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Dairy Free Bolognese Sauce-Dairyland Mashup

Homemade Dairy-Free Bolognese Sauce

Tom is Italian.  Let me make this clear from the beginning.  If you want to get technical about it, he’s only 1/4 Italian with the rest being German and Swedish.  But it’s the Italian that’s the important part, and where our last name comes from.  His middle name comes from …


Spread the Word to End the Word

This is my sister. Lauren is one of the coolest people I know.  She has a job, she has friends, she loves music and dancing, takes martial arts and dance lessons, and participates in Special Olympics year-round.  She is smart, funny, sensitive, and strong. She is not a retard. I …


Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes | Dairy and Egg Free

Whew.  I thought I would never get back here to write a post!  We’ve been super busy with photographing weddings, events, and portraits, and my free time has been non-existent the past month and a half.  I actually should be working right now, but I’ve missed how cathartic writing can …


Happy Father’s Day (Belated)

So, things are looking a little different around here!  Tom and I are in the process of getting a new photography website up and running, so we’ve been transferring all of our various web homes to our new host.  And that includes this little blog!  I would apologize for the …


New Blog Site!

You’re probably wondering where I’ve been the last few weeks.  It’s been crazy around here, and the biggest change is that my blog is moving!  Tom and I are working on getting our new photography website set up, and that includes moving Dairyland Mashup to a new host.  So, click …


Party Time!

As I may have mentioned once or fifty times before, our little Sweet Pea turned one this past weekend.  We started out the day trying to simultaneously eat oatmeal cereal, formula, dry milk powder, and potato chips.  The cereal somehow found its way out of the jar and all over …



Our baby turns one this weekend. I can’t quite figure out how this happened.  One day we’re at the hospital, I’m in pain and wanting drugs but they’re telling me that sorry, it’s too late for that, and the next my baby is wearing a tutu and eating carrot cake …


Under Pressure

With Sweet Pea’s birthday less than two weeks away, I’m feeling the pressure.  The pressure to have a rockin’ partay is overwhelming.  Magazines, blogs, TV shows, everyone says that your child’s party has to be THE BEST EVER OR ELSE.  What???  You don’t have cupcakes frosted to match the balloons …


We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo. How about you?

Ah, Raffi.  Do your songs ever get old?  Nope, didn’t think so.  I sang that song to Sweet Pea all day Friday and Saturday morning because we actually did go to the zoo!  The petting zoo, that is.  Sweet Pea has been sick this week, and none of us have …



It’s been crazy around here.  Sweet Pea has gotten four teeth so far in the last two weeks, so our nights are a haze of fussing and nursing and pacifiers gone missing and general crankiness.  We’ve had a couple crazy weekends full of family and busyness.  Some new camera gear …