Grandma Julia’s Cranberry Salad

My grandma Julia's cranberry salad is one of my favorite fruit salads. With only five easy ingredients, it is a snap to put together. This salad is full of fiber and healthier than most Thanksgiving fare. My grandmother and I are both dump cooks, so my measurements aren't precise, but can be altered to your … Continue reading Grandma Julia’s Cranberry Salad

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No More, “I’m bored!” a Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List

I love Spring, but Autumn and Winter are close favorites because there are so many activities for a family to do together inside and out! I created an Autumn and Winter bucket list full of fun so you won't have to hear, "Mommmm, I'm so bored!" Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List Rake leaves into … Continue reading No More, “I’m bored!” a Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List

The Five Best Pumpkin Recipes on Pinterest

I love pumpkin: pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice cake, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin butter, pumpkin pie... you name it. I even love to add canned pumpkin puree to my oatmeal in the morning. Many people consider pumpkin a seasonal food, usually consumed in the Autumn, but I enjoy it all year long. Below, I have … Continue reading The Five Best Pumpkin Recipes on Pinterest

The Foods That My Kids Actually Eat and Healthier Substitutions for What They Want

I don't want to sound like one of those braggy, better than thou parents, but my kids eat only an organic, non-GMO, low sugar, cruelty-free, free-range, grass-fed, mostly plant-based diet. And they love it! No feeding my kids crap food. I don't understand why you all say it is so difficult to get your children … Continue reading The Foods That My Kids Actually Eat and Healthier Substitutions for What They Want

The View From Rock Bottom

Today I feel like shit. I'm not going to sugarcoat it.  I've done it. I have hit a new low. Today is casual Friday at work, where we are allowed to wear jeans with a shirt embroidered with our company logo. This morning I put on my only clean pair of jeans and to my … Continue reading The View From Rock Bottom

Vogue Parody Questions and Answers

Happy Friday, everyone! The sweet Ami (@Ami_T1995) nominated me to be next to answer the questions for the Vogue parody flittering about Twitter.  I thought it sounded like fun, so here are my answers.  I hope you enjoy and learn a little more about me. 1)What is your usual Starbucks order? Caramel Macchiato 2) What does … Continue reading Vogue Parody Questions and Answers

The Top 5 Unicorn Cakes

My daughter's fourth birthday is quickly approaching. This year she has requested a princess-themed birthday party and a unicorn cake. We recently saw a unicorn cake in the Walmart bakery, but I was floored to see the price. $58.00? Really? I don't like cakes that come from grocery store bakeries because they never taste as … Continue reading The Top 5 Unicorn Cakes

Eating on a Budget with Variety

Are you making meals on a budget, either for lunches to take to work or for a whole family meal? Food is expensive, especially when eating out. It seems even more depressingly expensive when your child refuses to eat or only eats a couple bites of a meal you made. You may be trying to … Continue reading Eating on a Budget with Variety

May Happiness Be Yours Today

Hello, lovelies! I thought I would give you a quick morning update. I've given up my pity party and I am trying to look on the positive side of everything. This morning I began to dictate this while walking on the treadmill and keeping an eye on the baby monitor. By the end of this … Continue reading May Happiness Be Yours Today

So This is What 37 Looks Like… and Cake

It's official: I've made 37 trips around the sun. It doesn't feel like I should be 37, but then again, what is 37 supposed to feel like? I think 37 isn't too bad. I have two pretty awesome kids and an incredible husband. I have wonderful supportive family on both sides. We have a roof … Continue reading So This is What 37 Looks Like… and Cake