My Story

Gwyneth, our daughter, is the age I was when it happened. Seven. I look at her little self and I can’t imagine a little girl going through something like that. She is so innocent. SO loving. So full of energy and joy. I look at her and I see me. I see the little girl […]

Menu Planning Monday #124

Welcome to another Menu Planning Monday! Here I try to plan out healthy, EASY meals that will get me in and out of that kitchen as quickly as possible while still keeping our palettes satisfied. This week I get to go be with my family and home-town friends! I am beyond excited about this. So, […]

In My Shopping Bag

Hello, and happy New Year! If you were given any gift cards or spending money this past holiday season and aren’t quite sure what to do with it, I’ve got a few ideas for you! Ha! Okay. These have been on MY wishlist and because my birthday and Christmas fall within two weeks of each […]

Menu Planning Monday #123

Welcome to another Menu Planning Monday! Here I try to plan out healthy, EASY meals that will get me in and out of that kitchen as quickly as possible while still keeping our palettes satisfied. 2018! Welcome! I completely fell off the healthy eating bandwagon over the holidays, and you know what? It’s okay. Time […]

The Top 10 Posts of 2017

HOW is 2017 over?! Are we really just about past the holiday season? CRAZY! Being the last day of 2017, I thought I would round up this year’s best.  It was really fun going back and seeing which posts you all enjoyed the most. Some were expected, and some were not! In descending order… 10 (Just […]

10+ NYE Healthy Appetizer Ideas

Oh, boy. I really over-did it for about a week over Christmas with all of the baking (and tasting) leading up to the big day, and then all of the consuming during the days surrounding it. SO! This New Years Eve appetizer list is full of healthier options that won’t leave you feeling sluggish. Enjoy! […]

10 Savory and Festive Apps and Snacks

Since I won’t be doing a Menu Planning Monday this Monday with it being Christmas, I thought I’d do a little compilation of some savory and fun appetizers and snacks that are sure to please. So, I hope this helps those of you who are still looking for something to bring to a party or […]

Menu Planning Monday #122

Welcome to another Menu Planning Monday! Here I try to plan out healthy, EASY meals that will get me in and out of that kitchen as quickly as possible while still keeping our palettes satisfied. Ahhh! The week before Christmas! How are you all feeling? Ready?! I’m not! Monday Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad I love […]

Best in Show Christmas Lights Award 2017 (+Free Printable)

For the past several years it has been our favorite family Christmas tradition to get in our jammies, load up with hot cocoa and drive around looking at Christmas lights. And what makes it extra special and fun is that while doing so, we hand out an award to our favorite house.   Friends, this […]

DIY Hot Cocoa Reindeer

Last weekend the older kids and I did a little Christmas craft that I actually thought turned out VERY cute! I thought these would make great little gifts the kids could give out and even enjoy with their cousins over Christmas. They are super easy to make and below is how we did it. Materials:  […]