I’d like to confess that I’m a bit addicted to pinterest. I will just assume that some of you may be as well, partly because it makes me feel as though I’m in good company. It actually is a blessing, this thing called pinterest. It allows this mom brain of mine to flex it’s muscles and remember that I am a woman of many interests. I spend my time dabbling in photography, art, and beauty (hah, as if I have time for beauty) categories. I’m not going to lie though, most of my pins are kitchen related. One huge problem; so many tempting recipes containing dairy, dairy dairy!! Which my youngest is still not allowed to have due to food allergies. Luckily, I am ambitious and I do my best to make adaptations for dairy, egg and nut free.
I seems like forever since my last post, but I haven’t been baking much these days. I’m avoiding water. Well, washing my hands unnecessarily. For some reason, I’ve had an outbreak of severe eczema on my hands. Since I can remember I’ve been the type that’s obsessive about moisturizing my skin. Needless to say, I had never experienced dry skin at all. But since I had little K I’ve been battling eczema big time. First it started on my legs and after a few months it was my arms and now my hands. And as a mom of a toddler it’s pretty much impossible to avoid washing my hands. So I’m given no choice but to suffer the constant pain. I’ve seen 3 different dermatologists, tried a bevy of lotions and creams and have now resorted to the grocery aisle to find a solution.
I think it’s hardly a coincidence that my first post falls during National Chocolate Chip Cookie week. It’s really a symbol of American home life. Even if your mother never made you a chocolate chip cookie you can’t help but feel full of homey comfort as soon as you’ve taken a bite. I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t like a chocolate chip cookie. My husband, who has absolutely NO sweet tooth, can often be found in the corners of our kitchen shoving them down at a disturbing pace.