I love simple days. Today was one of those. We played inside where it’s nice and warm. Miles and I took a nap. And we had family dinner early … at the table.

We ate leftover chili from last night. Miles ate almost all the beans from mine. This was a spicy chili too. That kid loves spicy food. I shouldn’t be surprised. This is the same toddler who likes to eat salsa with a fork when we go out …


After our family meal, it was back to the playroom. Miles played with his cars while Zach read and I wrote some letters. A simple Saturday with my family. I loved it.


get refreshed with magical water

Summer has definitely arrived with 100-plus temperatures and still months to go. We all know how important it is to stay hydrated. I’ve been giving my water an extra boost with fresh berries. It’s simple, but magical.

Step 1: Grab a glass. Chop or slice your choice of produce. I’ve used fresh chopped strawberries today, but I can highly recommend sliced cucumbers, lemons and oranges. It tastes better and is healthier than store-bought flavored water and you aren’t left with a plastic bottle to recycle.

Step 2: Add your berries (or whatever you choose) to your water, drop in a few ice cubes and a fun straw, and enjoy!