I get up pretty early in the morning but I don’t like to think about cooking for a couple of hours after I’m up. A family member shared this recipe with me that is wonderful because you mix it up the night before, then all you have to do in the morning is throw it in the oven and breakfast is ready.
It cooks while you're getting ready for the … [Read More...]
I have now found my favorite way to make a skirt. How else can you have a skirt with a waistband and pockets that you don’t actually have to make? I LOVE IT!
Free Sewing Pattern for Girls: 1-hour denim skirt
Old pair of jeans
1/2 yard of fabric (I actually bought 1 1/2 yards and used some of it to make a … [Read More...]
Many thanks to HORMEL® Chili for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to try a new way to eat chili!
Cornbread and chili are two things Alabamians love. Why not combine the two in an iron skillet and make us really happy?
This gluten free meal is so incredibly simple thanks to Hormel Chili and your favorite gluten free cornbread … [Read More...]
If you need easy breakfast ideas for a group or a special weekend breakfast for your family, this raspberry breakfast braid fits the bill. I made it at 2:00 AM during a bout of insomnia so it's easy enough!
Raspberry Breakfast Braid with Orange Glaze
4.0 from 1 reviews Print Raspberry Breakfast Braid with Orange Glaze … [Read More...]
Vacations have changed a lot since we've had children. First of all, we no longer call them vacations. They're trips. Because I don't know about your preschoolers, but ours aren't too keen on the idea of relaxing in the hotel room, antiquing in trendy neighborhoods, having late dinners and sleeping in the next day. What's up with that, … [Read More...]
Most of us have beauty advice passed down from the women in our family. My mother has great skin and has always stressed the importance of sun protection. Rain or shine, makeup or not, she doesn't leave the house without sunscreen on her face. This is a family beauty secret Sweet T and I would both do well to follow! See?
She'd probably like … [Read More...]
I've been making this easy pork schnitzel recipe for the last 7 or 8 years. Hubs is of German descent and my father-in-law especially appreciates it when I make it during one of his visits.
I've only been able to find all of the ingredients in one place at Publix. They always have cubed pork steaks (though I grabbed the last ones during my … [Read More...]
Whether you're a brand new mom or a seasoned one, you've probably accepted that the days of just grabbing your purse and keys and walking out the door are long gone. Traveling with a baby or small child complicates things even if it's just a trip to the grocery store!
Thankfully, Babies"R"Us is here every step of the way and provides an amazing … [Read More...]
Summer usual starts around here in mid-April, but we actually enjoyed a longer spring season this year. Now that we're transitioning into humidity, swimming pools, and loooong days, and it's time to break out the grill! We commemorated the start of the season with pork chops on the grill with corn on the cob and Suddenly Salad.
Suddenly Salad is … [Read More...]
Chicken is so versatile and affordable, it's no wonder it makes it onto the dinner table so often. I serve it as often as the next mom, but like to mix things up a little bit with creative recipes that make my family think "winner, winner chicken dinner!" instead of "chicken again?"
Sunkist sent me some of their Cara Cara navel oranges to try … [Read More...]
August will make 5 years of diapering for this mama. After half a decade, I've almost forgotten what life without daily diaper changes is like! Gus is still several months away from potty training so thankfully there's Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers to see us through the homestretch.
Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers are available … [Read More...]
Sweet T is a crafter. Mama is a crafter. So you'd think these two crafters would do lots of crafty crafting together, right?
Sadly, we don't do crafts together very often. While I love the idea of doing crafts together, the execution is often impractical. Thinking of a craft, finding directions on Pinterest, shopping for supplies, prepping the … [Read More...]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stearns Puddle Jumpers® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
I often refer to parenting in this preschool season as "wrangling." So much of every day is spent just steering my little ones in the right direction and away from danger (with a liberal dose of resistance thrown in just to keep things … [Read More...]
What does it mean to you to Live Beautifully? Does it mean striving to do your best everyday? Does it mean being patient and kind? Or does it mean stopping to smell the roses...or dandelions?
To me, a life lived beautifully is a life of gratitude toward God and grace toward others. It's something I'm mindful of every day and the qualities I … [Read More...]