It’s been a while, but I wanted to give a quick update on some big things.
I had another baby! Will is adorable and eight months old last week. He’s absolutely wonderful and it’s a lot easier the second time around — I actually feel like I know what I’m doing! (Sometimes, at least.)
I’ve been making some fun changes with this blog. I promised a big redesign a while ago and kind of only got halfway there. I finally (after a lot of work) updated the webpage itself, but then the project sort of took off in a whole new direction, and I realized I was more interested in the work of redesigning the site than anything else I could think about doing.
I wrote a script that would pick one of my old recipes and feature them every few days, and a hundred tries later, I actually got it to work. And now I’m working on parsing some of my old posts into component pieces, so I can feature recipes more easily and in different formats. (Hopefully this should be done in the next few weeks, but time is a little limited with an eight month old and a full time job!)
Anyways, just a small update, and hopefully some bigger changes soon!
I’ve written before about our love of ice cream this summer, but this little kiddo is nothing short of obsessed! And mom feels about the same way. (One bite for you, one bite for me…)
It’s been really fun to be able to take Bear on little trips and outings, just the two of us! Ice cream is a favorite, but in the past week, we’ve also done pizza and… get ready for this… sushi! Yes, my little fourteen-month-old baby eats sushi. I’m so proud! (No raw fish yet… I got him an avocado roll!)
We’ve had such a blast trying out new destinations and it’s fun to watch as he explores everywhere we go! He still gets a little nervous in new environments, but it’s really fun to watch him get comfortable trying new things and enjoying them. Step one: sushi. Step two: the world!
Between pregnancy and new motherhood, I’m not embarrassed to admit that our household has increased its ice cream intake significantly in the last few years. As we head into the Houston summer (say it ain’t so!) ice cream is one of our family’s favorite refreshing treats.
I believe that there’s a place for everything in moderation, but lately I’ve been starting to think we need to cut back on the dairy intake. Enter an awesome new solution: Blue Bunny Dairy Free Ice Cream. It’s an extremely new product, only available in a few select test markets right now, Houston being one of them. (As a transplant from New York, it’s exciting and rare when Houston has something that New York doesn’t!)
What I like about this ice cream is that, aside from being dairy free (it’s almond based), it’s still as rich and creamy as ice cream should be. I’ve tried a few almond and soy alternatives but never found one I truly love. And Blue Bunny’s flavors are exactly in my family’s wheelhouse too: vanilla for me, mint chocolate chip for Chad, and chocolate for baby Bear! (It also comes in Mocha Fudge.)
For me, daily products are fine in moderation, but if you’re lactose-intolerant, these are particularly worth checking out. And even if you’re not, these ice creams are an excellent source of calcium, cholesterol free, and contain healthy fats.
I’m sure ice-cream family outings will still continue, but I’m excited to mix them up with some official “Blue Bunny nights” in our house too! I’ve stocked up at Kroger so next time we need our fix we’ll be good to go!
And Blue Bunny has offered a giveaway to you guys! To enter, leave a comment below. One lucky winner will receive three coupons for free Blue Bunny treats!
Disclosure: I partnered with Blue Bunny to bring you this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.