Resolutions are hard to make sometimes. You think of all these things and all of these goals, and sometimes it can seem really overwhelming to do. This year, my major resolution is to be happy. Now in thinking about that today, I realized that is a really broad statement! How will I simply "be happy"? … Continue reading Setting (SMART) Resolutions
I don't know why it took me all these years to think of this trick for perfectly shaped cheeseballs! Line a bowl with Saran Wrap or parchment paper or a Ziplock baggie, spoon in the cheeseball after mixing, set a saucer on top, and flip the whole thing over. Remove the bowl, and you're left … Continue reading Cheeseball recipe & shaping tip
Woohoo!!! It's Christmas time!
Is everyone else still eating a lot of comfort foods because of COVID-19, or is it just me? I feel like it might just only be me, and everyone else in the world is being super fit and exercising like crazy and eating salads and counting macros...and I'm over here still baking homemade breads and … Continue reading Cookie tip – how to freeze dough
Easter 2020 is here. There's no doubt that we are all celebrating this holiday quite differently from years past due to COVID-19. For the first time in 25 years, I'm not cooking a huge Easter meal here for the entire family/cooking dishes to take to a huge Easter meal at another family member's home. Ted … Continue reading Easter 2020
I love what I call my "kitchen days". Those are the times when I spend an entire day in the kitchen, cleaning and cooking/canning/freezing recipes, etc. My happy places are my kitchen, the barn, the local library, any beach by the ocean/sea, Christmas Eve/Morning (wherever the festivities take place), and Disneyworld. And today is a … Continue reading It’s a kitchen day today!
I finally got around to making my own tulip wreath using Dollar Tree materials this morning! I used 23 flower stems, 1 roll of ribbon (used the wrap method to hold the flowers on the frame), and 1 wire frame. I think I'm possibly going to add another set of stems in the top left … Continue reading Tulip wreath
Morgan and Teddy got this for me as part of my Christmas presents, and I absolutely am loving the scent! It makes the house smell wonderful all the way through the entire downstairs (72 feet long!). It's just right: not overpowering but definitely strong enough to smell it! I've used it all up this past … Continue reading Loving this scent right now!
I have tried multiple ways to store gift wrap over the years: on curtain rods mounted on a closet wall, in a plastic bag under the bed, in a shoe organizer on the back of the bedroom door, in a trashcan in the closet, etc. None of those ways satisfied me; somehow I always wound … Continue reading Gift wrap station