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
Ted took me to see Trans Siberian Orchestra and then Red Lobster today as an early birthday present! It. Was. AWESOME!!! I think this is the start of a new birthday tradition! I told Ted we should go to a concert and then dinner afterward every year for my birthday! It was so much fun!
Ted's boss sent a package from Omaha Steaks. We love it because it always comes packaged in a styrofoam cooler with DRY ICE!!Jake wanted to try to create a big bubble so we got the supplies:Plastic cupDry iceDish soap in a separate bowlClean dry washclothHere are our results!The bubbles kept coming and spilling over for … Continue reading Neat dry ice experiment
I hate that I can't credit the person who originally took this photo, but it's been shared online so many times that I couldn't track the original poster down. I saw it when Tina over at The Rusted Barn shared it on her Facebook page. I think this is such a great gift idea though … Continue reading Dresser to a dollhouse
I ran across an online Halloween cookbook written for kids earlier today while searching for books for my second graders, and I just knew Jake would love it. He looked at it in the car on the way to speech, and he chose Mummy Dogs to cook tonight along with mac n cheese and baked … Continue reading Jake cooked tonight!