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Easy Slow Cooker Corn Recipe

This easy slow cooker corn recipe is a potluck favorite at our church. There are never any leftovers and we usually fight about who's going to get to bring it since it's so easy to make. I won this round! Easy Slow Cooker Corn Recipe Ingredients: 2 pounds frozen sweet corn 1 block cream cheese 1 stick butter 1 16 oz pack shredded cheddar … [Read More...]


Homemade Lemon Lime Soda

One night this week after Sweet T was already in bed and Hubs and I were watching Hulu a commercial for Sprite aired. Oh the power of suggestion. Hubs began craving one immediately. Since we are 15 minutes from the nearest anything we don't ever just run out to the store for a drink, ice cream or other treat. Especially not after T is asleep for … [Read More...]


I’m a Perfectionist (but I suck at it)

A T-shirt with that emblazoned on the front is what I’m asking for next Christmas. Making peace with imperfection is a tall order for the perfectionist at heart, but it’s an essential tool in order to enjoy a simple, contented life. As human beings it’s impossible to achieve perfection so why do we spend massive amounts of energy burdening … [Read More...]



My friend Lexi jokes that she should be the spokesperson for Quelf. She certainly gives the game enough word-of-mouth advertising which is how I came to buy it for our family this holiday season. Our Quelf conversations usually went like this Me: “How do you play?” Lexi: “There aren’t many rules. You just have to realize that there is no point … [Read More...]

Wubbanub vs. Paci Plushies

Last month, Sweet T introduced you to her Wubbanub monkey, Mo. Mo is a major player in our naptime routine, but we are a little concerned that Sweet T will outgrow the Soothie that is attached to him long before she outgrows her need for a pacifier and plushie to love. In search of a solution, we ordered a Paci Plushie Panda whom we … [Read More...]


Pantene Beautiful Lengths Donation

The time has come! My hair is driving me crazy long enough to donate! I haven't had hair this long since I was a child and while it's kind of sad to see it go, it was definitely time. Between postpartum hair loss, having a four month old constantly grabbing it, and approaching the big 3-0, it wasn't looking so great on me anymore. The temptation to … [Read More...]


Crochet Sock Monkey Hats

My oh-so talented mother-in-law crafted a sock monkey hat for Sweet T while we were visiting for Thanksgiving. She made it without a pattern no less! When my good friend Lexi heard about this she decided she wanted one for herself and I decided to attempt to make one for her. I bought a basic crochet sock monkey hat pattern from Crazy Socks Crochet … [Read More...]


In Memory of Betty Boles 1924-2010

My grandmother went home to be with the Lord during the wee hours of the morning. Please keep our family in your prayers.19841996200220072010 … [Read More...]

Send your loved one on a Christmas gift treasure hunt with these Christmas scavenger hunt clues that rhyme.

Christmas Scavenger Hunt Clues

The Cracker Barrel Thanksgiving scavenger gift hunt was such a success that I've decided to do a Christmas scavenger hunt too! I tried to come up with clues and hiding places that can be found in almost every home. You can hide just a clue in each spot or a small present along with the clue at eat spot working up to the big ticket gift. Feel free … [Read More...]

Tacky Nativities

Found these gems on a trip to Gatlinburg in 2006. Personally, I think they are tacky at best and sacrilegious at worst. Baby Jesus as a marshmallow! I mean, Come on (said in my best Seinfeld voice). Whatever your opinion of them I think they are blog worthy even if it's just for the jaw dropping effect. I shared them on a message board once and … [Read More...]

Sick Day Soup

While roaming the blogosphere this morning I discovered that "the crud" is sweeping the nation. With Hubs getting over a cold and Sweet T starting to contract it, our home is no exception. This week I made a big batch of chicken noodle soup since I'm a firm believer in its curative (and at the very least comforting) powers. Making it from scratch … [Read More...]

9 Ways to Save Money on Laundry

Ways to Save Money on Laundry 1. Wash certain items less often - Depending on your lifestyle, jeans, bath towels, and sheets are probably things that you're washing too often. Washing jeans more often than after 3-4 wears can cause them to wear out prematurely. Washing sheets once per week is considered the norm, but if you shower before getting … [Read More...]

Entertaining a 4-month-old and a mini-review of Baby Faith

Sweet T's entertainment demands have escalated in the past few weeks leaving me worn out from trying to keep her happy. Every waking moment she is taking in as much of the world as she can. As much as I'd like to think this is because she is the smartest baby ever, it seems to be fairly common for her age (don't tell her grandparents). As one … [Read More...]


Couch to 5K Running Program

Love/hate describes my relationship with running. On one hand, I despise exercise of any kind. Instead, give me a book, some crochet hooks, a computer and leave me be! On the other hand, I love the energy and endorphins that come with getting my blood pumping and running is the best way for me to do that. You do NOT want to see my attempts at … [Read More...]