Our house is lit, yo. And no, your eyes do not deceive you: that is a flamingo wearing a Santa hat, front and center. We decorated the yard ourselves but hired a guy to install the lights around the eaves. It wasn't cheap, and in the end, they eschewed tall ladders and simply climbed onto … Continue reading Flamingo-ho-ho!

On Dasher, On Dancer, On Peyton & Elway

A lot of you were interested to learn more about the cast iron pizza. I have to admit I was skeptical myself the first time Tara said she was going to make one, but they're surprisingly easy and very good. We use this pizza dough recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction. I have no idea who … Continue reading On Dasher, On Dancer, On Peyton & Elway

Peace Offering

Our neighbor, Kelly (yes, that's her real name), called a truce today. Or, at the very least, appeased us with cupcakes. She was kind enough to bring over this six-pack from Sweet Secrets Bakery in Rapid City. As far as peace offerings go, I approve. I had the opportunity to interview the owner earlier this … Continue reading Peace Offering

Throwing Down the Holiday Gauntlet

After my epic Christmas-light-hanging FAIL on Sunday, my dear wife took pity on me. "You know, we don't have to hang lights this year," Tara said. "We can just enjoy our neighbor's!" This might have appeased me if said neighbor hadn't thrown down the gauntlet on Sunday. Which wouldn't have happened in the first place … Continue reading Throwing Down the Holiday Gauntlet