This and That



1. Caleb likes all sports and is really enjoying baseball right now. He’s got a good swing and arm!

2. Be careful who you fall asleep around.

3. Have you seen what Jimmy Fallon did to Kevin Heart? Kind of mean, but great entertainment.


4. We have been bathing the boys together every night. Lots of splashes and laughs!

5. I am not a huge golf fan, but I watched the Masters on Sunday. Jordan Spieth had an incredible tournament. Tom Brady gave Jordan some advice prior to the his Masters win.


6. We got a huge snow storm this week, which means another great day on the slopes and I got to build a snowman with my little buddy! Mom stayed inside. She isn’t happy about the spring snow.



1. Lilacs are probably my most favorite thing about spring! I wish they would bloom all year long! And P.S., we got a huge snow storm yesterday so my pretty lilacs are covered in snow:(

2. Dessert for one! Not really, but I could probably eat it all by myself!


3. Maxwell is sitting up and talking. He can’t carry on a conversation quite yet, but he is saying dada and mama:) He gets when to use them too! And so what if he said dada first:) We are still waiting for him to say Caleb! Right now, he calls him baba. Brother?? Maybe? He’s probably just babbling!

4. Spring dresses and skirts. Where can I find them? I am not a shopper and avoid the mall as much as possible, so if you have any suggestions on where I can go before I actually go shopping, that would be awesome. And if you can tell me where to find them online so I don’t even have to go to the mall, I will love you even more! Thanks!


5. Oreo Frozen Custard. Toooooo good!

6. Going to try out some of these apps. I need to get organized!

7. Weekend project.


8. Asparagus for dinner every night. You know, to balance out the frozen curstard.

9. There are so many new cookbooks out right now. I can’t keep up! Reading this one and this one right now!


10. Maxwell is still loving mashed avocado. Since I have to mash it for him, I mine as well make avocado toast for me! It’s the best!

11. Our website is now mobile friendly! If you see a different look, don’t worry, it is still our site! It is just now easier to use when you are on your phone!

12. Packing tips.

13. Craving!

14. This looks TOO good!

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I love your “This and That” posts and look forward to them every Thursday. (I missed the one last week but realized you were busy.) There seem to be more and more little pop up ads at the bottom of the photos. Is that something new? I find them a bit distracting. Still love your posts, though!

  2. Can’t resist a little boy with baseball bat in hand and those sweet little faces in the tub. We have four boys, always an adventure. And snow in April? We had snow last week too, but nothing like what you got. Definitely not enough for that gargantuan snowman. Sorry about the lilacs…hope they recover. Ours are barely budding….

  3. I love lilacs and am very sad not to have any of them in my own yard.

    For clothing, have you thought about using Stitch Fix? If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a monthly service where you set up a style profile, pay $20, and then a stylist sends you clothing to try on at home; anything you don’t want you return in the pre-paid envelope they provide. Anything you do want, you keep, and the $20 stylist fee is credited towards what you buy. You can find lots of reviews online, and get a feel for the clothing styles they have.

  4. Sooooooo many ads on the mobile site. Was much better before, for me at least. (I’m on android.) But I love your site and these posts especially.

    1. I know, the site was prettier before, but Google is going to start penalizing sites that aren’t mobile friendly so we had to make the switch! I hope you will still read our blog!

  5. For spring dresses/outfits: check out I love her unique styles!
    On another note, your boys are so adorable! I think those smiles could light up a whole town!

  6. Have you heard of CAbi? Started by Carol Anderson after her years of designing for Nordstrom and other boutique department stores, she now brings a Spring and Fall collection directly to you through trunk/fashion shows in your home. CAbi girls become your personal stylist with THE best customer service to match the high-quality, comfort, and versatility of the clothes! Such an amazing company that also funds micro-loans to disenfranchised women entrepreneurs around the globe!

    I don’t like to shop…crowds, traffic, time with two kids and full-time job, etc! I fell in love with the first piece I tried on years ago and am so passionate about the foundation and quality of the company, I’ve become a representative ๐Ÿ™‚ You can view the collection online at and click “Purchase” in the far right bottom of the screen. Please email me to learn more or if you would like to experience a CAbi show! You’ll be so happy you did!

  7. One of my favorite places to shop is Christopher and Banks. You can shop on line. Coldwater Creek is another favorite site.

  8. The picture of the boys in the bath is too adorable (though they will not be happy later when they see it as adults…lol). I need to make more asparagus…I love it and just keep forgetting to buy it at the grocery store. Never thought of avocado on toast…will have to check that out. As for dresses – depending on what you like I would suggest either Christopher Banks online or Modcloth for dresses and maybe Eve’s Addiction if you want some jewelry to go with it

  9. Love your post! I love old navy gap and American eagle… Then for more sophistication. Macy’s. I have seen another food bloggers post on stitch fix and think the prices are high.

  10. Hi Maria! You can never ever go wrong with Nordstrom! And they have a plethora of spring dresses/skirts right now on their website! Lots and lots are on sale, too! Good luck!! ; )

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