When Winter Came Early [What I Wore]


Last week, an arctic blast came blowing through the Midwest, replacing our beautiful fall weather with some early winter weather. I experimented with wearing my scarves as vests this week, and I was really pleased with the result – just another way to add some variety to a simple wardrobe!… Read More »

Simple Style with a Scarf

Simple Style with a Scarf

When it comes to getting dressed, I’m not a fashionista by any means. But I do enjoy having a bit of variety in my wardrobe (without the extra cost and clutter of more clothes), so I tend to keep my basic pieces simple and often “dress them up” with a… Read More »

Casual SAHM Outfit Ideas for Fall

Casual SAHM Outfit Ideas for Fall

As a WAHM/SAHM (work-at-home mom/stay-at-home mom), it’s easy to default to pajamas or sweats as my daily “uniform,” but that tends to set a tone of “laziness” around here, so I’ve been keeping my eyes on Pinterest, searching for casual SAHM outfit ideas for fall, and then shopping my closet,… Read More »

Busy Family: Easy Meals

Busy Family: Easy Meals | ten easy meal ideas for busy families

When you’re a busy family, easy meals are a must. I’m all about finding easy meals for dinner after a busy day of homeschooling, work, and play, and these are a few of our favorite recipes… These are a few of our busy family’s favorite easy meals to make: Slow… Read More »

Casual Mom Outfits for Fall

Casual Mom Outfits for Fall

There are several “what I wore” linkups around the blogosphere each week, and I’m joining in at What I Wore Wednesday for accountability with a weekly post of what I wore, sharing some casual mom outfits for fall. Tuesday Tuesday found me driving around town, stopping at Jenny’s piano lessons,… Read More »

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie Recipe


I’m not usually a fan of pumpkin, but this year, I’ve been loving everything pumpkin – pumpkin spice creamer in my coffee, pumpkin spice cream cheese on my bagels, pumpkin spice marshmallows, etc. – so I stocked up on canned pumpkin a few weeks ago when it was $.99/can at… Read More »

Ningxia Red Blueberry Banana Smoothie


I’ve recently started drinking 1-2 ounces of Ningxia Red on a daily basis, and I’ve noticed a definite difference in my energy levels and overall sense of well-being. While most days I drink the Ningxia Red straight, it also makes a delicious addition to my favorite smoothie drinks. Recently, I… Read More »