My baby isn't a baby anymore. He turned 14. He has a deep voice and that little mustache that young teen boys get. His feet have outgrown my flip-flops, and he's just a hair shorter than me now. His favorite thing in the world now is still coding new Sparta remixes and writing Yellowbross Animations … Continue reading Happy 14th birthday, Jake!
Have you ever burnt food in a pan so badly that you were sure you'd have to throw the pan away? Let me show you how Gramma Izzie taught me years ago to clean it quickly and cheaply! You need cheap vinegar, baking soda, and tin foil. Please note: do NOT do this on a … Continue reading Don’t toss out that pan!
Jake's class is reading "Freak the Mighty" together and completing activities that go along with the quiz. I re-read with Jake the chapters covered each day in class, and we talk about the book. It's something we enjoy together every day, and it helps his reading comprehension. Now if you've read that book, you know … Continue reading “Freak the Mighty” got me dismissed
I've been making homemade bread almost every single day since the lockdown started here in Ohio. Ted loves loves LOVES homemade bread. He says it's his Kryptonite. I think cooking good food is my love language to him. The last few times I've made my mother-in-law's rolls, I've eyed that dough, thinking it would make … Continue reading Cinnamon rolls recipe
I hear so many people complaining about being with their spouses 24/7 during this shutdown. I don't get it! We are LOVING all the time we're getting to spend together! We're both still working from home, but we're spending so much more time together. We're sharing all the chores, doing nice little things for each … Continue reading Garden arches and no bake cookies
It's been just over two years since Gramma Izzie died, but she just gave me a gift. Mystery gift from Gramma I was in her garage a couple of weeks before all this COVID-19 shutdown started, around the time I needed to plant those potato eyes, and I saw this ceramic pot of dirt setting … Continue reading A gift from Gramma
I wouldn't want to spend this quarantine with anyone else! I hope you had a great birthday! I love you!!! It's truly hilarious that your favorite birthday gift is the Talking Pickle Rick!! Triple berry cobbler for your birthday, Ted
DG in her favorite position in her favorite spot in the house This is how this goofball sleeps most of the time! She loves to be right in front of this little fireplace, legs straight up in the air, big goofy toothy grin on her face, sleeping for hours at a time in this exact … Continue reading Happiest dog on the farm
I love you! I'm glad I got you as my father! Once this shutdown is lifted, we will have a huge party for all the birthdays, Easter, Mothers' Day, and anything else we've missed out on due to COVID-19! Promise! My favorite photo of my Dad ever - feeding sourdough pretzel sticks to Beef in … Continue reading Happy birthday, Dad!
With the shutdown, I can't just run out and buy another tube of my favorite lotion when I run out. So what's a woman to do? Easy: I remember seeing my Mom do this years ago - get out a pair of shears, cut open the tube, and scoop out everything left into a little … Continue reading Lotion tip