Pack a Carry-On Like A Pro

Last month my husband and I took a trip to Arizona for 4 nights, 5 days,  sans children.  He had some business to take care of, so I tagged along. It’s a perfect time for us to reconnect. His job can keep him super busy at times, so I appreciate all of the one-on-one time […]

Best Chicken Dinner Ever (Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Cauliflower)

Yesterday, I battled a migraine all morning and afternoon. I had chicken in my fridge that I needed to make for dinner. I wanted a super easy recipe, so I hopped on Pinterest, located the search bar and typed “Baked Chicken”. I clicked on the first recipe that came up and loved what I saw. […]

Baked Spaghetti Squash

                      Baked Spaghetti Squash What you will need: 2 Large Spaghetti Squash 2 Tablespoons of Butter Parmesan Cheese Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Oregano Garlic Salt Pepper What to do: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Give each spaghetti squash a […]

Yarn Hearts

What you will need: Wax Paper Plastic Placemat (not necessary, but nice to have) Black Sharpie Yarn ( For us, the thinner the yarn, the better the hearts kept their shape in the end) Disposable Plastic Container or Cup ( I used a plastic food storage container found in the grocery store next to food […]

Winner’s Choice GIVEAWAY

I asked and you answered. Thank you so much to all of our Facebook fans and Instagram followers who narrowed down the wreath choices for our GIVEAWAY!  I always appreciate your participation and I enjoy reading your comments! I tallied up all of the votes and the 3 wreaths that received the most votes are […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes – This recipe yields approximately 6 thick, medium sized pancakes.           What you will need: 4 Cups of Pancake Mix (My favorite is Meijer Complete Buttermilk Pancake Mix) 1 Cup of Canned Pumpkin 2 Tablespoons of Light Brown Sugar 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon Approximately 2 ½ cups of cold […]

Baked Cheesy Broccoli Dip

I made a dip I thought my family would enjoy on Superbowl Sunday. It’s a dip, so it’s not completely healthy, most of the time that is a given…right? However, it does contain a whole head of broccoli, which has amazing nutritional benefits. And….. it was Superbowl Sunday, which equals a cheat day in our […]

Baked Mexican Quinoa

                            You will need: *2 Cups of Quinoa *2 Cans of Black Beans, drained and rinsed *1 Red Pepper *1 Orange Pepper *1 Yellow Pepper *1 Sweet Onion *A Handful of Grape Sized Tomatoes, halved (I used a Gourmet Medley) *Shredded cheese, […]

“She Designed A Life She Loved” Series, Part 1: The Beginning Of An Etsy Shop

  An Etsy PR Administrator had some questions for me, and I answered. Why did you open your Etsy shop? After my first child was born in 2009, I quit a 10-Year accounting career to become a SAHM. It was a huge transition! I missed daily interaction with my peers, but also loved staying home. […]

Storage Solutions For Children’s Artwork

I’ve had quite the children’s artwork collection going on for a while now. I mentioned in an earlier post that something about the artwork created by a child can bring tears to my eyes. I was the last from my group of friends to get married and I can vividly remember going to their homes […]