At our one and only MOPS meeting of March (sniffle), we discussed the importance of sharing the Easter message with our children. The resurrection really is the touchstone of our faith, yet we generally put more spiritual emphasis on Christmas than Easter.
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not … [Read More...]
Our MOPS group enjoyed an early St. Patrick's Day party last week, and these whoopie pies were a hit! I can't take credit for them, but Ashley was nice enough to share her recipe since several of us wanted it after tasting these tasty treats. Yes, almost everyone had more than one. Once you try them you'll know why!
St. Patrick's Day Dessert - … [Read More...]
DIY Nest Necklace
You will need
24-Gauge Silver Wire
6x8mm beads - for a nest with 1-3 beads
Smaller beads - (These are not labeled with their exact size. They are just slightly smaller than the 6x8mm beads and you'll need them for a nest with 4-5 eggs in it)*
A pendant holder
*5 eggs per nest really is the … [Read More...]
Twelve years and two kids later, I'm actually a little thinner than the day Hubs and I got married. My tummy will never look the same, but it goes to show that losing baby weight is possible. You can do it!
Sweet T was my first child (Sweet T Makes Three!) and having suffered a miscarriage before her arrival, I was pretty paranoid … [Read More...]
This twist on Mississippi mud cake is a chocolate dessert recipe you'll want to make again and again. Here's how!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine margarine and sugar, beat until thoroughly mixed.
Add eggs and continue to beat.
Stir in remaining ingredients and pour into a 13x9 inch pan.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Remove from … [Read More...]
Cabin fever has set in around our house. Between inclement weather keeping the roads closed, preschool closing for snow days, and the sickies, we just haven't been able to get out of the house like we'd like!
Below are 20 indoor activities for kids. Pull them out of your hat on rainy days, snow days, or sick days and never hear "I'm bored" … [Read More...]
A few things have conspired against me in the last 2 years that have made having the flat tummy I've always enjoyed become elusive.
The birth of my second child
Hitting my 30's
Spending more and more time at a desk due to work demand
An increase in stress due to that second child and those increased work demands.
Some would look at my … [Read More...]
Don't let post workout muscle soreness get in the way of your fitness goals. Use this DIY sore muscle soak to prevent and relieve sore muscles after hitting the gym.
Three months ago I started lifting weights for the first time in my life. Prior to this my workouts consisted of running outdoors, which is just about the only form of cardio I can … [Read More...]
Use a cake mix to make this easy biscotti recipe for dessert or to serve with coffee. Chocolate biscotti, almond biscotti...the possibilities are as endless as cake mixes!
Easy Biscotti Recipe
5.0 from 1 reviews Print Cake Mix Biscotti Author: Jenn Recipe type: Dessert Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 40 … [Read More...]
Whether it's the influence of current American culture and or my own neurosis (likely a combination of the two) I cannot stand body hair. Why is it there? It's not keeping me warm in the winter, that's for sure. All it's doing is costing me time and money...and grossing me out.
When Veet reached out and asked me to try their Infini'silk home … [Read More...]
This Dollar Store DIY home decor craft is made entirely from items found at the Dollar Tree!
Topiary implies foliage and pomander implies flowers and scent so I wasn't really sure what to call this project. We'll go with "Book Topiary." Work for you?
Easy Dollar Store Craft
You will need
Candle holder - the one pictured is from The … [Read More...]
I once read that preschoolers get nearly half their nutrition from snacking. If mine had their way, the total would be 100%!
Small children naturally want to "graze" and if you have picky eaters like me, it's important to find nutritious ways for them to satisfy their snack attacks. Below are a few snacking tips and tricks for picky … [Read More...]
39 days ago I gave up coffee for good.
Ok, I cheated once.
ONCE, ya'll. This friend roasted her own beans. Who does that? I had to try it.
That was it. Pinky promise.
Know what I don't miss? Jitters, energy crashes, teeth stains, dehydration, and nervous irritability are the first things that come to mind.
If you need to break your … [Read More...]
February is here. How are you doing on your new year's resolutions? Did you make any health-related ones?
I'm on day 37 without coffee and have been enjoying a variety of herbals teas and infusions instead.
TeaMi is a Florida based company that sells loose leaf tea to to help you kickstart your healthy lifestyle
TeaMi sent me their 30-day … [Read More...]