This and That



1. This is how Caleb and I mow the lawn.


2. These sprinklers are going to be the death of me!

3. Have you seen this clip from the Jay Leno show? It is great. I just love them.


4. Maria got me the best birthday present ever!



1. I had a wonderful Mother’s Day with my guys. They made me waffles for breakfast, gave me a sweet card, and made me dinner. It was a relaxing day! They also bought me raspberry bushes instead of flowers. I hope I don’t kill them:)


2. What are your favorite running and fitness apps? I am currently loving the Nike+ Running App. It tracks my miles, maps my runs, and tells me my pace while I am running. It is free too! I am not training for a race. I don’t have a competitive bone in my body so races aren’t my thing. I am just training for a healthy life!

3. I stumbled upon this blog a few days ago and it’s a new favorite. Check it out!


4. Our driveway is lined with lilacs, which is one of the reasons we bought our house. True story. Lilacs are my favorite. Caleb and I cut fresh lilacs every day to bring into the house. I can’t get enough.

5. I want a big scoop of this ice cream!

6. So You Think You Can Dance started this week! I used to watch it with my girlfriends every week before I was married. It was fun because we were all into the show. Josh isn’t that into the show. Ok, he really doesn’t like it at all, but I plan on watching it anyways. Hopefully he will learn to love it! If not, anyone want to watch with me? I will bake cookies:)

7. This cake will take your breath away!

8. Josh does the laundry, but I fold it. It’s a good system…until Caleb comes along and rips apart my piles of folded laundry. He runs around in circles yelling, piles! When I turn around he makes his move and destroys my laundry piles. He thinks he is so funny! He’s lucky he is so stinking cute:)

9. I love this spring dinner party.

10. I don’t wear heels…and no it’s not because Josh is somewhat short:) He always tells me to wear heels, but I am not a fan. They hurt my feet and why risk spraining an ankle. I would rather be comfortable. Flats are my style. I want a pair of these flats in every color.

11. Don’t forget to check out our kitchen sale on Wayfair! Lots of good deals on really fun kitchen stuff!

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. Have you considered planting something more natural and local to your environment than resource-sucking traditional grass? It’s consumes a ton of water, and you get no real benefit from it. It solves your mowing problem and your sprinkler problem. Maybe start small with just part of the yard. It’s unconventional, but something worth pondering.

  2. I so look forward to your Thursday blog! For the record, you cannot kill a raspberry bush! Just make sure each year you cut it down to almost the ground and it will grow bigger and bigger each year. it also spreads, alot! I have to pull raspberry shoots out of my grass on a regular basis!

  3. Enjoy the berry plants, but remember you won’t really harvest anything this year. I live in SW Ohio and we have black raspberry plants in our yard. My husbands tends them, and I make the pies. You’ll love having your own fruit!

  4. I must say you and your sweet hubby and darling son make for some happy reading, always! (Just now have the morning news on t.v….a bit depressing!)
    Thanks for your awesome, just awesome blog! Woot Woot!

  5. Nike running is probably one of my favorites, but I also like Zombie Run! It’s a collection of stories that place you in the story and they cheer you on to run and escape the zombies. Sounds silly (and is) but it’s a fun spin on the usual listening of just music.

  6. Loved the deals on Wayfair! I just purchased a Vitamix…best price I’ve ever seen! Can’t wait for smoothies everyday now.

  7. I’ve been stalking Tieks too… But I’m nervous to pull the trigger on $250+ shoes, that I can’t try on 1st. I have a feeling I will break down soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you buy, pls post your thoughts! I have a few pairs of Maria Sharapova flats by Cole Haan, which are soooooo comfy and look great w/everything. On Piperlime, check them out!

  8. This morning while I was getting ready for work, I was mindlessly thinking to myself. I thought “What day is it today? Thursday…? Yes, it’s Thursday… that means there is a new This and That today…” And then I kind of laughed that the first thing I thought of when I realized it’s Thursday was This and That. Needless to say, I enjoy them!

  9. Wowzers $250 for shoes! Hope they are comfy! Yum on the ice cream. Saw a post on roasting strawberries this week – but putting them inside ice cream is even better!

  10. I look forward to these posts every single time! I love the lilacs! I grew up with them in my back yard in Maryland when I was growing up and loved their fragrance. Have a great weekend! xo ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Hurray for no heels! They look beautiful, but wearing them hasn’t been worth it, with all the cute flats available. And I like MapMyRun, even though it misled me during a recent half marathon ๐Ÿ™

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