Tip: April’s Bucket List

There is something about April that makes my heart sing!  Maybe it’s because it bridges the gap between winter and spring; April’s spring rain cleansing the dirt and grime left behind from the melting snow and ice that was kept at bay by salt and sand.   The temperatures increase just enough to get out into … Continue reading Tip: April’s Bucket List


Eat: Crock Pot Italian Chicken Stir-Fry

I really love recipes with minimal ingredients that are tasty! This is one of those recipes you can easily throw in the crock pot when you know you don't have a lot of time in the morning to prep it or you can make this ahead and freeze it for later use.

Eat: Freezer Meal – Cool Ranch Chicken Tacos

If you are a fan of Doritos Cool Ranch-flavored chips, this is the recipe for you! Seriously - the flavored chicken below plus tortilla chips could pass as a Doritos doppelganger. And bonus, my kids will eat it. And that right there makes this recipe a win-win!

Life: All Right…. Back to The Drawing Board

As I sit here in front of my phone typing this blog, I want to thank those of you who are hanging with me even though I know I have a lot of improvements to make here.

Tip: 30 Non-Candy Ideas for Stuffing Easter Eggs

If you are like me, you feel your kids get enough sweets and chocolate at Easter, but what can you put in those plastic eggs to in place of candy?  Here are 30 alternate-to-candy ideas: Coins or Bills Hair Bands/Barrettes/Hair Bows Flower Seeds/Vegetable Seeds Goldfish Crackers, Teddy Grahams, or other smaller sized crackers Erasers Matchbox … Continue reading Tip: 30 Non-Candy Ideas for Stuffing Easter Eggs

Eat: Freezer Meal – Beef Roast with Carrot (and Potatoes)

Freezer meals certainly aren't a new concept, but they are new(ish) to me as I only ventured into making them this past August. And as I learned after, pick one protein and master it first!

Life: Too Early to Think About Summer?

Ok, ok, I know it’s only March 14th  and it’s not even Spring yet, and here I am sharing a blog about summer.  Forgive me, but I am a planner by nature and thus, always thinking ahead, and sometimes it’s WAY AHEAD. Each year as my children grow, I feel like summer goes whizzing by in … Continue reading Life: Too Early to Think About Summer?

Life: Thank You For Taking a Chance on Me

So, today just before 12p EST, I made the formal announcement of the secret I have been keeping since February 1st! What a relief! I can finally move forward with connecting all of these separate media outlets together - the Facebook group, page, Twitter, Pinterest, and WordPress. Can't just do anything simply, can I?