I haven't had friend mashed potatoes since I was a child. Partly because it requires leftover mashed potatoes and we never seem to have any left. However, for whatever reason as I was peeling potatoes to make mashed potatoes I got a little carried away and peeled 10 POUNDS!. Needless to say I had a few left over, which brought to mind my momma's … [Read More...]
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Remember when you were a kid and you couldn't wait for your next birthday? Even as a teen and young adult, birthdays were exciting and milestones were achieved. There's the year you get your driver's license, the year you could vote, the year you could drink, … [Read More...]
In your community, right now, perhaps within your neighborhood there are foster families. Some are obvious, resembling the United Nations, with children rotating in and out of their home.
Some, like mine, are incognito. You'd never know that our lovely daughters were adopted through foster care.
We fostered for almost 4 years before we … [Read More...]
Football season is rapidly approaching and here in Alabama that means everyone is sporting either Roll Tide or War Eagle apparel and gearing up for the first game of the season. While I'm not much of a sports fan, I appreciate a fun game day gathering and the food that goes with it. If you're looking for an easy finger food to serve at your next … [Read More...]
It's hard to believe Sweet T started Kindergarten this year! She's only a week in, and is loving her school, her teacher, and the whole experience.
Attending preschool last year tremendously helped her with social skills and academics so that starting Kindergarten this year was an easy transition. Centers like La Petite Academy can help … [Read More...]
While gawking at Pinterest I came across a recipe for Pumpkin Muffins at Sweet Verbena made with only two ingredients, a can of pumpkin and a box of yellow cake mix. I love Pumpkin muffins and knew I wanted to give it a try. Then I wondered if you could make the same recipe with other fruit with similar texture. I decided to give it a try using … [Read More...]
Summertime starts up around here...oh...early April? Kidding, not kidding. We visited the park last week during a 74 degree day and Sweet T wanted to go home after 45 minutes because she was too hot.
Uh-oh. Thank goodness we have pool passes this year!
My family will be looking for ways to keep cool during the coming months, and this refreshing … [Read More...]
We all know looks aren't everything, but sometimes when we look good, we feel good too. Whenever my world feels out of control from schedules that are too busy or kids who are too cranky, I'll often go the extra mile with my hair and outfit choices. Making the effort to look put-together on the outside often results in feeling more confident on the … [Read More...]
If you use a duvet or goose down comforter, I’m sure you have had the problem of it wadding up inside the cover.
I saw a hint from Martha Steward several years ago about how to fix this problem. It took about 15 minutes from start to finish and I wish I would have done it before.
The process is simple and costs only pennies.
Cut eight … [Read More...]
Last month I had the opportunity to visit Kissimmee with the Choice Hotels Ultimate People Person, Andrea Fasano. Check out the video below for a preview of our adventure, then keep reading to find out about Kissimmee attractions and hotels.
The adventure is continuing for Andrea this summer. Follow #ChoicePeoplePerson on Instagram and … [Read More...]
If you need butternut squash recipes to use up your gardening bounty, try this Butternut Squash Cornbread recipe. Moist and delicious!
Butternut Squash Cornbread Muffins
Print Butternut Squash Cornbread Muffins Author: Jenn Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 35 mins If you need … [Read More...]
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend Blueberry Boot Camp at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. I experienced dozens of different blueberry dishes prepared by chefs and school foodservice professionals from all over the country.
Not only did they demonstrate how versatile blueberries are, but we engaged in some … [Read More...]
It's 7:00 PM on a Wednesday and I just had to make an emergency trip to Walgreens. Did Sweet T have a fever? Was Gus in need of a butterfly bandage for a big boo-boo?
Hubs was running out of pomade.
This constitutes an emergency in our household since he can't go a day without it (He's really cute so I let him get away with things … [Read More...]
Sweet T starts Kindergarten next week and I'm excited about all the things she'll be learning. What a world will be open to her soon once she learns to read and write! She has quite a bit of practice writing her name and her ABC's, but is excited to learn more.
Each individual's handwriting is a unique part of them. It makes me smile to look … [Read More...]