Back to School… Lunch!

Oh my. My daughter started kindergarten this week and I’m dead.  She’s doing great though! As you may remember, she’s a relatively picky eater.  Which means I’m stressing about one thing… lunch.  In an effort to appease my anxiety, I started piecing together lunch accessories months ago.  Ok, it was more like a year ago […]

Southwest BBQ Chicken Salad

The end is near.  Two thirds of my children offered to help clean the kitchen after dinner… unprompted.  I would have uploaded photo evidence, but I didn’t want to break the internet.  One is sweeping, the other is wiping down the table and chairs with a wet rag.  I’m sitting down watching them.  This is not a drill. […]

Raspberr-Pea Smoothie

I fell off the smoothie train and I’m trying my best to jump aboard again.  I’ve been feeling really cruddy and smoothies are a quick and easy way to get some of the things I know my body is lacking.  Like fruits, veggies, fiber, protein… so basically everything.   I’ve been at it for over […]

Slime!

Oh my goodness, you guys! This was SO much fun.  You MUST make slime with your kids.  This stuff is all the rage right now and for good reason!  My kids are going nuts over it!  You can make a batch in under five minutes.  Five minutes = hours of fun! My kids could not stop […]

Baked Cake Donuts

I’ve been trying really hard not to be frivolous these days.  I’m trying not to need more ‘stuff’.  I feel like I have enough of that, you know?  But then I realized I don’t own a donut pan and all that went out the window. 😉 Somehow, I convinced myself I needed a donut pan. I blame Amazon. […]

Red Velvet Waffles

Hey Guys! Happy Valentines Day!  My daughter was so excited about Valentine’s Day last night that she couldn’t go to sleep… for a while.  Panic started to set in when I realized she was expecting something special and was maybe building the day up in her mind more than I had.  Yikes!  I had already […]

Oatmeal Cookies

These Oatmeal Cookies come to you courtesy of my Great Grandma Sparks.  Just typing that makes my heart happy.  I have a copy of her handwritten recipe framed in my kitchen.  I just love it!  There is something about her neat handwriting, the bible verse on the back, and the tattered shape it’s in that […]