We're at the very end of the most unproductive weekend of all time. It started off on the right track... a night out with Danielle & Carrie. And they were just as fun & cute & down-to-earth & feisty &... everything that I've grown to love about them through their blogs. I admit. I was a little nervous- for like a 1/2 second. Once we actually met- those nerves were quickly put to rest. Just like old friends chatting it up, over squash blossoms, chorizo, halibut, tigerlilies & more. Women who appreciate a full plate and a strong drink (gals after my own heart). It was a total pleasure to to meet them in person. Not to mention- kinda nice talking about blogging with bloggers (since I think I've bored Ryan to death about the topic).
The rest of the weekend was pretty quiet and in my kid's opinion- boring. But after such a full week- we needed it. Maybe they didn't, but we did. With a complete lack of energy and inspiration- I had the full intention of not writing a post... just an evening of sangria, beef stew, & Next Food Network star (yes, we're food-obsessed).
Until I read Kristen's post... Lazy Day.
As you might remember, we're big fans of homemade pizza. So, a couple of years ago, my SIL & mom joined forces and gave Ryan a pizza stone. Not just any pizza stone... a good pizza stone We. Love. It. I didn't pay for it, but I have paid for several predecessors, and I can vouch. This is worth the price. We've had many $15/20 stones in the past crack after just a few uses. Not this baby. And we've used it far more than just a few times- indoor & out. Plus, it's been an absolute lifesaver for sleepovers & play dates. Let 'em build their own pizza and your work of 'keeping them entertained' is done. Entertainment + a delicious child-friendly meal. Win-win.
I realize I'm sounding like a commercial at this point, but- we also use it for baking bread. So... if you're looking for a father's day gift, or you want the man in your life to master the art of homemade pizza, this is your ticket. And even less than a fancy handbag.