Category Archives: Events

A Tale of Two Paleo Crumbles – A Paleo Thanksgiving Part 4 with Semi Handmade

A Tale of Two Paleo Crumbles:

  1.  Apple Crumble with Crispy Almond Crumble
  2. Cherry Crumble with Buttery Pecan Topping

Each made with less than 15 minutes prep time.


Continue reading A Tale of Two Paleo Crumbles – A Paleo Thanksgiving Part 4 with Semi Handmade

5 minute Blistered Green Beans-A Paleo Thanskgiving Part 3 with Semi Handmade


So technically even raw, organic green beans are a legume and not totally, 100% purist Paleo, but several researchers have determined that green beans aren’t matured legumes and contain little to none of the potentially inflammatory contents of mature legumes.  Do your own google searching (I prefer Pub Med to Dr. Internet), and decide for yourself.

While we don’t eat green beans as a part of our every day Paleo lifestyle, we were 100% okay with adding a serving of these crunchy, sweet greens to our Paleo Thanksgiving. Continue reading 5 minute Blistered Green Beans-A Paleo Thanskgiving Part 3 with Semi Handmade

Paleo Orange+Sweet Potato Casserole – A Paleo Thanksgiving Part 2 with Semi Handmade 

This Paleo Orange+Sweet Potato Casserole is Part 2 in our Paleo Thanksgiving Series!

With just three simple ingredients, Paleo or not, you may never go back to that marshmallow version!

How To Stuff and Truss a Turkey -Paleo Thanksgiving Part 1 with #Semi_Handmade

Continue reading Paleo Orange+Sweet Potato Casserole – A Paleo Thanksgiving Part 2 with Semi Handmade 

How To Stuff and Truss a Turkey -Paleo Thanksgiving Part 1 with #Semi_Handmade


It’s that time of year, and if you’ve always wondered how to easily keep that stuffing in (or apples/onions/lemons), here is a quick and simple How To with photos! Continue reading How To Stuff and Truss a Turkey -Paleo Thanksgiving Part 1 with #Semi_Handmade

Ice Cream Party with a Twist


If you’re looking for a mess free alternative for an ice cream bar or ice cream party, check out MyMo Mochi Ice Cream!

Holiday season means parties, potlucks and ultimate celebrations.  If you’re looking for a new go to, Continue reading Ice Cream Party with a Twist

5 Tips for the Perfect Fall or Halloween Party


Every year our friends and neighbors pack the house before trotting out to Trick or Treat.  It’s a lot of fun in new urbanism neighborhoods where living close together means maximum efficiency in the candy gathering.   Continue reading 5 Tips for the Perfect Fall or Halloween Party

EQtainment: What We Didn’t Love

We received free products from EQtainment in exchange for our unbiased review.  All opinions are our own.

eqtainment-product-shot-filter

EQtainment is a newly launched brand with a suite of products by Harvard alumna Sofia Dickens, designed to “improve emotional intelligence globally by creating fun and simple tools for practicing social skills and better behavior.”

We love that this is a mom owned business by a clearly well spoken, intelligent momprenuer.  We really believe in emotional intelligence, and we are present parents, and really encourage our kids to name and share their feelings with kindness and respect. Sofia Dickens and her team did a ton of quality research, and her information is solid (see their blog).  Like I said, I really wanted to love these products.

Continue reading EQtainment: What We Didn’t Love

(Un)Biased? Writing Negative Reviews

We received free products from EQtainment in exchange for our unbiased review.  All opinions are our own.

eq-kids

I’m sure you’ve seen that statement before.  If you’re a blogger or reviewer or journalist who has received products for free or at a discount, it’s required under the FTC so readers know that, although we claim our review is unbiased, there is a potential for, shall we say, influence?

In our experience, pressure to be positive never comes from the brand.  It’s something within ourselves, that if we’re honest about it, we might say:

a) I like getting free stuff; We fear, if I write something negative, I might stop getting picked to be a party host, product tester, brand ambassador, etc. Continue reading (Un)Biased? Writing Negative Reviews