Archives for 2016

Safe and Easy New Years Eve Poppers for Kids – DIY

Post composed by my mom! (A few years ago) One of my family’s Christmas traditions is the opening of “Christmas Poppers.”   Whoever gets the bigger end of the paper tube, wins the prize.  Contents usually include a paper crown, a silly joke and a little gift of some sort. Since my kids have grown […]

Top Ten Posts of 2016

With 2016 nearing an end, I decided to round up this year’s best. And I have to tell you, some of these surprised me! 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. He Hears You  This post […]

Menu Planning Monday #72

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. We did it! We made it through Christmas and gosh, I am feeling mixed emotions about it! On one hand, […]

My Go-To Sugar Cookie Recipe

(Original post from a few years ago, but still my go-to recipe and thought I would re-share!) While making sugar cookies can take a little time, I think they are just so pretty and worth the effort. So Gwyn, my mom and I set out to make some yesterday and had quite a good time […]

Best in Show Decorated House Award Tradition (and Free Printable)

One of my favorite holiday traditions is getting into our jammies, sipping hot cocoa and driving around looking at decorated houses and Christmas lights. Well, a while back my friend, Kristen shared how her family created an award to give to their favorite decorated house, and I just LOVED this idea and we have done […]

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I recently turned thirty-two, and it started out a little bit rocky. The day began with a nice birthday wake-up by my babe, Frankie, at about 11:30 pm.  And then I guess he just really missed me and wanted to make sure he was the first one to really wish me a happy birthday because […]

My Worst Baking Fail to Date- #Pinterestfail #Nailedit

We all do it. Start scrolling through Pinterest until something catches our eye we deem doable. Then we gather all of the supplies to create whatever it is we are doing. And with high hopes, we anticipate the end result to look exactly like the photo. This post is from a couple of years ago […]

Menu Planning Monday #71

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. It is officially the week of Christmas! SO FUN! Notice how during the week I am completely utilizing the crockpot […]

My Life-changing Experience Shopping at Walmart

Ten years ago, grocery shopping looked pretty simple. I’d peruse the aisles at my leisure without much of  a list in-hand. In fact, what did I even eat in college? Did I cook meals? Or was it a lot of eating out? I don’t even know what I ate. Anyway, my grocery shopping days were […]

Menu Planning Monday #70

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 is a busy one, so I have chosen recipes that won’t keep you in the kitchen very long […]