before heading out into frigid temps and onto slippery roads. Love is in the air and our Read More


A Dream Realized and Playing Catch-Up With You

June 22, 2012

This week marks the realization of a big dream of my husband’s and his partner in crime, Andrew Mackay.  For years, they’ve been dreaming about and planning for a place on the web where parents (and people with precious children in their lives) can go to be encouraged on their journey. This week it finally Read More


What Are Hoo Eating?

February 27, 2012

My youngest son has the cutest way of speaking. And once you’re around him for just a bit, you start to catch on to his speech patterns. One funny thing he does is substitute an ‘h’ for the ‘y’ sound. As in, “What ah hoo eating, Mommy?” (A question I frequently have to answer, as Read More


Mixing Things Up

June 10, 2011

Week 2 of meal planning went well, if you don’t count the day I took the kids to McDonalds because we had to show the house and I didn’t want to mess up the kitchen by fixing lunch.Oh well, those cute owl turkey sandwiches I had planned will keep for another day. We tried this Read More


Parent-Child Chicken Salad.

February 4, 2011

This pretty little salad just happens to be one of our go-to meals around here. I almost always have greens, carrots, chicken and eggs on hand, so it is a really easy thing to pull together. (Throw a teeny bit of cheddar on there and some homemade croutons and oh, YUM!) Most of my crew Read More


Wrapping It Up

December 22, 2010

I think we’re making a transition around here. While I don’t know that I can ever let go of  “brown paper packages tied up with string,” I do enjoy the idea of fabric gift bags like Amanda’s. (If you missed her posts about a “week of elving,” go there and be inspired. File away some Read More


Yummy Fish Dish

September 14, 2010

We have tried this dish and have mostly loved it. I’ve made it 3 times in the last 4 weeks. I consider that to be tried and true, my friends. It’s a keeper. Here are some quotes from my harshest critics: “This tastes better than I expected.” -7 year old daughter “This is the best Read More


Nothin’ but Condiments

July 23, 2010

Okay, this picture is embarrassing. Last week I actually let our fridge get to this point. Absolutely nothing but condiments and a few odds and ends. Funny thing was, I kept putting off my grocery shopping and pulling meals out of nowhere day after day! I utilized my freezer some and we ate egg salad Read More


Just Know…

July 19, 2010

…that when the blogging isn’t happening, the living is. Here are a few things that are keeping us busy in our spare time: The bathroom. Sheesh. Don’t ask. (but soon and very soon it will be done! I’m sure of it) The pool. Overcoming fears and cooling off in the shallow end, chilling with friends Read More


Asparagus, Tomato and Portabella Pizza

July 12, 2010

It’s not like Asparagus pizza has never been done before.  And it may or may not be that only one person in our house likes it. However, if it tickles your fancy, here’s what I did: I put some roasted asparagus, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and grilled portabellas on some pizza dough and baked it. Read More

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