This and That



1. I took the boys to get ice cream when Maria was out of town. I love this picture of Caleb eating his ice cream.

2. Caleb loves watching American Ninja Warrior, Have you seen this episode?

3. Another reason to like Curry! Go Warriors!

chuckee cheese

4. Caleb has seen commercials for Chucky Cheese and has begged to go for about 6 months. I had never been to a Chucky Cheese, but knew Maria would never go there, so I took the boys when she was gone. We do a lot of playing when mom is out of town:) Caleb ended up being disappointed because their games did not give very many tickets and the pizza wasn’t very good. I am glad we won’t have to go back!

5. I was watching this with the boys and Maxwell loved it! When they started singing Les Miserable’s One More Day, he started watching very intently. When it was over he started cheering and clapping. It was really cute. James you have another fan in our house.



1. I had a ton of fun in Austin. Come back tomorrow to read all about it!

2. We celebrated 8 years of marriage this week! Crazy!! Time flies when you are in love…and have two busy boys:) Josh is the best husband, father, business partner, and friend. I am one lucky gal!

3. I have an obsession with bags and this one is next on my list. Love it!

4. Dessert that looks healthy enough to eat for breakfast. I’m in!

5. I read this book on the airplane. I enjoyed it!

6. The title is a mouthful, which is fitting since I want to stuff my mouth with these donuts!

7. These cake hacks are so fun!

8. I am currently loving this perfume!

9. Did you hear CMT picked up Nashville. There will be a season 5! YAY!

10. We are cheering on the Warriors tonight! We hope tonight is the night!

11. The prettiest smoothie ever!

12. I have been using these cleansing wipes, but I am wondering if they work as well as facial cleanser. I HATE washing my face at night when I am tired and the wipes are SO convenient, but do they work as well? Does anyone know? Just curious.

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 always look forward to Thursday’s when I can read “This and That”! Can’t wait to hear about your trip to Austin, Maria. I am beyond excited that CMT picked up Nashville!!! I would have really missed it. I know the show has many vocal and dedicated fans, and I think they had a lot to do with it 🙂 . Josh, I had to laugh when you said you do lots of things with the boys when Mommy’s out of town that she might not do. Sounds like my husband when the kids were little!! Happy Anniversary to both of you.

  2. You should find a Norwex consultant, if you need a recommendation for one, contact, she is great. Norwex makes a great body cloth (washcloth). All you use is water and it works great. I was very sceptical, but I tried it and it is fantastic and so unbelievably fast and easy. You should try it!

  3. hey y’all- love the list! Josh I had my 12th birthday party at Chuck E Cheese’s years ago (27 years in fact. Time flies) In Fayetteville ,AR It was really fun But… back then it was called something else I can’t remember. The cake that they brought out was so yummy! Sorry y’all didn’t really like it! Love the pics of Caleb! Maria can’t wait to see the pics from your trip! And love that hand bag so cool!

  4. Please, please rethink your use of wet wipes – they’re an environmental disaster, they do not disintegrate and actually contain plastic.  There are many articles on the web regarding this and as for removing makeup it just pushes it around your face rather than removing it properly.

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