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...]
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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...]
Stuffed jalapenos, jalapeno poppers, whatever you want to call them, this easy recipe combines several southwest flavors for the perfect appetizer. Prep the jalapeno peppers and hummus mixture ahead of time to make less work on the day of your dinner party.
Of course there's no need to wait for an event to make them. Hubs and I enjoyed them … [Read More...]
Moms of boys. I've got a question for you.
27 comments yielded some sage advice from "lots of prayer" to "just wait until they get a dirt bike." The latter wasn't too encouraging.
And exactly two weeks later...
I'm really surprised that we lasted this long without a visit, because...boys.
Gus cut his head by tripping and falling … [Read More...]
While advances in communications and social media can be a blessing, they also tend to spread us thin. My friend Aryn recently described her friendships as being "A mile wide and an inch deep."
It's easy these days to have many shallow relationships spread out across various social arenas.
Sound familiar? Between your school groups, … [Read More...]
I've been wanting to make a Fried Green Tomato BLT for some time, but it's difficult to find green tomatoes when they aren't in season. Right now my gardener friends only have blooms on their plants, and the tomatoes sold in local stores are all ripe. Wondering if it was possible to fry a red tomato, I discovered that yes, indeed you can. Just … [Read More...]
We've known for several years now that Hubs has had a gluten sensitivity, and now we know why. Since his MTHFR gene mutation diagnosis last week, we've tried to be more serious about removing gluten from his diet. It's bad enough to find out you're a mutant without adding additional trauma by taking desserts away, right? ;)
Time to delve into … [Read More...]