Protein-Packed Breakfast On-the-Go

Protein-Packed Breakfast On-the-Go

Do you have days when breakfast just isn’t going to happen? Days when you need the long-lasting energy a protein-packed meal would provide but no time to sit and eat before you have to be out the door? That’s me at least twice a week. When I was recently invited… Read More »

Easy Gourmet Microwave Caramel Corn Recipe

Easy Gourmet Microwave Caramel Corn Recipe

When you can make gourmet caramel corn in ten minutes using only your microwave, you know you have a winning recipe! This easy gourmet microwave caramel corn recipe can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. I got the basic microwave caramel corn recipe from my mom over… Read More »



When Winter Came Early [What I Wore]

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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 »



Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits w/ Green Beans

Chicken and Biscuits with Green Beans Slow Cooker Recipe

I like dinners that are simple in terms of ingredients and instructions. Dump-and-cook slow cooker meals are some of my favorite meals to make and eat. This slow cooker chicken and biscuits with green beans recipe is so simple that my six year old can make it in under two… 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

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

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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 »