One of the highlights of my December has become hosting my best friends and their kids for a sugar cookie extravaganza! Before the main event of decorating cookies, the kids destroy the playroom while we drink coffee and munch in the kitchen... This year even included a Jingle Bells sing-a-long at the piano! It is … Continue reading Christmas Sugar Cookie Brunch
*Thanks to everyone for your encouragement and feedback on my previous post. I meant every word of it, and still do... It's always funny to me how 24 hours changes things. Yesterday, I felt like Socrates penning his dissertation. Today (I have my kids back from their grandparents' house and) I feel like Dale Jr. … Continue reading Thanksgiving Menu Inspiration
We are finding "the new normal". Natalie is 4 months old, everyone sleeps through the night 95% of the time, and most weeks have some sort of routine. Andrew and I are loving the past few weeks, mainly because we haven't been here! We spent last weekend in Asheville celebrating my good friend's wedding. … Continue reading Sweet Summertime.
Wanna know what to do on a rainy Thursday during strawberry season? I'mma tell you... Make the most delicious strawberry jam. I hit the jackpot when it comes to in-laws. My mother-in-law, Denise, can cook anything. As long as I've known her, there is always a jar of homemade strawberry jam on her table. And, y'all, I'm pretty sure … Continue reading Nana’s Homemade Freezer Jam
Some of the recipes I post are healthy, and let's just be clear that this is not one of those. This is "It's 5:51pm, my children still need baths and food, my lawn-mowing husband is going to be inside in 20 minutes, I spent an hour talking to the neighbors when I could have been fixing … Continue reading Chicken Taquitos: To the Rescue!
Hellooooo! It has been a busy few weeks since my last post! I hope you enjoyed the home progress pictures I posted here; of course we are still working away. Most recently we finished the landscaping outside, so now we are just waiting for our blooms to blossom and our veggies to sprout! We did … Continue reading Easter Weekend!
One thing I've never tried but always wanted to attempt is a big prep of freezer meals! Baby #2 on the way seems like a perfect time! With family in and out, it will be nice to have a stock of food on hand that is ready to cook at any time. I did a bit … Continue reading Freezer Meal Prep!