The Battle of the Blue Jeans

Blue Jeans

My nine year old daughter loves to wear blue jeans with holes in them. It drives me crazy. She will wear them everyday. She will wear them to school, the store, and she tries to wear them to church (and then I have to make her go change). It bothers me because she has a […]

You Know You’re a Mom When…


I enjoyed a fantastic Mother’s Day today! I have been blessed with three beautiful daughters. Today as I was having breakfast in bed that consisted of cookie crisp cereal, cinnamon rolls, and a Hershey candy bar while watching My Friends Tigger & Pooh I got to thinking about all those times in my life that […]

Letting Your Children Try New Things

As I have mentioned before, I am working on trying more things in life and not being afraid to put myself out there. In this process I have noticed the importance of giving my daughters opportunities to try new things as well. The last thing that I want is for them to grow up being […]

Amazing Fried Chicken


I love fried foods and so does my family! I try to have us eat somewhat healthy, but I am by no means a health nut. Most days I am pretty satisfied if I can get the girls to eat a fruit and vegetable with their meals. At the store a few weeks ago I […]

Stressing Over Christmas Traditions!!


‘Tis the season of Christmas tradition. I have to admit, a few weeks ago I was extremely stressed about trying to figure out exactly what traditions we wanted to have with our three daughters as they grow up. I love tradition for a lot of reasons. I love the memories from when I was a […]

DIY Men’s Haircut

Hair clippers

I cut Dustin’s hair this afternoon. I know for some of you, this is no big deal. You probably cut your husband’s and children’s hair all the time. For us, this was a huge deal! Years ago we bought a set of clippers and I attempted several times at cutting Dustin’s hair. Each time after […]

Homemade Salted Caramels

We made homemade caramels and took some to the ladies at the library.

At the end of last month I shared, as part of New Things November,  that I wanted to try making Salted Caramel Candies that I found a recipe for on The pictures of the caramels looked so good that I couldn’t get them out of my head. Well, I was in a hurry to […]

Make Ahead Thanksgiving Day Mashed Potatoes


I loved mashed potatoes. Real mashed potatoes. Growing up my family always made real mashed potatoes when we had them for a holiday or meal. They were creamy and buttery and wonderful! My in-laws usually made fake potatoes, which took me a little bit of time to get used to. The taste and texture just […]

School Lunch Pizza Roll-Ups


As I have shared before, it is very easy for me to get in a routine of serving the same dinners over and over again. While I have been purposefully trying new recipes lately to give my family some variety, I realized the other day that the lunches I was sending with the girls were […]