Top of the Muffin to Ya!

I love to bake. There I said it. I, Rachel, love to bake. I especially love the fruits of my labor :). I will take any excuse to bust out my muffin pans and Easter Sunday was the perfect excuse. My mom and I put together a play to represent the resurrection to our elementary…

Happy Easter Folks!

I am officially on spring break!  Good Friday marked my first day and it has been wonderful!  I really needed this break.  Avery and I got to hang out in the beautiful weather! She totally rocks her cool shades :)! I also spent the weekend getting ready for Easter dinner.  Well my part of Easter…

Easter Time!

Easter is almost here! I am so excited because with Easter comes spring and I REALLY can’t wait for spring! These beauties decided to make an early appearance in my flower bed! Feeling the need to be crafty, I decided to upgrade Avery’s Easter basket. I wanted something that would last the test of time…

Saturday Fun and Super Hoagies

This has been a crazy week! My husband had the second of two surgeries.  This one was on his knee.  This left me running around caring for him, caring for Avery, caring for the house and working my full-time job ( you know the one outside the house).  Needless to say I am pooped! This…

My Mirror

I have been a mother for 18 months.  Or should I say for only 18 months.  Motherhood is an incredible journey.  Everyday I learn new things, see new things (most of which you would not care to hear about nor would I care to relive) and realize (for the 1000th time) that there is a…

Getting My Craft On!

Having Monday off was wonderful!  I got a lot of stuff done including house cleaning, a good workout, and some crafting.  This was all accomplished during Avie’s unusually long nap time.  I have been itching to do something crafty but haven’t had a moment.  Monday was my day!  Avie’s new crayon box was a mixture…

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

I have been making more of an effort to purchase and eat less processed foods. I am not perfect at it but I just want Avery to love the taste of fresh fruits and veggies instead craving the sodium and sugar filled processed foods that are a favorite among children. I decided to try my…

Valentine Fun

Happy Valentine’s day!  I have to admit I am a huge fan :).  I love the colors and cute cards that line the story shelves.  I really love the creative treats that are all over Pinterest!  Holidays always seem to get the crafty in me going.  So I decided to be creative for Avery’s Valentines…

It’s Saturday!

I love Saturday!  I get to sleep in (as much as Avie will let me) and hang out in my pj’s until I feel the need for a shower, cook breakfast and just relax.  Today is one of those perfect kind of days.  It is sunny out (a walk might be in order even though…

Meatloaf Hamburgers

I love meatloaf and I also love hamburgers but to combine the two is a stroke of culinary genius!  I have no such genius so I rely on others to do it for me 🙂  I found the original recipe here and I am so glad I did.  This meal was a hit with my…

One of Those Days

Have you ever had one of those days that makes you want to cry, scream and use words that you are not usually comfortable thinking let alone saying?  You know the kind where your hair turns instantly grey and your blood pressure raises 20 points?  That was my Friday.  One stressful event piled upon another…

Southwest Stuffed Peppers

I have read the book “Eat to Live” and it has really changed my way of thinking about food and what I have been eating.  I realized that veggies have been woefully lacking from my diet and from my families.  I decided that I was going to limit my meat intake and up my vegetable/bean…