Getting Ready for Christmas

I LOVE this time of year!!!!!  The songs, the lights and just the general joy of the season. We kicked off our Christmas season by going to see Christmas lights!  I got some cute ones of Avery next to some snowflake lights.     She also got to meet Rudolph!   She also decided that…

Fall Festivities

Oh boy has this been a school year!  I am pretty tired by the end of the day and have little time to sit down and think let alone blog!  But with Thanksgiving a few days away, I made some time to show you what we have been up to around here.  Despite my crazy…

It’s All Meatball Baby!

  I don’t know what it is about meatballs, but I feel so…domestic when I make my own.  I put on my pretty apron, pull out my tools and channel Donna Reed.  I found a pretty great recipe from Giada.  The original recipe is for mini meatballs but I make mine golf ball sized.  I wanted…

Travel Treats: No Bake Pumpkin Cookie Balls

This past weekend we traveled to Tennessee for my cousins wedding.  To prepare for the trip I wanted to make a healthy-ish treat for our journey (which was many hours long!).  Since it is fall I am totally into the pumpkin flavored… well everything!  I searched for a recipe that would help feed my pumpkin…

Avery’s 2nd Birthday

Well my baby turned two.  I still can’t believe it!  Time is just flying by and around here we like to do it in style!  Avery’s bumblebee themed birthday party was a smashing success!  I made a lot of the decorations and did a lot of bargin shopping!  I think it looked pretty stinking cute…

It has been too long…

Holy crap it’s September!!  How did that happen?  I feel like my wonderful summer, so full of time and promise, just flew by without so much as a “how-do-ya-do”!  Part of that was because I spent most of it packing for our move.  Can I just say I HATE PACKING!  It nearly sent me over…

Avocado Pesto Panini and Other Summer Treats

Now that the weather has warmed up I am craving fresh fruits and veggies.  Our garden is still in the growing stages so I have to rely on the grocery store and farmers markets for our summer goodies.  I am trying to make sure I am getting all those good vitamin’s into Avery at every…

Summer Time Fun

So I have now been on summer break for all of two weeks.  It has been heavenly!  I have been having a blast with my baby and my nephew, who I watch two days a week.  Here is a little taste of our adventures thus far :).     I took the kids to a…

SMASHing Darling

Ok so I have to make a confession…I am addicted to the SMASH book line.  If you don’t know what SMASH books are all you need to do is a quick google search and you will find tons of information on the new scrapbook/journal phenomenon that has taken the crafting world by storm.  I have a…

Wine and Pasta

With the weather turning nicer some good friends of ours invited us to a local vineyard for a picnic dinner.  What could be a better start to the week then a picnic outside with good friends and good wine?  Not much I would think :)!  We packed our picnic baskets full of yummy wine related…

Better Late Then Never…I Guess

Oh dear it has been almost a month since I last made a post.  Where did the time go?  To be honest I am not surprised.  Life has been crazy!  After spring break, it was a mad rush to prepare our students for the big state test (which we are in the midst of right…

As Tasty as a Million Bucks

My creative meal brain has been slow churning out ideas lately.  Thankfully there is Pinterest.  I have been doing most of my meal planning out of  my recipes board and it has turned out pretty good.  This week I tried the Million Dollar Casserole by Six Sisters’ Stuff.  It was really tasty!  I have to say though…