My Christmas Mission

Last weekend, we celebrated week two of our “Christmas month” with several holiday traditions. First, Cakes performed at our local hometown holidays event. This was a first, and her first Irish step dancing performance ever! ...more

Banoffee Pie – American Style

Yes, I truly am obsessed with all things British, an anglophile of the highest order, and I fully intend to move to England as soon as I possibly can. It may not be until I’m an old lady in my dotage, but I will do it. Anyway, I guess this is why I decided to make a distinctly English dessert for a distinctly American holiday….and it was delicious ....more

Weekly News Digest – December 4, 2014

*Weasel in the Well – In our decade of life here, we’ve had some interesting wildlife experiences. For example, a coyote got hit by a car on the highway, then made his way up the hill to our front porch, where he very sadly and dramatically expired right before our eyes (the children were horrified). Right now there’s a dead buck laying at the foot of our driveway because someone hit it with their car, and the DOT, or whoever is supposed to pick it up, hasn’t done so ....more

What’s New Around Here

Um….a whole lot! *First of all, in the last week my husband and I have come up with a name for his new business, looked into zoning restrictions, applied for liability insurance, claimed and registered a domain, set up a basic blog, made a promotional flyer, AND set up a Facebook page. We also have several ideas for side businesses we can work on next fall, once DJ heads off to kindergarten (nooooooo!!!!!….my baby boy….sniffle) ....more

Cakes Turns 8!

If you’ve been reading my blog since the beginning, you probably remember her looking like this, Sitting on a Barbie sofa….only Cakes would do this! so let’s all just take a moment and let the fact that she’s 8 years old sink in. Cakes is our spunky, sweet, artistic, hilarious middle child ....more

The Master Bedroom Project

It’s done! I’m so happy about this, for several reasons: 1) It was really hard work, and we’re both exhausted. 2) I was tired of the children nesting in our mattress in the living room ....more

The Ultimate Christian Living Bundle – On Sale Now!

I’ve so enjoyed offering you these great bundles because they’re an incredible value (I have so much reading on my Kindle now). If you’ve enjoyed previous bundles, I know you’ll love this most recent offering: The Ultimate Christian Living Bundle! ...more

Big News

*The first bit of news is that Bee turned 12 yesterday! Part of her gift from us was the Demi Lovato concert we took the girls...more

The Man Cave Reveal

Long-time readers have probably...more

Autumn Squash Soup (Panera Bread Copycat Recipe)

I came up with this recipe after a visit to Panera Bread with the girls. I had their Autumn Squash soup, and loved it so much that I came home and went right to work creating my own version. Don’t skip roasting the squash seeds! ...more