I cannot believe it was November 30th that I last posted a Family Friday! Time really does fly, doesn't it? The holidays were good! I had a bit of anxiety going into them because we had lots of travel planned. That is, after we canceled out trip to Cancun (don't feel too bad for me, we just ... Read More about Family Friday (vol. 89): Ringing in 2019!
I got a meme from my best friend the other day. It said, “I miss over-eating with you.” It’s so true. Kristen and I + food can be trouble. A couple of foodies with less-than-ladylike appetites and ahem, yeah. We’re a work in progress, what can we say? Besides, it totally made me laugh. Kristen is ... Read More about Slow-Cooker Green Chicken Chili
We’re packing up to get on the road and back to Michigan. We’ve been away since Christmas and everyone is totally off schedule and overloaded on sugar. Our goal for last night’s dinner: a vegetable. We succeeded with canned green beans to accompany…pizza. I’ve seen numerous memes about the days ... Read More about Chicken with Pepperoni-Marinara Sauce + Weekly Menu
I've been doing some research about blogs and podcasts and what makes them successful. Much of my research points to being in a very specific niche. I'm not ready to commit to a niche just yet, but in looking back at 2018...it has simply been a BUSY year. As a mom of 2 little girls, working ... Read More about Best of 2018: 8 MUST-MAKE Healthy Dinners Ready in 30 Minutes or Less!
I haven’t left the house since Friday evening. And for reference, it is going on 3pm Sunday afternoon. My little Piper has come down with a bug and has been fighting a fever all weekend. We’re just hoping to get her well before Santa’s arrival! This weekend is a perfect example of how truthful I ... Read More about Cranberry Maple Pecan Baked Oatmeal
I had big plans for today. Well, I had plans to make it into work (check), bake (check), and workout (oops). It was overall not a waste of a day because Piper woke up with a fever and was a total snuggle bug SLASH hot mess all day. At several points, I shelved my agenda to take extended periods of ... Read More about Turtle Cookies
I found it! My favorite cookie of…all time? See, Christmas at our house is mostly about the REALLY rich stuff. Don’t get me wrong, cookies are no health food (if only…), but I’m talking fudge, buckeyes, heaping peanut clusters, English toffee (my former favorite that I seem to have developed a ... Read More about Peppermint Meltaway Cookies
My house was CLEAN (okay, totally picked up, not “clean”) last week when I hosted my book club. However, it has been on a steady decline ever since. And we weren’t ever home all that much this weekend. Mid-December in Michigan has graced us with SUN and 40 degree temperatures…and we took full ... Read More about Roasted Butternut Squash Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta + Weekly Menu